Seattle, Washington October 20 - 22, 2017

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 20 - 22, 2017

The challenge? To make a horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Seattle, WA area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2018.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 20

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?Join Our Email List

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 22, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group C: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 9:00pm
SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle 98109

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , AVCHD, Avid DNxHD, DV-NTSC, DVCProHD, HDV, Motion JPEG-A, MPEG-4, No Proprietary Codecs, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), MPEG-2
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data Blu-Ray, Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1), Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Interlaced, Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred), 44.1 kHz

If you are making MP4 files, a quick and dirty process to make the file is to export using a 1080p preset for either YouTube or Vimeo. a 4-7 min. film (with credits and slates taken into consideration) should produce a file approximately 600MB to 1-1.5GB. 

Pro tip: Use the Vimeo or YouTube preset and change the setting to 1 Pass VBR or CBR (constant bitrate) and up the Bitrate to 24Mbps. 

When exporting to ProRes QuickTime, you should be looking at approximately 1GB per minute of run time. So files between 4-8GB are not uncommon in this format.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Seattle in only 48 hours.

  • (That Guy) With The Beard Jacob Foltz
  • Above Ground Productions Jared Semingson
  • Blind Bison Studios Donald Wickman
  • Boudica Films Maristela Diaz
  • Cascadia Dread Brien Gorham
  • DCT Projects david fowler
  • Dark Spit (aka Team Spitting) Indus Alelia
  • Darkform films Khoumsup Suwanchote
  • Dead Tree Pictures David Mitchell
  • Deadites Jeff Madsen
  • Faulty Wire Studios Brandon Knapik
  • Film Vandals Kaitlin Larson
  • Flying Dummie Productions Chris Kennedy
  • Gein's Mom Katherine Murphy
  • Hot Garbage Sean Puno
  • Igly Film Taylor Brockhoeft
  • Industrial Conceit Andrew Tribolini
  • Kill Rich Productions Richard Lewis
  • Lonesome Light Films Victor Martin
  • Love Mug Productions Joshua Glaser
  • Lt. Black Cody Thetford
  • Northern Indifference and Bohemian Dream Gerry Goto
  • Pesky Paws Productions Henry Honig
  • Pulled Prok Productions dQniel Kaufman
  • Sanguinarium Productions Rian Williams
  • T-Rexy Kevin Pugsley
  • Team Amanduh Shawn McConaghy
  • Team Freeholders Leroy Chin
  • Team Shenannigans Michelle Shadday
  • That Guy (With The Beard) Films Robert Bojorquez
  • The Flames LaTisha Cueva
  • The Lone Rangers Sami Jawhar
  • The Magic Atmosphere Rachel Faircloth
  • Tkt productions Thomas Tierney
  • Twisted Ladder Andrew Silvey
  • Vanity Rules Leo Ramos
  • Viper's Venom Eli D'Albora

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