Seattle, Washington October 20 - 22, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Seattle and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Seattle will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower on this page.
  • Documents: You must submit releases for all team members, all music, all locations, and any other copyrighted material, as well as a team leader's agreement, a roster, and a certification statement. These forms can be downloaded from on our Production Documents page.
  • Rules: You should make sure that your film complies with our Filmmaking Rules and Competition Rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 48HFP Hotline: If you have a question during the filmmaking weekend, call the 48HFP Hotline. The number is on the Kickoff Info Sheet that your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

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.

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

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Freehold Theater
517 Maynard Ave S. Seattle 98104

Freehold Theater

517 Maynard Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 @ 4:30pm - 9:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Ave W, Seattle 98119
RSVP via facebook

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

Awards Ceremony

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 @ 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Come celebrate the work of the winners of the 2015 Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project!

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • (That Guy) With The Beard Jacob Foltz
  • Blind Bison Studios Donald Wickman
  • Cascadia Dread Brien Gorham
  • DCT Projects david fowler
  • Deadites Jeff Madsen
  • Flying Dummie Productions Chris Kennedy
  • Kill Rich Productions Richard Lewis
  • Lt. Black Cody Thetford
  • Pulled Prok Productions dQniel Kaufman
  • Team Amanduh Shawn McConaghy
  • Team Shenannigans Michelle Shadday
  • The Flames LaTisha Cueva
  • Tkt productions Thomas Tierney
  • Viper's Venom Eli D'Albora

Group B Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Above Ground Productions Jared Semingson
  • Dark Spit (aka Team Spitting) Indus Alelia
  • Dead Tree Pictures David Mitchell
  • Gein's Mom Katherine Murphy
  • Hot Garbage Sean Puno
  • Igly Film Taylor Brockhoeft
  • Lonesome Light Films Victor Martin
  • Northern Indifference and Bohemian Dream Gerry Goto
  • Sanguinarium Productions Rian Williams
  • That Guy (With The Beard) Films Robert Bojorquez
  • The Lone Rangers Sami Jawhar
  • Twisted Ladder Andrew Silvey

Group C Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Boudica Films Maristela Diaz
  • Darkform films Khoumsup Suwanchote
  • Faulty Wire Studios Brandon Knapik
  • Film Vandals Kaitlin Larson
  • Glass eyes Matthew Johnson
  • Industrial Conceit Andrew Tribolini
  • Love Mug Productions Joshua Glaser
  • Pesky Paws Productions Henry Honig
  • RedFawn Isaac-DAvid Trimble
  • T-Rexy Kevin Pugsley
  • Team Freeholders Leroy Chin
  • The Magic Atmosphere Rachel Faircloth
  • Vanity Rules Leo Ramos

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