Toronto, Canada 29 September - 1 October 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Toronto 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 Toronto 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), AVCHD, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav) (preferred), AAC (.aac), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred), 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 1.0GB (preferred), 2.0GB, 4.0GB

Registration Fees

  • Late: 175 CAD/team ends Fri, 29 Sep
Register Your Team Now!Join Our Email List

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada
  • Registration opens at 5:30pm, in room B2 at the Madison. Please be early.
  • 5:30pm – Check in WITH the SIGNED TEAM LEADER’S AGREEMENT
  • The Kick-off runs from 6pm to 7pm.
  • Anyone can represent your team, but someone must be there. 
  • No more than 2 people per team can be in the kick-off room due to space restrictions. 
  • Find the agreement here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/documents
  • The Team Representative will draw a genre for the team.
  • The list of 2017 genres are here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/genres
  • Two genres will be on the paper. Choose one or combine them. Tell us which one you chose when you return with the finished film.
  • Character, Prop, and Line of Dialogue will be announced just before 7:00pm and posted on the website.
RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, 1 Oct 2017
by 19:30 to be on-time
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 @ 13:30
Group B: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 @ 16:00
Group C: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 @ 19:00
Group D: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 @ 21:00
Group E: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 @ 19:00
Group G: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 @ 19:00
The Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M9, Canada

Best Of Screening

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 @ 15:00 - 18:00
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1Y3

Participating Teams

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

  • 416film rob paul
  • 4:51 PM Derian Hartmann
  • 666 Ontario Jesse Collin
  • 7 Films Jarrett Johnson
  • 72 hour productions Kevin Feraday
  • AAAA Productions Aaron Hayes
  • All in Black Xu Hua Zhong
  • Bambloo Syrmor Sherazee
  • Boxspring Films Michael Mongiardi
  • Creative Meat Mark Driver
  • Daley Gamers Chris Violette
  • Dead Plumbers john mcdonald
  • District 11 Pratik Damodar
  • Do These Glasses Make My.... Robert Cormier
  • Drum Beats Drum Beats
  • Effin Thomas O'Neill
  • Eyemagine Melanie Pyne
  • FifteenFifty Productions Emily Kindred
  • Flawedville Mark Holland
  • Fox and bird Misty Fox
  • Free T-Shirt Darren Hinchy
  • Ghost Chickens John Kivell
  • Good Morning Apocalypse James Dalzell
  • If It's a Horror Movie About Clowns... I'm In Stuart Wall
  • International House of Chickens Susan Gregory
  • Jacques and the Cousteaus Graham M. Sheppard
  • June Optics Alison Mullings
  • Kung Fu Trash Pandas Michael Arnott
  • Level Eh Carolyn Hurren
  • Lights Up Films Ben Whipp
  • Maple Smoked Bacon Chilli Fries JUDY CHUI
  • Midnight Blimp Kevin Hmiel
  • Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers Michael Peeling
  • Minus Comm Films Peter Lai
  • Mob House Crew Michael Vallely
  • ND Productions Ryan Copithorn
  • Navel Gazers Alec McKay
  • Nebulatté Jordan McEwen
  • No Permit Productions Umair Malik
  • O.W.A Victoria Millar
  • OG Blue Productions Jennifer Bradley
  • OM FILMS Cindy Persad
  • Pink eMpire Productions Marissa Wong
  • RC Film & Media Riley Campbell
  • Reel Life Rob Dell
  • Reservoir Dawgs Roshan Kodabuckus
  • SCOPE Kirill Kripak
  • SUPER13 Joe Daphney (JD) Joute
  • Saving The Cat Kunal Jaggi
  • Silly Hats Eric Beiers
  • Stellar Empires Stuart Henderson
  • Studio 8 Joshua Turpin
  • THATGUY Media Group George T
  • Team Mouthy Kid James Becke
  • Tergum Productions Edward MacPherson
  • The 6 Boys yan gu
  • The Mavericks Mitchell Verigin
  • The QuickTime Exporters Mark Pettit
  • The Surgalers Cory Haslam
  • The TAP Pack Dwight Harrison
  • The Winnebagos Mawrgan Shaw
  • This Film has 48 Hours Katie Anderson
  • Two Rooms No Rugs Productions Michael Ellero
  • Wet Weasel Richard Dowsett
  • Whiskey Lullabies James Dolan
  • Wolfynix Productions Catherine Séguin
  • Wreckoning Productions Evan Hoyle

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