Toronto, Canada 23 - 25 September 2016

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 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)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced
  • 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: 8.0GB

Required Elements

  • Character: Jess Silver, Yoga Instructor
  • Prop: watermelon
  • Line: "You must be thinking of someone else."

Dropoff Event

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 @ 17:00 - 23:30
by 19:30 to be on-time
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada
Room: to be announced; signs will be posted.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10 CAD
Group A: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 @ 19:00
Group B: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 @ 21:00
Group C: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 @ 19:00
Group D: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 @ 21:00
Group E: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 @ 21:15
Group F: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 @ 14:00

Tickets are available at the theatre box-office 1 hour before showtime. The historic Revue Cinema is located at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, three blocks south of Bloor and Dundas Street West. It is easy to get to from anywhere in the city!

BY TTC

  • Take the 504 King car which stops right outside The Revue.
  • Take the 505 Dundas streetcar to Roncesvalles (outside the Starbucks) and walk the last block down to the cinema.
  • Take the 506 College streetcar to Roncesvalles Avenue.

Dundas West subway station: you can either walk 3 blocks south or take the 504 straight down to The Revue or the 505 to the top of Roncesvalles.

BY CAR From the QEW: Exit at at Jameson, turn left at King Street, and follow King until it turns into Roncesvalles.

From Lakeshore Boulevard: exit at Parkside, and follow Parkside to Howard Park Avenue. Follow Howard Park to Roncesvalles Avenue and there you are!

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10 CAD
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 @ 13:30
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3, Canada
Tickets are available at the theatre box-office 1 hour before showtime.

Wrap Party

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 @ 17:00 - 21:00
Paupers Pub
Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5, Canada
Paupers Pub is located diagonally across the street from the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Everyone that participated in this year's 48 Hour Film Project, plus their friends and family, are encouraged to attend the wrap party and celebrate Toronto's filmmaking community. Note: this is an all ages family restaurant/pub and everyone is welcome.

Screening Groups

Group A Tuesday, 11 October 2016 @ 19:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • "Alea Iacta Est" Josephine Buettner
  • BadPro Dylan Stavenjord
  • Brainstorming James Martin
  • CamL Productions Cameron Lynch
  • Chameleon Productions Andrea Cabeza
  • Do these glasses make... Robert Cormier
  • Fresh Films Ryan Liu
  • Furious 7 Nicholete Williams
  • Industry Shakers Rob Convery
  • Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers Melanie Mckechnie
  • Secret Handshake Matt Sadowski
  • THATGUY Media Group George T

Group B Tuesday, 11 October 2016 @ 21:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Boxspring Films Michael Mongiardi
  • Broadview Productions Tea Nguyen
  • Distinguished Observer Jovaughn Stephens
  • ECG Production Yury Sergeev
  • Front of House Productions Katie Uchimaru
  • Kucher and Stone Risa Stone
  • NÜWÖRLDÖRDER Ernesto Travieso
  • Pink Couch Productions Callum Gibson
  • R.I.C.O. Andre Newell
  • RTAYearOne Justin Naro
  • The Alan Smithees Darren Hinchy
  • The Next Verse MIKE DELIA

Group C Wednesday, 12 October 2016 @ 19:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 143 Funro Mitchell Verigin
  • David Dekel David Dekel
  • Effin Productions Thomas O'Neill
  • InDev Kunal Jaggi
  • Libélula Producciones Cecilia Luciano
  • Mad Moose Media Filip Goldshtein
  • Minus Comm Films Peter Lai
  • Naiken Ron Naiken
  • Pot-heads Simon Rayment
  • Space Loaf Shane Campbell
  • The Delirious Adam Pereira
  • Two Feet Mercedes de la Zerda

Group D Wednesday, 12 October 2016 @ 21:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bytown Buds Lindsay Gerro
  • Eyemagine Melanie Pyne
  • HotMom.com Tamara Almeida
  • MAD Resilience Mark Datuin
  • Mob House Crew Michael Vallely
  • PrettyFeet Richard Periard
  • Splice Studios Adam Campbell
  • SUPER13 Joe Daphney (JD) Joute
  • The Lakeview Fabio Abreu
  • The Snake Pictures Kieran Heilbron
  • Time Bandits Kristen Keller
  • TwoRoomsNoRugs Productions. Michael Ellero

Group E Thursday, 13 October 2016 @ 21:15

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Ball Busters Michael Boroda
  • Creative Meat Kevin Weber
  • FifteenFifty Productions Emily Kindred
  • Get in Film-ation Patrick Sutherland
  • Helix Reel Entertainment Mike Gallant
  • Makeshift Nam Hoang
  • Mouthy Kid Productions James Becke
  • Reparito Alejandro Covarrubias
  • Scattered Children sid melo
  • Studio311 Films Riley Campbell
  • Team DJlicious Moheb Bassily
  • The Last Minute Miracles Sean Nasmith
  • Wolfynix Productions Catherine Séguin

Group F Saturday, 15 October 2016 @ 14:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Blahzay Bracken Burns
  • Detroit Film Studio Charlene Jeter
  • Foster Films Canada Kathleen MacDonald
  • Hulk Hogan's Heros James Dalzell
  • JKLM Joe Garrity
  • MedSchoolDropouts Jessica Sinopoli
  • Neon Twee Dan Rosen
  • Razmanian Devils Cory Haslam
  • Rolling Bear Mooya wang
  • Subliminal Flashframe Allyson Gagné
  • The TAP Pack Lena Burmenko
  • weirdo vlad bobeika
  • ZALA Productions Zohaib Khan

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