Boston, Massachusetts August 14 - 16, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Boston 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Boston 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD

We will not be able to return your media to you, so be prepared to part with it at the Dropoff!

Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 24
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 10
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 14
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 16, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Aug 25, 2020
The Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • A Team Has No Name Christopher Fisher
  • An Ordinary Alex Pollock
  • Boston Screenwriter's Group Jeff Stewart
  • Bottled Lightning Productions Michael Gorenberg
  • Broken Compass Videos Joe Finnerty
  • Collective Subconscious Productions Ned Scannell
  • Cousin Grandpa Films Brendan Egan
  • Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • DIWhy Andrea Johnston
  • Dark Mystery Productions Anthony Tufo
  • Eight Count Films Andrew Biondi
  • Extra Medium Steve Lewis
  • Friendly Filmmaker Julia Tutko-Balena
  • Guano Loco James LaBonte
  • Gwowls Productions Gwyneth White
  • Hands Brerra Christopher Brown
  • Handsome Hero Production Benjamin Bate
  • Happy Hanscom Production Roderick Berry
  • Hoover Products Ben Heider
  • J. Kern Productions Jacqueline Kern
  • Juri Love Productions Juri Love
  • Lay-Z Films Jade Kim
  • Longshot David perez
  • MadeInTheShade Sokhean Ouk
  • Messy Shed Marc Messier
  • Midnight Brunch Dariush Ghaffari
  • Mistakes Were Made Trent Moore
  • Monster Baby Feet Chris Felice
  • Napalm Luck Productions Aaron Hartman
  • Nerd Entertainment Pictures Joshua Yutkins-Kennedy
  • Night Job Sketch Company Sophia Lin
  • Obnots Joed Polly
  • Outside the box Derek Millr
  • Pilotgroove Pictures PJ Huot
  • Playomatic Steven Baldwin
  • Pop Off Productions Lucas Dean
  • Red Wine With Fish Bob Leader
  • Self Implode Chris Dryer
  • Smell What I’m Steppin In Productions Johanna DeFrancisco
  • Snaggletoof Productions Richard Williams
  • Sparkle Motion Pictures Glen Weinstein
  • Street Ninja Productions Katelyn MacLean
  • Team Cozy Chad Carlberg
  • Team Dudley Bill Parker
  • The Troglodytes Nicholas Agri
  • Unclear Advantage Peter Wallace
  • WTF! Productions (Women Tending Films) Joan Hathaway
  • Wax Idiotical Films Kyp Pilalas

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