Buffalo, New York August 26 - 28, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 26 - 28, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Buffalo, NY area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2023 (in Los Angeles!) for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner!

Plus, new this year… the top three teams will be eligible for the soon-to-be-announced 48HFP “Yes We Cannes” challenge in December!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 16
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 26
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 26, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 28, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via https://Cinema48.com

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sat, Sep 3, 2022
Group B: Sun, Sep 4, 2022
North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo 14216

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

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

  • 1666 Theatrical Productions Richard Lattimer
  • 38 Gigabytes Cameron Garrity
  • Andromeda Productions Natalie Rosiek
  • BM-VM/Too Much Bull Shawn Greene
  • Bad Apple Productions Mike Raisch
  • Buffalo Above Films Brandon Moran
  • Cacophonous Productions Ellen Scherer
  • Fighting Mongoose Pictures Brandon Chiarmonte
  • Fourteen Films Dwight Barlow
  • Gelia Studio Devan Brady
  • Lake Bottom Pictures Katie Kostelny
  • Luminary Figures Group Raynel Almonte
  • Monet Carrow Filmhouse Michael Criscione
  • On Broad Street Productions Paul Fanara
  • PizzaDog Starship Jason Yates
  • Shut Up Mom I’m Making a Film Productions Andrew Rich
  • Sonder City Pictures Maria Braun
  • The Graduates Ian Cherico
  • Third Time's A Charm! Tracy Jo Hopkins
  • Three Point Productions Samantha Greco
  • Wanderer Benjamin Chatfield
  • Wicked Goose Productions Greg Keith

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