Cincinnati, Ohio May 31 - June 2, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 31 - June 2, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati, OH area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, May 6
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 21
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 31
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Kickoff Event

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 2, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.25 USD
Group A: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Thu, Jun 13, 2019 @ 9:30pm
Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati OH 45220

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati OH 45220

See the top 10 films from this year's 48 Hour Film Project, and then find out all of this year's winning films! Nominees will be announced several days before the screening. We'll screen the top films, and then the Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following, right in the theatre auditorium. Stay afterwords for the wrap party to celebrate this year's filmmakers (appetizers provided, cash bar available at the Esquire concession stand). Our top film will move on to Filmapalooza, and even have a shot at screening at Cannes Film Festival!

Participating Teams

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

  • Christian Brothers United Jason Griffith
  • Cindependent Film Festival Allyson West
  • Earth Burger Daniel Rovekamp
  • The Strong Brothers Doug Strong
  • paulmaxwell.inc Paul Maxwell

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