Detroit, Michigan July 19 - 21, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Detroit 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 Detroit 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), Apple ProRES , MPEG-4
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred)

Films will be screened as MP4 files in 1920 x 1080p resolution, 16:9 format. Preferred media is a flash drive. A backup copy is optional but encouraged!

Required Elements

  • Character: Trevor or Tina Ciabatta, Detective
  • Prop: A Flotation Device
  • Line: ""I promise it won't happen again." OR "I promise it will not happen again.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Dynasty Media Network
925 W Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale 48220

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
Main Art Landmark Theatre
118 N Main St, Royal Oak 48067

We will have 4 screenings.

Groups A and B on Wednesday, July 31st at 7pm and 9:30pm.

Groups C and D on Thursday, August 1st at 7pm and 9:30pm. 

Awards Ceremony

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hamlin Corner
386 N Main Street, Royal Oak. 48067

Hamlin Corner will be hosting the awards ceremony this year. The doors open at 7pm and we will begin the ceremony at 8pm. This event is free. 

Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 52 Scripts Scott Gordon
  • Cliff & Coney Josef Petrous
  • Falcon Flyers John Daraban
  • Holiday Park Productions Rob Harris
  • IATL Productions Paul Oparka
  • Little Buddy Productions Brendon Schreiber
  • Mad Llama Productions Jon Jarocki
  • PREproductions Premier Wiggins
  • RbrosUnited Jakob Dumas
  • Unemployed but Hopeful Ashley Gallaway
  • VernaJune Ent. Jeff Swerdan
  • We Have Your Son Mike Torrento

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Ace High Productions Sarah Root
  • Basilica Films John Church
  • Bay City Shockabuku Tammie Stimpfel
  • Cinephiles Tennille Taraszkiewicz
  • Circle Three Sixty Ievgeniia Andrusiak
  • Film School Dropouts MJ Harrell
  • L. i. V. i. N. David Oster, Jr.
  • Mirari Jacob Johnston
  • Papa Weeze and Academy of Creative Artistic Productions kimberly Simpson
  • SEMI Pro Tim Seneker
  • Smile Support Society Nikolai Cheney
  • Windham Films Juliana Ledesma

Group C

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Beardzly Productions Josh Starks
  • BETATRON X Noah Elliott Morrison
  • Detroit City Kitties Katelin Maylum
  • GotGot Productions Alexis Berent
  • L.Levation Films Larry Gentry
  • Metro Swarm Intelligence Leanne Shultz
  • Red King Studios Karol Mallon
  • Reformed Mobsters Travis Reynolds
  • Studio 1D Matt Yee
  • Syncopy-Copy Jon Clark
  • Technical Difficulties Ron Stratton
  • The Lake Party Anthony Freeman

Group D

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bat Boiz Samuel Grima
  • Mousebites James Joyner
  • Multiversal Pictures Andi Maziarz
  • OCC Productions OCC Productions
  • Pardi Productions Johannes Pardi
  • Play Nice Sherry McLaughlin
  • Rollin' Detroit Films Jim Selleck
  • SpectraVision Mike Madigan
  • Stranger House Films Heather Moody
  • The Silvertongues @ The Klocktower Aaron Tyson
  • The Veering Tangents Elbert Lilly

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