Edinburgh 20 - 22 May 2022

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 https://Cinema48.com prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff 
  • 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 https://Cinema48.com. Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines: https://48hourfilm.com/news-articles/194/48HFP-Safe-Set-Guidelines

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

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.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: £45 GBP/team ends Mon, 25 Apr
  • Regular: £55 GBP/team ends Fri, 20 May
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, 20 May 2022 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Festival Theatre
13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT

Dropoff Event

Sun, 22 May 2022
by 19:30 to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Instructions for uploading your film and paperwork can be found here:


Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, 25 May 2022 @ 18:00
Group B: Wed, 25 May 2022 @ 20:00
The Cameo Cinema
38 Home Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH3 9LZ, UK

6pm screening followed by live Q&A with the filmmakers. 8pm screening followed by live Q&A - and Awards Presentation in the cinema!

Awards Ceremony

Wed, 25 May 2022 @ 21:30
The Cameo Cinema
38 Home Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH3 9LZ, UK

Live in cinema directly after 8pm screening and Q&A

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, 25 May 2022 @ 18:00

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Arts & Multimedia Corp. David M. Radigales
  • Bam! Ben Anstruther
  • clueless molly wilson
  • Glasgow Film Crew Scott McCartney
  • INFERNAL Zander Mckenzie
  • Liminal Max Chan
  • Makeshift Productions Hugo Shack
  • OwenHill Creations Alex Owen-Hill
  • QMU Acting & Performance Bruce Strachan
  • Scottish21Studio Grant Deans
  • The Little Rascals Kristopher Blair
  • This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things Charles Dundas
  • Weefilms Lee Patterson

Group B Wednesday, 25 May 2022 @ 20:00

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • AirTV iain Bayfield
  • BINC Productions Ben Winger
  • Boiling Brains Broduction Johanna Denke
  • Forward Moving Motion Andrew Dobbie
  • Full of Scorpions Eric Robertson
  • Glesga Studios Kyle McGuinness
  • La Compagnie des Artistes Elvis DeRăd
  • Lynch lovers sandy jack
  • One of Us is Board Samantha Board
  • Potato Potato Alicja Sirkowska
  • Reservoir Gods Rachel Henderson
  • Ruff Ruff Dog Productions susan lyles
  • strings Alan McLaughlin
  • The Molefield Initiative Alex Perry
  • The Ninjalbatrosses Szymon Clivaz
  • Totally Tartan Team Rebekah Copeland

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