Boston, Massachusetts August 14 - 16, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 14 - 16, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Boston, MA 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

Please note: The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) has affected all events around the globe. As we face an unknown time frame for how long closures and quarantines will stay in effect, we have made a commitment to protect the health of our filmmakers and the general public.  To help prevent any further outbreak of the virus, the Boston 48HFP has decided to postpone our original May 1-3rd competition date, and rescheduled to August 14-16. If you have any further questions, please contact Andrew Osborne, Producer, Boston 48 Hour Film Project, at

We love films and the people who make them, and our hope is to keep everyone safe and happy and making awesome 48-hour films throughout the year!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 20
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 4
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 14
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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

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!

Participating Teams

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

  • A Team Has No Name Christopher Fisher
  • AdCommOHTS Rob Benica
  • 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
  • Extra Medium Steve Lewis
  • Friendly Filmmaker Julia Tutko-Balena
  • Guano Loco James LaBonte
  • Hands Brerra Christopher Brown
  • Handsome Hero Production Benjamin Bate
  • Happy Hanscom Production Roderick Berry
  • Hoover Products Ben Heider
  • J. Kern Productions Jacqueline Kern
  • Lamalo Shlomi Hod
  • Longshot David perez
  • Madcat Productions James Manning
  • Monster Baby Feet Chris Felice
  • Moose Films David Canfield
  • 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
  • Red Wine With Fish Bob Leader
  • Rival Towns Justin Hammond
  • Self Implode Chris Dryer
  • Snaggletoof Productions Richard Williams
  • Sparkle Motion Pictures Glen Weinstein
  • Street Ninja Productions Katelyn MacLean
  • Team Dudley Bill Parker
  • The Creative Group The Creative Group
  • The Troglodytes Nicholas Agri
  • Unclear Advantage Peter Wallace
  • WTF! Productions (Women Tending Films) Joan Hathaway
  • Wax Idiotical Films Kyp Pilalas

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