Cleveland, Ohio October 14 - 16, 2022

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 14 - 16, 2022

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

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, OH area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2023.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 19
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 14

Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 14, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
buffalo wild wings
3011 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park 44126

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 16, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

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 Make sure your team leader is registered.

Screening Groups

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 3 Loaves Productions Josh Bowman
  • 3 Zero 9 James Williams
  • Brutal Flowers Films Tyler Thomas
  • Hooliganz@7 Mary Manos Mitchem
  • King Arthur's Domain arthur pfaelzer
  • Midnight Ramblings Dr. Scott Brosius
  • Misfit Toys Vernard Adams
  • Negative Phil Anderson Rush
  • Shankar Sudhakaran Productions Neil Sudhakaran
  • SpiralMovies Debi Fellows
  • The Freke Showe B.J. Halsall
  • Troubadour Films Nick Muhlbach
  • White Midnight Dr. Scott Brosius

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