Des Moines, Iowa October 7 - 9, 2022

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 7 - 9, 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 Des Moines, IA 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 12
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 7

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 7, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 9, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, Oct 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Fri, Oct 14, 2022 @ 7:15pm
Copper Creek Cinema
1325 Copper Creek Drive Pleasant Hill

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

Group A Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 213 Productions David Schneider
  • Angsty Ado Julie Burtnette
  • Boy Brains Jack Jochum
  • Fat Kids Productions Travis Taylor
  • Fiddling Around Productions Lewayne White
  • Peach Fuzz Alyson O'Hara
  • Retro Neon Film Zach Everman
  • Scary Bear Productions Eric Bridges
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • Theater Genesis Dennis McCullough
  • Tiny Possessions Patrick Boberg

Group B Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 7:15pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Ascending Phoenix Film Production Christopher Vodochodsky
  • Car-Go Productions Eric Benson
  • CLD Films Dillon Jacobson
  • Distant Dream Collective Ryan Gross
  • KWS Project kevin smith
  • Mixabyss Emiliano Parra
  • Revenge of the Sin-tree Derek Smith
  • Team Last to Resort to Cannibalism John Hansen
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • Twin Sun Pictures Chase Stine

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