Des Moines, Iowa July 30 - August 1, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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)
Notes

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 7
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 20
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 30
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 30, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teehee's Comedy Club
1433 Walnut Street Des Moines 50309

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 1, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time
ONLINE

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Mon, Aug 9, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm
State Historical Building Auditorium
600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Join us for the premiere Screenings of the Entries from the 2021 48 Hour Film Project Des Moines.  See the films made just days earlier and vote for your favorites. An audience Q & A session with the film teams will follow each screening. A different slate of films each night. Hosted by Jason Garnett.  Free parking available in the parking ramp at East Grand and Pennsylvania.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $20.00 USD PURCHASE
Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 7:00pm
State Historical Building Auditorium
600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Please join us for the Best of City Screening and Awards ceremony for the 2021 48 Hour Film Project Des Moines. See the top films from this year's entries and find out all of the winners. Hosted by Jason Garnett.  Free parking available in the parking ramp at East Grand and Pennsylvania.

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Car-Go Eric Benson
  • Cintree Films Michael Huntington
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • LightSmith Media Justin Smith
  • Mixed Pictures Nick Strickland
  • Molten lotion Bickley Riley
  • Peach Fuzz Productions Alyson O'Hara
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Retro Neon Film Zach Everman
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • VOD Squad Abdul Mokhtar
  • Wavy Films Jose Pando

Group B Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1 Bad Idea Compounded Kevin Tobey
  • 1 Coffee, 2 Creams Jason Mason
  • Anfra House Jakob DeLong
  • Bad Baby Productions Heather Ryan
  • Illustrate Hannah Wright
  • Lumen Productions Scott Marczewski
  • Orbital Films Jared Sackett
  • Schilling Multimedia LLC. Jack Schilling
  • Specter Imagery Blaire Burns
  • The BG Collective Ryan Runyan
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • Twin Sun Pictures Chase Stine

Group C Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • City M Productions Carrsan Morrissey
  • CLD Films Dillon Jacobson
  • Cutting Room Floor Silas Pippitt
  • Fat Kids Productions Travis Taylor
  • Handsome Zoo Productions Eric Bridges
  • J&K Films Johnny Reeves
  • Just Create Jesse Marks
  • Prog Media Sid Juwarker
  • Safety Meeting Luke Borchardt
  • Team Last to Enter John Hansen
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Werewolf Park Productions James Gavitt

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