Inland Empire, California September 30 - October 2, 2022

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Inland Empire 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 Inland Empire 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 prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here:
  • 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 Find instructions here:
  • 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 Make sure your team leader is registered.

Required Elements

  • Character: Michael or Michaela Ronco, hotel employee
  • Prop: a cupcake
  • Line: "You know what they say."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 2, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Ontario Palace Stadium 22
4900 East 4th Street, Ontario 91764

Doors to auditorium open at 5:30PM 

Group A Screener begins at 6:30PM followed by a brief Q&A with filmmakers.

Group B Screener begins at 9PM followed by a brief Q&A with filmmakers.

Times subject to change, please stay tuned to the website as the event approaches.

Basic information:

  • Ticketing will be provided by Eventbrite. A link will be provided here to reserve tickets.
  • Tickets will be $10 each
  • Each team leader will be comp'd 2 tickets
  • Space for exhibiting film posters will also be provided throughout the lobby, please bring your own easel or stand to present your poster
  • Screening Event is open to the public

Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48 Phillip E. Walker
  • Beer and Magic Rolando Herrera
  • Clay Lacey Media Clay Lacey
  • Forbidden Productions Camree Lynn
  • JAVO Javo Aguirre
  • MARE IGNIS Thomas Gallegos
  • Ocarina Brain Productions Nicholas Jenkins
  • Prism Production Nancy Aljouni
  • Pryde Pierce Films Pryde Pierce
  • Space Door Pictures Miguel Ibarra
  • Studio 7 Michael Slone
  • The Boxboy Bogies Vince Dixon

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 0.1 Fidelis Content Jim Marbury
  • 112 Productions Chris Warren
  • 90M Films Jennifer Tomlin
  • Footlights Vanessa Silva
  • Groovy to the max Leticia Corral
  • MAXCHROMA CA Dot Burrell
  • Phase 3 Films Mariana Pineda Lapizco
  • Rhino Street Productions Matt Adamo
  • Root 66 Films Michael Contreras
  • WilliamlFitz LLC william fitz

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Overnight Heroes Diego Lopez

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