Minneapolis, Minnesota July 15 - 17, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 15 - 17, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Minneapolis, MN area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2023 (in Los Angeles!) for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner!

Plus, new this year… the top three teams will be eligible for the soon-to-be-announced 48HFP “Yes We Cannes” challenge in December!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 20
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 5
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 15
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Screening More of the Top 48 Hour Films in 2021 from Around the World

Thu, Jul 7, 2022 @ 7:30pm
3195 Southdale Center, Edina 55435

Are you participating in the upcoming 48 Hour Film Project? Join us to see some more of the best films from 2021 to get inspired! This event features the opportunity to watch a handful of the best 48 Hour Films created in 2021. If you attended our first event, please note these films will be different from the first networking event. Then come join us on the opposite side of the third floor at Dave & Busters to join us for food and drinks.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 15, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3195 Southdale Center, Edina 55435

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 17, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via https://Cinema48.com

Checkout the film and paperwork upload instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
Parkway Theatre
4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis 55417

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Wed, Aug 3, 2022
Parkway Theatre
4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis 55417

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 Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Screening Groups

Screening Group

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Chunky Milk Productions Owen Swerkstrom
  • Distant Calling Pictures Damian Walker
  • Focus Group Sam Armstrong
  • John is in, I believe. Thai Luong
  • Nerd Herd Productions Jack Alexander
  • One Bizarre Sorcerer Libby Bottomley
  • Spare Change Productions Penny Pauletich
  • Strong Sevens Spencer Knott

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