New Haven, Connecticut July 29 - 31, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 29 - 31, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the New Haven, CT 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!

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 5
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 19
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 29
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Mix & Mingle & Mixed Tape Match

Tue, Jul 5, 2022 @ 6:00pm
The Cellar on Treadwell
295 Treadwell Street, Building H; Hamden CT 065017

Back at our old stomping grounds, we're gonna have a Mix & Mingle at the Cellar followed by Digital Tracks Entertainment's Mix Tape Match Bingo!  Details are below!

Come early to chat about movie making and maybe find a 48 team to join, or get information about creating your own team! This is the last day of the Early Bird Registration! Which means the price goes up $20 tomorrow (July 6th) to Regular Registration Rate.  This is the best time to get your team signed up to SAVE!

I'll grab a table or two, but to play - you have to get your cards before 6:45 as indicated below!  Then we can play Mixed Tape Match to wrap up the night! See you there 48ers!

Mix Tape Match Bingo: 


Game card sales (Cash Only) begin at 6:45, play begins at 7:00. Cash prizes for each round. The pot's get bigger with each round.

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48 Vets Chat

Mon, Jul 11, 2022 @ 7:00pm
The NHV48HFP has been asked to have a filmmaker's chat at BCTV!

We will be filming this 48 Vet Chat Monday July 11th at 7:00 pm

If we can stream live we will, other wise we will share the link to the entire chat after.  Either way, get your 48 questions ready!  Put them here in the discussion and we will do our best to get all the answers and insights into 48in that we can!
We will be chatting with team members from Dutch Elm Disease, West Have Film Collective & Jabroni Studios

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Filmmakers Lounge AND Tips for NHV48HFP Filming Weekend

Tue, Jul 26, 2022 @ 8:00pm
The State House
310 State Street
It's Almost time for the NHV48HFP Filming weekend!

To get ready this Filmmaker's Lounge at the State House will also include tips for filming weekend from City Producer Trish Clark!!

For inspiration this time, we will show 5 of Trish's favorite / most memorable films from New Haven.  Winning the Best Film of the year isn't the only way to get 48 LOVE!   These 48s have stood he test of time. Still discussing how these  films from years past proves that they have made lasting impressions!

The films will start around 8:00 pm and then have a fun film lounge night chat. It's a mix & mingle for local Filmmakers!
AFTER the films I'll give some tried & true 48 tips to help your through the filming weekend July 29 - 31st too!

You are allowed to bring food in to eat.  So, grab some local dinner, then settle in at the State House for tasty beverages while we watch some films and chat about productions!
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 29, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Armada Brewing
190 River Street New Haven 06513
Our Filming weekend is HERE!
KickOff is at the new @Aramada Brewing location at 190 Water Street.
At least 1 person from the team needs to come to the event in order to officially check in & play GENRE Plinko.
Check in will start shortly after 5:00 pm when we're all set up. Check in as soon as you arrive, and then grad a drink, and maybe a pizza from the bar!
The required elements will be revealed at 7:00 pm.
Please stay tuned to this event for updated and parking info as we get closer!

*There will be a virtual option provided to the teams that request it in advance. 
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Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 6, 2022
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

Premiere screenings will be Saturday August 6, 2022.  Exact times for screening groups will be listed after registration begins.

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 27, 2022
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

The Best of & Awards Night Event will be at the Bijou Theatre Saturday August 27, 2022. 

Details to come after the judges have selected which films will be screened & nominated.

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.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • An Abduction Production Aiden O'Sullivan
  • CASAD Films Brian Colwell
  • Cinema Savvy Alejandra Palazzo
  • Dancing in the Rain Productions Annaliese Curry
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Film Haven David Trapasso
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • Jabroni Studios Nina Gumkowski
  • Lil pHy$h Johnathan Ketelhut
  • NEWBREED FILMS Brian Kuenn
  • Pew Pew Film and Dew Steven Fox
  • Swash Daniel Kuriakose
  • The Graduate(s) Stephen Bisaccia
  • Tired of People Ken Carlson
  • Versicolor Dreams Aaron Compagna
  • West Haven Film Collective Michael Illian
  • Wilkidoos Productions Wendy Wilkins

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