New Haven, Connecticut July 30 - August 1, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New Haven 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 New Haven 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)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: MPEG4 (.mp4) (preferred), AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 6
  • 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

NHV48HFP Helpful Hints & Tips Event

Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 7:00pm

Once again we will have a last minute helpful hints & 48 tips night event before our filming weekend.

This will be online streamed to the Team Leaders and anyone from the teams who'd like to join.
Link coming soon as we get closer to our dates!
RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 30, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

It's time for the NHV48HFP Filming to begin!

The Kick-Off event with all the teams playing Genre Plinko & the reveal of the specific character, prop & line of dialogue will be held at the Beeracks!
There will be a food truck on site and even a special NHV48HFP beer!
Beeracks will be open open almost all day, but I'll be there to officially start kick-off and get the teams lined up for Genre Plinks starting at 5:30pm. 
At least one person from each team should be there by 6:00 pm to start the genre game!

After the genres are assigned and the required elements are revealed at 7:00 pm the teams can rush out to start filming!

There will be a virtual/streaming option as well.  More details to come as we get closer.
RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

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

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 7, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport
The 11th Annual New Haven 48 Hour Film Project had teams of filmmakers create short films over July 30 - August 1.
The films will premiere on Saturday August 7th at the historic Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.
Full details including film screening times will come soon.
Tickets will be available through the Bijou Theatre website:

RSVP via facebook

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 28, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport
Earlier in the month teams of filmmakers created short films armed with a genre, character, prop & line of dialogue.
Now, the judges have spoken and awards night is here!
Tickets will be on sale via the Bijou Theater website & more details will come as we get closer to the event.
RSVP via facebook

Screening Groups

Group A

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Avion Film Players Club Lorna James-Rodriguez
  • Avocado Shakes Sam Vera
  • CASAD Films Brian Colwell
  • Connecticut Filmworks David Distinti
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Good, Bad and The Fugly bryan metzger
  • Jabroni Studios Nina Gumkowski
  • Newbreed Films Brian Kuenn
  • Paperback Studios Gerry Thibodeau
  • Pew Pew Film and Dew Steven Fox
  • Solara Lumina Tiffany Smead
  • Team Cyclops Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • Tired of People Ken Carlson
  • Who's On First Studios John Abbott
  • Wilkidoos Wendy Wilkins

Group B

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 11 O'Clock Productions Jovan Bradley
  • Aligning Donnell Durden
  • Cineslinger Cory Maffucci
  • Dub K Films Walter Kummer
  • every one leaves new haven Ryan Licwinko
  • Falconeer Productions Falconeer Productions
  • Film Gawds Roderic Marquez
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • Hartford Film Club Donn Weber
  • JAZ Ensemble Zaman Khan
  • Mother Brain Matthew Giovannetti
  • New Day Films J. Rivière
  • Team Rocket Jackson Weber
  • The Graduate(s) Stephen Bisaccia
  • West Haven Film Collective Michael Illian
  • Zeferente Studios Roberto Zeferente

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