New Haven, Connecticut July 26 - 28, 2019

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 on the big screen, 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!


Elements Genres FAQs


Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , Avid DNxHD, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Pixel Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 3.0GB (preferred), 1.0GB, 2.0GB, 4.0GB

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 16
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 26
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

We will have a new location as the host spot for our NHV48HFP Kick-Off & Drop-Off Events this year.... The Beeracks in East Haven!!!!

Free Parking, not too far off the highway, lots of room, and there will be a food truck there for the Kick-Off on Friday July 26th.

More details to come soon!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 28, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Strand Theatre
165 Main Street, Seymour CT

Screening Group A: Wednesday July 31st 7:00 pm

Screening Group B: Wednesday July 31st 9:00 pm

Screening Group C: Thursday August 1st 7:00 pm

Screening Group D: Thursday August 1st 9:00 pm


More specific details will be forthcoming once we have teams registered and know how many screening groups will be needed.

Best Of Screening

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

More details to come after our filming weekend!

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for New Haven in only 48 hours.

  • Artists in an Ambulance Daniel Masiello
  • CASAD Films Brian Colwell
  • CS50 Tara Kavanaugh
  • CTFI CT Film Initiative
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • DaurSoul Productions Amy Simard
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • FIXITINPOST Wesley Ortiz
  • Film Gawds Chris Cenatiempo
  • Garage Fire Films Vinnie Pagano
  • Get A Grip Josh Therriault
  • Good, Bad and the Fugly bryan metzger
  • Goya Productions Jackie Logsted
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • Hartford Film Club Donn Weber
  • Jabroni Studios Ratan Koneru
  • Jester Pictures Frank Fasano
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • NEWBREED FILMS Brian Kuenn
  • Out of the Blue into the Black David Pisani
  • Perfect Pitch Productions Richard Haas
  • Rushed Productions Kevin Mee
  • Solara Lumina Productions Tiffany Smead
  • Team Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Team Roadhouse Jim O'Connor
  • The Graduate(s) Stephen Bisaccia
  • The Sad News Bears Zachary Fox
  • Tired of People Ken Carlson
  • We Made The Puppet Film Last Year Ryan Glista
  • every one left new haven Ryan Licwinko

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