New Haven, Connecticut July 26 - 28, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 26 - 28, 2019

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. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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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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Sound Workshop Meet & Greet w/ WPAA-TV

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
WPAA TV - and Community Media Center
28 S Orchard St Wallingford, Connecticut 06492
It's time for another NHV48HFP Meet & Greet with our friends at WPAA- TV & Community Media Center! Last year we had a great night exploring their studio & learning a bit about green screen with 1 month till kick-off.
This yea,r for our month month till kick off event, they will host a field audio workshop by 48er and Audio man extraordinaire Aaron Sandler from, Lightening Strikes Twice!

This is an All Ages event! See you there!
RSVP via facebook

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.

  • CASAD Films Brian Colwell
  • CS50 Tara Kavanaugh
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • FIXITINPOST Wesley Ortiz
  • Good, Bad and the Fugly bryan metzger
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • Jabroni Studios Ratan Koneru
  • Jester Pictures Frank Fasano
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • NEWBREED FILMS Brian Kuenn
  • Solara Lumina Productions Tiffany Smead
  • Team Roadhouse Jim O'Connor

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