Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 30 - October 2, 2022

Get Ready for A Twisted Challenge!

The weekend? September 30 - October 2, 2022

The challenge? To make a sci-fi or horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Not your cup of tea? How about time travel - or space travel for that matter?!? Pick your pleasure... Bring on the aliens and spacecrafts - or - the fake blood and rumbling undercurrents. Either way, get ready for a weekend you won't forget!!

Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, PA area will compete to see who can make the best science fiction and/or horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2023.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 6
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 30

Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Networking Meet Up

Tue, Sep 6, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Black Forge Coffee House II - McKees Rocks
701 Chartiers Ave McKees Rocks 15136

Come network! Meet up with team members. Hear about the Science Fiction Horror 48! Find a team!!

RSVP via facebook

Last Minute Meet Up

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Goat Milk Fudge Productions
60 Greenway Dr. Suite 301b Pittsburgh PA 15204

A low key last minute meet up for teams to talk over stuff. Team leaders to ask questions. People to find teams.  

Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 2, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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 (23.976) (preferred), 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred)
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered. UHD (3840x2160) accepted. Do not submit a file at 3 gigs or higher. Stay under 3 gigs no matter what. 

Participating Teams

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

  • 3.B.T Productions Xayne Allen
  • Cajun Shamrock Productions Robert Scott
  • Camp Crestone Productions Jeff Britt
  • Chicken Tendril Chris Boehm
  • Filmmaker's Finest Jarrod Joos
  • Filmsknot Productions Rachhpal Kumar
  • JB Films Jason Bauer
  • Panic Terror Films and DowncastSpark Dreu Moreland
  • Reel World Productions Jacob Hecht
  • Vetoed Films Samantha Orr

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