Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 9 - 11, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 9 - 11, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, PA 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 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 14
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 29
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 9
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Last Minute 48 Hour Film Project Meet Up

Tue, Jul 6, 2021 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Goat Milk Fudge Productions
60 Greenway Dr. Suite 301b Pittsburgh PA 15204

Do you need people for the 48! Are you looking to join a team last minute? Do you have questions about 48 stuff? Do you just need a place to meet up with team members before your crazy weekend? Come to our last-minute meet-up! It's not too late!!!

Enter near loading dock / handicap ramp / Vintage Alley.

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 9, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SMARTSolution Technologies
831 West North Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15233

Send ONLY 1-2 team leaders to the kick off event. Come 30-45 minutes early to get a tour of this amazing location used in many films and potentially available for rent on your next project.

Park directly across the street in the small lot or find street parking. 

Your teams can watch live via Facebook live on our Facebook group.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:29pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Wrap Party

Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
To Be Announced

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 @ 8:30pm
The Tull Family Theater
418 Walnut St., Sewickley 15143

Best Of Screening

Mon, Aug 2, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Tull Family Theater
418 Walnut St., Sewickley 15143

Awards Ceremony

Mon, Aug 2, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Tull Family Theater
418 Walnut St., Sewickley 15143

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred)
  • 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), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac) (preferred), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

No final video file can be 3 gigs (or bigger). The system rejects it!

HD (1920x1080) or UHD (3840x2160) are both fine!

Export settings: h264 / VBR two pass / 45 Mbps / Render at Maximum bit depth (optional) / Use Maximum render Quality (optional)

Audio mixing: Master Audio peaks to -6db. Meaning the loudest audio tops out at -6 db. 

Audio Codec - AAC / 48000 Hz / Stereo / Audio Quality High / Bitrate 320 kbps / If given the option choose 24 bit over 16 bit audio. 

All videos will be loaded onto a timeline and exported together as a program for screenings. 

Participating Teams

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

  • A Thin Line Productions Mark Kutch
  • Beginnings Jackie Druga
  • Bit Sized Productions Benjamin Wilson
  • Blind Tiger Films Josh Hausman
  • CBF Studios Colin Fink
  • Carnegie Screenwriters Bob Scott
  • Chicken Tendril Chris Boehm
  • Command Pictures Maura Snyder
  • Creative Spirit Productions Bogdan Haiko
  • Daijah B. Films Demetrius Ford
  • Dragon's Mirror Derrick Edgerton
  • EXP Entertainment Christian Abbott
  • Eyecrush Productions Hank Meldrum
  • Falling October Productions Alexander Cronin
  • Inbox-Zero Films Justin Louis Murrell
  • Kellevision Kelly Fuls
  • Milkshake Night Productions Brandon Hallick
  • New Dogs, Old Tricks Matt Ciofani
  • Python Productions Greta Cinatl
  • R.j.d Productions Russel Douglas
  • RedSlate Films Jesse Hutchins
  • Spinning Web Productions Jessica Kessler
  • Stoops Ferry Productions Veronica White
  • Team Kuvam Gauri Singh
  • Team Name Brandon Clemens
  • The C-47s Jeremie Musyt
  • The Dream Team Productions Fernando De La Cruz
  • The Green House Lucas Lara Esteves
  • The Illies and the Thers Megan Cook
  • Thin Air Lydia Zagorski
  • Vetoed Films Samantha Orr
  • Zar Production Studios Nicholas Zarzeczny

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