Providence, Rhode Island July 19 - 21, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Providence 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 Providence 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: MPEG-4 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced

A good codec to use is the YouTube HD Preset at minimum 720p

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 24
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 9
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 19
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Avenue Concept
304 Lockwood Street Providence 02907

Kick off at The Avenue Concept.

Check ins begin at 5pm and there will be a selfie wall so you can get some "before" shots of your team before you embark on your filmmaking journey!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Avenue Concept
304 Lockwood Street Providence 02907

Drop off at The Avenue Concept

We will be there starting at 5 to take your submissions.

Drop off officially closes at 730pm on the dot so dont be late

Make sure you give yourself PLENTY OF TIME TO RENDER.

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • Handsome Hero Production Benjamin Bate
  • Nerd Studios Nick Krasnov
  • Peanut Productions Mike Scafati
  • Seriously Wrong Productions Stephen Wrobleski
  • Summers Time Entertainment Leroy Summers
  • The Reel Gentlemen Alex Rajotte
  • The Technicians Anthony Dempsey

Group B Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Chikn' Dinner Alyssa Botelho
  • Cocktails & Dreams Productions James Caputo
  • Green Light Video Productions Gary Lawrence
  • Pool Boy Productions Charles Fernandes
  • Squatchpooch Bubblewalls David Olsen
  • Team America Brendan Egan
  • The Apostles of Scrungar Jared Dubois
  • Wacky Hat Productions Drew Furtado
  • Wagglerock Films Michael Wagner

Group C Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Alternative Pictures Connor Morley
  • And Scene Joe Unda
  • Chickens Vs. Sputnik Nancy Knott
  • Crainlift Prevention Society Jason Miller
  • Derk the Mighty Philip Dercole
  • Gwowls Productions Gwyneth White
  • Losers Club Meg Campbell
  • SpaceCouch Kevin Issa

Group D Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Backstory Films Kyle Boulay
  • Beacon Film Braydon Makalinaw
  • CFN Productions Roach McKrackin
  • Far Country Productions Jonathan Waugh
  • Generic Phrase Production Company Jared Coutu
  • Tempus Fugitives Anthony Medeiros
  • The Baby Boy Long Shots Brandon La Fleur
  • The Knotty Pint Jacqueline Jedlicka
  • The Losers Henry drayton

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Mega Porker Christopher Simonin

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