Saint Louis, Missouri August 12 - 14, 2022

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Saint Louis 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Saint Louis 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here:
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

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)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Required Elements

  • Character: Ben or Belle Hope, Insurance Agent
  • Prop: headphones or earbuds
  • Line: "Thank you. It means a lot."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 14, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $15.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Mon, Aug 29, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Galleria 6
30 St Louis Galleria St, Richmond Heights 63117

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 4th Wall Productions Lance Begnaud
  • A.B.i Luke Shields
  • Group 2 Lori Potts
  • Imaginary Banana David Whatley
  • Last Call Productions John M Schilli
  • Last Hour Films Corey Logsdon
  • Limited Batch Productions Kevin Sorice
  • New Sequence Cory Byers
  • One Half Year Kevin Kersting
  • Silly Goose Productions Kiara Laack
  • Slow Shed Tara Morton
  • Surreal Stage Productions Christopher Brown
  • Tape G Kristen Boren
  • TEAM THUNDER GUN Alex Hernandez
  • Videoramascope Pictures Keith Kennedy

Group B Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • AC/BC Chris Grega
  • Anonymous Productions Mike Rohlfing
  • Five Star Pictures David Malone
  • Full Disclosure Films Patrick Hanlon
  • I. C. W. U. Stephen Tronicek
  • Intravenous Peanut Pictures Alex Archambault
  • Los Hermanos Politicos Dave Lang
  • Mr. Falcon Mike Orr
  • NewFound Pictures Adam Eller
  • Radioactive Studios Mark Garoutte
  • Sofa King Productions Andrew Couch
  • Space Kamp Films Jim Buchanan
  • The Double "J" Bangerz jordan heath
  • The Worst Generation Theron Smith
  • Tickle Bear Giggle Factory Benjamin Dewhurst

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