Halifax, Canada 18 - 20 October 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Halifax 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 Halifax 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!


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: 100 CAD/team ends Mon, 23 Sep
  • Regular: 120 CAD/team ends Tue, 8 Oct
  • Late: 150 CAD/team ends Fri, 18 Oct
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Lion's Head Tavern
3081 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3K 2A2, Canada

#48HFX Calling everyone in HRM to make a film in 48 hours, October 18-20, 2019. Don't miss #NocturneHalifax activities on Oct.19! All films premiere at Halifax Central Library on November 12, 2019. Best of Halifax wins $1000 prize and screens in Filmapalooza, Rotterdam, NL with a chance for Cannes. Register here to make a film www.48hourfilm.com/halifax
Thank you: Ekphrasis Studio, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, #AFCOOP and NOCTURNE Halifax

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Dropoff Event

Sun, 20 Oct 2019
by 19:30 to be on-time
Lion's Head Tavern
3081 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3K 2A2, Canada

#48HFX Calling everyone in HRM to make a film in 48 hours, October 18-20, 2019. Don't miss #NocturneHalifax activities on Oct.19! All films premiere at Halifax Central Library on November 12, 2019. Best of Halifax wins $1000 prize and screens in Filmapalooza, Rotterdam, NL with a chance for Cannes. Register here to make a film www.48hourfilm.com/halifax
Thank you: Ekphrasis Studio, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, #AFCOOP and NOCTURNE Halifax

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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: 10.00 CAD PURCHASE
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 @ 19:00
Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J, Canada

Join the Halifax film makers for the Premiere and Awards of short films made in 48 hours, a sleepless weekend full of adrenaline, competing locally and among 130 cities world wide! The audience votes for favorite films. Best of Halifax receives $1000 prize, screening at Filmapalooza and a chance for Cannes. November 12/ 7pm at Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library / General Admmission $10.00*tax/
Supported by Ekphrasis Studio, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, AFCOOP & NOCTURNE.
Producer Blerina Berberi/ Manager Kevin Tummers

- Best of Halifax 2018 "Prescribed" by Phoenix Productions, Director Carol Mullins, screened at Filmapalooza Orlando.
- Best of Halifax 2017 "No Control" by "Goblin Den Productions", Director Ryan Schimmel, screened at Filmapalooza Paris
- Best of Halifax 2016 "Chowder"by "Gravy Train", Director Craig Gunn, screened at Filmapalooza Seattle

Register to make a film www.48hourfilm.com/halifax

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Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Halifax in only 48 hours.

  • Goblin Den Productions Ryan Schimmel
  • Grassroots Film Productions Catherine Delorey
  • Malta Productions Schuyler Crosby
  • Once Upon A Time Israel Ekanem
  • Skeleton Heart Taylor Murray
  • Toothpick Flicks Drew Meade

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