New Haven, Connecticut July 29 - 31, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New Haven 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 New Haven will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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: Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced

Registration Fees

  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 29
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $8.00 USD
2016-08-03 @ 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall St, New Haven 06511

The Screenings will take place On August 3rd & 4th. Groups and times will be assigned after sign-ups have begun.

Please note the November date is not accurate!

Last Week Tips of the 48HFP

Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Baobab Tree Studios
71 Orange St, New Haven 06510

Join us for the always popular last week helpful hints for the 48HFP chat at Baobab Tree Studios!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 7:00pm
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Sign in anytime after 5:00 pm. The new Genre drawing will be about 6:15 pm. The elements will be revealed for you to hit the ground running at 7:00 pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Films & paperwork need to be turned in by &;30 pm SHARP to be considered On-Time and eligible for all awards.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Criterion Cinemas
86 Temple Street, New Haven 06510

For the Best of NHV48HFP we will have a 2 part night!

First the screening at the Criterion from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Those screening will be announced after the judges make selections.


The Awards Night Event!

We will head to the Outer Space Ballroom for the awards presentation & PARTY starting around 8:30 pm!!!!!!

Ticket info link will be up soon:

$15.00 for ticket to the screening (at the Criterion) & Awards Presentation & Party (at the Outer Space Ballroom)

If you can only make the party there will also be a $10.00 Awards Presentation & Party ticket sold at the Outer Space Box Office the day of the event.

Participating Teams

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

  • Classic Stanley Matt Duranti
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Corpus Quixote Co. Hyten Davidson
  • Cortelyou Roadshow Ryan Gallagher
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Digital Kinetoscope Bryan Murphy
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Enormity Pictures Russ Martin
  • everyoneleavesnewhaven Ryan Licwinko
  • Film HVN Michael Finnegan
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • Futura Films Christine Puglisi
  • J.Henderson Media Jonathan Henderson
  • Just Fix it in Post Wesley Ortiz
  • Knuckles & Associates Rick Lawson
  • Lagerheads Connor McDonald
  • M2R Productions anthony Guarino
  • Making Pretend Mike Chuney
  • Mapleway Edmund Curran
  • Midnight International Productions Byron Andreas Samuel Marcus Alfred Han
  • Morenda Media/ SYAK Productions Ryan Mercatante
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Rascal Stray Alex Kamb
  • RCA Squad Jessica Thompson
  • Rushed Productions Kevin Mee
  • Smithline Productions Alexander Smithline
  • Team Art Li Martin
  • Team Hassett Andrew Hassett
  • The Next Generation TJ Noel-Sullivan
  • The Zoetroopers Joel Vetsch
  • Wax Idiotical Films Mark Marshall
  • Wobble of a Lamb's Tail Leah Russell

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