New Haven, Connecticut July 26 - 28, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 26 - 28, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the New Haven, CT 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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 7

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 16
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 26

Oscar Viewing Party

Sun, Feb 24, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Christy's Irish Pub
261 Orange Street

 It’s that time of year again when Hollywood recognizes the best films of the year along with the biggest and brightest stars!


The Oscar Night also means it’s the unofficial kickoff to 48 Hour Film Project New Haven season! And this year, we're teaming up with our good friends at NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival to really open up our Oscar Viewing Party experience!

Join us at Christy's Irish Pub in downtown New Haven as we watch, laugh, and cheer along with the 91st Academy Awards! The red carpet starts at 7:00 with the Awards kicking off somewhere around 8:00. You can be sure we will be there offering our own running commentary throughout the broadcast!

Feel free to come dressed up & see if you get on the Best Dressed list! Christy's will be having Oscar Food & Drink Specials for us to get in the Hollywood spirit of the night!

In true #NHV48HFP fashion we will be handing out ballots and asking you to guess the winners. The guest with the most correct picks will win a movie prize package!* With #NHDocs around we will be adding in other games as well this year. It's an interactive way to watch the Oscar with other film lovers!

*Ballots must be entered before the first award to be eligible.

Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the big night!

The #NHV48HFP is Connecticut’s premiere film-making challenge, giving teams of filmmakers just 48 hours to write, film, and edit a short film. The event pushes the boundary of creativity and creates an unforgettable memory. Come network with fellow filmmakers and movie enthusiasts as we take in Hollywood’s biggest night.
Filming July 26-28, 2019. Screening the following week.

The #NHDocs seeks to build a sense of community among documentary filmmakers from the greater New Haven area (and we are quite inclusive in our reach!). Many of these filmmakers work as independents, some teach at universities in the area, while others rely on various kinds of day jobs. They look forward to showing work that has been or will be shown at prominent International Film Festivals, but will also show work being done in the city’s schools and by students at nearby universities. NHDocs is resolutely democratic in embracing the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level.
Screening & all Festival activities May 30 - June 9, 2019
RSVP via facebook

Cupcakes & A Movie!

Tickets: $8.00 USD PURCHASE
Sat, Mar 2, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Hardcore Sweet Bakery
20 Main Street, Oakville CT

 Join us for the first ever Connecticut showing of 'Paper City Burnout' at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes.


This is a different kind of 48 Meet & Greet. We're working with some other CT Creatives & going to be part of their CT screening premiere! 'Paper City Burnout, a crime drama focused on the effect of opioids on a small family living in Berlin, New Hampshire.

We're excited to have teamed up with Elmwood Productions and 48 Hour Film Project New Haven to bring you some really cool film "stuff" prior to the main event (maybe you'll find some team cast or crew!) Before the feature, there will also be a screening of the short film "The Jungle Man" from Elmwood Productions!

Seating is limited.
Advance Tickets: $8 (online)
Tickets at the Door: $10 (cash only)

Doors open at 6:45pm
Show starts at 7:30pm

Trailer for "Paper City Burnout": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMrvz-efks&t=16s
Trailer for "The Jungle Man": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlNXyXJjzEU


*This film contains mature subject matter, violence, profanity, and narcotics use. It is not for children. But the cupcakes are for all ages.

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 28, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Strand Theatre
165 Main Street, Seymour CT

Screening Group A: Wednesday July 31st 7:00 pm

Screening Group B: Wednesday July 31st 9:00 pm

Screening Group C: Thursday August 1st 7:00 pm

Screening Group D: Thursday August 1st 9:00 pm


More specific details will be forthcoming once we have teams registered and know how many screening groups will be needed.

Best Of Screening

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

More details to come after our filming weekend!

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