New Haven, Connecticut July 28 - 30, 2023

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 28 - 30, 2023

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.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 23

  • Early Bird: $158 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 3
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 18
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 28

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 28, 2023 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Armada Brewing
190 River Street New Haven 06513

 Kick-Off Event for the 2023 New Haven 48 Hour Film Project

Each team must have at least 1 person representing with the signed Team Leader Agreement.
Genres & the Required Elements will be revealed between 6:00 - 7:00 pm, but come early as we will be accepting teams starting at 5:00 pm
Join us for some food & drinks before you rush off to make your films in 48 hours!
***Please note the DROP-OFF on Sunday July 30th will be digital via Cinema48 - NOT an in person event.***
RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 30, 2023
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 5, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

The Films have been made & it's Premiere Time!

More details to follow as we get teams registered.
We are planning for 3 screening groups:
Group A = 6:00 pm
Group B = 8:00 pm
Group C - 10:00 pm
Tickets will be RESERVED seats & will be sold through the Bijou Box office in advance & night of.
See the Bijou site as the event gets closer for specific pricing options for one or more of the screening events.
***As always, the Team Leader gets 2 comp tickets.*** 
RSVP via facebook

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 26, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport
The Judges will deliberate & determine the nominations and what films will screen.
Stay tuned for details as the event gets closer.
Bijou has reserved seating - ticket options will be available via the Bijou Box office & website.
RSVP via facebook

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS, 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

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

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