New Haven, Connecticut July 31 - August 2, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 31 - August 2, 2020

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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 26

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 6
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 21
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 31

48HFP Opening Registration Zoom Happy Hour

Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

We're back for our 10th year & registration opens up Tuesday 5/26/20! Hoping for 48 teams this year!!!


Unfortunately, we can't meet up in person as planned for our opening night Happy Hour at the Regal Beagle.

INSTEAD WE'LL HAVE A ZOOM 48 HAPPY HOUR!!!

Hit us up here sometime Tuesday 5/26 between 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We will stream our Zoom with our tasty beverages while having some 48 conversations. Maybe we'll even showing one or two short films from previous years!

I can walk anyone through registering a team online at: https://www.48hourfilm.com/en/newhaven/
And we can also chat about people wanting to join teams while we're having a virtual happy hour!

ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89317315667


We plan to have a Regal Beagle Happy Hour once it's able to reopen again and we can safely be there together. Until then, it's open for delivery or pick up of the fantastic food every Thursday - Sunday! Visit their page on FB to see the weekly special offerings! The Regal Beagle - New Haven
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Camera Workshop for the New Haven 48HFP

Tue, Jun 23, 2020 @ 6:00pm
WPAA TV - and Community Media Center
28 S Orchard St Wallingford, Connecticut 06492

 Once again will be have a Pre-Filming weekend workshop hosted at by our sponsors at WPAA - TV and Community Media Center!

This year will we have a camera workshop by Digital CONNtent Creators David Brown. He's going to give you some tips & tricks to shoot your 48HFP! He's been a NHV48HFP judge, sponsor, and his team has even won Best Film before! He can guide you & your team through the ups & downs of filming with the 48 timeframe from his previous experiences!

This workshop is open to 48ers & filmmakers of all ages & skills! We'll be in the studio & will have some pizza for those that join us. For those that can't come in person join us on https://wpaa.tv/
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

It's our 10th Anniversary!


The New Haven 48 Hour Film Project filming weekend! Kick-off & Drop-off will once again be at The Beeracks in East Haven! On Friday at Kick-off the Fryborg truck will be there to keep us fed & we will have plenty of drink options at the bar - especially something really unique we're working on w/ ARMADA BREWING!

Kick-off: I'll be there about 5:00 pm. Teams should come before 6:30 pm to check in, hand in your SIGNED Team Leader Agreement! Genre Plinko will start shortly after 6:00 pm. Remember we need at least One team representative at the Kick-off. The Elements will be revealed just before 7:00 pm when you can go forth to FILM!


We're moving forward and keeping the planning going that come July we will all be able to come out & celebrate together. If that changes before then we will keep you updated about it. As of right now 48HFP events are green light for May & beyond.

So, get planning & Keep it Rolling!
RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2020 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

Drop-off: I'll be there at 5:00 pm. For films to be considered on time & up for ALL awards they must be turned in by 7:30 pm on the dot! I'll be there till I have the films or they kick me out! Let's hope the films are on time & I can get to the edit on time to make the screening videos for the premiere showings at Bijou Theatre CT August 5 & 6, 2020!


We're moving forward and keeping the planning going that come July we will all be able to come out & celebrate together. If that changes before then we will keep you updated about it. As of right now 48HFP events are green light for May & beyond.

So, get planning & Keep it Rolling!
RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 5, 2020 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

Over the weekend of July 31 - August 2, 2020 teams of filmmakers took the invigorating challenge to make a short film in just 48 hours armed with only a genre, prop, line & character!


Group A: Wednesday August 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Group B: Wednesday August 5th 2020 at 9:00 pm
Group C: Thursday August 6th 2020 at 7:00 pm
Group D: Thursday August 6th 2020 at 9:00 pm (if needed)

Those films will premiere at the historic Bijou Theatre CT on Wednesday August 5th & Thursday August 6th. The groups will be assigned as we get closer to the filming weekend. Tickets will be on sale via the Bijou Box Office for individual screening groups and some combo screening group options.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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Best Of Screening

Fri, Aug 28, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

The 10th Annual Best of New Haven & Golden Awards Night will be held at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT on Friday August 28, 2020


Details coming soon once the judges have spoken! 

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