New Haven, Connecticut July 29 - 31, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 29 - 31, 2022

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 2023 (in Los Angeles!) for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner!

Plus, new this year… the top three teams will be eligible for the soon-to-be-announced 48HFP “Yes We Cannes” challenge in December!

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 24

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 5
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 19
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 29

Filmmakers Lounge - NHV48HFP Opening Night Registration Event

Tue, May 24, 2022 @ 8:00pm
The State House
310 State Street; New Haven
It's that time of year again - NHV48HFP time!!!!!
Registration opens Tuesday May 24th for the 2022 New Haven 48 Hour Film Project.
To have some fun on opening day, we're kicking off a Filmmaker's Lounge at the State House!
We will show 3 short films at 8:00 pm and then have a fun film lounge night chat. It's a mix & mingle for local Filmmakers!
If you are a team leader that registered a team for the 48 in January or signs up on May 24th, then your first drink is on me!
The films screening will be announced soon!
RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 29, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 6, 2022
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

Premiere screenings will be Saturday August 6, 2022.  Exact times for screening groups will be listed after registration begins.

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 27, 2022
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

The Best of & Awards Night Event will be at the Bijou Theatre Saturday August 27, 2022. 

Details to come after the judges have selected which films will be screened & nominated.

Required Media

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

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

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