New York, New York September 30 - October 2, 2022

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New York 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for New York will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here:
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

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.

Required Elements

  • Character: JJ or Jeanie Brightly, works on Wall Street
  • Prop: a towel
  • Line: "I love it. What do you call it?"

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 2, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Instructions for are located here:

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Oct 17, 2022
Quad Cinema
34 W 13th Street 10011

Participating Teams

  • ...And Then There's Us Preston Fosback
  • 3 Brain Cell Energy Brian Ryu
  • 5inchStands D’Asia Hughes-Spears
  • A Broke student productions Vinay George
  • ABERRATIONS Vincent Ruiz
  • Atomic Charles Productions Michael Castro
  • Bad Apple Productions Harry Masson
  • Big Moon Productions Brandi-Leigh Miller
  • Breathe Entertainment Erby Beauvil
  • Cheshire Cat Productions Chloe Cheshire
  • Cinemates Alam Virk
  • Doggy Films Israel Veintidos
  • Giant Cookie Films Guy Olivieri
  • Hellgate Pictures Billie Michael
  • Iris John Zalubski
  • Kokash Productions Abdullah Kokash
  • Mishka Films Jarika Johnson
  • NIF Shira Hadad
  • OurTeamName Ruby Kelley
  • Poor Bastard Productions Coleman Lowndes
  • Saints Underground Anthony Santos
  • ShittyRigs Jonathan Argudo
  • Simply aPauling Productions Paul Pallotta
  • Single Piece of Toast Productions Katherine D’Anjolell
  • Ski Productions Andrew Medeiros
  • Sleepwalk Productions Meredith Binder
  • Strong Sevens Spencer Knott
  • Team Shrouded In Mystery Anne LaBarbera
  • The Seven in Heaven (Plus One) Allen Entrekin
  • The Sylvias Zhen Li

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