Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 8 - 10, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 8 - 10, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, PA 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

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 13
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 28
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 8
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 8, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3401 Milwaukee street Schenley Heights 15219

Street parking. Follow the signs for Madison Elementary. Enter off of Milwaukie St.
Come at 5pm for a tour and brief discussion of space.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 10, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Wrap Party

Sun, Jul 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Double Wide Grill
2339 E Carson St Pittsburgh 15203

Finish your movie on time, and come get some food. Be tired, be sweaty, be together!! Everyone is invited! All ages. Vegetarian and vegan options. Games to play.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Sun, Jul 24, 2022 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Sun, Jul 24, 2022 @ 8:30pm
Group C: Mon, Jul 25, 2022 @ 6:30pm
Group D: Mon, Jul 25, 2022 @ 8:30pm
The Tull Family Theater
418 Walnut St., Sewickley 15143

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Sun, Jul 31, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Oaks Theater
310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont 15139

Best of Screening and Awards Show

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 (23.976) (preferred), 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred)
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered. UHD (3840x2160) accepted. Do not submit a file at 3 gigs or higher. Stay under 3 gigs no matter what. 

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • 3.B.T Productions Xayne Allen
  • 4D Magic Derrick Edgerton
  • Beginnings Jackie Druga
  • Big tie productions Russel Douglas
  • Blackwater Films paul martinez
  • Blind Tiger Films Josh Hausman
  • Break Room Films Ember Cleary
  • Carnegie Screenwriters Robert Scott
  • Chicken Tendril Chris Boehm
  • Dumpster Diving Production Jake Whitlinger
  • Everything But The Name Edwin Huang
  • Film Core Taylor Ryan
  • Filmmaker's Finest Jarrod Joos
  • Gaff Tape and a Prayer Mike Hanley
  • Grade A Large Dino Calvitti
  • Indieground Films Alex Cassun
  • Io Films Kevin Hejna
  • JB Films Jason Bauer
  • JetpackShark Jeremy Porter
  • Lone Wolf Productions Selene Phillips
  • Luminary Figures Group Amber Potter
  • MEGnificent Productions Megan Cook
  • Nerd Alert Brandon Williams
  • Plutonian Productions Jarrell Brackett
  • Pocket Aces productions Phillip Hopkins
  • Reckless Amnesiac Ian Altenbaugh
  • Roosevelt Acres Luke Travis
  • Shadowframe Productions Jason Boyer
  • The Arkham Film Society James Reinhardt
  • The C-47s Jeremie Musyt
  • Vandalia Entertainment Gideon Temple
  • Vetoed Films Samantha Orr
  • Wick Monet Cornelius Martin
  • Wicked Monkey Studios Mike McKown

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