Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 9 - 11, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 9 - 11, 2021

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. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 14
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 29
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 9
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Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project Networking Meet up!

Sun, Jun 13, 2021 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
To Be Announced

Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project Networking Meet up! Come to our meet up. Buy a drink or food! Find a team! Find team members. Ask everyone how to make a great 48!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 9, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:29pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Online/Virtual

Wrap Party

Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
To Be Announced

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 @ 6:30pm - 11:00pm
The Tull Family Theater
418 Walnut St., Sewickley 15143

Awards Ceremony

Sun, Aug 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To Be Announced

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred)
  • 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), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac) (preferred), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)
Notes

No final video file can be 3 gigs (or bigger). The system rejects it!

HD (1920x1080) or UHD (3840x2160) are both fine!

Export settings: h264 / VBR two pass / 45 Mbps / Render at Maximum bit depth (optional) / Use Maximum render Quality (optional)

Audio mixing: Master Audio peaks to -6db. Meaning the loudest audio tops out at -6 db. 


Audio Codec - AAC / 48000 Hz / Stereo / Audio Quality High / Bitrate 320 kbps / If given the option choose 24 bit over 16 bit audio. 

All videos will be loaded onto a timeline and exported together as a program for screenings. 


Participating Teams

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

  • Bit Sized Productions Benjamin Wilson
  • Blind Tiger Films Josh Hausman
  • Carnegie Screenwriters Bob Scott
  • Daijah B. Films Demetrius Ford
  • EXP Entertainment Christian Abbott
  • Eyecrush Productions Hank Meldrum
  • Falling October Productions Alexander Cronin
  • Inbox-Zero Films Justin Louis Murrell
  • Kellevision Kelly Fuls
  • Python Productions Greta Cinatl
  • RedSlate Films Jesse Hutchins
  • Stoops Ferry Productions Veronica White
  • Team Kuvam Gauri Singh
  • Team Name Brandon Clemens
  • The Dream Team Productions Fernando De La Cruz
  • The Green House Lucas Lara Esteves
  • Vetoed Films Samantha Orr

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