Providence, Rhode Island August 12 - 14, 2022

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Providence 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 Providence 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.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 18
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 2
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 12
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 12, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
115 Empire Street, Providence 02903
This event is for team leaders of 48HFP teams. Come and get your genre, prop, character, and line assignments!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 14, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD PURCHASE
Tue, Aug 16, 2022
The Met
1005 Main Street (Route, 122, Pawtucket 02860

The Providence 48HFP is back for 2022! 

Participating Teams

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

  • 3oh1 Films David Santamaria
  • Chicken Dinner Productions Alyssa Botelho
  • Chickens vs. Sputnik Nancy Knott
  • Don't Panic Nate Talbutt
  • Eyeris Pictures Jill Poisson
  • Legit Paranormal Films Michael Lepre
  • Little Giant Monsters Jennifer Jacobs
  • Open Gate Films Brendan Egan
  • Rainbowtown Productions Kara Moulter
  • Rat Pack Braydon Makalinaw
  • Rule of Thumb Productions Alex Rajotte
  • Scott Beer is Back Scott Beer
  • Tens on the River Becka Carroll
  • The Baby Boy Long Shots Brandon La Fleur
  • Wet Uncle Adam Carbone
  • What Cheer Jason Miller

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