After the 48 Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do with my film?

Many filmmakers wonder what to do with their films after the 48HFP. Our suggestion is do what you would do with any film — get it out there! Enter it into festivals, play it in public screenings, upload it to websites, get it on television, and show it to anyone you can. In the meantime, we'll highlight the top films on our website.

Because the 48HFP is constantly working on distribution outlets for the films, especially in the first year, our Team Leader's Agreement does restrict what you can do and when you can do it.

Confused about how this all works? Check out the information below. Please note that this is simply a description of the rights, based on the 2015 Team Leader's Agreement. For questions or further clarification, please refer to the Agreement.

Note: If you utilized SAG-AFTRA cast or crew members, there are additional restrictions and you may have to get permission from SAG-AFTRA for some uses of your film.

Contacting SAG

In order to request permission from SAG-AFTRA for various uses of your film, please contact SAG-AFTRA directly. If you are in the eastern United States, contact Leif Larson at 212.827.1513 or Leif.Larson@SAGAFTRA.org. If you are in the western United States, contact Marisa Leal at 323.549.6039 or Marisa.Leal@sagaftra.org; or Fatna Sallak-Williams at 323.549.6054 Fatna.Sallak-Williams@sagaftra.org.

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Screen at Festivals
Screen at Local Eventssee note 1see note 1
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Post to a 3rd party website
(Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
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Include on DVD Compilationssee note 5see note 1
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Include on Professional Reelssee note 5see note 1
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Screen Theatricallysee note 6see note 1
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Show on Televisionsee note 6see note 1
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Show on Cable Accesssee note 6see note 1
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Can I sell my 48HFP film?

Here is our policy for the sale of a 48HFP film:

  • If the purchaser seeks exclusive rights to the film, the 48HFP shall grant release of its rights to the film for 20% of the purchase price (80% to the team leader/20% to 48HFP).
  • If the purchaser does not require exclusive rights to the film and if the film is sold before June 30 of the year following the creation of the film, when 48HFP controls the bulk of the rights, 48HFP shall grant release of its rights to the film for 20% of the purchase price (80% to the team leader/20% to 48HFP).
  • If the purchaser does not require exclusive rights to the film and if the film is sold after June 30 of the year following the creation of the film, when 48HFP and filmmaker share rights, you do not need the 48HFP's permission to sell your film.

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