Buffalo, New York August 18 - 20, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Buffalo 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Buffalo 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!


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Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 18
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Parkside Lodge
84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Parkside Lodge
84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 11:30am
Group B: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 11:30am
North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo 14216

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Buffalo in only 48 hours.

  • Bottom Dog Films Shauna Presto
  • Buffalo Above Joshua Cozzo
  • Chaparral Group Chris Santucci
  • Crowley Webb Joe Russell
  • Dark Labs Mike Raisch
  • Fighting Mongoose Kevin Minorczyk
  • Future Self Productions Adam Kreutinger
  • Fuzzylogic Inc Stephen Howe
  • Indie Riot Jerry Theresanathan
  • Partially Submerged Elephants Travis Carlson
  • Phantom Bandit Bryan Patrick Stoyle
  • Pizza Dog Studios Bill Paterson
  • Rebels Are We Matt Boyle
  • Rivers INKD Aaron Doolittle
  • SWG Productions Danielle Morgera
  • Shoebox Cinema Kevin Bohner
  • Struggling Film Students Aaron May
  • Team BM-VM Leonard Medico Jr.
  • The Destroyers Kellen Pembleton
  • The Perlicue Lens Mark Pasqualotto
  • Wurlitzer Films Vinny DiVirgilio

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