Cincinnati, Ohio July 21 - 23, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 21 - 23, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati, OH 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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 26
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 11
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 21
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Film Industry Mixer at Envision Cinemas Bar & Grille

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Envision Cinemas Bar & Grille
4780 Cornell Rd, Blue Ash 45241

Mix & mingle with the Cincinnati film community, learn more about this year's 48HFP, and meet teams looking for people--or meet people to form a team of your own! Bring your business cards, resumes, and headshots and get ready to connect with people. Join us on the outside patio for an evening of networking and film fun!

Envision Cinemas Bar & Grille features 55 beers on tap and a full menu of film-themed appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Anyone interested is welcome to stick around after our event to watch "Wonder Woman" up on the big screen.

This event is open to anyone interested in the Cincinnati film industry, whether you're participating in the 48HFP or not!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 23, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Eastgate Brew & View
4450 Eastgate Square Drive Cincinnati 45245

Participating Teams

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

  • Dear Uncle Kevin Tone Branson
  • M. Night Cinnabon Mitch Hogue
  • Pheel Good Films Mark Motz
  • Reel Suite Productions Bobby Tewksbury
  • Strong Brothers Douglas Strong

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