Cincinnati, Ohio June 1 - 3, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 1 - 3, 2018

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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, May 7
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 22
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 1
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Film Industry Mixer at Habits Cafe

Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Habits Cafe
3036 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45209

Filmmakers, actors, editors, musicians, and anyone that wants to work in the film industry are invited to come to this Film Industry Mixer at Habits Cafe! It's a great chance to network and find people for your next film project.

The Cincinnati 48HFP Producers will be on hand to talk about this year's competition and upcoming events, and answer any questions about the 48 Hour Film Project.

Habits Cafe has a great selection of craft beers and liquor, along with a great menu. They'll have Happy Hour pricing that evening until 7pm, so make sure you come early to save some money on your drinks.

ALL are invited to this mixer, even if you're not competing in this year's 48HFP. Come out to mix and mingle and have a good time with other creative people in the Cincinnati film community!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 1, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 3, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati OH 45220

Best Of Screening

Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati OH 45220

Wrap Party

Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 9:00pm

Participating Teams

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

  • HerbertBrothers.com Joe Herbert
  • Pheel Good Films Mark Motz
  • Strong Brothers Doug Strong

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