Cleveland, Ohio July 14 - 16, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 14 - 16, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, 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 19
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 5
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 14
Register Your Team Now!

48HFP Mixer at Forest City Brewery

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Forest City Brewery
2135 Columbus Rd., Cleveland OH 44113

Mix & mingle with the Cleveland 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.

Forest City Brewery features hand crafted beer, wine, and liquor, along with the oldest beer garden in Cleveland! They also feature a handful of small bites like meat & cheese, garlic knots, and cheddar brats.

Afterwords, head over to the Foundry Concert Club (11729 Detroit Ave, Lakewood) for a FREE 10pm screening of the Ohio premier of "First Date", a brand new short film by Incognito Films and 48HFP award-winning team FNA Productions (

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Special 10th Anniversary Of Cleveland 48HFP Screening

Wed, Jun 7, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Watch 10 years of the winning films from the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project!

2017 is the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project, so we're celebrating by screening the Best Film winners from each year of the competition. This may be the ONLY time you'll get to see this collection of films up on the big screen. 

Want to see what it takes to win the Cleveland 48HFP? Then you won't want to miss this one-time special event.

Stay after the screening to chat with the filmmakers, learn more about this year's 48HFP, and network with other members of the Cleveland film community. 

The list of films screening are:

2007 - "The Rise and Fall of The Adverb" by No Dice Productions

2008- "Striving For Excellence" by 529 Films

2009 - "The 4th Floor" by Kinook Creative Studios & Big Jones Productions

2010 - "In It To Wicket" by Pictures with Heart

2011 - "Transistor" by Maple Films

2012 - "pheMIMEnon" by FNA Productions

2013 - "You Know The Drill" by Rubber City Productions

2014 - "The Curator" by Quick & Painless

2015 - "Early October" by Maple Films

2016 - "A Quiet House" by Family 13 Productions

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48HFP Horror Project Films At The Horror Hotel Film Festival & Convention

Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Clarion Inn & Conference Center
6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson 44236

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention will be held June 15th-18th in Hudson, OH. This year's Horror Hotel will feature several films made through last year's Cleveland 48HFP Horror Project!

"Einsam" by FNA Productions

"Come Play With Me" by No Ticket Productions

"Safe House" by CLEver Productions

"Vessel" by Dark Labyrinth

In addition, the Horror Hotel will also be featuring the Dr. Who fan-made series "T.R.A.C.E"--though not a 48HFP film, "T.R.A.C.E." was directed by our 48HFP editor Johnny Wu, stars 48HFP filmmaker/actor Donn Nottage, and features numerous 48HFP participants in front of and behind the camera. 

See the complete Horror Hotel screening schedule at 

Advance sale passes are available until June 1st at Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Horror Hotel features open competitions in a variety of film, music, and writing categories, along with  four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

Come support our 48HFP filmmakers and check out the best indie horror festival in the region, the Horror Hotel!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 16, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Watch the world premier films from the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project!

Best Of Screening

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Watch a selection of the top films from this year's 48 Hour Film Project. Awards will immediately follow the screening, with a wrap party to conclude the evening.

Wrap Party

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Celebrate with filmmakers, cast, and crew at our wrap party to conclude this year's 48 Hour Film Project. Location TBA. Immediately following Best Of screening and Awards Ceremony at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7.

Participating Teams

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

  • Aldous Mustache Jeffrey Lange
  • Cold Robot Studios Steven Beller
  • Cosmic Octopus Daniel Clement
  • Ghetto Kids Big Dreams Productions Marc Moore
  • HighSaun-Calhoun Films Cornell Calhoun III
  • J-Crew Johnny Wu
  • Maple Films Dustin Lee
  • Midnight Monster Thaddeus Minnick
  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius
  • Wyld Stallyns Nina Hummel
  • Z Zero Films Paul Zakrzewski

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