Columbus, Ohio July 29 - 31, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Columbus 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 Columbus will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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!


Elements Genres FAQs


Required Media

  • Video Codec: any native Final Cut Pro Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 720 (1280x720) (preferred), HD 1080 (1920x1080), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)

Required Elements

  • Character: Chris or Christie Bowdoen, Former Olympic Athlete
  • Prop: a cutting board
  • Line: "What am I supposed to do with this?"

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Gateway Film Center
South Campus Gateway, 1550 North High Street, Columbus 43201

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 @ 8:30pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 @ 6:30pm
Gateway Film Center
South Campus Gateway, 1550 North High Street, Columbus 43201

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bad Shadow Productions Alex Rubinic
  • Big Liph Productions Caliph Scott
  • Evil Twins Chip Willis
  • Immeasurably More Media Ian McCue
  • Incompetent Films Anthony Windsor II
  • Ponderosa Minions Scott MacConachie
  • Real Fantasy Pictures Ryno Tan
  • RPT Productions Robert Thitoff
  • Simon Says Shaun Brown
  • Swerve Ninjas Adam Vires
  • This Is Howey Do It Joshua Howey

Group B Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 4 Dudes and a Camera Patrick Hickey
  • Big Bad Butterfly Bradley Kessler
  • Dank Scenes Sydney Lawson
  • Edwin J. Hill Nathan Zoebl
  • Funkhouse Robert Wagner
  • Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers Eric Blegen
  • Mod Lang Films Matt Hagberg
  • Offshoot Productions Joshua Herald
  • Qew Production Quatric Williams
  • Silver Screen David Caperton
  • The Purple Lollipop Bandits Mitchell Courtney
  • Waiting on Sound Ronald Copley

Group C Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 2Bad Matthew Sams
  • Arch City Studio Jason Moody
  • DayJob Productions Justin Troyer
  • Dodgson Evan Cooksey
  • g. rex productions eric boso
  • Ghost Bus Productions Matthew Walker
  • i71 Movies Rebekah Hart Franklin
  • Millennial Falcons John Humphreys
  • Plastic Horses Gregory Pruden
  • Savage Tech Joel Savage
  • Static Copy Island Shane Stefanchik
  • The Suspects Alex David Caperton

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