Detroit, Michigan July 22 - 24, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 22 - 24, 2016

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

Filmmakers from all over the Detroit, MI 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 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 27
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 12
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 22
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Meet and Greet @ Cultivate

Wed, Jun 1, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House
307 N River St, Ypsilanti 48198

This is our first informal event kicking off the 2016 year. Come mingle and meet others interested in the Detroit 48HFP. This event is great for team leaders looking for crew or actors and vice-versa. Come out and talk shop with fellow filmmakers. It's perfect for those a bit further west of the Motor City. This is a FREE event held at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House starting at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there.

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 0:00am
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills 48334

Participating Teams

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

  • Bucksnort Mandy Looney
  • Gretta Nanners Robert Marrocco
  • Metro City Erik Hildebrandt
  • MHT Studios Michael Taylor
  • Play Nice Sherry McLaughlin

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