Detroit, Michigan 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 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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


Genres Elements FAQs


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!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Ant Hall with Planet Ant Theater
2320 Caniff St, Hamtramck 48212
The 48 Hour Film Project: Detroit kicks off the filmmaking weekend at the new Ant Hall across the way from the Planet Ant Theater. This year, we continue with our double genre selection. Make sure to bring your team leader agreement.

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
Main Art Landmark Theatre
118 N Main St, Royal Oak 48067

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), Apple ProRES , MPEG-4
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD

Participating Teams

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

  • Detroit CD Productions Brett Salamin
  • Fire Water Collective Mark Rinn
  • GO Great Lakes Productions Daniel Belleville
  • Metro Swarm Intelligence Leanne Shultz
  • Nice Shirt Media Garrett Sammons
  • NovelFilms Erik Hildebrandt
  • Play Nice Sherry McLaughlin
  • Who Shot First Productions Allie Romero

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