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.


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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 9

  • 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

Detroit 48HFP Meet & Greet

Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Good Night Gracie
224 Sherman Dr, Royal Oak 48067

Join us for another round. 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. This is a FREE event held at Good Night Gracies next to D'Amatos starting at 6:30pm. 21+ Venue

RSVP via facebook

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

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