If You're Going To Be A Successful Filmmaker, You've Got To Have The Right Paperwork!!
Film Releases are an important part of the filmmaking process. Without all of the releases your brilliant movie could run into legal issues and/or not be screened. We've got all of the forms that you need. Start by reviewing the rules and FAQs.
When To Submit
The Team Leader Agreement must be brought to the Kickoff Event. The rest are all due at the Dropoff Event, along with your film - in the official envelope provided for you at the Kickoff Event. And some can even be completed online!!Filmmaking Rules Competition Rules FAQs
The Team Leader must sign this form to indicate agreement to the Project's rules and requirements, and then bring it to the Kickoff.
The Team Leader must sign this form to certify that all creative work took place during the Official Competition Period.
We want to know the details—what happened during your wild weekend of moviemaking?
Tells us who is on your team, their job, and their e-mail address.
This form is used for location releases.
This form is used for music. Every song in your film must have a music release form.
This form is used for sound effects, photographs, stock footage as part of a post-production effect (including relevant video filters) and other materials.
SAG-AFTRA does allow it's member to participate in 48 hour films, but this entails additional paperwork and distribution restrictions.
All creative work must be done during the official filmmaking period; however, you can get some of the tedious paperwork done ahead of time.
Get your team members to sign releases ahead of time - then you don't have to worry with it during crunch time.
Some local musicians, bands & composers may be willing to let you use their work in your film because it creates additional exposure for their talents.
You may use music or materials that fall under the Attribution license. This is the only CC lisense that meets the 48HFP conditions.
You are allowed to scout possible locations in advance. This will also come in handy for creating your storyline. It's easier to write the script when you know what you have available.
The 48HFP does not require you obtain permits for filming; however, it's possible your city may require permits for certain locations.