The 48 Hour Film Project

The Denver 48 Hour Film Project

Denver Filmmakers Take to the Streets

This weekend 800 filmmakers from Denver are making films in the 48 Hour Film Project! All of completed films will screen on the dates below.

There are still a few slots available in the Denver 48HFP.

Register for the Denver 48 Hour Film Project now!

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Denver will be listed to the right.
  • Media: You must submit your film on one of the media listed to the right.
  • 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/FAQ: You should make sure that your film complies with our rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our faq.
  • 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: The location to drop off your film is listed below.
  • Coda: Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Denver 48HFP Events


Date  Friday, August 1
Time  6:00pm - 7:00pm
Place  Open Media Foundation, 700 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80204

Kick-Off will take place on the second floor and it can get a little crowded. PLEASE, no more than 2 individuals per team!

Our Kick-Off coincides with First Friday on Santa Fe, so plan accordingly time wise. Recommended parking is on 7th between Kalamath and Mariposa & on Lipan between 7th and 8th.


Date  Sunday, August 3
Time  6:00pm-10:00pm (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  The Skylark Lounge, 140 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Drop-off will be upstairs in the Pair-O-Dice Pool Room. Parking is available on the street, in the Skylark parking lot and in front of the garage doors across Maple. PLEASE be careful burning it up to the door; I don't want anyone to get in an accident!

Once in the door, head to the back and up the stairs! Be aware that we may be using the side door this year. If this is the case you will be re-directed.

Premiere Screenings

Date  Sunday, August 10th
Time  Group A 11:00am-1:30pm// Group B 2:00pm-4:30pm// Group C 5:00pm-7:30pm// Group D 8:00pm-10:15pm
Place  The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
Tickets  Single Screening: $8 in advance, $11 at the door / 4-Screening Pass: $24 in advance, $30 at the door (purchase them here)

We LOVED being at the Oriental last year, so we are doing it AGAIN! Get crazy with it, advocate for your film, bring all your teammates/friends and most of all revel in your accomplishment along side that of the other Denver 48 Hour Film Project participants!

Tickets will be on sale August 4th. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Party Down with us after the last screening over at Local 46. Keep your ticket stub for Happy Hour specials and food!

Denver 48HFP Links


Photo by Julio Trujillo.

Required Elements

to be announced

Required Media

For the Denver 48HFP, your film must be submitted on one of the following media:

  • A self-contained Quicktime file (preferred)
    -Media: USB Flash Drive (preferred) or Data DVD
    -Codec: DV-NTSC, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG-A, or H.264 (with a data rate of at least 16Mbps)
    -Resolution: (preferred) HD (1920 x 1080) or SD
    -Aspect Ratio: (preferred) 16:9 (Widescreen)
    -Frame Rate: 30fps
    -Interlacing: (preferred ) Progressive/Non-Interlaced
    -Extension: MOV, MP4, or M4V
  • video DVD (least preferred)

Our Sponsors

Screening Groups

Group A

Oy Vey Productions, Nancy Fingerhood
Beach Riot Films, Joseph Spillane
Blue Poncho Productions, Kendra Fleischman
Chilled Monkey Brains, Derek Herman
Fighting Mongoose, Jacob Holgerson
Kirsten West , Kirsten West
MockSides Studios, Chad Schnackel
Rated M for Mature, Michael Johnson
Running Riot Pictures, Greg Eakins
Shandolyn Entertainment, Tim Sabaska
Social Commentary, Josh McElreavy
Team Hot Mess, Kevin Tydlaska
Theater Fire, Lucas Zahorik
Ugly Mutt, mark pekari

Group B

805 to the 303, Colton Walter
Bad Spy, Brittney McDonald
Barron Pictures, Chris Barron
Binary Helix, Linh Ngo
Creatovator, Nicholas Hinckley
Denver in Color, Anthony Jones
Fast Fish Films, Marc Slover
Indysfilms, Tom Dunn
Lucky 13, Tye Olmsted
Nebulus Visions, Bradley Haag
The Daedalum Project, UB Ciminieri
The Speakeasy Film Co., Christopher Moore
Through the Fire Productions, Tiffany Briels
Whiskey and Cigarettes, Zachary Maas

Group C

3rd Floor Films, Patrick Friedauer
B. Mooregoode Productions, Collin McDowell
Cinema Geeks, Bradley Stabio
Cinema Verite, Carmine DePaulo
CinemaRaven, Van Wampler
Colorado Media School, Amy Nigrini
Crescit Eundo Productions, John Michael Shea
ILYAFILMS, Ilya Kushnir
Kids in the Ranch, Jim McClurg
RMO Films, Sean Williams
Studio E, Kenenth Buchler
The Filmingos, Nicholas Schmid
Twisted Hammock Studios, Byron Ferguson

Group D

7&CO, Wes Matheny
BS Filmworks, Brock Sherman
Cook St. Productions, Justin Tyrrell
Dream Team B, Taryn Peitzman
Half Past Nine Productions, Taylor Williams
Kathleen Turner Overdrive, Greg Palmer
Nix, Evan Nix
StrangeR Studios, Aj Koch
Studio2240, Don-John Kulish
Suburban Schmucks Productions, Tom Van Meel
The Hat Squad, Chuck Fiorella
The New School Old School, Ian Pearson
Underlab Studios, Jonathan Vinazza