Kansas City, Missouri August 17 - 19, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Kansas City and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Kansas City will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower on this page.
  • 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: You should make sure that your film complies with our Filmmaking Rules and Competition Rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 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: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: any native Premiere Codec (preferred), H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Maximum File Size: 3.0GB (preferred)

We can take nearly any format.  We prefer HD and MP4 (using H.264 encoding) as it takes less space and is a pretty standard format.

Required Elements

  • Character: Wendy or Wyatt McGovern, entrepreneur
  • Prop: a poster
  • Line: "Make a wish."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 19, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Sep 6, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse
1400 Main St, Kansas City 64105

Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A League of Extraordinary Cabil Gibbs
  • Beached Whale Productions Joe Carey
  • Berkeley Square Dave Uhler
  • Free Radicals Hannah Strader
  • Hastily Made Films Peter Smith
  • KU Film Squad Teagan Fitzpatrick
  • Lonesome Sunday David Harris
  • Outer Road Productions Keegun Selley
  • The Flamingo Wranglers Jessica Albina
  • TwoSeam Films Michael Martin
  • Unwarranted Wilhelm Raymond Impastato

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 5D Thang Nguyen
  • Blibdish Jude Anderson
  • Butterfly Ninja Anthony Frerking
  • C2D2 Davis DeRock
  • Game On Alexander Buettner
  • Gonk Droid Productions Mike Hewitt
  • Lone Haven Films Jessie Chipchase
  • Lucky Lads Productions Sam Findlay
  • MFB Michael Frazier
  • Raconteur films Josiah Crandall
  • Vetter Brothers Filmworks Caleb Vetter
  • Worldwide Hit Studios Jacob Harding

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Blue Boy Cinema Joshua Leonard

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