Kansas City, Missouri August 18 - 20, 2017

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: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 720 (1280x720) (preferred), SD

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.

We will be converting everything to 720p and authoring it to a BluRay for the screenings.

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 18
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
1701 McGee Kansas City 64108

THIS IS IT! Genres will be drawn. Criteria will be revealed. Hearts will race. Blood will boil. And the clock ... will ... start!

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 20, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
1701 McGee Kansas City 64108

After battling through exhaustion, technical issues, and rendering anxiety ... It's time to TURN IN THE MAGIC! To help wind down after turning in your film (and all that fun paperwork!), Team Captains get a free handstamp to play games ...

AND we'll be drawing a door prize for a FREE Arts and Crafts Beer & Film Festival 2017 Film Pass ($60 value) for one of your team captains! What a great way to celebrate a long 2 days making friggin' movies!

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Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 8:30pm
Screenland Armour
408 Armour Road, Kansas City 64116

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 6:30pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Berkeley Square Dave Uhler
  • BLACKHEART FILMS wulf michael
  • El fin Jason Miller
  • Emerald Fox Productions Charissa Beeves
  • Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One Sarah Kallail
  • Little Ark Productions Julian Liby
  • Real Beauty Real Food and Real Life S J
  • Rebel Film Club Andrew Waggoner
  • The Flamingo Wranglers Jessica Albina

Group B Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 8:30pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Blue Boy Cinema Joshua Leonard
  • Dragonsmith Sean McGarry
  • Formation Cinema Kate Black
  • Outer Road Productions Keegun Selley
  • Raconteur Films Josiah Crandall
  • Rondevu Jeffrey Mundinger
  • Team #squadgoals Lissa Stevens
  • Team Smoothie Patrick Craft
  • The Belafonte Dan Crisp
  • Unwarranted Wilhelm Raymond Impastato

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Beached Whale Productions Joe Carey
  • Collective Vision Studios Baron Redman

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