New York, New York June 22 - 24, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New York 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 New York 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: H.264 (preferred), Apple ProRES , Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 4.0GB (preferred)

Please name the file you turn in with the following format:


For example, If your film was titled "Great Chase", your team name was "Bumble Bees" and you were screening in group C, your file would be called:

Great Chase.Bumble Bees.C

Flash drives are GREATLY preferred over data DVDs. Bring a backup option on a second flash drive! Label the flash drives with your team name, too!

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 22
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tom & Jerry's
288 Elizabeth St, New York 10012

2018 New York, NY teams will show up, sign in, receive their assignment, and be sent off to create a film in a single weekend!

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 @ 5:30pm - 11:59pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Tom & Jerry's
288 Elizabeth St, New York 10012

2018 New York, NY participating teams will arrive to hand in their films after a flurry of writing, filming, and editing. We will start accepting films at 5:30pm. Your film is LATE if it is handed in after 7:30pm, no exceptions. We will continue to accept late films until midnight. Late films will not be eligible for awards, but will still screen and could be chosen to win their screening's audience choice award.

RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 @ 1:30pm
Group D: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Anthology Film Archives, Courthouse Theater
32 Second Avenue New York 10003

Screening Groups

Group A Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1 of 1 Jimmy Guo
  • Black Sheep Ian Neisser
  • Bluecollar Kevin Crowley
  • Bobbies & the Boys Bob Klein
  • Boxhouse Entertainment Matt Whelan
  • Chesterfield Entertainment Lee Baran
  • Crazy Fools Janelle Tedesco
  • Lac Noir Sam Kellman
  • Ozzir Productions Bobby Koeth III
  • Strawberry Tiger Michael Chmiel
  • We Love Making Movies Christoph Schultz

Group B Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bad Uncle Productions Alec Wirth
  • Cinema Suicide Jonathan Arevalo
  • Cork & Bottle Productions Ashley Foy
  • Donovans Melanie Glancy
  • East Coast Best Coast Kimberly Te
  • EFAS Productions Michael Goldstein
  • Exit Stencil Productions Jeff Kaminski
  • Fart Department Lara Hillard
  • Five OHM Productions Graham Johnson
  • Forcer Media JasmineSkyy Forcer
  • Team Reddit Jonathan Justin

Group C Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 1:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • ForeSee Film Productions Joshua Michael Payne
  • Giant Cookie Films Guy Olivieri
  • GKofNYC Productions Gorkem Koroglu
  • Heavy Petting Megan Mancini
  • It Takes a Village (Idiot) Melissa Skirboll
  • LiveYourREV Max Generali
  • Mana Mana Marco Napoli
  • Medicinal Cocaine Robert Giovanelli
  • Moviemaking for Dummies Caroline Flynn
  • My Block T.V. Oswald Williams
  • Venture Pictures Glen Covell

Group D Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 3:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Oceans Conqueror Ashraf Ali
  • Pug Girls Danny Vega
  • RHS Films Rachael Solomon
  • Sake Bomb Cinema Sean Kawamoto
  • Several People Are Typing Dave Kaufman
  • Sockmonkey Renaissance Ben Chadwick
  • Summer Of George Entertainment Brandon Rizzuto
  • The Fibonacci Sequence Rick Walters
  • TTC & Salah D Jessica Davis
  • TVC Jason Zuriff
  • Urban Professional Films Sakeena Mathis
  • Wonderwolf Pictures Jake Mackay

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Dull Pleasure Productions Grace Hawkins

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