New Haven, Connecticut July 28 - 30, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New Haven 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 Haven 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: Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 28
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?Join Our Email List

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

48 Tips & Helpful Hints

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Baobab Tree Studios
71 Orange Street, New Haven 06510

We will be having our annual week of shooting last minute tips night!  Join us at our Sponsors Baobab Tree Studios where we will go over helpful hints to have a great 48 weekend!  We will go over rules, answer questions, and offer all the tips & hints that we can!  

You will also be able to get a tour of Baobab Tree Studios and hear about the special prize they are offering to the #NHV48HFP this year!


Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $8.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Strand Theatre
165 Main Street, Seymour CT
For 1 Screening Group: Advance tix = $8.00 in advance (link above)





***For combo sales see other listings see Eventbrite (*there is a slight addition to the tix fee on the site - but it is still less than the in-person option for each screening or the combo screenings.)

Buying in advance is a cost savings and helps us start the events on time. And we appreciate it! :)

If you chose to make life harder on your favorite #NHV48HFP City Producers & want to purchase tickets at the Strand the night of the screenings then it is all $10.00 per screening group. No multi screening discount. $10 = 1 group / $20 = 2 groups / $30 = 3 groups
We will still love you  - but will mock you while we say cash or credit at the Strand :)

Please Note: There is a FB event for each screening group with all the ticket link options as well.








RSVP via facebook

Best Of Screening

Thu, Aug 24, 2017 @ 6:00pm
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

The New Haven 48 Hour Film Project Awards Night will take place on Thursday August 24th at the Outer Space Ballroom.  

Come for Dinner from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  The awards presentation  will start shortly after 8:00 pm

More details coming soon!

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Clear Lens Michal Trzaska
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Handheld Pictures Neel Razdan
  • Meat Sweats bryan metzger
  • One Side Negleted Anna Marra
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Run to the Hills Gordon Olivea
  • Shaken not Blurred Adam Shopis
  • So You Think You Can Film Jeanne Gibbs
  • TremendousProductions.net William Carpenter

Group B Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 9:30pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Classic Stanley Matt Duranti
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Derby Neck Library Productions Ian Parsells
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • I thought this was a 5k Tiffany Ferris
  • Johnny Red's Film Fanatics Richard MacDonald
  • Local Scene Laura Stansel
  • NewBreed Films Brian Kuenn
  • Perfect Pitch Productions Cassie Steele
  • Pie Crust Pictures Deni Nakonencni
  • Red Wine with Fish Bob Leader
  • The Sad News Bears Vincent Gianfredi III

Group C Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Balderdash Productions Kacie Quinn
  • CART ENTERTAINMENT jv harvey
  • Eldritch Media Mark Patrylak
  • eolnh Ryan Licwinko
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • Lagerheads Connor McDonald
  • Making Pretend Mike Chuney
  • Sick Flow Media Group aaron sandler
  • Steamed Cheese Productions Biagio Gulino
  • The North Remembers #TeamGND Scott Lebeda
  • Wakand's Children Gerald Lingard
  • Wax Idiotical Films Mark Marshall

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