Providence, Rhode Island July 20 - 22, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Providence 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 Providence 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: MPEG-4 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced

Required Elements

  • Character: Andrew or Ashley Bakerson, Cartoonist
  • Prop: A towel
  • Line: "Why didn't you tell me?"

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Avenue Concept
304 Lockwood Street Providence 02907

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Avenue Concept
304 Lockwood Street Providence 02907

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Cinemaworld

Best Of Screening

Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
University of Rhode Island Providence Campus - PAFF Auditorium
80 Washington Street, Providence RI

Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 3 Thirteen Productions Joshua Moulding
  • Animus Studios Scott Beer
  • CS50 Dan Coffey
  • Dream Team Studios Alex Rajotte
  • Jillyboard Pictures Jillian Anderson
  • Napalm Luck Productions Aaron Hartman
  • NinjaPlease Productions David Blanchette
  • Seriously Wrong Productions Stephen Wrobleski
  • Team Cyclopessnowman Jenifer Stockdale

Group B Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 9:00pm

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  • Chillo Hippo Productions Sean Reifel
  • ClimacticEvent Thomas Palleschi
  • Cocktails and Dreams Productions jillian Stellar
  • Snoopy Lee Micheal Dunne
  • Suesbaby Lisa Belsky
  • The Losers Club Meg Campbell
  • Versicolor Dreams Aaron Compagna
  • Wacky Hat Productions Drew Furtado
  • Wagglerock Films Michael Wagner

Group C Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm

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  • Another Theory Productions Adam Masnyk
  • Far Country Productions Jonathan Waugh
  • From Boston with Fluff Ting Lik To
  • G-Force Joe Unda
  • Jack's Raging Bile Duct Preetam Choudhury
  • McBoble Bros. Aidan McSoley
  • Peanut Productions Mike Scafati
  • SPACECOUCH Kevin Issa
  • Summers Time Entertainment Leroy Summers
  • The Baby Boy Long Shots Brandon La Fleur

Group D Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 9:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Alien Being Media (Beacon Film) Braydon Makalinaw
  • BIG Productions Joel Normandin
  • Campesino Films Eddie Gonzalez
  • Cape Trash Jennifer Marino
  • Chickens vs. Sputnik Nancy Knott
  • NERD Studios Nick Krasnov
  • Squatchpooch Bubblewalls David Olsen
  • The blanket Doug Smithers
  • Wakka-Wakka-What-Cheeries! Jason Miller

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