Boston, Massachusetts May 5 - 7, 2023

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 5 - 7, 2023

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Boston, MA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $158 USD/team ends Tue, Apr 11
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Apr 25
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, May 5
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, May 5, 2023 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, May 7, 2023
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Mon, May 15, 2023
The Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS, 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • Blooming Idiots Gary Bloom
  • Boston Ramblers Robert Greim
  • Boston Screenwriters Group (BOSSG) Jeff Stewart
  • Cinema Criminals Foks Lo
  • Cohort B Nick Arego
  • Discordant Films Peter Salomone
  • Extra Medium Steve Lewis
  • Friendly Filmmaker Julia Tutko-Balena
  • Green Street Films Michelle Xie
  • Hands Brerra Christopher Brown
  • Herzog's Penguins Eveline Levin
  • Hop Top Films Evan Schneider
  • Juri Love Productions Juri Love
  • Kitchen Snake Isaac West
  • Longshot David perez
  • Lorian Film Collective Loi Huynh
  • MadCat Productions James Manning
  • Medley of Fresh Vegetables Deirdre McCarthy
  • Monster Baby Feet Chris Felice
  • Moose Films David Canfield
  • Obnots Joed Polly
  • PO6. Productions Rachel Thomas-Medwid
  • Pilotgroove Pictures PJ Huot
  • Pop Off Productions Emily Mitchell
  • R&D Video David Heikkila
  • Red Wine With Fish Bob Leader
  • Reel 58 Andrea Johnston
  • SPACECOUCH Kevin Issa
  • Self Implode Chris Dryer
  • Show Me The Amenities Jason Eastty
  • Ski Productions Andrew Medeiros
  • Stage to Screen Andrea Greenwood-Syron
  • Street View Pictures Jay Street
  • The Brighton Batch Kevin Flanagin
  • Unclear Advantage Peter Wallace
  • Wax Idiotical Films Kyp Pilalas
  • Wild Imagination Films Jeremy Hammett
  • Xan Tippe Productions Annalisa ONeill
  • box house productions nathaniel hilbert

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