Cleveland, Ohio July 12 - 14, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 12 - 14, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, OH area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 17
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 2
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 12
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48HFP: Xtinguish Film Showcase & Networking Party at moCa Cleveland

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 7:00pm
MOCA Cleveland
11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106

Watch all of the films created as a part of the 48HFP: Xtinguish Celebration for FREE at moCa Cleveland!

The Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) has partnered up with the West Creek Conservancy's Xtinguish Celebration and the 48 Hour Film Project to bring you this special screening of 48HFP: Xtinguish films projected in the Cleveland Foundation Lobby of the award-winning moCa building. This fun & stylish premiere event will be FREE to attend, but with limited seating (registration required; ticket info below). moCa's cash bar will be open for the evening.

This will be the coolest film premiere that you'll attend all year, so don't miss out!

There are TWO different screening times for the evening, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. In between, we will celebrate and do some film networking to get everyone connected with teams for our summer 48 Hour Film Project. We will also be unveiling the flaming Crooked Cocktail, the official drink of this year's Xtinguish Celebration!

Tickets are FREE, but you must register for either the 7:00pm or 9:30pm screening time using the links below:



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48HFP Horror Project screenings at the Horror Hotel

Tickets: $7.00 USD PURCHASE
Fri, Jun 7, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Norwood Inn & Suites Hudson Conference Center
6625 Dean Memorial Pkwy, Hudson,OH 44236

See three of the award-winning 2018 48HFP Horror Project films at they screen at the international Horror Hotel film festival & convention in Hudson!

Friday June 7th

6:00pm - 6:30pm


"The Technician" by Handled Animals - Joshua Lawhorn

"Bad Signal" by Rainstick - Nadzeya Ilkevich

"My Skin is Grey" by Render Gang - Mikhail Tot 

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June and features yearly competitions for films, scripts and music videos in the following genres: fantasy, horror, horror-comedy, slasher, sci-fi and suspense-thriller, documentary (film only), and experimental (film only), as well as a yearly horror film scoring competition. At the event, they also have live scream queen and FX makeup competitions.

The event takes place from June 6th - 9th and features four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions and more.

Full event passes, day passes, and single event tickets are all available for purchase. For more information visit

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 14, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

World Premiere screenings of the 2019 48 Hour Film Project films!

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Tue, Aug 6, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

See the top films from this year's 48HFP as determined by our panel of judges, followed immediately by the Awards Ceremony. There, we will announce all of this year's award-winning films! List of film nominations and Best Of lineup will be announced sometime during the week before the screening.

After the awards, join us for the wrap party (included in ticket price) to celebrate another great year of 48 hour film in Cleveland!

Wrap Party

Tue, Aug 6, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Location TBD--admission to the wrap party is included as part of the ticket price for the Best Of screening and Awards Ceremony. Appetizers provided, and cash bar available. 

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Cleveland in only 48 hours.

  • Calhoun-Blue -Trybal Productions Cornell Calhoun III
  • Frolicking Films Nina Hummel
  • Khepri Media Stephen Shaum
  • Misfit Toys Vernard Adams
  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • TKF Films Julie Simon
  • Team FML Chase Coleman
  • Team PHP Kinsley Funari
  • The Freke Showe B.J. Halsall
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius

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