Cleveland, Ohio October 11 - 13, 2019

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 11 - 13, 2019

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

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, OH area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2020.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 16
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 11

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

HORROR Project Networking Event

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland OH 44102

Our CLEVELAND 48 Hour HORROR Film Project kicks off October 11th and we are getting ready for a phenomenal competition this year!

Our FIRST networking event will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at BREWNUTS!!! (6501 Detroit Road)

This is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle, form a team, and just have fun drinking and having some of Cleveland’s best donuts!!

We start at 6:30 and try to come early, we are giving away free mini donuts to the first 25 people attending!!

We can’t wait to see you!!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 11, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cleveland Heights Library
2345 Lee Road

Join us in the Brody/Nelson Room as we draw genres and announce the elements to be included in the films that are part of this year's Horror Project!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 @ 9:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Participating Teams

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

  • 54th Street Films Ellen Ganley
  • Brutal Flowers Tyler Thomas
  • Clowder of Cats Paul Zakrzewski
  • Khepri Media Stephen Shaum
  • Misfit Toys Vernard Adams
  • Papa Productions Eric Papa
  • Render Gang Mikhail Tot
  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • TKF Films Julie Simon
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius

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