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

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
  • Bootstrap's Bootstraps Sally Francis
  • Brutal Flowers Tyler Thomas
  • Clowder of Cats Paul Zakrzewski
  • Conrad Studios Conrad Faraj
  • Dark Horses Productions Pauline Nowakowski
  • Khepri Media Stephen Shaum
  • Lake FX John Frenden
  • Misfit Toys Vernard Adams
  • MorSho Productions Morgan Short
  • Papa Productions Eric Papa
  • Render Gang Mikhail Tot
  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • TKF Films Julie Simon
  • The Freke Showe B.J. Halsall
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius

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