Detroit, Michigan August 14 - 16, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Detroit 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Detroit 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred)
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred)

Films will be screened as MP4 files in 1920 x 1080p resolution, 16:9 format. 

Required Elements

  • Character: Edwin or Eliana Marshall, Pandemic Consultant
  • Prop: Grapes
  • Line: ""Here's my number. Give me a call." OR "Here is my number. Give me a call.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 16, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 29, 2020


Awards Ceremony

Sat, Aug 29, 2020


Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1197 Productions Anna Pereny
  • Brightness Of Heron Bodrul Ahmed
  • C-47 Mafia Amanda Williams
  • Cinema Goodness Madison Wheeler
  • Holiday Park Productions Joe Harris
  • Jabroni Entertainment Tammie Stimpfel
  • Love Circle Productions Nicholas Wegela
  • Pardi Productions Johannes Pardi
  • Play Nice Sherry McLaughlin
  • PREproductions Premier Wiggins
  • Rollin' Detroit Films Jim Selleck
  • Skwaaa Jason Gaines
  • Team Omni646 Seann Lewis

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Ace High Productions Sarah Root
  • Broken Multiverse Michael Rizzo
  • EIEIOlsen Studios Erik Olsen
  • L. I. V. I. N. Deej Oster, Jr.
  • Midwest Coast Dylan Hancook
  • Perrydise Films Matthew McCracken
  • Power Play Studios Marcus Johnson
  • Putlock Visuals Christopher Putlock
  • Red King Studios rory mallon
  • SJ Studios Sarah Joyner
  • Stargazer Digital Media Marguerite Wasinski
  • The Farm Yard Dan Haushalter
  • VISE Squad Vincent Sabatini

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