Inland Empire, California September 30 - October 2, 2022

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Inland Empire 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 Inland Empire 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
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 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 (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 6
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 20
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 30
Team capacity has been reached.
Waiting List Sign Up

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Bernardino Valley College Business Conference Center, B-100
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino 92410

Hi Filmmakers!

Friday, September 30th, 2022, the 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire Kick's off at SBVC's Business Conference center from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Join us in B-100, across from the Media Center. 

Look forward to seeing you there! 

- [staff:name]

Inland Empire 48 Hour Film Project

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 2, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Ontario Palace Stadium 22
4900 East 4th Street, Ontario 91764

Doors to auditorium open at 5:30PM 

Group A Screener begins at 6:30PM followed by a brief Q&A with filmmakers.

Group B Screener begins at 9PM followed by a brief Q&A with filmmakers.

Times subject to change, please stay tuned to the website as the event approaches.

Basic information:

  • Ticketing will be provided by Eventbrite. A link will be provided here to reserve tickets.
  • Tickets will be $10 each
  • Each team leader will be comp'd 2 tickets
  • Space for exhibiting film posters will also be provided throughout the lobby, please bring your own easel or stand to present your poster
  • Screening Event is open to the public

Participating Teams

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

  • 0.1 Fidelis Content Jim Marbury
  • 112 Productions Chris Warren
  • 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48 Phillip E. Walker
  • 90M Films Jennifer Tomlin
  • Beer and Magic Rolando Herrera
  • Clay Lacey Media Clay Lacey
  • Footlights Vanessa Silva
  • Forbidden Productions Camree Lynn
  • Groovy to the max Leticia Corral
  • Javo Javo Aguirre
  • MARE IGNIS Thomas Gallegos
  • MAXCHROMA CA Dot Burrell
  • McLuven Productions Nicholas Van Luven
  • Ocarina Brain Productions Nicholas Jenkins
  • Phase 3 Films Mariana Pineda Lapizco
  • Prism Production Odin Contreras
  • Pryde Pierce Films Pryde Pierce
  • Rhino Street Productions Matt Adamo
  • Root 66 Films Michael Contreras
  • Space Door Pictures Miguel Ibarra
  • Studio 7 Michael Slone
  • The Boxboy Bogies Vince Dixon
  • The Professors and one Alumni Lucas Cuny
  • WilliamlFitz LLC william fitz

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