Madison, Wisconsin August 26 - 28, 2022

Get Ready for A Twisted Challenge!

The weekend? August 26 - 28, 2022

The challenge? To make a sci-fi or horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Not your cup of tea? How about time travel - or space travel for that matter?!? Pick your pleasure... Bring on the aliens and spacecrafts - or - the fake blood and rumbling undercurrents. Either way, get ready for a weekend you won't forget!!

Filmmakers from all over the Madison, WI area will compete to see who can make the best science fiction and/or horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2023.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 26
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 26

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

Two-Shot Tuesdays

Tue, Aug 23, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Funk's Pub
5956 Executive Dr. #101, Fitchburg 53719
Does your Monday suck? Weekend even worse?
Here's something to look forward to.
Had a great weekend? Cool!
We'd love to hear about it.
Two-Shot Tuesdays are a casual hang-out for area independent filmmakers. (And if you're a studio head, we'll make room for you, too. Kevin Feige, are you listening?)
Don't forget REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Madison 48 Hour Horror Film Project - "The Thriller"

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 26, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Funk's Pub
5956 Executive Drive, Fitchburg 53719
Wisconsin Thriller 48 Kick-Off Event.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 28, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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.

Screening Groups

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Anjomo/Veloci-ninjas Anthony Montoya
  • Bad Example Productions David Kaye
  • Cedar Cabins Productions Lucas Miller
  • Coronado Films William Loper
  • Film Underground Nicholas Holmstrom
  • Hill Bros Home Videos TJ Hill
  • I'm Busy! Films Robert Barhite
  • Lucid Coast Productions Edward McGrath
  • MCG Productions Michael Gummelt
  • Penny Show Productions Brian Brant
  • Pizza Sutra ISR Jennell Jenney
  • Rainy Day Pictures Rainy Armstrong
  • Studio 88 Sam Sorenson
  • Suburban Film Club Logan Stiegman
  • Team M Mallory Davidson
  • The Guacamole Conspiracy Joel Sacramento
  • The Porchetta Paradox David Boffa
  • The Swag Masters zander duerst
  • Thorazine Work Party Jeff Funk
  • Vermillion Films MJ Mohns
  • Welded Souls Brad Weier
  • Wooden Cricket Films Seth Curkeet
  • Young Turks Media Liam O’Sullivan

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