Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida September 24 - 26, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 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 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 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 https://Cinema48.com prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff 
  • 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 https://Cinema48.com. Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines: https://48hourfilm.com/news-articles/194/48HFP-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)
Notes

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 30
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 14
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 24
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom
Virtual via Zoom

Dropoff Event

Sun, Sep 26, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48.com
Upload your completed film before the deadline to Cinema48.com

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Sep 29, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Eventive

Virtual via Eventive

Participating Teams

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

  • ActBroward! Ed Casas
  • Big Foot Productions tom leeman
  • Champion Eternal Kane Schirmer
  • MonopolyDog Films Antonio Feijoo
  • One County Film Timothy Davis
  • Ptolemy Films Howard Brande
  • REC Society Tristan Wauchope
  • Space Dream Productions koura linda
  • The Civil Filmgineers Matthew Waranius
  • Wesley & Jane Nora Long

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