Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 19 - 21, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 19 - 21, 2022

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Philadelphia, PA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2023 (in Los Angeles!) for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner!

Plus, new this year… the top three teams will be eligible for the soon-to-be-announced 48HFP “Yes We Cannes” challenge in December!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 27
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Thu, Aug 11
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 19
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Filmmakers, Actors, Crew Meetup

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Red Star Philadelphia South "Formerly Liberty Camera"
2239 Hartranft St. Philadelphia PA 19145
Filmmakers, Cast and Crew...come on out and network with us at our host Red Star Philadelphia South (formerly Liberty Camera)! 

 If you have signed up a team, want to join a team, or find out more about the Philly 48HFP, then definitely do not miss out.

Regular Registration ends Tuesday, Aug 9! 
RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Greenfield Theatre at Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut Street

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 21, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Fri, Aug 26, 2022
Greenfield Theatre at Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut Street

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.

Participating Teams

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

  • High DEFINITION james winborn
  • Made For Media Jhertira Chandler
  • Mosleyfilms Dan Mosley
  • Pennsylvania People Productions Jason Taylor
  • Poley Josh Poley
  • Slack Productions Zack Foster
  • Syndicate Matthew Haas
  • The Panic Attack Gamer & Friends Joseph Tartaglia
  • restless egg syndrome george dougherty

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