Indianapolis, Indiana July 26 - 28, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Indianapolis 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Indianapolis 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data Blu-Ray, Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

If at all possible, make sure it plays in QuickTime Player 7 or X on macOS.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 16
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 26
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 E Brookside Avenue

Join us at Circle City Industrial Complex for kickoff. We will provide detailed directions to our space, as CCIC is a very large building. 

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 E Brookside Avenue

This is your day to drop off your finished film! We'll be there starting at 6:30; your film must be submitted by 7:30 to be eligible for competition! We'll stick around a little after 7:30 to collect late films, which we will still show at our premiere.

RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Sun, Aug 4, 2019

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Indianapolis in only 48 hours.

  • 5 After 5 Productions Cameron Grimm
  • 5st Place Productions Terry Shepard
  • @StoryAt24fps Scott Telle
  • B15 Studios Brayden Kingham
  • Blue September Films Kristin Montgomery
  • Buffoonery Films Michelle Fritz
  • Cygnus Films Adam Fackelman
  • Delivery Dogz Jordan Wheatley
  • Fair Creek Films Tylor Smith
  • Film Dog Anonymous Zachary Adda
  • Greyhounds Steven Koehn
  • Helmet Gang Zach Watson
  • Hippo Lobotomy Courtney Remley
  • InnerTainment Sharon Fae
  • Introverse Productions Josh Carroll
  • Lima Mail Films Madelyn Knight
  • Manmauji Films abhishek satham
  • Maybe the dingo ate your baby Joe Rules
  • Midlife Crisis Jim Dougherty
  • Mutant Geek Video Jason Harris
  • Perry Promos Eli Carnes
  • Revelations End FC Ricky Wilson
  • ShortPants Tony Cardinali
  • Team Andromeda Jena Szalai
  • The Lumières Guillaume Boutenet
  • The Ophelia Project Emmie Wright
  • The Randoms Eric Crosby
  • The Unknown Frank Lloyd
  • Violet Hour Sarah Beckerman

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