New Haven, Connecticut July 26 - 28, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 26 - 28, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the New Haven, CT area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

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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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48 Mixer & Best of 2018 Screening

Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center
1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT

We're having another gathering!

Join us at Best Video Film & Cultural Center for a mix & mingle 48 night! Grab a coffee or some beer/wine at the Best Video bar and chat up other 48ers!

We kick off our filming weekend soon on July 26th, so we are just a couple of weeks away! You might be able to find some new cast or crew, and we’ll also be here to discuss 48ing and films in general.


We will be showing the best films of 2018!!!
If you missed these last year, or if want to see the competition (we have a lot of returning teams) come and check out this screening!

Nutmeg Crew by Newbreed Films & Podcast
The Road by Platinum Gear Productions
Wake Up! By Stepping Out
Greasetown by Jabroni Studios
5150 Greengrove Drive by Misfit Island Media
The Best Children’s Book Ever by Straight Outta Storrs
Wicked Children by Good, Bad and the Fugly
Betaloop by Connecticut FilmWorks
Synth by Wax Idiotical Films
Manifest by Jester Pictures
A Slice of Chaos by Bounce Lounge Productions
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

We will have a new location as the host spot for our NHV48HFP Kick-Off & Drop-Off Events this year.... The Beeracks in East Haven!!!!

Free Parking, not too far off the highway, lots of room, and there will be a food truck there for the Kick-Off on Friday July 26th.

More details to come soon!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 28, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Beeracks
250 Bradley Street, East Haven CT

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Strand Theatre
165 Main Street, Seymour CT

Screening Group A: Wednesday July 31st 7:00 pm

Screening Group B: Wednesday July 31st 9:00 pm

Screening Group C: Thursday August 1st 7:00 pm

Screening Group D: Thursday August 1st 9:00 pm

More specific details will be forthcoming once we have teams registered and know how many screening groups will be needed.

Best Of Screening

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

More details to come after our filming weekend!

Participating Teams

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

  • CASAD Films Brian Colwell
  • CS50 Tara Kavanaugh
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • FIXITINPOST Wesley Ortiz
  • Good, Bad and the Fugly bryan metzger
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • Jabroni Studios Ratan Koneru
  • Jester Pictures Frank Fasano
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • NEWBREED FILMS Brian Kuenn
  • Solara Lumina Productions Tiffany Smead
  • Team Roadhouse Jim O'Connor

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