Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 5 - 7, 2023

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 5 - 7, 2023

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

Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, 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 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $158 USD/team ends Mon, Apr 3
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Apr 25
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, May 5
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The 2023 Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project Mixer #2: AMA and Camera Shootout

Fri, Mar 31, 2023 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Pop District HQ
106 Isabella St, 7th Fl. Pittsburgh 15212

Come out to our second mixer at Pop District HQ! We'll have an Ask Me Anything session, a camera/lens shootout, award winning 48's playing, people pitching / looking for teams, and Pop District / The Warhol: Academy giving tours and info! 

RSVP via facebook

2023 Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project Last Minute Workshop

Sat, Apr 29, 2023 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm
Goat Milk Fudge Productions
60 Greenway Dr. Suite 301b Pittsburgh PA 15204

Come to Goat Milk Fudge Studios for a free cup of coffee/donut, a discussion about settings for shooting/editing, comparing edit systems, and asking about rules. We'll be going over the best settings for all of the best-looking/sounding movies! Meet with your teams at a central place one week in advance! 

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, May 5, 2023 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Community Forge
1256 Franklin Ave Wilkinsburg 15221

Come at 5:10pm for a tour of this incredible place!  Research this place before you come!! We'll start doing genre stuff at 5:45. At 6:15 Genre drawing ends. Be in your seats to get the info!  

Dropoff Event

Sun, May 7, 2023
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Wrap Party

Sun, May 7, 2023 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Riley's Pour House
215 East Main Street Carnegie 15106

As soon as you turn in your movie come to Riley's Pour House for a wrap party. Dirty. Tired. Hungry! Come and get some food and a drink (on your own dime). Cinema Psycos ( Brian Cottington and John Wooliscroft) will be video live streaming/podcasting as teams turn in with interviews on camera on stage. Be there to hear if your team made it in on time! 

Riley's Pour House is an all ages venue with a great menu of food (and adult beverages for those of age). Kitchen open to 9:15pm!


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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Group A: Fri, May 19, 2023 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Fri, May 19, 2023 @ 8:30pm
Group C: Sat, May 20, 2023 @ 6:30pm
Group D: Sat, May 20, 2023 @ 8:30pm
The Oaks Theater
310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont 15139

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Sat, May 27, 2023 @ 6:30pm - 10:00pm
The Oaks Theater
310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont 15139

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB

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


Participating Teams

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

  • Bit Sized Productions Benjamin Carlucci
  • Bow Ties and Bacon Nick LaMantia
  • Camp Crestone Productions Jeff Britt
  • Carnegie Screenwriters Robert Scott
  • Chicken Tendril Chris Boehm
  • Crab Tower Productions Taylor Augustine
  • Dream A Little Film Maya Anabella
  • EXPERIMENTAL Productions Sanat Kumar
  • Exodus Media Group Lorin Foster
  • For Man or Beast Nick Verzilli
  • Impaled Films Andrew Lasswell
  • Io Films Kevin Hejna
  • JetpackShark Jeremy Porter
  • Lincoln Park Lillian Pontis
  • Lucky Seamus Productions Kerragan Kurtz
  • MEGnificent Productions Megan Cook
  • Mental Props Lauren Unger
  • Reckless Amnesiac Ian Altenbaugh
  • Sneaky Ghost Films Scott Danzig
  • Steel Heart Films Edward Bates
  • The Asylum Tom Madden
  • The C47s Jeremie Musyt
  • Vetoed Films Samantha Orr
  • Visionary Focus Productions Timante Morris

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