Cleveland, Ohio July 13 - 15, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 13 - 15, 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, OH 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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 18
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 3
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 13
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CLE48HFP 2017 Horror Project Films Screening at the Horror Hotel

Tickets: $7.00 USD PURCHASE
Fri, Jun 1, 2018 @ 7:15pm
Days Inn & Suites
4742 Brecksville Rd, Richfield 44286

Check out three winning 2017 Horror Project films screen at the International Horror Hotel & Convention!

"Grassman" by Cosmic Octopus 

"The Cure" by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid 

"Cleave" by Dark Horses Productions 

The top three films from last year's competition will be screening at this year's Horror Hotel. Support your 48HFP filmmakers by coming out for this screening!

The Horror Hotel is a yearly event that showcases scripts, films, and music videos in many horror genres. They have four days of film screenings, two days of panel discussions and lectures, a convention, special guests, networking parties, live competitions, and a live scream queen and FX makeup competition. For more info and ticket information go to

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 15, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

World Premier of the 2018 Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project films!

Best Of Screening

Wed, Aug 8, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Top films from this year's 48 Hour Film Project, followed immediately by the awards ceremony and Wrap Party.

Wrap Party

Wed, Aug 8, 2018 @ 9:00pm

Participating Teams

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

  • Calhoun- Blue Productions Cornell Calhoun III
  • Cosmic Octopus Daniel Clement
  • Frolicking Films Nina Hummel
  • Immscape Therese Lemmen
  • J-Crew Johnny Wu
  • Khepri Stephen Shaum
  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • Three Knights Alex Gressel
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius

Films from Previous Years

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