Boston 48 Hour Film project

17 Apr , 2019   Posted by:

  • Films Calls for Entries
  • Boston, MA

Website boston48hfp 48 Hour Film Project (Boston)

Every second counts when you're making a 48 Hour Film!

The 48 Hour Film Project Hits Boston!

Registration is currently open for the Boston 48 Hour Film Project (May 3-5), a wild, race-against-time weekend that offers aspiring local filmmakers the chance to create a movie in two days and see it projected on the big screen at the Somerville Theatre (in Davis Square) the following week.

Teams of different shapes and sizes (from professionals to novices) randomly draw genres Friday night before heading out to create 4-7-minute digital shorts which must be completed and delivered by Sunday evening.

Films that meet the deadline, stay within their assigned genres, and follow the rules of the competition (including a requirement for each entry to feature a shared character, prop, and line of dialogue) are then judged by audiences and a local panel of experts including arts reporter Joyce Kulhawik (president of the Boston Theater Critics Association and critic for, Tom Meek (president of the Boston Society of Film Critics), and Ben Guaraldi (former producer of the Boston 48HFP).

Top teams are eligible for prizes including screenwriting and editing software (sponsored by Movie Magic and VEGAS Pro, respectively) and screenwriting consultation services (from, while Women in Film and Video New England president Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda will present a trio of Women in the 48 awards.

Additionally, the first place film of the Boston competition earns the right to screen at Filmapalooza, where the best of the best compete head-to-head for the honor of being crowned the year’s ultimate worldwide winner.

Additional information about the event can be found on Facebook (, Twitter (@Boston48hfp), at , and/or by emailing the Boston 48HFP city producer Andrew Osborne at