48HFP Is Coming!

The 48 Hour Film Project is coming back to Providence July 14-16, 2017. It’s our 12th year and we’ve got loads of awesome stuff planned. Filmmakers from all over the Providence 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 for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2017”. Use this web page as a cheat sheet for all the awesome stuff we’ve got lined up.

July 14 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) Kickoff at The Avenue Concept – 304 Lockwood St, Providence.

July 16 (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Dropoff at The Avenue Concept – 304 Lockwood St, Providence.  Deadline is 7:30 pm.

Screenings at Cinemaworld in Lincoln, RI – July 24, 25 & 26.

Check out the city page and get on the mailing list to be notified when signups go live: www.48hourfilm.com/en/providence



We’re offering another city shirt this year!  You can order when you pick up your tickets and grab your shirt at the screenings. Or just take your chances and buy at the door.

The design is in honor of the Rhode Island state bird, the Rhode Island Red.



Get a ticket to every night (5) at 40% off! We’re only releasing 50 of these tickets, so get them before they’re gone. Regular ticket pricing will become available on June 17th. Buy your Early Bird All-Access Pass on eventbrite: http://48hfp-earlybird.eventbrite.com.


We have multiple events coming up for teams to learn more about the 48HFP, connect with potential cast/crew, and get ready for the best weekend of their lives.

June 6th– Meet and Greet!

This is our first event, and it’s super-casual. We’ll have coffee, donuts, and juice available for potential team leaders and members. Since this is a weekend/morning event, it’s great for families and folks that can’t come out on weekdays. 10am-1pm. http://pvd48hfp-donuts.eventbrite.com

June 9th– Drinks and Networking

Come out to the Wild Colonial on Tuesday, June 9th for the RIFC monthly networking meeting! Meet members of the local film community, announce projects or events, and discuss all things film. Great place to meet actors, writers, and production crew of all stripes. RSVP on Facebook.

June 14th– Actor’s Spotlight

This event offers actors an opportunity to perform in front of an invited panel of local directors, casting, and media professionals! 48HFP team leaders can join the experts panel, just email city producer Mel Rainsberger to get on the guest list. Mel@rifcfilms.com 

June 25th – Experts Panel

This is our panel discussion. We invite 4-5 veterans to come and talk about their tips and tricks for conquering the 48HFP. Join us at AS220 and RSVP. 


Expect this section to be updated regularly.

• Grand Prize: $300 cash

• 1st Runner-Up: $100

• 2nd Runner-Up: $100

• Best Use of Providence: this is for the team that best represents the city of Providence in their film. This prize is donated by the Providence Warwick Convention Center and Tourist Bureau.

• Best Film de Femme: $50 for the team that makes the best film in the Film de Femme category

• $35 worth of free business cards to every winning team from Moo

• 1 lb. of coffee for each winning team, courtesy of Dave’s Coffee!


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