h48 General Information & FAQs
WHAT IS h48?
The eleventh annual Horror Idaho Forty Eight Hour Film Competition and Festival provides teams of filmmakers the adventure of having 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot, and edit, an original short horror film four (4) to six (6) minutes long. A week later, all completed films will be screened at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise. Films that are completed successfully within 48 hours are eligible for awards.
WHEN IS h48 2022?
|Competition:||October 7-9, 2022|
Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.
Lounge at the End of the Universe at the Gem Center for the Arts – 2417 W Bank Dr Boise 83705
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.
Online via WeTransfer
|h48 Screening & Awards Ceremony|
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 @ 4:00pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W Main St, Boise 83702
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone with the enthusiasm, creativity, and energy, to shoot and edit a horror movie in 48 hours.
OUR TEAM DOESN’T LIVE IN THE TREASURE VALLEY – CAN WE STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes! We have teams compete from all over Idaho. We will work with you to deliver your team packet via e-mail and then collect your film using WeTransfer.
ARE THERE CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION?
No. All teams will compete in the same category.
HOW MANY TEAMS CAN PARTICIPATE? WHAT’S THIS ABOUT A CAP?
To facilitate an “Audience Choice” award, we need to be able to show all the films in one screening. So, necessarily we have to impose a cap of fifteen (15) teams to avoid running out of time.
HOW DOES A TEAM SIGN UP?
Entries must be submitted online, when registration opens, at https://www.idaho48.org/h48-registration/
HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRY FEE? WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
The entry fee is $55.00. Entries must be submitted online by Noon on October 8, 2022. As stated above, participation in h48 is capped to fifteen (15) teams. If there are any open spots teams can walk up to the pre-production meeting and sign up a team for $105 (must pay cash, check or money order and have a signed filmmaker agreement in hand)
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY ENTRY FEE?
In addition to a) defraying the costs of staging this event, and b) getting the opportunity to participate, teams will receive ten (10) tickets to the h48 Screening at the Egyptian Theatre.
WHO DO I NEED ON A TEAM?
It’s completely up to the teams, but a team must have at least two (2) members.
HOW DO YOU INSURE THE FILMS ARE ORIGINAL AND ACTUALLY SHOT DURING THE 48 HOURS OF THE COMPETITION?
A Team Representative from each filmmaker team must be present at the Pre-Production Meeting. At that meeting, each team is assigned four previously undisclosed elements that must be incorporated into their movie: 1) a line of dialogue, 2) a prop and 3) the specific type of horror film
We accept online delivery of films using WeTransfer, a free large-file transfer service found at www.wetransfer.com and turn-in of your paperwork via e-mail. NO DROPBOX & NO GOOGLE DRIVE
- Your film file must be less than 2GB to utilize WeTranfer’s free service.
- Send the film files to email@example.com (You’ll type that into the box on WeTransfer marked “Friend’s e-mail.”)
- Your film must be finished uploading to WeTransfer by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. Upload times vary, so give yourself plenty of time.
- Send your script, credits list and image & location releases to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your paperwork must be e-mailed by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022
SPECS FOR YOUR FILM:
It is very important that you follow the technical specifications provided in the packet. If not, your film may be disqualified. They can also be found here – h48 Tech Specs
Any questions or concerns about technical specs and exporting, you can contact Jake Kuwana at 208-670-1883 or email@example.com.
WHO WILL SEE MY MOVIE?
All completed films will be screened at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 4:00pm.
WHAT AWARDS ARE GIVEN?
“Best Of Fest” – $250 cash prize + trophy (selected by h48 judges)
“Audience Choice” – $100 cash prize + trophy (selected by audience balloting at the screening)
“Best Scream Queen” – Trophy (selected by h48 judges)
“Best Baddie/Villain” – Trophy (selected by h48 judges)
“Best SFX” – Trophy – Trophy (selected by h48 judges)
CAN I GET A COPY OF MY FILM WHEN IT’S ALL OVER?
We will not be selling DVDs or posting the films to the Internet on i48’s Vimeo account due to the content of the films, so you’ll have to get a copy from your team!
MORE QUESTIONS? Contact Josie Pusl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208.794.1157