The 48 Hour Film Project

Filmapalooza 2006

The finale festival for the 2005 48 Hour Film Project was from March 9th through the 12th, 2008. Filmapalooza returned to Cinequest in San Jose, California.

Who: 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the world
What: The best 48HFP films from 2005
Where: Cinequest in San Jose, California
When: March 9th through 12th, 2006
Why: Inspiration, education, networking, and fun!

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The awards for the 2005 tour were announced at a reception at the Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose on March 11th, 2006. The winners were:

The winner of the Panasonic HD Filmmakers Showdown was WIT Films from Washington, DC, for "Multiverse", in which a man imagines himself into the arms of a woman he does not know, only to find another man imagining himself there too. WIT Films took home an HVX200 HD camera as their award.

The second runner-up was Blue Turtles from Paris for "Les Champignons de Paname" ("The Mushrooms of Paris"), a farcical romp about the mushroom world.

The first runner-up was ScatterShot from San Francisco for "The Write Stuff", an intricately constructed romance about the death of a pen.

And the winner was Team Last to Enter from Des Moines for "Mimes on the Prairie", a hilarious investigation into the role of mimes in the settling of the American West. This is truly a cinderella story—it was the 48HFP's first time in Des Moines and Team Last to Enter's first film! Watch it on

At the Awards Ceremony, filmmakers were presented with the 2005 48 Hour Film Trophy, made by DC glass artist Tim Tate.