The 48 Hour Film Project

The 48HFP Equal Exchange Invitational

The first official 48HFP Equal Exchange Invitational took place the weekend of September 19-22. Teams from three cities—Boston, Portland (Oregon), and Seattle—made thirteen 3 minute films on the theme of people being dangerously disconnected from their food.

On Tuesday, October 21, the films were screened in Boston, Portland, and Seattle to sold-out crowds. The teams were presented their awards by three special guests. In Boston, it was Reverend Billy, activist and star of the documentary What Would Jesus Buy?; in Portland, it was Taggart Siegel, the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John; and in Seattle, it was Lucy Norris, Co-chair of Slow Food Seattle.

Without further ado, the winners are...

Best Editing
"It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" by 911 Media (Seattle)

Best Cinematography
"The Only Way to Eat" by Stop Talking (Seattle)

Best Acting
"How Vast a Sea" by We Were Hot and We Were Hungry (Seattle)

Best Writing
"The Beginning of the End of Rick Dickerson" by Mine Production (Seattle)

Best Directing
"The Only Way to Eat" by Stop Talking (Seattle)

Best Seattle Film
"It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" by 911 Media

Best Boston Film and First Runner Up
"Food Plus" by Bait & Tackle

Best Portland Film and Best Overall
"Hard to Swallow" by Bouncing Poodle Production

Team Bouncing Poodle Productions received a prize of $1000.


People's Choice Awards

The audience also picked their favorite films.

People's Choice of Boston
"Organic Coffee and Gorgonzola" by We're Making a Movie

People's Choice of Portland
"Hard to Swallow" by Bouncing Poodle Production

People's Choice of Seattle
"How Vast a Sea" by We Were Hot and We Were Hungry

Runner Up for People's Choice Overall
"Organic Coffee and Gorgonzola" by We're Making a Movie

People's Choice Overall
"How Vast a Sea" by We Were Hot and We Were Hungry


Participating Teams

Boston Teams
Bait & Tackle Chad Carlberg
Baugh Klemm's Tea Party Christopher Heylin
Glasseye Scott Palmer
Summer Villa Bruce Spero
We're Making a Movie Michelle Barbera
 
Portland (Oregon) Teams
Bouncing Poodle Productions Cassie Skauge
Cinema Queso Rob Campbell
Overcast Productions Daniel Elkayam
Tiny Mini Films Michelle Williams
 
Seattle Teams
Dreamers and Schemers Ali Mohsenian
Mine Production Aratana Nualkhair
911 Media Eli Martin
Stop Talking Cameron Smith
We Were Hot and We Were Hungry Matt Dy

Dreamers and Schemers was formerly known as Focus Media.

   



Elements

Character: Rick or Ricki Dickinson,
Grocery Store Manager
Prop: Equal Exchange Burlap Bag
Line of Dialogue: "It doesn't have to be that way."

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