Cleveland, Ohio July 29 - 31, 2016

Winners Coming Soon

Our judges are currently deliberating on the 2016 winners. Awards will be determined for a number of categories, including Best Film, which will go on to represent Cleveland, OH at Filmapalooza and vie for Best 48HFP Film of 2016.


Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Maria Porter, Bus Driver
  • Prop: a hammer
  • Line: "It's not mine, I swear." (or "It is not mine, I swear.")

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Congratulations to the films below that will be screened at this year's Best Of Cleveland 48HFP event. Each film is a nominee for one or more of the following awards: Best Cinematography, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Writing, Audience Choice, or Best Film. Find out which awards each film is nominated for at the screening!

The films screening are (alphabetical by film name):

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

A Sweet Christmas by Mfinity Media

Bailee Who by KTFilms

Black Market Beauty by red Bicycle

Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

For Better or For Worse by CLEver Productions

Fudge Brownie by Clum

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache

Jackrabbit by EPOS Productions

Just A Blip by Garage Creative

Magnum Pollex by Blewp RInse

The Things You Couldn't Find by Stupid Ideas Studios

WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions

In addition, we are also happy to announce nominations for the following awards below. All of this year's winning films will be revealed in a special Awards Ceremony immediately following the Best Of screening. Who will will the coveted Best Film Award, and move on to represent Cleveland at next year's Filmapalooza, and have a shot at screening at Cannes Film Festival? Find out at this event! Ticket price includes the screening, awards, and wrap party after at Beach Club Bistro.

Additional Awards Nominees

Best Sound Design

Retreat by Dark Horses Productions, Pauline Nowakowski

Just A Blip by Garage Creative, Dave McLean

WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions, Jonathan Klein

Best Musical Score

Magnum Pollex by Blewp RInse, Lucas Horvat

There's a Hammer at the End by Face Value Productions, Logan Ford

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions, Robert Puzzitiello

WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions, Jonathan Klein

Best Original Song

Glorious by Carefree Caravan, Jimmy Scherer

Nuts & Bolts by Hot Chinatown Garbage, Sam Fasano

Spoon Theory by White Midnight, Scott Brosius

Best Lead Actor

Kevin Hricik in For Better or For Worse by CLEver Productions

Gabriel Riazi in Just A Blip by Garage Creative

Antonio Harper in Age of Chains by Harper Productions

Adam Heffernan in Black Market Beauty by red Bicycle

Best Lead Actress

Rachel Ruggieri in A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

Victoria Floyd in Say You Will by Flat Egg Films

Logan Williams in Cinderella Jones by HighSaun-Calhoun Films

Kenzie Critzer in Cat's Game by Joatee

Best Supporting Actor

Greg Steele in For Better or For Worse by CLEver Productions

John Maslowski in From Behind by Infinite Nueve Productions

Chris Moore in A Sweet Christmas by Mfinity Media

Mark Smith in The Things You Couldn't Find by Stupid Ideas Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Olivia Pickard in Cat's Game by Joatee

Aminah Taylor in Bailee Who by KTFilms

Mrva Russell in A Sweet Christmas by Mfinity Media

Kaitlyn Poschner in Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Just A Blip by Garage Creative, Dave McLean

Bailee Who by KTFilms, Kevin Taylor

A Sweet Christmas by Mfinity Media, Myron Davis

Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions, John Burgio

Best Graphics

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache, Jeffrey Lange

Just A Blip by Garage Creative, Dave McLean

No Ones Heroes by Uncanny Films, Paul Zakrzewski

Best Special Effects

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache, Jeffrey Lange

Cinderella Jones by HighSaun-Calhoun Films, Cornell Calhoun III

The Things You Couldn't Find by Stupid Ideas Studios, Justin Phillips

Swan Song by Velvet Buck Productions, Donn Nottage

Best Use Of The Character

Jackrabbit by EPOS Productions, Matt Petrunak

WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions, Jonathan Klein

I Dream Of Daisy by Green Screen Avengers, Rob Troxell

Best Use Of The Line

There's a Hammer at the End by Face Value Productions, Logan Ford

From Behind by Infinite Nueve Productions, Joshua Villalta

Cat's Game by Joatee, William Bradford

Wolfe Who Cried Pig by Szego Films, Scott Szego

Best Use Of The Prop

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache, Jeffrey Lange

Interrogation by Edward Teach films, Jak John

There's a Hammer at the End by Face Value Productions, Logan Ford

No Ones Heroes by Uncanny Films, Paul Zakrzewski

Best Use Of The Genre

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache, Jeffrey Lange

Magnum Pollex by Blewp RInse, Lucas Horvat

Hanma by Cardboard Camera, Mike Dobbins

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions, Robert Puzzitiello

Best Costumes & Makeup

Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions, John Burgio

No Ones Heroes by Uncanny Films, Paul Zakrzewski

Swan Song by Velvet Buck Productions, Donn Nottage

Best Location

Retreat by Dark Horses Productions, Pauline Nowakowski

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions, Robert Puzzitiello

WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions, Jonathan Klein

Bailee Who by KTFilms, Kevin Taylor

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Wrap Party

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Beach Club Bistro
21939 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid OH 44123

All are invited to a wrap party immediately following the Best Of Screening & Awards. We will have light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Come celebrate another great year of independent filmmaking in Cleveland!

Tickets are $15 for the evening and include the Best Of Screening, Awards Ceremony, and Wrap Party. See Best Of Screening info above for ticket information.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions
  • A Sweet Christmas by Mfinity Media
  • Bailee Who by KTFilms
  • Black Market Beauty by red Bicycle
  • Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions
  • For Better or For Worse by CLEver Productions
  • Fudge Brownie by Clum
  • Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache
  • Jackrabbit by EPOS Productions
  • Just A Blip by Garage Creative
  • Magnum Pollex by Blewp RInse
  • The Things You Couldn't Find by Stupid Ideas Studios
  • WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions

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