The 48 Hour Film Project

The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project

The Judges Have Spoken!

Our panel of judges has made its decision. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners!

Best Use of Character
"The Walk" by SouthSiderStudios

Best Use of Prop
"Two Men & A Backpack" by Tiny Explosions

Best Use of Line
"Dig Deeper" by White Poison Indsutries

Best Use of Genre
"Death has a Shadow" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Best Use of Lighting
"Midnight Catastrophe" by Playa Peligrosa

Producer's Awards
"Method" by Team

Honorable Mention Actress
Jill Mclain in "Sycamore Trail by "Two Creek Productions"

Honorable Mention Cinematography
"Out of Town" by Tasting Zoo

Honorable Mention Writing
"Dig Deeper" by White Poison Indsutries

Best Special Effects
"Covert Attractilon" by 20 to the 4th Power plus Y

Best Graphics
"The Big Strike" by Bewildered Productions

Best Sound Design
"The Good The Bad, The Roomate..." by Beards Comedy Troupe

Best Cinematography
"Ditch Brothers" by Stengforce

Best Editing
"Divide" by Burrrito Tuxedo

Best Actress [tie]
Kellie Kramer
Megan Schug

Best Actor [tie]
Ron Calvert
Justin Norman

Best Ensemble Acting
"Muddy Water" by O Town Opus

Best Writing
"The Breadwinner" by Shrieking Tree

Best Directing
"Muddy Water" by O Town Opus

Second Runner Up for Best Film
"The Breadwinner" by Shrieking Tree

Runner Up for Best Film
"Divide" by Burrrito Tuxedo

Best Film
"Muddy Water" by O Town Opus

Des Moines 48HFP Audience Awards

The audience has spoken! The following teams won the audience awards for their respective screenings. Congratulations!

Audience Award Winner: Group A
85 Media- "The Gift"

Audience Award Winner: Group B
Shrieking Tree -"The Breadwinner"

Audience Award Winner: Group C
Team -"Method"

Audience Award Winner: Group D
One Genome Short- "Commit"

Audience Award Winner: Group E
White Poison Industries- "Dig Deeper"

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Photo by Tim Kiser.

Required Elements

Character  Alex or Alexis Simpson, Real Estate Agent
Prop  a backpack
Line  "That's liquid gold." (or "That is liquid gold.")

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Screening Groups

Group A
Screening on Tuesday, August 5 @ 7:00pm
Screening on Tuesday, August 5 @ 9:30pm

20 to the 4th power plus Y, David Keninger
5 Furious Flying Ferrets, Kevin Tobey
85 Media, Trav McAvaddy
A Shattered Visage, Wade Hampton
Baseball Team, John Krantz
I Am Jack's Inconsequential Team Name, Coda Skeffington-Vos
Micah Media Productions, Micah Haworth
Team Last To Enter, John Hansen
TurkishDane Pictures, Ali Nielsen
Whatever Works, Laura Peppers

Group B
Screening on Tuesday, August 5 @ 7:15pm
Screening on Tuesday, August 5 @ 9:45pm

Bewildered Productions, Jon Lemons
Blacklight Entertainment, Colby Campbell
Brorittos, Travis Reinders
Husky Stache Productions, Luke Belknap
O Town Opus, Burke McLain
Phreaks And Geeks, kristopher debolt
Shrieking Tree, Justin Norman
Slater Maxwell Productions, Matt Clark
Stengforce, Luke Stenger

Group C
Screening on Wednesday, August 6 @ 7:00pm
Screening on Wednesday, August 6 @ 9:30pm

Beards Comedy Troupe, Collin Miller
Burrito Tuxedo, Thai Luong
Echo Three Productions, Richard Harms
Fun & Games Productions, Michael Helgens
Phase 2 Studio, David Lowry
Playa Peligrosa, Cameron Downing
Progressive Collective, Christopher New
SmokeMonster Productions, Lacy Williams
Team, Sarah Noll Wilson
Zebra Tassle Cats, Eric Jessen

Group D
Screening on Wednesday, August 6 @ 7:15pm
Screening on Wednesday, August 6 @ 9:45pm

Gate 13 & Company, Gabriel Tejeda
One Genome Short Productions, Gabriel Rowold
Parhelion Studios, Jonathan Quinn
Poplar Production, Joshua Weber
South Lemon Studios, Jake Rains
Tasting Zoo, David Hager
Tiny Explosions, Patrick Boberg
Triforce, Trevor Luster
Virtual Waters Productions, Brad Feingold

Group E
Screening on Thursday, August 7 @ 7:00pm
Screening on Thursday, August 7 @ 9:30pm

Admiral Wolverine Lighting Bolts, Silas Reames
Bold Film Productions, Christopher Williams
Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre, Bob Filippone
Owl Mode, Scott Ver Mulm
SouthSiderStudios, Amanda Kieler
Team #2K14, Ben Sulzberger
Two Creek Productions, Jeremiah Scavo
white poison industries, Nick Strickland