Cleveland, Ohio July 13 - 15, 2018

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Conrad Studios for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Two For Twenty will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Hatch by The Collective

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

School's Out by D.A.A.S films

Need more 48?
October 12 - 14, 2018

Required Elements

  • Character: Van or Vanessa Sizemore, Cheapskate
  • Prop: Donut
  • Line: "Can you tell me what this is?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Hatch by The Collective

Audience Favorite: Group B

Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Last Donut by Black Belt Productions

Best Writing

On Air by Cosmic Octopus

Best Editing

Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

Best Directing

The Hatch by The Collective

Best Cinematography

Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

Best Sound Design

AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

Best Musical Score

AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

Best Song

Project Squeak by Innovative Productions

Best Actor

Jimmie Lee Williams Caught Up by Burning House Entertainment

Best Actress

Stefanie Satchik The Hatch by The Collective

Best Supporting Actor

Jaz Securo Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Kira Walker Caught Up by Burning House Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

The Last Donut by Black Belt Productions

Best Graphics

AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

Best Special Effects

A Shear Disaster by Web Presence Guru

Best Use of Character

On Air by Cosmic Octopus

Best Use of Prop

The Last Donut by Black Belt Productions

Best Use of Line

A Shear Disaster by Web Presence Guru

Best Use of Genre

AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

BEST COSTUMES & MAKEUP

AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

Best Location

The Hatch by The Collective

Poster Contest - Group A

Van's Ice Cold Lemonade by Calhoun- Blue Productions

Poster Contest - Group B

Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

Poster Contest - Group C

The Last Donut by Black Belt Productions

The Golden Donut Award

Chicago by 7th Art FILM CLUB

Trailer Contest Winner

AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

2018 Film List

  • A Shear Disaster by Web Presence Guru

    high and tight at the end world

  • AL.A.IN.A. by Tealdor Films

    Van and Martha learn it's not always super being a super hero's parents when their son leaves them with a mysterious device.

  • Ancestor Worship by Khepri

    Ancestor Worship: Is it ancestors or TV?

  • Back to the Beast by One-dor Twins Films

    Upset about an incident with a creepy man at a party, a woman seeks guidance from a card reader but winds up finding a unique ways to go back and fix things.

  • Bennett by Put A Bird On It Productions

    Agent Jacob Bennett is forced to go on the run after his mission is compromised.

  • Caught Up by Burning House Entertainment

    The only way out is to get in deeper.

  • Celebrity Deadpool by The Absolute Units

    When a group of post-graduate investors lose their fortunes, their business takes a sinister turn: gambling on celebrity lifespans.

  • Chicago by 7th Art FILM CLUB
  • Death Before Dishonor by Handled Animals

    A captured American spy must choose between death or a life of dishonor.

  • Dischord by Rephase Films

    Dischord is a drama about estranged sisters who are forced to deal with their relationship and taste for music during a controversial yard sale in the wake of their fathers death and possessions.

  • Do Androids Dream of Love? by Frolicking Films

    Vanessa is a human. Robbie is an android. But their feelings for one another are socially unaccepted.

  • Do or Donut by My Albatross

    ?

  • Fix by Rant & Rave With Don Michaels A Don Michaels Production

    The redemption of a man struggling with alcohol.

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People to Take a Road Trip With You by Trinehouse Pictures

    When you don't have much to do, what could be better than a road trip? Just choose your travel partner wisely...

  • In-cape-able by Red Kurtain Productions

    A man interviews potential superhero candidates, only to be frustrated by their incapability.

  • Lanes of Inheritance by TEAM MZ-48
  • Late Bloomer by Dark Horses Productions

    The best thing about coming of age is......I can do it whenever I want.

  • Leslie's Odyssey by Three Knights

    Romance found in an unexpected place

  • No Filter: Overexposed by J-Crew

    7 minutes presents 21st century psychic frauds.

  • Omega by Recreational Hazard

    An orphaned 16-year-old reflects on the last 24 hours of her life before a catastrophe destroys all life on Earth.

  • On Air by Cosmic Octopus

    On the air... but out of time...

  • Project Squeak by Innovative Productions

    Two teenagers find something in the woods that will tear apart not only their friendship, but the lives of those around them.

  • School's Out by D.A.A.S films

    It's the most wonderful time of the year...

  • Secret Ingredient by Fly-By-Wire Films

    A corporate spy infiltrates a rival donut company to uncover their secret ingredient.

  • See You Soon by David Michael Freelance

    In a moment of veiled serendipity, a young deaf woman struggling for acceptance finds an unlikely connection with a terminally ill transgender military veteran.

  • She Urned it by YNATA

    Estranged cousins unite for their frugal cousin's funeral.

  • Survivor by Muhlbach Cinema

    With time ticking down, will this group survive the night?

  • Switching It! by Immscape

    What happens when calling forth a past love?

  • The First Time by The Brutal Flowers

    A gay couple decides to spice up their love life by inviting another couple into their relationship.

  • The Gardener by White Midnight

    A young college student who is working on her thesis is volunteering at a small hop farm only to discover there is more to it than what first glance shows. Soon, she will be faced with a choice, to finish her thesis or to answer the call of the gardener.

  • The Hatch by The Collective

    An abducted woman wakes up trapped on a boat and her only chance of survival is outsmarting her captor.

  • The Last Donut by Black Belt Productions

    There is one donut left in the office, and the employees at Sizemore Industries will do whatever it takes to get it.

  • This Is Not A Dress Rehearsal by Right of Way Productions

    A woman must confront her reality.

  • Two For Twenty by Conrad Studios

    A band of robbers try to repay their debts.

  • Untitled by Ghetto Kids Big Dreams

    Shit happens

  • Van's Ice Cold Lemonade by Calhoun- Blue Productions

    Youthful Vendors can't quench adult thirst

  • We're All Going To Die by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

    When faced with his own mortality, Dominic must figure out how he wishes to live the rest of his life.

  • While you weren't watching by Xenogenesis

    Follow the series of events that can occur when we are more focused on our technology then people.


Important Message: Copycat DisclaimerPrivacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2018 48 Hour Film Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved