Las Vegas, Nevada October 16 - 18, 2020

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films for the US Virtual 48HFP West. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

And a special Congratulations to team IZZO PRO from Las Vegas, whose film, "The Wither," took home 2nd Place Best Film!

And the Award Winners are...

BEST FILM
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

2nd Place Best film

"The Wither" by IZZO PRO (Las Vegas)

3rd Place Best Film
"The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)

Audience Choice Award (TIE)

"The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Writing
Laura Domingo, Evelyn Huynh, & Christian Pizzirani,
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Editing (TIE)
Christian Pizzirani, “Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)
Mario Izzo, “The Wither" by IZZO PRO (Las Vegas)

Best Cinematography
Mario Izzo, “The Wither" by IZZO PRO (Las Vegas)

Best Cinematography - Honorable Mention
Christian Pizzirani, “Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Acting - Ensemble
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Actress
Robyn Grahn in "The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)

Best Actor
Kendall Warnock in "The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)

Best Directing
Christian Pizzirani, “Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Sound Design
"The Wither" by IZZO PRO (Las Vegas)

Best Musical Score
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Original Score

Susan M. Lockwood, “Detour” by Dirt Dog Productions (San Jose)

Best Character Design
Evelyn Huynh, “Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Special Effects
Jess Thomas, “The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)

Best Costumes
"Ginnys Last Wish" by Waves and PiXels Films (San Jose)

Best Character
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Character - Honorable Mention

"Pig Pen" by WSU Studio 76 (Salt Lake City)
"The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)

Best Prop
"Running" by Ovation Pictures (San Jose)

Best Prop - Honorable Mention
"Defund the Neighborhood Watch" by quixote club (San Francisco)

Best Line
"The Hot Sauce Solution" by One Shoe Films (San Francisco)

Congratulations to these filmmakers and to everyone who made a film in 48 hours!


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A special THANK YOU to our Judging Panel:

Victor Ciccarelli, San Diego - Award-winning still photographer and San Diego 48HFP filmmaker.  He is the founder of 4D Science, an education-based company which leverages VR and 3D technology to develop educational content.

Clélia Sarotte, Paris, France - Accomplished artist and graphic designer, Clélia was the artist for the film 'Dirty Kitchen for Beautiful Cakes' by Carotte Team that won the first ever 48X2 Animation Project earlier this year.

Jim Teiper, San Diego - Jim has worked on dozens of feature films, TV series, commercials and corporate projects, having the privilege of experiencing the lighting styles and personalities of numerous ASC & ACS cinematographers along with a myriad of different directors and crew members. He currently operates a uniquely qualified mobile lighting & grip company serving San Diego & Orange Counties as well as the Los Angeles area and the Desert Cities.



Many, many thanks to our esteemed judging panel.  Their dedication to reviewing the US Virtual 48HFP films and making tough decisions is much appreciated!

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Required Elements

  • Character: Diego or Donna Suarez, Inventor
  • Prop: Oven Mitt
  • Line: "Take it or leave it."

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 8:00pm
Virtual via Eventive

Watch the Films of the  West Region of the US Virtual 48HFP!

See the  Premiere Screening via the platform Eventive.  It includes Audience Choice Voting and Filmmaker Q/A!

TICKET INFO
https://watch.eventive.org/usvirtual48hfp/play/5f8ee91579516500de307521
$10

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Participating Teams

  • IZZO PRO Mario Izzo
  • Lojo Productions Lonnie Johnson

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