Minneapolis, Minnesota 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 Central. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

And a special Congratulations to team Stoney Point Productions for their film, "Serious Business" for winning 2nd Place Best Film and the Audience Choice Award and to team Diletante for their film, "Wanted: Best Friend" for winning 3rd Place Best Film!  Both are Minneapolis teams!

And the Award Winners are...

BEST FILM
"The Elixir" by Bust A Movie (Kansas City)

2nd Place Best Film

"Serious Business" by Stoney Point Productions (Minneapolis)

3rd Place Best Film
"Wanted: Best Friend" by Diletante (Minneapolis)

Audience Choice Award
"Serious Business" by Stoney Point Productions (Minneapolis)

Best Writing (TIE)
Spencer Knott & Kevin Noonan, “Serious Business" by Stoney Point Productions (Minneapolis)
Andrew Waggoner, “The Elixir" by Bust A Movie (Kansas City)

Best Editing
"Wanted: Best Friend" by Diletante (Minneapolis)

Best Cinematography
"Lost Dog" by Thirdsun Production / Palindrome Pictures (Paducah)

Best Actress
Cassie Osuji & Lisa M. Evanson in “Serious Business" by Stoney Point Productions (Minneapolis)

Best Actor
Cliff Mirabella in “A COVID CAROL" by Amore, Roma (Saint Louis)

Best Directing
"The Elixir" by Bust A Movie (Kansas City)

Best Sound Design
"On The Fritz" by Untrimmed Jewels (Minneapolis)

Best Musical Score
"My Best Friend's Wife" by Lean Wisconsin (Saint Louis)

Best Makeup
Cassandra Chandler & Nick Huber, “A COVID CAROL" by Amore, Roma (Saint Louis)

Best Costumes
"The Elixir" by Bust A Movie (Kansas City)

Best Character
"The Elixir" by Bust A Movie (Kansas City)

Best Prop
"Serious Business" by Stoney Point Productions (Minneapolis)

Best Line
"On The Fritz" by Untrimmed Jewels (Minneapolis)

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.

Jonathan Hammond, San Diego - Director, Editor and Writer of a dozen films, accruing an Emmy nomination, San Diego Film Award for Best Writing and nominations for Best Director and Picture, two consecutive San Diego Film Con Challenge wins for Best Film, three San Diego 48- Hour Film Project Awards for Audience Choice, three Indie Short Fest awards including Best Screenplay, a two-time KPBS Explorer recipient, WOMAS winner for Best Screenplay and is a current co-recipient for grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Justice and Peace. He is also the winner of Best Writing for 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival. His short film, "Kathy," is currently streaming on Alter and his documentary, "Expect A Miracle," will air on PBS Nationally for World AIDS Day. He attended University of Illinois and NYU Tisch School of the Arts before moving to San Diego.

Gary Kammar, Los Angeles - Founder and owner of Light Source and Imagery. Light Source & Imagery has been producing award winning content for nearly three decades for most motion picture companies, television networks and internet channels.

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: Fritz or Felicia Primpton, Best Friend
  • Prop: A Checkbook
  • Line: "Stop asking me."

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Oct 29, 2020 @ 8:00pm
Virtual via Eventive
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Participating Teams

  • Dilettante Marcus Bugni
  • Guy Manly Films Ryan J. Gilmer
  • MONO A MONO Mariah Becchetti
  • Northern Nights Productions Chris Bales
  • Stoney Point Productions Spencer Knott
  • Untrimmed Jewels Chance Carnahan

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