Judging & Prizes How It Works

Judging Criteria 48 Hour Film Horror Project

In each of our cities, a panel of judges decides the local awards.  Past judges have included film critics, producers, actors, and other industry professionals - including Dave Costabile, Shekhar Kapur and Nathalie Boltt.

Considerations For Best Film

  • Artistic Merit (story, creativity, entertainment, etc.) - 45%
  • Technical Merit - 30%
  • Adherence to the Assignment - 25%

Audience Award

All films, on-time and late, are eligible for the Audience Award, which is determined by audience ballot at the premiere screenings in each city.

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Local Prizes 48 Hour Film Horror Project

The winner of Best Film of 2020 receives:

  • Filmapalooza Screening: The Winner will be screened at Filmapalooza 2021, the official 48HFP Awards Weekend.

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