Winners of the 48-hour film project announced

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Like Wayne said in Wayne’s World, “That’s all the time we have for our movie. We hope you found it entertaining, whimsical and yet relevant, with an underlying revisionist conceit that belied the film’s emotional attachments to the subject matter.”

And, like Garth said, “I just hope you didn’t think it sucked.”

The Asheville 48 Hour Film Project took place last month, with a kickoff party on Friday, June 18. There, project participants choose, at random, a specific character, prop, line of dialogue and genre to be included in every team’s film.  That initial gathering was followed by a 48-hour period (hence the name) during which teams of WNC-based filmmakers made, start-to-finish, seven-minute films.

Films were screened at Asheville Pizza and Brewing on Merrimon Ave. on Tuesday, June 22 through Thursday, June 24. Finally, last night, the project’s winners (chosen by a panel of judges) were screened at the Fine Arts Theatre on Biltmore Ave. The awards went to:

Best Use of Character: Happy Trail by Twin Path Productions

Best Use of Prop and Best Use of Line of Dialogue: DEVOLVER by Dorsia

Best Tattoos: Lindsey Rourke as “Monica Vasquez” in The Big Picture by Homicidal Mandrill Productions; Marissa Williams as “Tracy” in A Fridge Too Far by LYLAS

Best Overall Line of Dialogue: “This is my best gay curious scene since I opened for Oingo Boingo.” from Touched by Angels, Kipper Shauer by The Young Adults

Best Invented Language: A Fridge Too Far by LYLAS

Best Costumes: S.T.A.R. by ABTech DME/Drama Programs

Best Special Effects and Best Editing: Snip the Wire by Golden Manatee Productions

Best Graphics: Cut & Paste by Blue Ridge Community College

Best Sound Design and Best Film: Touched by Angels by The Young Adults

Best Musical Score and Best Writing: Dance Dance Execution by Providing Communication Solutions Through Technology

Best Cinematography: The Big Picture by Homicidal Mandrill Productions

Best Acting: Jenny Wroble as “Boss Angel” by The Young Adults Touched by Angels

Best Directing: Viva Vasquez by Team UNCA

Audience Award Winners: Touched by Angels by The Young Adults, Snip the Wire by Golden Manatee Productions and Dance Dance Execution by Providing Communication Solutions Through Technology.

 

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4 thoughts on “Winners of the 48-hour film project announced

  1. Ken Hanke

    I’m interested to see that all three Audience Award Winners were awarded something by the judges (especially since I was one of those judges). That’s actually unusual. I’ll have more to say about the 48 Hour Film Project in next week’s paper — at which time I’ll be happy to tackle questions from the individual filmmakers.

  2. Stan Price

    Where was the award for Best Actor? There were so many exceptional male performances. It was a shame not to have Best Actor and Best Actress instead of Best Acting. Also- What about Best Duo? And especially Best Song?

    Certainly, great award-worthy films this year, BUT also- certainly “unusual” choices were made….

  3. Stan Price

    Where was the award for Best Actor? There were so many exceptional male performances. It was a shame not to have Best Actor and Best Actress instead of Best Acting. Also- What about Best Duo? And especially Best Song?

    Certainly, great award-worthy films this year, BUT also- certainly “unusual” choices were made….

  4. Ken Hanke

    Where was the award for Best Actor?

    There are required awards laid out by the 48 Hour Film Project people. And the award is simply “Best Acting.” The distinction is not made for separate Actor/Actress slots in the rules judges are given.

    And especially Best Song?

    It’s not a category, though we could have made one up for it (which would have had no national impact), but part of the reason we didn’t is that we couldn’t agree on which song was best.

    Certainly, great award-worthy films this year, BUT also- certainly “unusual” choices were made….

    Unusual in what way? Considering that all three choices for Audience Awards came in for some kind of award, it hardly seems we were horribly out of step with the choices.

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