Washington, District of Columbia September 21 - 23, 2012

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 DC Dogs & Exit 10 for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Tango with the Devil will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Tango with the Devil by DC Dogs & Exit 10

Audience Favorite

Tango with the Devil by DC Dogs & Exit 10

Best Concept

Lavacado by Cigarbox Planetarium & Crafty Biscuit Productions

Best Directing

Jonathan Zuck Tango with the Devil by DC Dogs & Exit 10

Best Cinematography

We Move By Wagon Train by Charm City DSLR Film Makers & Drew Gibson

Best Song

We Move By Wagon Train by Charm City DSLR Film Makers & Drew Gibson

Honorable Mention
Feeling My Way in the Dark by Hurst St Studios & The Beanstalk Library

Best Male Performer

Desson Thomson Everything by Bigger Boat Productions & Cairo Fred

Best Female Performer

Carolyn Powers Nightsong by SCIO films & blindtillnow

Best Special Effects

At a Point in Your Life by Aki Mother & The Quest

2012 Film List

  • At a Point in Your Life by Aki Mother & The Quest
  • Batalá Hey!/Direto by Batala Washington DC, Inc. & E.O.D.A.
  • Everything by Bigger Boat Productions & Cairo Fred
  • Falling by Above The Silence & Fly By Night Films
  • Family Man by HüsBand & Ursus Lotor
  • Feeling My Way in the Dark by Hurst St Studios & The Beanstalk Library
  • Forever by Amagi Productions & the Big Wide Open
  • Lavacado by Cigarbox Planetarium & Crafty Biscuit Productions
  • Near by Corcoran & Zero Mercury
  • Nightsong by SCIO films & blindtillnow
  • Tango with the Devil by DC Dogs & Exit 10
  • We Move By Wagon Train by Charm City DSLR Film Makers & Drew Gibson

DC is the birthplace of the 48HFP!

In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.

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