The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project

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The Judges Have Spoken!

Our panel of judges has made its decision. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners!

Best Use of Character
"Samuel's Fifth" by Strobie Studios

Best Use of Prop
"The Last Airbander" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Best Use of Line
"The Shiz" by Thirthy9one

Best Use of Genre
"The Last Airbander" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Producer's Award
"Two in the Chamber; The Movie" by Musgrave Co-Prosperity Sphere

Overall Audience Choice
"Smart Phone" by Danger Beach Entertainment

Best Hair & Make Up
"Returning" by Luminary

Best Costumes
"Returning" by Luminary

Best Choreography
"Grace Note" by White Poison Industries

Best Special Effects
"Tribulation" by 18 to the 4th power plus Y

Best Graphics
"Suspicion" by Team Zoo

Best Sound Design
"Returning" by Luminary

Best Musical Score
"Grace Note" by White Poison Industries

Best Cinematography
"Grace Note" by White Poison Industries

Best Editing
"Tribulation" by 18 to the 4th power plus Y

Best Actress [tie]
Tie! Susan Wynne Lunning
Megan Schettler Schug

Best Actor
Phil Mclean "The Last Airbander" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Best Writing
"The Shiz" by Thirthy9one

Best Directing
"Make Her Smile" by Team

Second Runner Up for Best Film
"Returning" by Luminary

Runner Up for Best Film
"Grace Note" by White Poison Industries

Best Film
"The Last Airbander" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Des Moines 48HFP Audience Awards

The audience has spoken! The following teams won the audience awards for their respective screenings. Congratulations!

Audience Award Winner: Group A
"Smart Phone" by Danger Beach Entertainment

Audience Award Winner: Group B
"Trigger Words" by Tiny Explosions

Audience Award Winner: Group C
"The Last Airbander" by Slater Maxwell Productions

Audience Award Winner: Group D
"Captain Muscles" by Pelicanbeam

truTV Prize for Best Film

The winner of Best Film of Des Moines will win the opportunity to sign a Development Deal with truTV for $5000! (More info)

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Photo by Tim Kiser.

Required Elements

Character  Chris or Christina Samuels, Musician
Prop  a coloring book
Line  "Let's do it!" (or "Let us do it!")

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Screening Groups

Group A
Screening on Wednesday, August 1, 7 & 9:45

5 Furious Flying Ferrets, "Showdown", Musical/Western,
Kevin Tobey
Armadillo Armadillo, "High Five-O", Buddy Film,
Aaron Shaffer
Bachelor's Degrees, "Gauntlet of Death", Horror,
Jack Borcherding

BASEBALL TEAM, "Large Battle", Road Movie,
John Krantz
Danger Beach Entertainment, "Smart Phone", Comedy,
Cameron Downing
Jello Fresh Productions, "Blake Stevens: American Hero", Mockumentary, Wesley Belknap
My Studio By, "My Love", Drama, Tonya Scarcello
Primitive Filmworks,"Denial by the Dozen", Detective/Cop,
Jeff Gray
SmokeMonster Productions,"Delusive", Thriller/Suspense,
Lacy Williams
Talkie Pictures,Adventure Serial, "Silas", Thomas Rapp
Team Zoo, "Suspicion", Sci-Fi, David Hager
White Poison Industries, "Grace Note", Film de Femme,
Nick Strickland

Group B
Screening on Wednesday, August 1, 7 & 9:45

18 to the fourth plus Y, "Tribulation", Road Movie,
David Keninger
A Hat for Jimmy, "Going Down", Dark Comedy,
Palina Prassasouk
Bad Baby Productions,"Grand Supreme", Thriller/Suspense, Heather Ryan
Gate 13 & Company,"Mutation: A Chemical Romance", Sci-Fi, Gabriel Tejeda
GreenHouse Productions,"Grandpa Heinrichs's Fun with Bottles", Silent Film, Cole Norum
One Genome Short Productions, "Bowties for Everyone", Adventure Serial, Gabriel Rowold
Seal Team 9, "In Love with Love", Romance, Sridhar Kothandeth
Shrieking Tree, "About a Film", Mockumentary, Justin Norman
Slightly Off Center, "Play Misery for Me", Film De Femme,
Karen Swanson
Team, Fantasy, "Make her Smile", Sarah Noll Wilson
The Trans-Iowa Canal Company,"Influence", Buddy Film,
Les Roth
Tiny Explosions, "Trigger Words", Vacation/Holiday Film, Patrick Boberg

Group C
Screening on Thursday, August 2, 7 & 9:45

BeHappyFilms, "Computer", Period Piece, Cisco Gonzalez
Don't Blink, "The Fourth Horseman", Dark Comedy,
Mike Sulzberger
Comedy Co-Operative, "After Ever After", Fantasy, Dave Brooks
Continental Shift,"Making Time", Time Travel, Chris Beck
Fighting Squirrels, "A Friend in Need", Buddy Film,
Thomas Ritchie
KISST Pictures, "Blessings", Silent Film, Tim Buelna
Luminary,"Returning", Adventure/Serial, Jacob Moyer
Slater Maxwell Productions,"The Last Airbander", Mockumentary, Cody Schug
SouthSiderStudios, "Dead End Job", Road Movie, Amanda Kieler
Stang films, "Three Guys and a Ghost", Sci-Fi, Rick Burger
Team Owl Mode, "Between the bars", Romance, Scott Ver Mulm
The Electric Shoes, "A cause for concern...", Detective/Cop, Chris Casterline
Virtual Waters Productions, "", Comedy, Brad Feingold

Group D
Screening on Thursday, August 2, 7 & 9:45

Des Moines Advertising Misfits,"One Night Only", Comedy,
Brian Johnson
Echo Three Productions, "The Session" ,Drama,
Richard Harms
Mechatronics, "Dots to Draw". Fantasy,
Aaron Tainter
Musgrave Co-Prosperity Sphere,"Two in the chamber: The Movie", Musical/Western,
Daniel Musgrave
NewTopic Films, "Stevie Wanders" ,Dark Comedy,
Blaire Angel
Non Scire, "Spacetonia:The Last Song", Sci-Fi,
Ali Nielsen
Pelicanbeam,"Captain Muscles" Adventure Serial,
Sam Ennis
Strobie Studios, "Samuel's 5th" Horror,
Scott Strosahl
Team Last to Enter, "Flight of the Junebug", Film De Femme, John Hansen
THIRTY90NE, "The Shiz",Buddy Film,
Alex Scott
Vayne, Thriller/Suspense, "Conception",
Jason Van Zetten
Whatever Works, "Life as you know it",
Road Movie, Laura Peppers

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