The 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project

See below for 2002 results.
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Tinseltown Filmmakers Shine

The Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project, held in mid-September was a huge success.

44 filmmaking teams started the competition. At the Kickoff Event, teams drew the genre for their films in a random drawing. (Genres included: Comedy, Romance, Film Noir and Super Hero, to name but a few.) Then it was off to the races as each team had only 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m.

Sunday evening, 40 teams submitted their movies. 26 teams were on time, 14 teams were late, and 4 teams dropped out. Screenings were held at the Laemmle Fairfax Cinema in Hollywood. More than 1,100 people, including industry insiders, were on hand to see the premiere of the LA 48 Hour Films. The films left the audience impressed by the high quality that was achieved in such a short time.


Best Film

The Pitch, Horror, Weekend Warriors


Monday, September 23 7 p.m.
"The Neighbor" Ten Minas, Fantasy

Monday, September 23 9:30 p.m.
"RR5000" Team Twinkie, Fantasy

Tuesday, September 24 7 p.m.
"Let Them Eat Cake" Smorgasbord, Mystery

Tuesday, September 24 9:30 p.m.
"Seoul Mates" BHP, Comedy

Best Specific Awards

Best Directing: [2 winners]

The Pitch, Horror, Weekend Warriors

Cattle Call, Mockumentary, Encyclopedia Filmworks

Best Cinematography:

Il Trucco, Gangster, Ludicrous Productions

Best Editing

The Pitch, Horror, Weekend Warriors

Best Acting:

Seoul Mates, Comedy, BHP

Best Use of Prop:

The Big, Big, Big, Big It, Action/Adventure, The Rock Group

Best Use of the Character: Tuesdays with Lou, Comedy, Chrysalis

Best Use of Line of Dialogue:

The Case of the Lactose Intolerant Pop Star, Mystery,
Matsky Productions

Best Script:

Let Them Eat Cake, Mystery, Smorgasbord

Best Costume:

Lou Fort: American Tragedy, Mockumentary,
Not Ready for Public Access

Best Music:

Off Line, Musical, Zoobee

Best Sound Design:

13 Floors, Fantasy, Film Alliance Long Riders

Best Visual Effects: [2 winners]

Snitch, Action Adventure, B.A.D. Productions

Stealing Time, Film Noir, Date for 48

Best Choreography:

Sync or Swim, Mockumentary, Seventh Grade Shorts

Liens 48HFP


Photo by Matt Purciel.

Screenings at the Laemmle Fairfax
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 & 24.

The work of 44 LA Filmmakers will screen over two nights at the Laemmle Fairfax Cinema, 7907 Beverly Blvd. The filmmaking teams have been divided into 4 screening groups. Each group will screen at one of four screenings on Monday and Tuesday, September 23 and 24.
Screening times are at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale beginning on Friday, September 20, when the box office opens.

LA 48 Hour Film Project Screenings

*Note: these are not the screening order

Monday, Sept. 23 @7:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 @9:30 p.m.

Homade Films



Chrysalis Pictures

BAD Productions

True Colors

Lucky Tandem

Forced Affinity

Sunflower Gypsy

Ten Minas

Encyclopedia Filmworks

Jack the One-Eyed Pony

Hot Dog

Papa Shango

Team Sam I Am

Seventh Grade

Red Jump

The Tinseltown Pinks

Team Twinkie

Soren Films

Three of Spades



Tuesday, Sept. 24 @7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 @9:30 p.m.

Date For 48

Silver Penny

Ball 'n Chain

Strangeland Production


Gumsmacker Prod.


Mattsky Productions


Golden Wolf

Cutting Edge Films






8.8.78 Productions

Weekend Warriors


The Rock Group

Thanks For Playing Prods.

FA Longriders

Ludicrous Productions

Not Ready for Public