Buffalo, New York October 16 - 18, 2020

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films for the US Virtual 48HFP Eastern North. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

And a special congratulations to Wicked Goose Productions from Buffalo for their film "Obsessions," which took home 2nd Place Best Film!

And the Award Winners are...

Best Film
"Cave" by Messy Shed (Providence)

2nd Place Best film
"Obsessions" by Wicked Goose Productions (Buffalo)

3rd Place Best film
"X Points" by NC productions (New York)

Audience Choice Award
Hunter's Heroes by 3oh1 Films (Providence)

Best Writing
"Obsessions" by Wicked Goose Productions (Buffalo)

Best Editing
"Cave" by Messy Shed (Providence)

Best Actress
Samantha Larson in "Obsessions" by Wicked Goose Productions (Buffalo)

Best Actor
Jared Robinson in "Cave" by Messy Shed (Providence)

Best Cinematography
"Cave" by Messy Shed (Providence)

Best Directing
"Cave" by Messy Shed (Providence)

Best Sound Design
"X Points" by NC productions (New York)

Best Musical Score
"Cave" by Messy Shed (Providence)

Best Special Effects
"X Points" by NC productions (New York)

Best Graphics
"Spike's Hike" by Chickens vs. Sputnik (Providence)

Best Use of Character
"Obsessions" by Wicked Goose Productions (Buffalo)

Best Use of Prop
"William's Notebook" by A Walnut (New York)

Best Use of Line of Dialogue
"Spike's Hike" by Chickens vs. Sputnik (Providence)


Congratulations to these filmmakers and to everyone who made a film in 48 hours!


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A special THANK YOU to our Judging Panel:



Ryan Lewis -- Cinematographer, Producer, Owner of Cider Mill Productions. Recently served as Director of Photography on CANDY CORN, a feature film released by Epic Pictures in 2019.  Resides in Cincinnati, OH.

Austin Madrid -- Cinematographer, Producer and Co-Owner of Jak + Flux, an award-winning, cinematic video, photography, and live-stream creative studio.  Resides in Albuquerque, NM.

Melissa Robison -- Senior Product Manager at The Great Courses, has been working on and producing feature films, documentaries, and short films for over 20 years.  Producer of ten 48 Hour Film Projects and Past-President of the North Carolina Filmmakers Association.  Resides in Falls Church, VA.

Shoshana Rosenbaum -- An award-winning Filmmaker and Screenwriter.  Her film NIGHT WAKING is currently on the festival circuit.  Resides in Washington, DC.



Many, many thanks to our esteemed judging panel.  Their dedication to reviewing the US Virtual 48HFP films and making tough decisions is much appreciated!

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Required Elements

  • Character: William R. or Wendy R. Hunter, Professor
  • Prop: Cell Phone
  • Line: "Take it easy, bro. (Brah, breh, bruh acceptable)"

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Oct 27, 2020 @ 8:00pm
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Participating Teams

  • Wicked Goose Productions Greg Keith

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