Louisville's 48 Hour Film Project has wrapped for 2013. The festival and competition ended with a screening of the award winning films on Saturday, August 10. I was lucky enough to sit on the judge's panel this year and then host the awards ceremonies: an experience that leaves me impressed with the amount of talent hiding in Louisville.
The films were screened at Village 8 Theaters at 7 and 9 p.m. Over 150 locals turned out to see the local work. Several of the actors from some of the films helped me by presenting some of the awards. I thought the funniest moment of presenting was being joined by a group of actors and a puppet, who were from the short film "Treycation." The actors turned and blamed the puppet for being disqualified from awards. The winner of "Best Film" was Death's Apprentice by Team! Team! They will go on to represent Louisville at the international festival Filmapalooza. The film will be judged alongside films from over 122 cities worldwide.
Photograph: Louisville 48 Hour Film Project director Chad Thomas speaks with Glass Label co-director Antonio Pantoja at the wrap party held at Saints. In the background, Glass Label co-director Clay Cook (left) speaks with photographer Gary J. Barragan.
The list of winning films are below:
(At the time of publication, not all of the films were available online. Filmmakers are welcome to leave links in the comments as they upload their films).
Special Judges Award: "Our Father" by Fashion Farms Unlimited
Best Use of Character: "Drawn In" by Fresh Pot Productions
Best Use of Prop: "Project Ouroboros" by Amy Wants to Name Everything Sharkbite Productions
Best Use of Louisville: "City of Possibilities" by Porkchop Productions
Best Acting: "Errands" by Bottoms Up! Productions
Best Costumes:"Restless" by Hiss & Vinegar
Best Choreography and Audience Award Winner Group A: "I Am The Good Guy" by Word of Mouth
Best Special Effects, Best Musical Score, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Directing: "The Paper Tiger" by Glass Label
Best Writing, Best Sound Design ,and Best Film Runner Up:
"Cold Cut Reality" by Weekend Chocolate Warriors
Audience Award Winner: Group B: "Bodies in Motion, Body at Rest" by Fools & Film
Audience Award Winner: Group C, Best Use of Line, Best Use of Graphics and Best Film: "Death's Apprentice" by Team Team!