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The 2013 48 Hours Film Festival Winners

Jul 17, 2013 Film & TV

48 Hours Furious Filmmaking 2013

Wellington team Traces of Nuts scooped the big awards at this year’s 48 Hours short filmmaking competition winning best cinematography, best actress, best director and best film for their hilariously well-conceived crime The Sleeping Plot. The star is 10-year-old coffee-girl-made-main-actress Nova Waretini-Hewison – a worthy winner of her acting gong. Watch The Sleeping Plot here.

All 14 grand finalist films screened at The Civic last night proving genius can happen in a weekend. We agree with the judges. The Sleeping Plot is an outstanding film, with great production values and a snappy script. And congratulations to runner up I Got Robots, a kooky comedy about moving into a robot-inhabited flat, and runner runner up Autocraniotomous about an epidemic of exploding head disease. If we could, we’d also award prizes to the the longing-looks and 80s hair in The Eh Team’s obsessive relationship film Is Love Enough?, the surreal animation and lyrics of dr jeckyll’s musical Sleep Clinic and the menacing crime drama Broken Silence by Goodfellas. Keep an eye on the 48 Hours screening room to check out these goodies soon.

And the awards go to:

Grand National Champion

The Sleeping Plot by Traces of Nut

Runner Up
I Got Robots by Chess Club

Runner Runner Up
Autocraniotomous by Nightowls

V Best Actress
Nova Waretini-Hewison in The Sleeping Plot

V Best Actor
James Kupa in I Got Robots

Rialto Channel Rising Star
Guinea Pig Funeral by Jolly Shrimp Co.

Canon Best Cinematography
Matty Warmington, Traces of Nut, for The Sleeping Plot

AUT University Best Director
Dean Hewison, Traces of Nut, for The Sleeping Plot

Loop Best Song
Bobs Bust Out, composed by Jeremy Veal from ICW Productions in Consulting Vic Meyer

Loop Best Score
Jordan Brown, Elysium Exit, for The Empath

Media Design School Best School
Good Intentions by Booty Poppers

Images & Sound Sexiest Short
The Empath by Elysium Exit

Gaylene Preston Best Female Director
Lucy Timmins, Booty Poppers, for Good Intentions

Best Animation
Sleep Clinic by Dr Jeckyll

NZ Herald Online Best Script
Alex Parsons & Dan Bain, The Eh Team, for Is Love Enough?

Best Editing
Jeremy Mulholland, The Eh Team, for Is Love Enough?

Best Art Direction
Sleep Shepherds by Dust Booth

Best Make Up
Night Vision by Touching Cloth

Best Use of the Character
Breakdown by Grrr Arrrrg Productions

Best Use of the Prop
The Appointment by Spooce Media

Best Use of the Line
The Hopeless Life of Snoz Meyer by The Underdogs

Incredibly Strange Award
A Man Escaped by Niu Film

Best Team Intro
Bus of the Undead


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