SCC Theatre hosted its third annual 48 Hour Film Festival over the weekend of September 17, 18 and 19. Ten teams participated and their films were screened in SCCs Stoner Little Theatre for a packed house on the Sunday evening of the Festival.
Film teams were given only two days to conceive, prepare, shoot and produce a short film no longer than six minutes in length.
The films and performances were adjudicated and the Festival concluded with an awards ceremony. This years judges were professional videographer, Dennis Busher, and the director of the film program at Campbellsville University, Jason Garrett.
For the first time, teams were also given the option of submitting a movie poster for their film. The entries were hung in the lobby of SCCs Stoner Little Theatre during the evening of the screenings. SCC Visual Communication faculty members, Stuart Simpson and Cindy Burton, served as judges for this competition.
On the first evening of the Festival, film teams attended an official kick-off meeting with the producer of the event. At this time, the special elements of the film projects are assigned.
First, four elements were assigned at this initial meeting that were required to be incorporated into the short film. This year those were a shovel for a prop; a baseball cap for a costume; the character Professor Hooligan, a crime expert, as well as the line Blue?! No, I said green!
Each team also drew a different film genre or homage after which their project was to be stylized. This year the ten teams and the genres they drew were Blood Dove Studios headed by Matthew Shackelford (Disney Movie); Stonehedge Productions headed by Tim Withers (Monty Python Homage); Green Knight Pictures headed by Zach Bales (Time Travel Movie); The Tater Tots headed by Daniel Jarrin (Martial Arts Film); Graphic Attack headed by David Daring (Tear Jerker); Take 31 headed by Jim Stout (M. Night Shyamalan Homage); Middlemen Productions headed by Perry Wesley (Monty Python Homage); Acute Dog Productions headed by Jon Large (Biblical Epic); Avila Productions headed by Tonya Marcum (Monty Python Homage); and Silhouette Studios headed by Chelsea Killman (Tim Burton Homage).
After the teams received their assignments, they had just 48 hours to complete their project, with all the assigned elements incorporated, and submitted to the producer of the Festival in DVD form on Sunday night before the screening.
At the awards ceremony, two teams took home four awards each. Green Knight Productions film Time Out of Mind won the Best Film Award as well as receiving awards for the Best Movie Poster, Best Leading Performance and Best Direction for Zach Bales.
David Darings Graphic Attack team won Best Technical Achievement as well as Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble Performance and the Best Dramatic Performance Award to Jason Baker. Their film was entitled Sacrifice.
Other awards given included: Best Genre to Tim Withers Stonehedge Productions for their film The Shovel and the Grail; and the Creative Knife Throwing Technique Award went to Daniel Jarrins Tater Tots for their film Fighting Me.
The Best Editing Award went to Jim Stout for his film M. Nightmare. Blood Dove Studios film Guiding Spirit won two awards for Creative Makeup and Best Supporting Performance for Tony Armstrong.
Perry Wesleys team, Middlemen Productions took home the Peoples Choice Award for their short film, South on Fire.