Des Moines, IA (AUGUST 9, 2018) — Finalists for the 48 Hour Film Project in Des Moines were announced this morning. 13 films will go on to the Best of City screening at The Fleur Cinema & Cafe on August 16, 2018. The screening will be followed by an Awards Ceremony where the winner of Best Film, along with several other awards, will be announced. Tickets for the screening are on sale now online and at Fleur’s box office.
The 48 Hour Film Project filmmaking weekend returned to Des Moines for its fourteenth season on July 20-22, 2018. The format of the competition depends on improvisation and creativity. Local filmmakers must write, shoot and edit a four- to seven-minute film in just 48 hours, which premiered at Fleur Cinema earlier this month. All teams were assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue, and a genre to include in their film. 36 teams participated in this year’s competition, and 31 films were on-time and eligible for awards. Award winners are determined by a panel of local filmmakers and film critics. The film declared to be the overall "Best Film" of Des Moines will be sent to the international 48 Hour Film Project competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged with over 100 city winners from around the globe. From there, 12 films will be chosen to screen in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Films selected for the Best of City screening
“Acquired Taste” by Fellow Kids
“Admission” by Slow AF
“Alone Together” by Valley Drama Family “American Eagle” by Baseball Team
“Big Shot” by Keep The Change Films
“Medium Stakes” by One Genome Short Productions
“No Choice” by Sea Urchin Productions
“Note to Self” by DEFT
“Palle Amorevoli” by Tiny Explosions
“Peregrination“ by Gladhouse Studio
“Scope” by Light Smith Media
“Sonic Sight” by The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly
“Symphony of Flavor” by white poison industries