The winners of the 2015 #48FILM Project short film competition are from around the world, with Italy’s CLARA capturing six of the top awards including Best Film.

Los Angeles, California – January 25, 2016 – The 48FILM Project is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 48FILM Project short film competition, which heralds a $100,000+ feature film production budget as it’s Grand Prize.

Winners of the global competition will fly in to Hollywood to collect their awards and meet the esteemed jury of industry leaders and industry guests at the 2015 Award Ceremony and Screening taking place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the internationally renowned Directors Guild of America (DGA). Films in Official Selection include entries from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Georgia, Spain and Italy.

The #48FILM Project producers will be awarding the collective of winners (Best in each category) with a production budget of $100,000+ to make a feature film in the calendar year. Shooting will commence this Fall, with locations to be announced later in the year. Raven Banner Distribution will be reviewing for International Distribution.

“We have seen a new level of excellence this year that is a testament to the unsung skilled artists around the world. Our winners are a diverse cultural community and we are looking forward to seeing how their talent translates into feature filmmaking – long form storytelling,” said Executive Producer, Francesco Vitali. “The 48FILM Project was created to provide a unique and powerful platform for creatives to showcase their work; while the Grand Prize was initiated to take that skill set to a new, commercially viable level.”

Italy captured the top awards with CLARA (Brescia, Italy) taking home six including Best Film, Best Director for Marco Santi, Best Actress for Francesca Milano, Best Original Music by Stefano Milella and Best Production for Caterina Biffarino. While ESSE EST PERCIPI nabbed Best Cinematographer for Lucio Lepri and Best Writer Award for Andrea Piezzo and Lucio Lepri. USA’s SAFE won the People’s Choice Award.

Full list of 48FILM Project Winners 2015 is as follows:

Best Film
CLARA
(Italy – Brescia)

Runner Up Best Film
METACEPTION
(Georgia – Tbilisi)

Best Director
Marco Santi for CLARA
(Italy – Brescia)

Best Screenplay
Lucio Lepri and Andrea Piezzo for ESSE EST PERCIPI
(Italy – Firenze)

Best Performance by an Actor
Robert Hayman for AFTER
(USA – California)

Best Performance by an Actress
Francesca Milano for CLARA
(Italy – Brescia)

Best Original Music
Stefano Milella for CLARA
(Italy – Brescia)

Best Cinematography
Lucio Lepri for ESSE EST PERCIPI
(Italy – Firenze)

Best Editor
Marco Santi for CLARA
(Italy – Brescia)

Best Production
Caterina Biffarino for CLARA
(Italy – Brescia)

Official Selection 48FILM Project 2015:

(In alphabetical order)

AFTER (USA)
A LOOK TO THE PAST (SPAIN)
BEHIND THE REDS (CANADA)
CLARA (ITALY)
CONVERGENCE (USA)
DEALING WITH DEATH (UNITED KINGDOM)
DELIVER US (USA)
ECLIPSE (ITALY)
ESSE EST PERCIPI (ITALY)
GUARDIAN (USA)
METACEPTION (GEORGIA)
ROAD 253 (USA)
SAFE (USA)
TO BE OR NOT (USA)
WE’LL BE IN TOUCH (USA)

People’s Choice Award
SAFE
(USA – California)

ABOUT THE 48FILM Project:

The 48FILM Project online festival is open to everyone: beginner to professional, from all nations. The competition opens in January and closes late November. Once registered, a competing team selects a genre and when to start the clock. 48FILM Project provides three (3) elements that are required to be included: a character, a line and a prop. Filmmakers then have forty eight (48) hours to create a short film in English or with English subtitles, four (4) to seven (7) minutes in length and upload it to https://www.48filmproject.com

Creators retain the rights to their own intellectual property.

Commenting on the 48FILM Project, co-Executive Producer, Chris Siametis, says, “48FILM Project provides a gateway to filmmakers around the world to get noticed. We want to encourage filmmakers at all stages of their career to create something of value and quality. Our goal is to make it as easy and attractive as possible for filmmakers from around the world to enter. A contestant only needs ambition and an Internet connection.”

48FILM Project Jurors:

48FILM Project Jurors are leading industry professionals, comprising experts in a wide range of skills and experience. This year’s panel included: Daniel Alter (Producer “Hitman”, “Agent X”), Victoria Burrows (Casting Director for Zemeckis, Jackson & Spielberg “Hobbit” & LOTR trilogies; “The Walk”, “Polar Express”, “A Christmas Carol”, “Castaway”; “Adventures of Tin Tin”), Jennifer Champagne (Emmy winning Producer/VFX Producer “NCIS”, “Profiler”), James Fler (Distributor – partner Raven Banner, international distribution), Gregor Habsburg (Award winning Producer – “June”, “Hellbenders”), HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (aka Theodora Greece, award winning actor “Little Boy”, “June”, “Bold & Beautiful”(TV)), Michael Paszt (Distributor – partner Raven Banner, international distribution), TJ Scott (award winning Director “Gotham”, “Damien”, “Orphan Black”, “Spartacus”, “Longmire”), David Uslan (Producer/Executive Producer “T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents”, “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch”).

Meet the 2015 Jurors: https://www.48filmproject.com/meet-the-judges/2015

#48FILM Project Socials:
twitter.com/48FilmProject
facebook.com/48FILMPROJECT
instagram.com/48FilmProject

Key art for films in Official Selection: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fjywuxa3456pf76/AAAvUhjw2vhJ0RlLSoSWx1ERa?dl=0

For more on the 48Film Project, the winning films or the 2015 Jury, please contact Popular Press Media Group, 48FILM@ppmg.info, or by phone +1-310-860-7774.

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