Cinema St. Louis serves as the local producer of the 48 Hour Film Project, the original international timed filmmaking competition. Filmmakers from all over the St. Louis area compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. Each year, the winning film goes up against films from around the world for the title of "Best 48 Hour Film.”

In 2019, the 48 Hour Film Project competition weekend in St. Louis was May 31-June 2. Public screenings of completed films were held on the weekend of June 8-9, and the "Best of" screening and awards announcements took place on June 19. All screenings occurred at Washington University's Brown Hall. 

Visit the 48 Hour Film Project's website for complete information on the event and sign up for the email list to receive updates for next year's event.

2019 AWARDS

1ST PLACE: BEST FILM

Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

2ND PLACE: BEST FILM

False Flag by Limited Batch Productions

3RD PLACE: BEST FILM

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: GROUP A

The Story Behind the Stories by Los Hermanos Politicos

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: GROUP B

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

AUDIENCE FAVORITE: GROUP C

Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

BEST WRITING

Mike Rohlfing, Alex Docekal, Daniel Hoover, Garrett Henry, Harrison Farmer & Luke McGowan for Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

BEST EDITING

Amanda Smith for South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cam

BEST DIRECTING

Kyle Dufendach for South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Til death do us part by Slumber Party Snacks

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Flew the Coop by Jazz Men Productions

BEST MUSIC

Eat Well by Studio C+

BEST ACTOR

Terry L. TenBroek for South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

BEST ACTRESS

Jennifer Hodges for Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

BEST COSTUMES

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

BEST MAKEUP

Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

BEST USE OF CHARACTER

Thumbs Up by Brain Freeze Productions

BEST USE OF PROP

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

BEST USE OF LINE

Flew the Coop by Jazz Men Productions

BEST USE OF GENRE

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

BEST CREDITS

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Eat Well by Studio C+