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Southampton film students win big in the 48 Hour Film Challenge

Published: 
11 December 2016
Award winners
Award winners

On the evening of 28th October, 20 teams met in Southampton city centre to be given their brief for the 48 Hour Film Challenge, run annually by Exposure and Southampton Film Week. The challenge ended two days later with a panel of judges choosing winners amongst the final films. This year’s judges were Perry Benson, Richard Kurti and Peter Hearn, and an awards event was later held at Solent University on the 13th of November.

7 teams from University of Southampton’s film society Wessex Films and 1 from SUSUtv were entered into the competition and collectively took away a grand total of 7 awards, and at least one nomination for each of the 9 possible awards.

Best Screenplay went to the Dream Team (Chris Knapp, Fung Ying Chen, Penn-Lea Lim, Peter Nixon, Pippa Short and Toby Terhoeven) for ‘Brian’.

Best Director went to Pippa Short for ‘Brian’.

Best Cinematography went to Leo Barton for ‘A-1’.

2nd Best Sound went to Robbie Smith for ‘A-1’.

Best SFX went to Team Adapt (Leo Barton, Iman Bahmanabadi, Robbie Smith, Andreea Bianca Brezan, Paula De Facto Antalffy and Ben Hughes) and their film ‘A-1’.

Best Editor went to Danny Rickard and Dave Williams for ‘Sentence of Sentience’ (from SUSUtv), while 2nd Best Editor went to Penn-Lea Lim for ‘Brian’ (Dream Team) and 3rd Best Editor went to Leo Barton and Andreea Bianca Brezan for ‘A-1’ (Team Adapt)

Best Actor went to Iman Bahmanabadi (‘A-1’), 2nd Best Actor went to Julien Mathus (‘Eve’ ) and Best Actress went to Pippa Short (‘Brian’ ).

‘Brian’ also won 3rd place in the Audience Award.

The compulsory theme was Artificial Intelligence and each film had to include at least 5 of 7 stipulated items (Genre: Fairy tale; Location: Garden; Prop: Garden rake; Line of dialogue: “You got the world you wanted, and you’re welcome to it. I’m done.”; Character trait: Dishonesty; Sound effect: Venetian blinds being drawn; Costume: Crocs).

The 8 films entered by the University of Southampton societies can be viewed below:

A-1 view film Brian view film EVE view film Sentence of Sentience view film
C1ND3R3LL4 view film AR137 view film Home view film Safe Zone – Not yet available

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