#48FILM Screening & Awards ceremony at the Directors Guild of America it was an enormous success! First of all because of all the amazing and super talented filmmakers from more than 130 cities and countries all over the world, who made #48filmProject an extremely powerful festival. For us, all of the participants are great winners, because they've created a short #48film in just two days! But also because of the hard work of our associates and partners and sponsors!

Our Executive Producers Francesco Vitali and Chris Siametis, wanted to thank infinitely HH Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, for going out of his way to respond to the moment, and to share his passion for acting and the art of creating motion pictures by being our stunning Host. He was extraordinary in shining a spotlight on these incredibly creative projects, and we can not thank him enough.

Also a big thank is not enough to our gorgeous co hostesses Angela Halili & Chloe Catherine Kim,and to the president of this year's jurors, executive producer Luke Daniels. Our DIVINE Director of Technology John Barounis for his creative tireless passion for our festival. Our creative Art Director Ilenya Lekka, the amazing Chief Design Officer Vassiliki Chrisovitsioti, our supportive Chief Scribbler Fiona Faith Ross, our amazing Publicist Josh Michell.

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We are grateful to the DGA President Mr. Paris Barclay as well very special thanks to the one and only Tim Webber, and his amazing team at the Directors Guild of America, who worked so hard to make everything so perfect! We also would like to deeply thank our executive producer Nana palaitsaki, and all of our associates for their hard work and support, Kathleen Aiello, Chrysa & Maria Syngrou, Mary Augeri, Sandra Meyer, Steven Madison, Mary Osborn, Dimitra Sakelariou, Fey Visgilio and Terence Middleston!

Last but not least our great sponsors UVO and Dr. Bobby Awadalla as well as MAGIX & VEGAS PRO and Mr. Gary Rebholz and Angelopoulos Hair Co and Mr and Mrs Angelopoulos!

Winners and official selections 2016.

CHOKE (UNITED KINGDOM)
VICTOIRE (FRANCE)
MORNING WOOD (USA – NEVADA)
INSIGHT (BULGARIA)
THE WANDERER (CANADA - MONTREAL)
APPLES (USA – TEXAS)
A NIGHT AT CAGNEY'S (USA – CALIFORNIA)
THE NURSERY (USA - CALIFORNIA)
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
AS I SAW HER (USA – MICHIGAN)
COVENANT (CANADA – TORONTO)
FRANCIS (USA – CALIFORNIA)
FROM LIFE (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
PAGAN PARTY (USA – CALIFORNIA)
PANDA (ITALY)
THE HAIRCUT (GREECE)
TITOLO (ITALY)

Winning films has been chosen by our Hollywood leading professional judges.
This year’s panel includes:

Scott Adler

Executive producer, behind a string of award-winning movie releases, notably the four-times nominated The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014).

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Ryan Carnes

Award-winning actor and producer, known for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), directed by Clint Eastwood, Doctor Who (2005) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

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Alex Cutler

Alex Cutler Producer known for The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), Don Peyote (2014), Life at These Speeds (2016), Bender (2016) and London Town (2016), directed by Derrick Borte.

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Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels heads up the 48 FILM Festival Judges Committee for 2016. Actor turned film producer of a string of Hollywood hits, including the award-winning Don Peyote (2014),

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Brandon K. Hogan

Brandon K. Hogan, producer known for Half Past Dead (2002), was also granted Additional Thanks for his contribution to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

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Michael Hothorn

Producer of feature movies and TV productions, Michael is also a casting director, known for Mr & Mrs Smith (2005), Minority Report (2002) and Planet of The Apes (2001).

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Joey Paul Jensen

Joey Paul Jensen is casting director of The Three Little Stooges (2017) and Beautifully Broken (2016). She was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for Soul Surfer (2011) and

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Francesco Vitali

Francesco Vitali is a film producer and director as well as Founder and Executive Producer of the 48 FILM Festival. He is master-minding the first 48 FILM feature project, The Gates of Hades, a supernatural thriller currently in pre-production,

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