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48FILM Project and 48 ISFF Awards
at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PST) Los Angeles, CA

The 48FILM Project and the 48 ISFF (Independent Short Film Festival) Screening & Awards ceremony at the Directors Guild of America it was an inspiring success! All the amazing and super talented filmmakers from more than 130 cities and countries all over the world, who made a 48Film Project movie, prove one more year, the creativity and the diversity of an incredibly talented festival.

For us, all of the participants are grand 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 our host for this year HH Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, as well as our hostess Brigitte Bertrand. Both were extraordinary in shining a spotlight on these incredibly creative projects, and we can not thank them enough.

A great thanks to our Tech God Director of Technology John Barounis for his creative, endless passion for our festival. Our creative Art Director, and Chief Design Officer Ilenya Lekka our supportive Chief Scribbler Jason Bevly, our gorgeous head of operation manager Sydney Grant and our fantastic Publicist Monica Earle.

We are grateful to the DGA President Mr. Paris Barclay as well profoundly would like to thanks to the one and only Tim Webber, and his fantastic team at the Directors Guild of America, who worked so hard to make everything so perfect! We also would like to sincerely thank our all of our associates for their hard work and support, Kathleen Aiello, Mary Augeri, Sandra Meyer, Steven Madison, Mary Osborn, Dimitra Sakelariou, Fey Visgilio and Terence Middleton!

Last but not least our great sponsors Thy-Renew and the CEO of GATE Therapeutics, Mr. George Damascus and his lovely wife Efi Damascus as well our festival partners the managing director Amanda Toney and the founder and CEO of STAGE32 Mr. Richard Botto.

48FILM festival awards 2017 promo

Winners and official selections 2017.

ALMOST DEAD
APP BUSTERZ
BELLA WOULD
CTRL
DANNY DANIELLE
GRAY
HEALING EMBERS
HERMORRHAGE
OMEGA ALPHA
PROJECT GOD
SILENCE
SPOONS
THE JOTTER
THE MINIMUM CLEARANCE OUTLINE
WHO FARTED A NOIR
YOU ARE MISSING

Meet the 2017 Jurors:

https://www.48filmproject.com/judges

48FILM Project Jurors are leading industry professionals, comprising experts in a wide range of skills and experience.
This year's panel included:

Carlos Barbosa

Primetime Emmy Award nominee for “24", as well as three times Art Directors Guild nominee, Known also for "Godless" directed by Scott Frank, "Magic City" directed by David Petrarca, "Hurricane Season," and "Psycho" directed by Gus Van Sant.

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Marty Katz

DGA Producer, Former Executive Vice President, Motion Pictures and Television Production for The Walt Disney Studios, Production consultant for “Titanic", known for "The Great Raid" directed by John Dahl, "The Four Feathers", "Reindeer Games" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring".

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Valerie McCaffrey

Award Winner Casting Director, Former Vice President of Casting at New Line Cinema and Universal Studios, know for “Frequency" directed by Award winner director Gregory Hoblit, "Dark City" directed by Cannes Film Festival Award nominee director Alex Proyas.

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Alexia Melocchi

WGA member and Producer of “Little Studio Films", with a very successful career in the international marketplace, as both a sales agent and buyer's representative for global distributors.

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Deborah Ortega

Director of International for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, oversees all aspects of Lionsgate’s feature film acquisition, production, and distribution.

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Francesco Vitali

Producer and director for supernatural thriller “Gates of Hades", the documentary "Respect Greece", and Founder and Executive Producer of the 48FILM Project.

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David Winning

DGA Member multiple times Award Winner Director, know for “Van Helsing", "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie".

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Alexandra Yacovlef

Distributor and CEO of "Little Studio Films", film financing with Studios such as Columbia and Universal.

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