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2011 National Film Challenge Winners Announced

2011 National Film Challenge Winners Announced
Written by Kat Touschner
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The judges and audience have spoken. The 2011 National Film Challenge winners have been announced!

The Best Film Award winner and Audience Award winner will go on to screen at Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project's annual event. This year it is at the Taos Shortz Film Festival. Watch all 15 finalist films.

Awards

BEST FILM

Receives $1,000 and will screen at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza at the Taos Shortz Film Festival.

Click. Flash. by Trifecta / HeatStroke
Albuquerque, NM

AUDIENCE AWARD (determined by online voting)
Receives $500 and will screen at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza at the Taos Shortz Film Festival.

The Labyrinth by Clockwork
Rome, Italy

BEST DIRECTING
Click. Flash. by Trifecta / HeatStroke
Albuquerque, NM

BEST ACTING - FEMALE LEAD
Rebekah Wiggins
Click. Flash. by Trifecta / HeatStroke
Albuquerque, NM

BEST ACTING - MALE LEAD
Sinjin Jones
Good Morning, Mrs. Tucker by Unrendered Productions
Denver, CO

BEST SCREENPLAY
Serious Stuff for the Runners by Jo-Jo the Dog Films & Tokem
Tornio, Finland

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Labyrinth by Clockwork
Rome, Italy

BEST EDITING
Portal by Thumbcat
St. Louis, MO

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Blush by ISO Pictures
Reno, NV

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION
Portal by Thumbcat
St. Louis, MO

BEST MAKE-UP
The Labyrinth by Clockwork
Rome, Italy

BEST COSTUMES - TIE
Serious Stuff for the Runners by Jo-Jo the Dog Films & Tokem
Tornio, Finland
AND
Elixir by Tadaa Team
Beijing, China

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Charlie and the Hamster Eggs by Wicked Sick Films!
Manchester, NH

BEST GRAPHICS AND CREDITS
A Spud's Life by Falls Five Films
Sioux Falls, SD

BEST USE OF PROP (A wine glass)
Elixir by Tadaa Team
Beijing, China

BEST USE OF PROP (a light bulb)
The Last Shrimp by Dalar Pictures
State College, PA

BEST USE OF PROP (A bag of potatoes)
Mr. Ballistic by Lime Dynamite
Omaha, NE

BEST USE OF PROP (A vinyl record)
Phonograph by Skyak Productions
Oroville, CA

BEST USE OF CHARACTER (Francis Tucker, Marathon/Long Distance Runner)
Run by Mutaintuta Productions
Rome, Italy

BEST USE OF CHARACTER (Casey Scott, Bicyclist)
The Night Rider by Street Cheese
New York, NY

BEST USE OF CHARACTER (Cameron Murphy, Pizza Delivery Person)
Hyperlocal Singles by Pixel Pear
Carbondale, IL

BEST USE OF CHARACTER (Aaron/Erin Robbins, Photographer)
Blush by ISO Pictures
Reno, NV

BEST USE OF LINE (“Let's pretend this never happened.”)
Good Morning, Mrs. Tucker by Unrendered Productions
Denver, CO

BEST USE OF LINE (“Are you sure you should be doing that?”)
Eros/Thantos by Team Salon
Minneapolis, MN

BEST USE OF LINE (“It's probably poisonous.”)
The Night Rider by Street Cheese
New York, NY

BEST USE OF LINE (“It's gonna be a slow night.”)
Never Gonna Give You Up by Fiends of the Wild Frontier
Los Angeles, CA

BEST USE OF GENRE - COMING OF AGE
Matureness by Wax Idiotical Films
Boston, MA

BEST USE OF GENRE - COMEDY
Hyperlocal Singles by Pixel Pear
Carbondale, IL

BEST USE OF GENRE - DARK COMEDY
Death Bed by MDHS Productions
Los Angeles, CA

BEST USE OF GENRE - DETECTIVE/COP
The Night Rider by Street Cheese
New York, New York

BEST USE OF GENRE - FANTASY
Elixir by Tadaa Team
Beijing, China

BEST USE OF GENRE - FILM DE FEMME
Run by Mutaintuta Productions
Rome, Italy

BEST USE OF GENRE - HORROR
Portal by Thumbcat
St. Louis, MO

BEST USE OF GENRE - MOCKUMENTARY
Distraction Jackson by Heavy Petting
Middlesbrough, UK

BEST USE OF GENRE - MUSICAL OR WESTERN
A Stranger's Gift by Banded Light Pictures
Manchester, NH

BEST USE OF GENRE - PERIOD PIECE
Serious Stuff for the Runners by Jo-Jo the Dog Films & Tokem
Tornio, Finland

BEST USE OF GENRE - ROMANCE
Good Morning, Mrs. Tucker by Unrendered Productions
Denver, CO

BEST USE OF GENRE - SCI FI
Blum by Rogue Taurus Productions
Burbank, CA

BEST USE OF GENRE - SUPERHERO
SuperNormal by IU JAMM
Moscow, ID

BEST USE OF GENRE - THRILLER/SUSPENSE
The Labyrinth by Clockwork
Rome, Italy

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