Melbourne’s 48HFP awards were held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on Friday night, November 7 with a crowd of 360 guests in attendance.

Oren Gerassi, Director & Producer of 48HFP Melbourne said: "The event was a blast and had a good vibe. We had representatives from the industry that presented the awards, specially made film reels with the 48 logo made from fibreglass."

Judging the films were Japanese Story producer Sue Maslin, ACMI head of film Richard Sowada and actor Simon Lyndon (Chopper).

The 48HFP kicked-off on October 24 with over 24 teams of filmmakers who took on the challenge of creating a 4-7 min film to compete for prizes worth $3,000 of equipment hire voucher sponsored by Panavision, $19,000 diploma scholarship by SAE institute, $1,000 equipment & courses voucher by Open Channel, an annual membership for the Australian Directors Guild, $1,500 studio hire by Monkeesee.

And the winners were:

Best Overall Film
Half Baked
Tom Booth

Best script
Faster, Higher, Stronger
Olivia Appleby, Karl Shanley, Michael Russell
Quinine Films

Best Cinematography
Sore Throat
Iurgi Urrutia

Best Editing
Daniel Bilcock, Almohannad Giacomo Alnasser

Turning Point
Nicola Wright

Best Music
The Little Stevies’
Half Baked

Best Sound Design
One more stop to Gabbalong
Nick Turner
Bamboo Sandwich

Best Direction
Robin Geradts-Gill
Half Baked

Best Use of Character
The Salesman
Bumpy Eggs
Jules Stephens

Best Use of Props
Rickky – Night Elephants, Cat Murphy
Charge – Hit66, Troy Nankervis
One City, one opportunity & the Wall – Roger Alpha Delta, Trent Taylor

Audience Choice (Sat)
The Legend of Brian Bearstein
ODM Productions
Benjamin Kouzas

Audience Choice (Sun)
Mad Dogs
Asuka Baskett

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