Competition: October 15-17
Festival: October 23
h48 is back! Registration opens soon for this year’s competition and festival. Entries will be capped at twenty (20) teams so register early if you want a spot! The entry fee is again $55.
On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., all registered teams will receive an information packet via e-mail with the sub-genre for their horror film, and line of dialogue. The packet will identify a prop which will be readily available in everyone’s home.
Forty-eight hours later – Sunday, October 17, 2021 by 6:00 p.m, all teams will submit their finished films to h48 via WeTransfer. IMPORTANT: Failure to send your film via WeTransfer will result in disqualification of your film from consideration for awards. Judging of all eligible films will be conducted online via private video links.
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, all completed films will screen at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise. The films will play in two (2) blocks – the first ten (10) films starting at 5:00 p.m., with the second ten (10) films starting at 7:00 p.m. Between the two blocks there will be a short intermission to allow everyone to stretch their legs, visit the Egyptian concession stands and/or purchase beer and wine if you are over 21. Filmmaking teams will all receive ten (10) free tickets good for admission to the entire two (2) block program. Additional tickets for the public will be available at The Egyptian box office for $10 and will also be good for admission to the entire two (2) block program.
Following Block #2, at approximately 8:30 p.m., we will hold an Awards Ceremony to announce this year’s award winners. Awards and prizes will be as follows:
Best Film: $250 cash prize and trophy
2nd Best Film $100 cash prize and trophy
Best Baddie/Villain: trophy
Best Scream Queen: trophy
Best Special Effects: trophy
IMPORTANT: Due to on-going presence of COVID-19 in our community, it will be mandatory that all audience members wear a mask or face covering while in the lobby area of the Egyptian. Audience members may remove their mask while in theatre and at their seats. The Egyptian seats 800, so it will be possible for audience groups to socially distance in the theatre.
We’re excited to be back in-person and crossing our fingers that it can remain so! In the event that COVID 19 transmission rates rise in Ada County to greater levels and Boise City or state-level restrictions are imposed limiting the number of individuals who can gather together, h48 reserves the right to revert to a virtual screening instead of a live event. Should that happen, h48 will refund $45 to all the teams as h48 will no longer be incurring the cost of renting The Egyptian.
2021 13 Stories Award winners
Warden’s Cup (Best Film): Yours Truly, Marguerite by Obadiah Kush Film Co.
Trusty Trophy (2 nd Best Film): DID/Didn’t by Capital B Films
Stool Pigeon (History Award): Wilda by Parallel Worlds Productions
Audience Choice: Yours Truly, Marguerite by Obadiah Kush Film Co.
The Old Idaho Penitentiary is teaming up with i48 for the second annual “13 Stories” film competition, a unique opportunity for Idaho filmmakers to create short (4-7 minutes in duration) films inspired by true Idaho State Penitentiary stories and the men and women who passed through its walls. The filmmaker teams had the opportunity to shoot their films on location at the Old Idaho Penitentiary.
i48 2021 Award Winners
Best Use of Prop: “Who Killed Avery Law” by Unboxing_Bros
Best Use of Character: “Double Date” by Papeete Media
Best Use of Dialogue: “Couch Trouble” by Monkey Fu Films
Best Actor: Wyatt Naillon in “Double Date” by Papeete Media
Best Actress Brenna Leonard in “Double Date” by Papeete Media
Best Sound/Music: “A Fantastic Day” by Elsberry Studios
Best Cinematography: “Back to Boise” by Sleepless
2 nd Best Film: “A Fantastic Day” by Elsberry Studios
Best Film: “Back to Boise” by Sleepless
Best Use of Prop: “The Moon is Made of Cheese” by Flying Fedora Film
Best Use of Character: “Lyon’s Cage” by Travis Thoms
Best Use of Dialogue: “LORPing” by Creative Underground
Best Actor: Nate Garcia in “5 Star Scottie” by Ice Cream Ent.
Best Actress: Remi Stull in “Battery” by Newton to Newton
Jen Potcher in “Do You Think You’re Going to GetAway With This?” by Leave It To Chance
Ellen Smith in “Where There is Love There is Life” byBannock Films
Best Sound/Music: “5 Star Scottie” by Ice Cream Entertainment
Best Cinematography: “5 Star Scottie” by Ice Cream Entertainment
2 nd Best Film: “Do You Think You’re Going to Get Away With This?” By Leave It To Chance
Best Film: “5 Star Scottie” by Ice Cream Entertainment
Congratulations to all the filmmakers who participated in the February Challenge! It was good to be able to laugh during these times.
Here are the winners of the awards!
Best Screenplay – “Truths” by Newton to Newton Productions
Best Technical Achievement: “The Rebirth of Clint Horowitz” by Flying Fedora Films
Best Actor: Brandon Freeman in “The Rebirth of Clint Horowitz” By Flying Fedora Films
Best Actress: Nicole Stull in “Truths” by Newton to Newton Productions
Best Film: “The Rebirth of Clint Horowitz” by Flying Fedora Films
If you missed the event, here is the link to watch the films:
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/438390037