72 Hour Horror Film Race 2017

April 27-30, 2017

Required Elements

THEME: VENGEANCE

ACTION: ANSWERING A PHONE

PROP: A KEY

2017 Individual and Film Award Winners

WINNER - God's Favorite Animal

Polisemia Pictures (Montevideo, Uruguay)

SECOND PLACE - What Leaves Remains

Monsieur Soeur (Portland, Oregon)

THIRD PLACE - The Offering

Jack & Zach (Vancouver, Canada)

Best Editing

Alexia Obiede - God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

Best Score

James Kokol - The Offering (Jack & Zach)

 

Best Cinematography

Alejandro Rocchi - God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

Best Special Effects

What Leaves Remains (Monsieur Soeur)

 

Best Direction

Rocchi & Betancor - God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

Best Costume Design

The Offering (Jack & Zach)

 

Best Writing

God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

Best Makeup

Christi Colven - Within (Brownspace Films)

 

Best Local Actor

Grant McGowen - The Stain (Residents of Midian)

 

Best Local Actress

Wendy Connor - Nemesis (Blue Salt)

 

Best Child Actor/Actress

Spencer Bussiere - Eat Prey Love (Primordia)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Scott Walker - The Offering (Jack & Zach)

 

Best Supporting Actress

Ellen Smith - Within (Brownspace Films)

 

Best Lead Actor

Rafeal Soliwoda - God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

Best Lead Actress

Rach Webber - Blood Pays for Blood (Urban Mountain)

 

Best Acting Ensemble

The Beast (Good Morning Apocalypse)

 

Audience Favorite Film

God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

Best Student Film

Gratuity (SFI)

 

Best Local Film

Leviticus 24 (Fawn Flicks)

 

Third Place

The Offering (Jack & Zach)

 

Runner Up

What Leaves Remains (Monsieur Soeur)

 

Best Film

God's Favorite Animal (Polisemia Pictures)

 

TOP 15 FINALISTS

Brownspace Films - Within

Fawnflicks - Leviticus 24

Focus One Motion Studio - Returning Night

Good Morning Apocalypse - The Beast

Hell's Bunnies - Two Peas

Jack & Zach - The Offering

JJH Productions - Deadline

Monsieur Soeur - What Leaves Remains

Olson Entertainment Studios - Liam

Party Bus Infidelium - The Roast

Polisemia Pictures - God's Favorite Animal

Primordia - Eat Prey Love

SFI - Gratuity

To The Wall Entertainment - Isn't It Lovely

Urban Mountain - Blood Pays for Blood

 

BEHIND THE SCENES - 2017

OFFICIAL RULES

 

The 72 Hour Horror Film Race is a competition that challenges filmmakers to create an entire film in 72 Hours using the surprise Theme (for example: "an ultimatum"), Prop (ex. a noodle) and action (ex. biting into something) provided at the beginning of the competition (10PM Eastern Time on April 27).  

Aside from those three elements, you have free rein over your film. You are free to be as creative as you want, within the rules of the competition. We challenge you to create something more...something intelligent...something that makes you "think".

you are free to choose any horror genre (psychological thriller, killer, paranormal, monster, etc) and/or sub-genre (comedy horror, sci-fi horror, horror romance, gothic horror, etc), keeping in mind the Film Race prohibition on Graphic Gore and Graphic Violence in all Film Race competitions of every length (if you have questions about where the line is on this prohibition, feel free to contact us and we will discuss with you).


PRIZES:

First Place - $1000

Second Place - $500

Third Place - $250


2017 JUDGES

MASSIMILIANO (MAX) CERCHI is an award-winner direct-to-video horror film director and producer.  Born in Italy, he moved to study and work in the USA.  He started his first film in 1993. His films have been featured in national and international festivals and he has been a celebrity expert and film reviewer on various blog and video blogs such as Horror Palace and many more.  HE is also the head of foreign acquisitions for the distribution company SGL Entertainment.

MASSIMILIANO (MAX) CERCHI is an award-winner direct-to-video horror film director and producer.  Born in Italy, he moved to study and work in the USA.  He started his first film in 1993. His films have been featured in national and international festivals and he has been a celebrity expert and film reviewer on various blog and video blogs such as Horror Palace and many more.  HE is also the head of foreign acquisitions for the distribution company SGL Entertainment.

SCOTT NICHOLAS AMENDOLARE is a seasoned network approved professional for the film and television industry.  He earned his B.A. in Theater from Florida State University, then graduated with a Master of Arts in Film Production from the prestigious London International Film School receiving an overall Distinction in Writing, Producing, and Directing. Of the seven optioned screenplays he has written, two have been produced; Madame and Hard Justice.   He has co-directed two features, Madame and Indelible, which was the official selection for the NYC Internation Film Festival in 2013. Established in production and post production for both scripted and non-scripted mediums, his other credits include  Criss Angel: MINDFREAK, Street Justice, Blind Date, Manhunt, Bridezillas, Big Brother and Papa Hemingway in Cuba. 

SCOTT NICHOLAS AMENDOLARE is a seasoned network approved professional for the film and television industry. 

He earned his B.A. in Theater from Florida State University, then graduated with a Master of Arts in Film Production from the prestigious London International Film School receiving an overall Distinction in Writing, Producing, and Directing.

Of the seven optioned screenplays he has written, two have been produced; Madame and Hard Justice.  

He has co-directed two features, Madame and Indelible, which was the official selection for the NYC Internation Film Festival in 2013.

Established in production and post production for both scripted and non-scripted mediums, his other credits include  Criss Angel: MINDFREAK, Street Justice, Blind Date, Manhunt, Bridezillas, Big Brother and Papa Hemingway in Cuba. 

SCOTT DALE is a Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator whose resume includes over 100 film and television credits, including Spiderman The Homecoming, The Accountant, Containment, Fast 7 (where he earned a nomination for best stunt ensemble at the SAG awards), The Walking Dead, Hunger Games, Ride Along, Burn Notice, Vampire Diaries, Zombieland to name a few.

SCOTT DALE is a Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator whose resume includes over 100 film and television credits, including Spiderman The Homecoming, The Accountant, Containment, Fast 7 (where he earned a nomination for best stunt ensemble at the SAG awards), The Walking Dead, Hunger Games, Ride Along, Burn Notice, Vampire Diaries, Zombieland to name a few.

For over two decades, MATT GREEN has been one of the southeast's most active filmmakers. Besides having directed six feature films in the past ten years and creating creatures, makeup and physical effects for the past 24 years, he has also helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films. After teaching commercial editing at the Atlanta Broadcast Institute for two years, Matt accepted a personal invitation by special effects legend Tom Savini to teach at his world-renowned "Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects School in Pittsburgh, PA for three and a half years.

For over two decades, MATT GREEN has been one of the southeast's most active filmmakers. Besides having directed six feature films in the past ten years and creating creatures, makeup and physical effects for the past 24 years, he has also helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films.

After teaching commercial editing at the Atlanta Broadcast Institute for two years, Matt accepted a personal invitation by special effects legend Tom Savini to teach at his world-renowned "Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects School in Pittsburgh, PA for three and a half years.

Jason Virus is an actor and composer in Macon, Georgia.  He is currently the frontman for the Metal band Sugar Virus and was formerly with the iconic horror punk rock group Misfits.  He is a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge on horror films.  

Jason Virus is an actor and composer in Macon, Georgia.  He is currently the frontman for the Metal band Sugar Virus and was formerly with the iconic horror punk rock group Misfits.  He is a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge on horror films.