72 Hour Horror Film Race 2019

March 7-10, 2019

 

Required Elements

THEME: Forbidden Fruit

ACTION: A Cold, Hard Stare

PROP: A Box


2019 Winners

WINNER

Daddy's Girl by Unplugged Films in Atlanta, Georgia

RUNNER UP

My Dead Brother's Things by What's Up, Chuck and Ralph?

THIRD PLACE

The Visit by October Studios in Vancouver, Canada

Best Lead Actor

Drew Waters - Daddy's Girl

Best Lead Actress

Peta Craig - The Visit

Best Supporting Actor

Keith Dowsett - Daddy's Girl

Best Supporting Actress

Stella Loudviks-Pitkin - My Dead Brother's Things

Best Young Actor/Actress

Aislan Freya Pax - Audition

Best Acting Ensemble

Daddy's Girl by Unplugged Films

Best Local Actor

TJ Jackson - Exiled from Eden


Best Local Actress

Sophia WIlson - Radio Silence


Best Direction

Monsieur Soeur - Barren


Best Cinematography

Maria Galindo Esquer, Jon Dempsey Steven Taylor & Barbora Benkova - Realisation

Best Writing

J Zachary Thurman - Daddy's Girl


Best Editing

Monsieur Soeur - Barren


Best Costume Design

Kezia Pullinger - Realisation


Best Make-Up

Eileen Shao - The Visit


Best Score

Ross Politi - Radio Silence

Best Special/Visual Effects

Chase Smith - Exiled from Eden


2018 AWARDS

WINNER 

Phrenic by Blue Salt Studio in Atlanta, Georgia

 

RUNNER UP 

Keep by Hold for Plane Pictures in North Hills, California

 

THIRD PLACE

You Make Me Sick by The Slumps in Beverly, Massachusetts

 

BEST LOCAL FILM

Phrenic by Blue Salt in Atlanta, Georgia

 

BEST LEAD ACTOR

Bryan Payer - Mirror, Mirror

 

BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Julia Plostnieks - Keep

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brian Knox McGugan - Why Doesn't Matter

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mia Huddleston - Greed

 

BEST LOCAL ACTOR

Seth Hendricks - Phrenic

 

BEST LOCAL ACTRESS

Kristi Von - Phrenic

 

BEST CHILD ACTOR/ACTRESS

Aidan Cockrell - Alex

 

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Keep by Hold For Plane Pictures

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Eric Cire - Keep

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jason Chau - Mirror, Mirror

 

BEST WRITING

Hurd, Rosendall, Stahl, Cire, Dixon - Keep

 

BEST EDITING

Emile Douchette - You Make Me Sick

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Peter Powell - Greed

 

BEST MAKEUP

Gianni Oliveri - Phrenic

 

BEST SCORE

Philip Cocoliato - Mirror, Mirror

 

BEST SPECIAL/VISUAL EFFECTS

Victor Ma - Angela is Missing

 

 

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

 

View Previous Year's Winners HERE

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).


2018 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.

JIM ADAMS  began is career in the entertainment industry at the age of five, and has continued to perform in some capacity ever since. After attending the University of North Carolina, followed by a brief stint working in Georgia, Jim returned to Chapel Hill, N.C. and began work in video and television production. His expertise was sports photography with the Tar Heel Sports network and freelancing with CBS, ESPN, WTBS and ABC. Moving back to Georgia in 1984, Jim began a long career as a radio personality in the metro-Atlanta area, hosting a morning wake-up show until Feb 2007. He remained a fixture in the metro-Atlanta theatre scene, serving on the board of Directors for the Georgia Theatre Conference and working as Senior Artistic Director for the Canton Professional Theatre. Jim has received several awards for his reporting and feature writing. Curently, Jim is the host of "Monster Attack," a podcast dedicated to old monster movies.

JIM ADAMS began is career in the entertainment industry at the age of five, and has continued to perform in some capacity ever since. After attending the University of North Carolina, followed by a brief stint working in Georgia, Jim returned to Chapel Hill, N.C. and began work in video and television production. His expertise was sports photography with the Tar Heel Sports network and freelancing with CBS, ESPN, WTBS and ABC. Moving back to Georgia in 1984, Jim began a long career as a radio personality in the metro-Atlanta area, hosting a morning wake-up show until Feb 2007. He remained a fixture in the metro-Atlanta theatre scene, serving on the board of Directors for the Georgia Theatre Conference and working as Senior Artistic Director for the Canton Professional Theatre. Jim has received several awards for his reporting and feature writing. Curently, Jim is the host of "Monster Attack," a podcast dedicated to old monster movies.

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.

TREY MCGRIFF  has been working with FANGORIA as International Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer since 2010, and now currently with SCREAM and DELIRIUM Magazines. Outside of his work liaising with an array of diverse clients Trey is also an accomplished musician, filmmaker, graphic designer and occasional actor, who appears in several films and tv shows: Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, and Frankenstein Created Bikers. Trey's music is included in the horror feature films: SLAW, Alien Opponent, Steve Niles' Remains, Ace The Zombie, and Shovelhead The Movie. McGriff's songs have aired on NBC, Showtime, Hulu, Syfy, Netflix, World of Playboy, ID Channel, and MTV.

TREY MCGRIFF has been working with FANGORIA as International Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer since 2010, and now currently with SCREAM and DELIRIUM Magazines. Outside of his work liaising with an array of diverse clients Trey is also an accomplished musician, filmmaker, graphic designer and occasional actor, who appears in several films and tv shows: Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, and Frankenstein Created Bikers. Trey's music is included in the horror feature films: SLAW, Alien Opponent, Steve Niles' Remains, Ace The Zombie, and Shovelhead The Movie. McGriff's songs have aired on NBC, Showtime, Hulu, Syfy, Netflix, World of Playboy, ID Channel, and MTV.