48 Hour Film Royale: Recap

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Something Professional Productions took home first place for their short film “The End of June” at CapTV’s 48 Hour Film Royale showcase at 6 p.m. last Sunday, Sept. 16 at Drexel Theatre on Main Street. 

Other winners include Hindsight Productions who took home second place for “The Gemini Project,” and Five Chicks No Dicks who received the audience award for “Just Be Careful.”

This is the sixth year that CapTV has hosted the 48 Hour Film Royale, and 11 teams competed for the title of best film.

Students who take on the challenge are given a line of dialogue, a prop and a genre and have 48 hours to write, film and produce a short film of 3 to 5 minutes including those elements. In past years each team was given a different line of dialogue to work with, but this year each team had to include the line “Sorry, I’m a Virgo” in their film.

The festival culminates with the showcase at Bexley’s historic Drexel Theatre, where students get to see their hard work up on the silver screen.

After the showcase, a panel of judges decides on the first and second place films and showcase attendees vote for their favorite short for the audience award.

This year’s panel of judges included University Pastor Drew Tucker, and the event is run by CapTV’s student management team.

Those who were not able to attend the showcase can view all of this year’s entries on CapTV’s website.

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