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48HOURS 4-6 April 2014

4-6 April 2014


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Congratulations Team Lense Flare. The took out top honours with their impressive musical PANTS ON FIRE.

Grand National Champion : Lense Flare : "Pants On Fire"
Runner Up :Noise and Pictures : "Rubble"
Runner Runner Up : Mexico : "A Lesson on Probability"
V Best Actress : Abby Damen: Simo and Simmo"Dick Off"
V Best Actor : Hamish Parkinson : The Eh Team "Le restaurant d'erreurs"
Canon Best Direction : Alex Parsons & The Eh Team : "Le restaurant d'erreurs"
Canon Best Cinematography : Begged, Borrowed, Stolen : "A Right Tool"
The Gaylene Preston Award for Best Female Director In association with WIFT NZ
Georgia Agnew : Wolfe Street Productions : "Human"
AUT UNIVERSITY Best School Team :Film Splats : "Malice"
RIALTO CHANNEL Rising Talent : Packed Lunch Productions : "Blind Date"
NZ Herald Online Best Script : Grand Cheval : "Mi Amigo Mandarina"
Best Original Song : Lense Flare : "Pants On Fire"
Best Original Score : Hayden J. Weal : Simo and Simmo "Dick Off"
Best Animation : Mukpuddy : "Dead End Job"
Best Editing : Benjamin Brooking : Mexico : "A Lesson on Probability"
Best Makeup : Mr. Moose Films : "The Awakening"
INCREDIBLY STRANGE Film : Mad Scientists : "One Man Army"
Best Use of the Prop : Les Cousins Dangereux : "Something New"
Best Use of the Line : Une : "Ballsed Up"
Best Use of the Character : The Tributes : "My Life in Lies"
Best Disqualified Film : Halcyon Entertainment : "Bedtime"

"PANTS ON FIRE" by Lense Flare - Grand National Champion 2014

"RUBBLE" by Noise and Pictures - National Runners-up 2014

"A LESSON ON PROBABILITY" by Mexico - National 3rd Place 2014

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