Prizes and Awards

National Awards and Prizes

Grand National Champion 2024 - Supported by WingNut Films
The Grand National Champion APEE
$20,000 cash prize from WingNut Films
$20,000 worth of post production services from Park Road Post Production
$15,000 worth of gear hire from Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental
x1 Year Digital Pigeon Professional subscription (valued at US $900 a year)
x1 one year Patron Subscription to Letterboxd

Grand National Runner Up - Supported by WingNut Films
$5000 cash prize from WingNut Films
x1 Year Digital Pigeon Professional subscription (valued at US $900 a year)
x1 one year Patron subscription to Letterboxd

Grand National Second Runner Up
x1 Year Digital Pigeon Professional subscription (valued at US $900 a year)
x1 one year Patron subscription to Letterboxd

15 (4th - 18th) Grand Finalists
x1 year Digital Pigeon Freelance subscription (valued at US $300 a year)
x1 one year Patron subscription to Letterboxd

Best Solo/Duo Team - Chosen by Ant Timpson
$1000 cash

Viva La Dirt League Best Comedy
$2000 cash

Rubber Monkey Best Cinematography
$3000 Rubber Monkey Rentals Voucher
Atomos Shinobi 5.2" 4K HDMI Monitor worth $562
SmallRig 4292 VB99 Pro Mini V Mount Battery worth $489 
DJI RS 3 Pro Gimbal Stabilizer worth $1189

Best School Team
$1000 cash
$1000 of Ulanzi gear from Rubber Monkey
Up to 10 youth/adult passes to Hobbiton Movie Set
2 x one year Patron subscription to Letterboxd

 

L'affare Incredibly Strange Award
$1000 cash
L'affare prize pack

Dame Gaylene Preston & WIFT Best female/gender diverse director
$1000 Cash (from WIFT) - judged by Dame Gaylene Preston
x1 year membership to WIFT

New Zealand Filmmaker's Collective Best Disqualified Award
Best disqualified award/trophy
$200 prezzie card
Entry for the next competition

Best Director
Best Performer
Best Script
Best Production Design
Best Animation
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score/Song

OPPO48 Winner
$5000 prize
The winning film will be screened at the Grand Finals event.

Regional Awards and Prizes

City Winners

Auckland
$500 cash
$2000 (ex gst) of free rental from PLS lighting.
This can be on any production within 12 months of winning, otherwise save it for your next 48Hours attempt.
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership
Up to 10 x adult passes for Hobbiton Movie Set

Hamilton
$500 cash
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership
Up to 10 x adult passes for Hobbiton Movie Set

Bay of Plenty
$500 cash
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership
Up to 10 x adult passes for Hobbiton Movie Set

Wellington
$500 cash
$1000 Cash and $1000 Hire voucher from Portsmouth Rentals
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership

Gisborne
$500 cash
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership

Taranaki
$500 cash
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership
Up to 10 x adult passes for Hobbiton Movie Set

Christchurch
$500 cash
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership

Otago/Dunedin
$500 cash
x1 Screen Producers New Zealand Youth Membership

City Runners Up

Wellington
Private Screening - a big screen showing in the Park Road Post Cinema of their film for up to 50 people.

 

Wift Best Female Filmmaker
x1 year membership of WIFT

Best Cinematography
Best School Team
Best Director
Best Performer
Best Script
Best Production Design
Best Animation
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score/Song
Incredibly Strange Award
Best Disqualified Award
Best use of Genre and Elements

City Manager's Award
Auckland - Most Challenging Theme
Hamilton/Taranaki - Best Location
Bay of Plenty - Best Young Performer
Gisborne - Best On Screen Duo
Wellington - Spirit of 48Hours
Christchurch - Best Title
Dunedin - Most Thought-Provoking Film

Spot Prizes

This year we have some great spot prizes including coffee from L'affare, film equipment from Rubber Monkey and Hobbiton Movie Set adult/youth passes.

Keep an eye out on our social channels and your emails to be in to win!

Before the shoot weekend

L’affare Lifeline survival kits and coffee

Coffee dates for Auckland and Wellington teams from L'affare

x30 care packs from Rubber Monkey

Over the shoot weekend

We have the following spot prizes going out over the shoot weekend:

Spot Prizes From Rubber Monkey and their suppliers:  

SmallRig 4376 RC 60B COB LED Video Light worth $339 
SmallRig 3751B AD-01 Heavy-Duty Fluid Head Tripod worth $299 
Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder worth $149
iFootage Beava Backpack 35 worth $499 

Spot prizes from L'affare:

L’affare Lifeline survival kits

Bags of L'affare coffee

Spot prizes from Hobbiton:

10 x Hobbiton Movie Set adult/youth passes.

After the shoot weekend

Letterboxd Poster Competition 

After the exhilarating shoot weekend, it's time to channel your artistic vision into designing stunning posters for your films. 

Submit your masterpieces on a pinned post in our 48Hours Facebook group and stand a chance to win big! 

10 winners will be chosen, and each will receive a coveted one year Patron Letterboxd subscription along with $150 worth of cinema vouchers!