AND THE AWARDS GOES TO…
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 16, 2012: The KL 48 Hour Film Project 2012 finally comes to the conclusion on Sunday night, with the award for KL Best Film 2012 going to team SPLASPAN for their short film, ‘Misi Y.B.’
The film, produced by the group of students from Aswara and headed by Hafiz Raslin was also selected as the winner for three other categories; Best Directing, Best Cinematography and Best Acting. The awards ceremony was held at the KL Tower amphitheatre.
The team walked away with a RM30,000 filming grant from the National Film Development Corporation and two return tickets to Filmapalooza, the finale festival of the 48 Hour Film Project, to be held in March, 2013 in Hollywood, USA.
The list of winners for the KL 48 Hour Film Project 2012 is as follows:
KL48 Hour Film Project 2012 (Name of Film-Name of Group)
- Best Film: Misi YB – SPLASPAN
- First Runner-up for Best Film: Bye Bye Blackbird- Studio Tikus
- Second Runner-up for Best Film: The P.A – D’ Tankr
- Best Directing: Misi Y.B- SPLASPAN
- Best Script: Bye Bye Blackbird – Studio Tikus
- Best Cinematography: Misi Y. B – SPLASPAN
- Best Acting: Misi Y. B – SPLASPAN
- Best Editing: Matchmen – I Love Chicken Pie
- Best Poster: Siaran Langsung – Grebang Visual Studio
- Best Music: The P. A – D’Tankr
- Best Use of Line: The Puppeteer – Einstein II Production
- Best Use of Character: Sendat – Cengkerang Sendat
- Best Trailer: Mana Papa- Bro. Arts
- Best Use of Props: The P. A – D’Tankr
- Audience Choice Award Group A: The Shaman
- Audience Choice Award Group B: Ganggu – Scatterbrain
- Audience Choice Award Group C: Benny – De Shoot
Out of 39 teams which took part in the KL 48 Hour Film Project (KL48HFP) 2012, only 27 teams were able to complete and submit their films on time, thus qualifying for the KL chapter of the world’s biggest and oldest time film competition.
KL48HFP producer, Shahril Fahazmi Musa said the quality of the films this year had improved tremendously.
“During the meet and greet and when we were counting down to the start of the competition, the judges and I told the participants to focus on the strengths of their stories, and to tell their stories as Malaysians. The execution and the technical details are just tools, what matters most is the soul of their stories.
“I told them to be original, to be themselves. We encouraged the participants to define the Malaysian identity when it comes to making their films, and I am happy to note that some teams had come close to capturing the Malaysian essence in their films,” said Shahril.
As usual, the compulsory elements for the films – a specific character, a specific prop and a specific line of dialogue which has to be included in their films – were announced a minute before the competition officially began.
The compulsory character this year was a politician by the name of either Mansur / Melati Mahmood, Mark / Melissa Chung or Muthu / Mala Maniam. The official prop were Japanese slippers and the line of dialogue was “I hate doing this, why didn’t we do it earlier? / Bencilah buat ni, kenapa tak buat awal-awal?”
This year’s judges for the KL48HFP were producer Julia Fraser, and directors/producers Ken S. Yap and Shukor Kadir.
Fraser has collaborated with award winning director, U-Wei Haji Saari on ‘Hanyut’ (Almayer’s Folly), which will be released next year. Her other notable film credits includes Siddiq Barmak’s ‘Osama’ (winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign language film in 2004) and ‘Three Days To Forever’ by Riri Riza (Indonesia) among others.
Ken S. Yap is also a well-known director and producer in the local film circuit, with credits in films such as Nasi Lemak 2.0, Phua Chu Kang: The Movie and Petaling Street Warriors. Meanwhile, film industry veteran, Shukor Kadir is well-known in the local and international film circuit, with credits in films such as Anna and The King (with 20th Century Fox, USA) and Poussieres de Vie (Academy nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995) among others.
The KL48HFP will be followed with the 1337 KL48Hackathon, to be held from October 19-21. Organised by I-train and Cyberview, the event is the first ever Malaysian Transmedia based Hackathon, where computer programmers and software developers compete to develop Mobile Apps for the Best Film, Audience’s Choice award and KL48HFP.
Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies.
About the 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project is the oldest and largest timed film competition in the world. The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. The tight 48-hour deadline puts the focus squarely on the filmmaking, emphasizing creativity and teamwork and “doing” instead of “talking.” The emphasis is also on building communities of local creative people – facilitating making new connections, showcasing skills, and celebrating what creativity and teamwork can accomplish in just one weekend. In 2009, more than 40,000 filmmakers in 76 cities participated in the festival.
For more information, visit http://www.kl48hourfilm.com