48 Hour “Best of Chicago” awards screening Thursday

Judges and audiences of the 12th Chicago 48 Hour Film Project have weighed in with their decisions on the 21 films that will receive “Best of Chicago” awards at the Music Box screening Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Audience Award film is among them – “and it will be announced at the screening,” says Jerry Vasilatos, the 48 Hour city producer of the event for the second consecutive year.

“Entries this year were great and I’d encourage everyone who’s supportive of Chicago’s indie film community join us and discover the great storytelling talent Chicago has to offer,” says Vasilatos, a director/editor at his Nitestar Productions.

“Veteran filmmakers, newcomers and younger filmmakers had entries in this year’s competition – including the nine-year old and 14-year old directors of “Into the Game” and “Blast from the Past,” respectively, Vasilatos says.

And the winners are:

(555) 555-5555 – “My Father’s Dream”

31219 Productions – “Taking Time”

AI Wisconsin – “Filth”

Brown Wolf Productions – “Breakthrough”

Decent Exposures – “Humans & Resources”

Definition Studios – “The Beat”

Drinks on Monday – “Bloodspray: The Musical”

Eight Twelve Productions – “Turning Tricks”

Eschflix – “Into the Game”

Galaxy Maps – “Funny Money”

Hack Magic – “The Sex”

Kick a Rock – “Lyrcis, Rhymes, Nickels and Dimes”

Mighty Mouse Media – “The Good Folk”

Otherly Pictures – “Blood Magic”

Saikouba Entertainment – “Blast from the Past”

Seriously No One Cares About Your Red Camera – “Cuddlebooshmax v. Jigglejammer Ltd.”

The Guacamole Conspiracy – “Cicada Man”

Time Tent – “Time Tent”

Tom Selleck’s Mustache – “Iris”

Unsolicited Advice – “Blood Actually”

Visual Disturbance Productions – “Lightnin’ in a Bottle”


The local winner of the “Best Film of 2016,” will screen at Filmapalooza in Atlanta in 2017, during the official 48 HFP.

Awards weekend.

 At 3733 N. Southport. Screening starts at 6:30 p.m. and awards will be present at 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 and may be purchased at the door. After party immediately following at the adjacent Music Box Lounge, cash bar.