Film Team Co-Sponsored by HCC Wins at 48 Hour Film Festival

A film team sponsored by Haywood Community College and the Southeastern Partnership for Film Education (SPFE) recently won an award at the 48 Hour Film Festival in Asheville. The team walked away with Best Use of Prop in its film titled "That was a Close One."

The team was comprised of four HCC alumni, a current student, a new student, a former instructor, and current Film and Video Technology instructor, Edwin Dennis. The project entails producing a film from start to finish within a 48 hour time frame. Participants must draw a genre out of a hat then use a prop, line of dialog, and character that's provided.

The Team SPFE used a silver heat resistant umbrella in their sci-fi. When an alien is working with environmentalist Vicki Putterman, he takes the umbrella into the woods where he uncovers equipment. He plugs a cable from the equipment into the handle of the umbrella to make a satellite dish. He is then able to communicate back to his home planet.

Team SPFE competed with over 40 teams. The 48 Hour Film Festival is a filmmaking tour visiting over 50 cities both national and internationally.

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(Cutline: ) Donated photo. Pictured are members of Team SPFE with their award of Best Use of Prop from the recent 48 Hour Film Festival in Asheville. The team was sponsored by Haywood Community College and the Southeastern Partnership for Film Education (SPFE) .