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48Hours - A Furious Filmmaking Competition

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New Zealand's largest filmmaking competition has chosen the films that will compete live on C4 Television Friday June 23rd, 8.30pm. From over 400 shorts nationwide, we have narrowed it down to just five.

The 5 city winners (listed below) will compete against the Wildcard selections (announced soon) chosen by Peter Jackson. Viewers text votes will have a say in the final decision.

Up for grabs for the overall Grand National Winner is a phenomenal prize package worth tens of thousands.

- The Limited Edition Apee Trophy (NZ's equivalent of Best Picture Oscar)
- Apple PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB, hard drive, SuperDrive, GF6600
- Apple Cinema HD Display 30" Flat Panel, Final Cut Studio
- $5,000 cash prize from New Zealand Film Commission
- Post production courtesy of Images Post to the value of $4k
- iPods 30GB (with video capabilities) courtesy of Apple Computer Division of Renaissance
- SmoothArm - a Stabilizer Unit for cameras courtesy of
- 3G Mobile courtesy of Vodafone
- 2 days hire on a Panasonic Varicam Production kit courtesy of Rocket Rentals (includes Panasonic Varicam AJ-27H with HD Zoom Lens, HD Wide Angle, Servo Zoom, Tripod, Medium Legs, Hi Hat)
- The full LOOP catalogue (30 albums in total!)
- A year's supply of Stella Artois courtesy of Stella Artois
- A year's supply of V courtesy of V

And of course The Best Cinematography Award which wins an amazing AG-HVX202 Panasonic HD Video Camera courtesy of the team at Panasonic NZ.

The Winners from each city are

Auckland Winner
Brown Peril : The Tim Porch Storyby The Down Low Concept
Genre : True Story
Story : Tim Porch wants to become the first Tongan badminton champion of NZ, but in his corner is his mentor with a terminal disease and nearby lurks master of the shuttlecock, Mr Geoffrey Tan

Hamilton Winner
Time Tourist by Dance Donkee Dance
Genre : science Fiction
Story : A gawky inventor attempts to go back in time to be with his true love, things however don't go according to plan.

Wellington Winner
The Baby Farmer by Clean Slate
Genre : Monster
Story : An adulterous couple search through a creepy old house that has connections to one of NZs most notorious murderers.

The Escort by FR7835
Genre : Road Movie
Story: A seemingly innocent joyride takes on a darker tone for a middle-aged woman who has recently lost her son in a car accident.

Action at Both Ends by Daddy Cool
Genre : Action
Story: A man vividly recounts his exciting action packed night of aggro, action and hot sex to his couch potato flatmate.

Now it's time for audiences around New Zealand to Judge which short film they think should be awarded the supreme award; The Grand National Winner for 2006.


Hundreds of teams compete. Hundreds of thousands watch.

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