This year’s Stevenson University Film & Moving Image 72-Hour Film Festival ran Nov. 10-13. We screened the completed films on November 17. Contestants had to each pick a different genre (which are listed in parentheses after the film title), and then work with the following three requirements: 1) namedrop an Oscars Best Picture Winner into the dialogue; 2) incorporate the Wilhelm Scream sound effect; 3) either a bird’s-eye view or a low-angle shot (worm’s-eye view).

Once the nine completed films were submitted on Monday, November 13, our three participating judges—Stevenson University President Elliot Hirshman, FMI alumna Patricia Lai (Class of 2018), and Baltimore-based filmmaker Sumaiya Annana—watched the movies and chose their Top 3. At the end of the screening on Friday, November 17, the audience then voted on their favorite, which received the audience award. Prizes consisted of Amazon gift cards and a grand prize of the DaVinci Resolve software (the Studio version) donated by our sponsor, Blackmagic Design.

First place went to Genesis Sequence. Second place and audience award went to Every Horror Film Ever. Third place went to Memory. Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

All credits for each film can be found within the actual movie. You can watch all of the films on our Vimeo site.