Watch the Entertaining Results of Meadows’ 48-Hour Filmmaking Competition

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As a way to keep creative during the quarantine, the Student Filmmakers Association, in collaboration with film alumnus Andrew Oh, launched its new 48-Hour Bottle Film Festival competition, open to current SMU students and recent graduates. Participants were given a line of dialogue to incorporate –“Not in a million years” – and/or a particular prop: a bag. Genres were assigned, and the participants had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film over the weekend of April 3-5. The results were clever, humorous and entertaining:

Viewers voted on their favorite films during the April 10 premiere – here are the winners:

Favorite Use of Prop: Hungry for Love by students Sydney Sagehorn and Anna Butcher (39:05 on the video)

Favorite Use of Dialogue: I’m Busy, Jerry! by alumni Al Bouchillon and Nic Wells (44:00 on the video)

Favorite Use of Genre: Lady Rendezvous and The Fabergé Monkey by student Aggie Ryan (20:23 on the video)

Voted Best Overall: I’m Busy, Jerry! Al Bouchillon and Nic Wells (44:00 on the video)

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