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Watch Student Films from CCM's 48-Hour Film Festival

Over the course of 48 hours, 101 University of Cincinnati students came together to create 10 original short films in CCM’s third annual 48-Hour Film Festival. They used nothing but their creativity and three seemingly unrelated ingredients: glow-in-the-dark Grinch boxer shorts, the phrase “I wish I could feel like this every day" and a can of Glade aerosol air freshener.

The films premiered on Nov. 20 at the MainStreet Cinema in UC's Tangeman University Center. Each year the festival offers awards to the students involved in the audience’s favorite films. This year’s Audience Awards go to:

  • Best Actress ­– Jacqueline Daaleman (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Eliza Palter (Craig)
  • Best Actor – Josh Reiter (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Isaac Hickox-Young (Craig)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Matt Fox (How to: Feel)
  • Best Cinematography – Jacob Berry and Patrick Murphy (How to: Feel)
  • Best Editing – Salvador Mendoza (I Wish I Could Feel Like This Every Day)
  • Best Composition – Spencer Lackey (How To: Feel)
  • Best Film – How to: Feel, directed by Nick Heffelfinger and produced by Spencer Lackey.

Led by Richard E. Hess, professor of acting and department chair, CCM’s 48-Hour Film Festival unites creative minds from all over UC to act and produce their own short films. This year’s festival included students from six different UC colleges and 22 different majors. You can view some of the films below or watch them all on YouTube (warning: some films include mature subject matter).


Story by CCM Graduate Student Charlotte Kies