Screening and jury process (all are welcome)
Every film festival or challenge deserves an award as a way of recognizing the talent and creativity that goes into filmmaking – the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has the Oscar, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has the Golden Globe, the Cannes Film Festival has the Palme d’Or, and our own MAD 48-Hour Film Challenge has The Deanie.
It’s not hard to imagine where the name for the award came from, as it has a direct association to Dean Greg Murphy, whose 3D image sits atop the award.
Since we are a Canadian based college, the name is also a word play on the well-known Genie Awards, handed out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Each year, in addition to recognizing genre winners with a ‘swag bag’, the overall winning team has the names of its members engraved into a brass plate at the base of The Deanie Award. More so, an article is written by the Chronicle and the film is showcased on the MAD YouTube Channel. Local TV stations – upon request – may also look to air the top films of this challenge.
This year’s Deanie Award film recipient is titled, “Butterfly Man"; it can be viewed below, along with all the genre winners.
Please save the date, Saturday September the 7th so you can join us as we celebrate the 2019 MAD 48-Hour Film Challenge - See you there!
Please use the form below to email the MAD 48-Hour Film Challenge committee with any questions
that you may have.