Lessons in Accidental Magic, the spellbinding 48 Hour Film by Motke Dapp, Drive Media House and a crew of around 40 people, was the runaway favorite at the awards for the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project. The seven-minute short, made in just two days, took home 12 awards, including Best Film, and Best Actor for Matt. The distinction of Best Film means LIAM will move on to compete at Filmapalooza 2017!

The full list of awards is below:
Runner Up, Audience Choice Group B
Best Special Effects
Best Location Sound
Best Sound Design
Best Music/Song
Best Use of Genre
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Directing
Best Film

About Lessons in Accidental Magic
Enamored with a girl he frequently sees at dinner parties, Liam (Matt) attempts to win her heart by teaching himself to cook from a cookbook he finds at an unusual library. The recipes are unorthodox and the results are quite… unexpected.

About the 48 Hour Film Project
Founded in 2001, the 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which a team makes a movie – write, shoot, edit and score it – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre. Forty-eight hours later, the team submits the finished film. The movies then screen at a local theater, usually in the next week.

The winner of each respective city from over 130 countries around the world meet and screen their films at Filmapalooza, (last year in Atlanta). The 48 Hour Film Project has also partnered with The Cannes Film Festival (or Festival de Cannes) for the last few years. A small selection of the top films from around the world will be screened at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world as a part of the Short Film Corner.