That concludes the 72 Hour Film Competition 2019! What an incredible turnout this year! An enormous heartfelt thank you to all of our filmmakers for sharing their talent and creative genius with us! As always, a huge thank you to our staff, judges, volunteers, supporters, donors, sponsors, and community members for helping to make this incredible event possible each year! Though the judges had some tough choices to make, here are the winners in each category of the 72 Hour Film Competition 2019:

OVERALL Best of Fest: Cafe Diem

19 & Over: “Cafe Diem”

14-18: “Cliff”

13 & Under: “Playtime”

Best Technical: “Weekend Getaway”

Best Use of Elements: “To Halve or Have Not”

Best Director: (TIE): Emma Stafki “How Hard Can It Be?” & Amber Litz “The Last Piece”

Best Actor: Ian Belton “The Silverwood Incident”

Best Actress: Annie Stafki “How Hard Can It Be?”

Best Ensemble: “Coming Soon”

Indie Spirit Award: “Tricky Treats”

In Partnership With

Thank You!

We’d like to thank Galaxy Theatres Luxury+ IMAX Gig HarborThe INN at Gig Harbor, the Peninsula School District, and, of course, our volunteers for helping make this possible!


Congratulations to Feisty Goat Productions! Winners of Best Film in our 19 & Over category and Best Overall Film for “The Writer’s Room.”

Congratulations to Sisters Cinema! Winners of Best Film in our 13 & Under category and Best Actress, awarded to Annie Stafki (left), for “Coding Reality.”

Congratulations to 137 Productions! Winners of Best Film in our 14 – 18 category for “Bearinara.”

Congratulations to Team EDG from our 13 & Under category! Winner of Best Actor, awarded to Brandon Bowker (left), for “Mississippi Smith and the Lost Treasure.”

Congratulations to Team Shack from our 14 – 18 category! Winners of Best Ensemble for “The Shack.”


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