Comedian Phillip Wilburn, seen on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CONAN to host #48FILM Awards

Comedian Phillip Wilburn, regarded as one of the top Donald Trump impersonators, will be hosting the #48FILM Festival Awards Show on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles.
By: 48FILM Project Inc.
Phillip Wilburn and Trump
Phillip Wilburn and Trump
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Feb. 5, 2016 - PRLog -- The 48FILM Festival is proud to announce that comedian Phillip Wilburn, regarded as one of the top Donald Trump impersonators will be hosting the #48FILM Awards Show on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles.

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Winners of the global competition are flying into Hollywood from around the world to collect their awards and meet the esteemed jury of industry leaders and industry guests at the 2015 Award Ceremony and Screening. Films in Official Selection include entries from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Georgia, Spain and Italy.

The #48FILM Festival producers will be awarding the collective of winners (Best in each category) with a production budget of $100,000+ to make a feature film in the calendar year.  Shooting will commence this Fall, with locations to be announced later in the year. Raven Banner Distribution will be reviewing for International Distribution.

“I am so excited to be hosting the #48FILM Festival!” said Wilburn,”I started my comedy career doing short viral videos, but it will be amazing to see what this film makers can really do compared to a comedian who does funny voices. Movies are the ultimate in creativity, and shorts are even harder to convey your story in such a short amount of time. I will make my hosting short as well so we get out in time for the Oscars!”

Said Executive Producer, Francesco Vitali, "We are thrilled to have Phillip join us this year. He brings to the show a level of excellence and humor that will be uplifting, and insightfully powerful – as he is the perfect demonstration of how important art is – in all it’s forms - particularly when the nation is so focused on politically charged issues.  Art can transcend – it can bring awareness and it can open people’s minds. The 48FILM Festival was created to provide a unique and powerful platform for creatives to showcase their work; while the Grand Prize was initiated to take that skill set to a new, commercially viable level.”

Italy captured the top awards with CLARA (Brescia, Italy) taking home six including Best Film, Best Director for Marco Santi, Best Actress for Francesca Milano, Best Original Music by Stefano Milella and Best Production for Caterina Biffarino. While ESSE EST PERCIPI nabbed Best Cinematographer for Lucio Lepri and Best Writer Award for Andrea Piezzo and Lucio Lepri.  USA’s SAFE won the People’s Choice Award.

Originally from Texas, Phillip is known for his ability to imitate almost any voice, from Tom Cruise to Donald Trump, and everyone in between. The LA Times said Phillip’s George W. Bush is “played to squinty eyed perfection.” He produces and stars in viral videos that have been featured on HLN, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, ShowBiz Today and Funny or Die. His TV Credits include How I Met Your Mother, The Middle, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Ruins Everything and CONAN. Phillip can be seen on stage in Top Story! Weekly at iO West every Sunday night at 8.

The 48FILM Festival online festival is open to everyone: beginner to professional, from all nations.  The competition opens in January and closes late November.  Once registered, a competing team selects a genre and when to start the clock. 48FILM Project provides three (3) elements that are required to be included: a character, a line and a prop. Filmmakers then have forty eight (48) hours to create a short film in English or with English subtitles, four (4) to seven (7) minutes in length and upload it to  Creators retain the rights to their own intellectual property.

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For more on the 48Film Project, the winning films, the 2015 Jury, and Phillip Wilburn, please contact Popular Press Media Group,, or by phone +1-310-860-7774.

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