48 Hour Film Festival winners announced

An employee at the Time Travel Centre (Supplied)
An employee at the Time Travel Centre (Supplied)

A wild-card has taken out the top prize at the 2016 48 Hour Film Festival.  

Thomas Sainsbury wrote and directed (Time) Travel Centre which took out the Grand Champion award at The Civic in Auckland on Friday night.

The film was hand-picked by Sir Peter Jackson to be a wild card in the final.

The short film starts off in what seems to be an standard travel agency however it is not international flights the agents are booking, instead trips to the past.

The film was shot over the weekend of November 16 - 18. At 7pm on the Friday, each production team is given a genre and a number of "random elements" that must be included in the film.

The production company behind (Time) Travel Centre is Auckland based content creation company Chillybox.

They also made it to the 2015 Grand Final in 2015 with their black comedy Clean Getaway.

The ground has taken away more than $100,000 worth of prizes including equipment, editing time and cash.