Asheville, North Carolina June 15 - 17, 2018

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to All Around Artsy for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film She Once Was Distant will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Required Elements

  • Character: Brad or Brianna Pasteur, Insurance Agent
  • Prop: a dollar bill
  • Line: "You forgot something."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Honorable Mention
insurance. by Nelson Bro. & Co.

Audience Favorite: Group B

Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

Honorable Mention
She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

Best Writing

The Awkward First-Date Picture Show by Team Funky Chicken

Honorable Mentions
Death Takes A Holiday by Team UNCA
End of the Road by PB&J Films

Best Editing

Dungeons & Desks by Blue Ridge Fire

Honorable Mentions
SCARECROW by Irrational Statues
In the Queue by unscripted films

Best Directing

She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

Honorable Mentions
5% by Cat Fly
End of the Road by PB&J Films

Best Cinematography

She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

Honorable Mentions
Snap by Rainbow Juice Productions
5% by Cat Fly

Best Sound Design

Just a Memory by dMp

Honorable Mentions
The Greatest Game by Electric Eclectic
Preacher Boy by Films4Jesus

Best Actor

Andrew Starr Bounce by Copper Still Films

Honorable Mentions
Corey Parlamento Snap by Rainbow Juice Productions
Dan Freking Preacher Boy by Films4Jesus

Best Actress

Jesslyn Wilson Frame of Mine by #roommates

Honorable Mentions
Kathryn Langwell Death Takes A Holiday by Team UNCA
Aislin Freya Pax In the Queue by unscripted films

Best Ensemble Acting

Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

Honorable Mentions
Death Takes A Holiday by Team UNCA
She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

Best Graphics

Honorable Mentions
Slice of Hope by Kongfather Media
The Greatest Game by Electric Eclectic

Best Special Effects

Bounce by Copper Still Films

Honorable Mentions
Magic Wash by Team Long Shot
Just a Memory by dMp

Best Choreography

In the Queue by unscripted films

Honorable Mentions
The Greatest Game by Electric Eclectic
The Awkward First-Date Picture Show by Team Funky Chicken

Best Costumes

The Greatest Game by Electric Eclectic

Honorable Mentions
SCARECROW by Irrational Statues
Dungeons & Desks by Blue Ridge Fire

Best Make Up

SCARECROW by Irrational Statues

Honorable Mentions
She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy
Frame of Mine by #roommates

Best Use of Character

5% by Cat Fly

Honorable Mentions
In the Queue by unscripted films
Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

Best Use of Prop

Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

Honorable Mentions
The Greatest Game by Electric Eclectic
Frame of Mine by #roommates

Best Use of Line

Just a Memory by dMp

Honorable Mentions
She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy
End of the Road by PB&J Films

Best Use of Genre

The Awkward First-Date Picture Show by Team Funky Chicken

Honorable Mentions
Frame of Mine by #roommates
Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

Best Adapted Score

Slice of Hope by Kongfather Media

Best Asheville Spirit

Best Original Score

insurance. by Nelson Bro. & Co.

Honorable Mention
She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

Best Original Songs

End of the Road by PB&J Films

2018 Film List

  • 5% by Cat Fly

    Girl experiences a brain injury and uses her memory insurance.

  • Bounce by Copper Still Films
  • Death Takes A Holiday by Team UNCA

    A couple will go do anything to ensure the success of their new Airbnb when a notorious internet critic books a stay.

  • Dumb Luck by Stardead Films

    A story about a young, impoverished couple who stumble across something that could change their luck, but they soon find out they’re in over their heads.

  • Dungeons & Desks by Blue Ridge Fire

    A man down on his luck gets lost in a game of fantasy

  • End of the Road by PB&J Films

    A young girl has to deal with adversity and make a decision on which road she will travel.

  • Frame of Mine by #roommates
  • In the Queue by unscripted films

    Ace deals with a minor crisis.

  • insurance. by Nelson Bro. & Co.

    A deaf child gains assistance from a strange entity after being assaulted, abducted, and abandoned

  • Just a Memory by dMp

    There are memories not to be forgotten as Jaime, an orphaned pre-teen, struggles to survive in a world infested with lethal ET's.

  • Magic Wash by Team Long Shot

    An insurance salesman begins to question whether he's really unlucky or if there is something else afoot.

  • Now Leaving by G.A.G Reel Productions

    Young Taylor's life hits a rough patch but she realizes that not everything is bad and that life goes on.

  • Piper by Newfound Films

    Child genius joins the workforce.

  • Preacher Boy by Films4Jesus

    A down on his luck pastor finds hope through a chain of sticky notes.

  • SCARECROW by Irrational Statues

    Be careful what you say.... be careful who you film.

  • She Once Was Distant by All Around Artsy

    When Lily's boyfriend gifts her a box of chocolates, she begins to long for a mysterious entity.

  • Slice of Hope by Kongfather Media

    A down on his luck insurance agent sets out on an adventure of self-discovery with the help of his new friend.

  • Snap by Rainbow Juice Productions

    Superhero with an unconventional power must find a way to help and save others without destroying herself.

  • Split Infinitive by Dandelion Alligator

    A job interview for Vice Principal goes horribly wrong.

  • Sweet Supple Flesh by Old Red Beak Productions

    Be careful what you pickup.

  • The Awkward First-Date Picture Show by Team Funky Chicken

    A couple on a first date struggles to keep their fantasies from getting ahead of the realities.

  • The Greatest Game by Electric Eclectic

    Tensions and celebrations explode both on the field and on the couch, as a married couple watches the championships of an absurd sporting event.

  • Written In The Stars by Optio Productions

    An obsessed man's life descends into ruin as he draws closer to, what he believes, is his destiny.


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