Austin, Texas June 1 - 3, 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 Edgen Films for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film The Will will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

The Will by Edgen Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Hurt by Owen O’Neill Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Plus One by CAKE

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November 2 - 4, 2018

Required Elements

  • Character: Justin or Jennifer MacArthur, Baker
  • Prop: an eraser
  • Line: "That's what my Dad always said. OR That is what my Dad always said."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Countdown by Ten House Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Camp Bible by Option One Team

Audience Favorite: Group C

For Millie by Crew32 Films

Best Writing

Hurt by Owen O’Neill Productions

Best Editing

Plus One by CAKE

Best Directing

The Will by Edgen Films

Best Cinematography

The Will by Edgen Films

Best Sound Design

The Will by Edgen Films

Best Musical Score

B to B by Three Amigos

Best Music

The Will by Edgen Films

Best Actor

Harvey Madison as "Stan" B to B by Three Amigos

Best Actress

Katusha Robert as "Jennifer MacArthur The Will by Edgen Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Hurt by Owen O’Neill Productions

Best Graphics

Brother by Living in Oblivion

Best Special Effects

You Can't Stand the Heat by Closed Stacks

Best Choreography

Plus One by CAKE

Best Costumes

The Quick and The Undead by A Texas Made Film

Best Set Design

The Will by Edgen Films

Best Use of Character

You Can't Stand the Heat by Closed Stacks

Best Use of Prop

Countdown by Ten House Productions

Best Use of Line

Countdown by Ten House Productions

Best Use of Genre

Camp Bible by Option One Team

Best Visual Effects

ALl You Knead is Love by Congress Bridge SWAMP Bats

Best Titling

The Quick and The Undead by A Texas Made Film

Best Stunts

Brother by Living in Oblivion

2018 Film List

  • "3" by Write or Die II

    A group of 3 torments a young woman to the brink of insanity.

  • #SearchingForSunshine by Freak Foundation Entertainment

    That's What my dad always said

  • A Place to Lay One’s Head by Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

    A woman struggles to remember her past actions after returing to her home town to care for her mother.

  • A Recipe for Love by Onion Dog

    In his quest to make Love cookies, Justin the baker seeks out a wizard to find his missing ingredient.

  • A.I. Dad by Drunken Monkies

    New step dad is settling in as the head of the household when the family discovers their deceased dad may not be gone.

  • ALl You Knead is Love by Congress Bridge SWAMP Bats

    Seeking to win the $300,00 prize of a baking show, David must go back in time and find out why his application was rejected

  • Another Day in America by Studio E

    Another Day in America

  • B to B by Three Amigos

    A young woman living with her parents wants to change "careers", but it's becoming more difficult than she originally anticipated.

  • Brother by Living in Oblivion

    A drug cartel boss gets news his brother has betrayed him.

  • Camp Bible by Option One Team

    In this a world where Murphy's Law rules, this Slasher lives by the age old saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try try again."

  • Countdown by Ten House Productions

    The pressure is on as two friends watch a device countdown anxiously debating what to do before it reaches zero.

  • For Millie by Crew32 Films

    While searching for his friend, Phil attends a mysterious cocktail party with suspicious characters.

  • Fresh Goods by Team Texhoma

    A baker finds that he can use time travel to make his baked goods the freshest out of all the bakeries in Austin, but the arrival of two strangers to his bakery threatens to end his newfound success.

  • H.O.A. by Vintage

    The Pleasant Hills H.O.A. election appears to be just another neighborhood rivalry until one of the candidates is found dead.

  • Hurt by Owen O’Neill Productions

    Not all vacations can be perfect.

  • Jude by Team El Guapo

    The lengths family goes to protest each other

  • Lady Outlaws by Black Star

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  • Lovers' Ties by Who & Whom Productions

    A man is nervous about showing his affection.

  • Not Everything Is Black & White by Emulsion=Emotion

    Not everything is black and white.

  • Off by No Promises Productions

    A glimpse into the McArthur household reveals the double life of a girl ready to make her own mistakes. She's a good girl at home and a slut in the streets.

  • Packing for the Apocalypse by Technicolor Dream Cats

    Two brothers attempt to reconcile their differences in approach to the oncoming apocalypse.

  • Piece of Cake by Burton Brother Productions

    An unsuspecting baker must escape the machinations of a former employee (who had money withheld from him by the baker) and his husband after they secretly trick him into delivering a cake to their home.

  • Plus One by CAKE

    An unexpected sweet collision sends a man on a mission to match the music in his head to the destiny in his heart.

  • Rendered Speechless by Team Sin Nombre

    Be careful what you wish for.

  • Rock the Road by Backyard Boyz

    Two Outlaws Rockin' the Road

  • Say Cheese by Line Friends Productions

    Kevyn must use his wits, puns, and powers to defeat the eccentric super villain, Aperture.

  • The Good, The Bad &The Baker by The Rookies

    After the poisoning of their father, two brothers set off on a vengeful quest to avenge their father's death.

  • The last game by The Vanguards

    Adventure talking to spirit gone wrong

  • The Quick and The Undead by A Texas Made Film

    A priest and a gunslinger fight of monsters under the leadership of the evil Dr. Frankenstein in this Jamanji meets Westworld fantasy adventure.

  • The Will by Edgen Films

    The Will to live.

  • True Loaf by Something Awesome

    Two well-meaning sons try to convince their father to date again.

  • Utopia by Big Dipper Films

    When technology comes between family an important choice is made.

  • Which Witch? by 48 hour party people

    The Season Finale of the magical reality television show, "Which Witch?"

  • Why? by 5 Foot 7&1/2 Productions

    Ian does his best to get a job to better his life and escape his past.

  • Wood-Man: The Animated Series by Bad Walrus Films

    The continuing adventures of Wood-Man. In this episode, we find our hero stranded in a foreign land. Will he find his way home in time to foil the villainous Dr. Juniper's evil plan?

  • You Can't Stand the Heat by Closed Stacks

    A famous local baker can't get to cooking until he gets his car started...or can he?


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