Austin, Texas June 20 - 22, 2008

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 Circle of confusion for winning Best Film of 2008. Their film Small Stakes will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2009.


1st Place: Best Film of 2008

Small Stakes by Circle of confusion

Required Elements

  • Character: Zach or Zinnia Needham, Takeout Delivery Person
  • Prop: a child's block
  • Line: "That was a good one."

Best Writing

Donald I Love You by Team Malachi

Best Editing

Take Out by D7 Studios

Best Directing

Clip This by Gateway Productions

Best Cinematography

Walking Away by Quatrefoil Films

Best Sound Design

The 48 Hour Film Fiasco by Spontaneous Human Combustion

Delivery by Burning Ranch Productions

Best Musical Score

Clip This by Gateway Productions

Best Acting

Clip This by Gateway Productions

Best Graphics

Take Out by D7 Studios

Delivery by Burning Ranch Productions

Best Special Effects

A Closet Case by Paper Faces Productions

Best Costumes

Pusher by Chaos Films

Dial P for Party by Incognito

Best Use of Character

Block Aid by Potato Media

Best Use of Prop

Block Aid by Potato Media

Best Use of Line

Silent But Deadly by Calvary South Austin Films

2008 Film List

  • A Closet Case by Paper Faces Productions
  • Block Aid by Potato Media
  • Clip This by Gateway Productions
  • Delivery by Burning Ranch Productions
  • Dial P for Party by Incognito
  • Donald I Love You by Team Malachi
  • Pusher by Chaos Films
  • Silent But Deadly by Calvary South Austin Films
  • Small Stakes by Circle of confusion
  • Take Out by D7 Studios
  • The 48 Hour Film Fiasco by Spontaneous Human Combustion
  • Walking Away by Quatrefoil Films
  • Z Man by MataHari Pictures

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