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 Situational Irony for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film Graduation will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.
A writer looking for an escape from distractions is disturbed by a presence in the woods.
Trust comes in all sizes.
"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it." - Ben Franklin
Strong female detective fights drug dealers and a corrupt police force with the help of a budding crime blogger
A veteran cop, who has the inability to let things go.
Based on a True Story
One man's journey to give his girlfriend the perfect proposal, but when everything goes wrong, he realizes that he was the only perfect thing she wanted.
Happy go lucky writer turned drug mule.
A missing writer's book inspires a series of murders, and sends a headstrong detective on a quest for the truth.
When a down on his luck slob finds the girl of his dreams, he must beat an old rival to win her heart.
Some basements aren't mean't for the brave.
A man believes that a popular teen novel series can accurately predict the future.
A golden age retiring superhero meets with an enthusiastic writer to talk about the new generation of heros until one interupts their conversation.
An eccentric old man saves a young boy's innocence
A leisurely day is interrupted by a crime. Stan is on the case...and he's not taking any balloon-y.
How far would you go to uphold an oath?
A man with a unique afflication, tries to break the bonds of his less than ordinary existence.
A woman on the verge of a major breakthrough, unexpectedly discovers the consequences of her actions.
A modern woman redefines the search for love and finds what she wants... one man at a time.
A girl find happiness by telling stories.
Struggling to come to terms with his identity and what he's become and young man seeks help, only to encounter his greatest fear.
A young writer meets his idol only to be very shocked at what he finds
In a future society, a writer and her husband must first pass a carefully monitored month-long test with a mechanical baby in order to obtain a human child.
One family rediscovers the meaning of having it all.
Fifteen years after his critically claimed first book, Lyle Engdahl has failed to deliver on his literary expectations. With nothing going for him but a workshop for aspiring authors taught out of his own living room, Lyle is on the brink of giving up and subsiding to a life of complacency, that is if his deteriorating psyche doesn't get to him first.
A story of lives rewritten
While searching for clues to her missing father, a girl discovers a truth in the dark shadows beneath the floorboards.
Where has it gone