Cleveland, Ohio July 11 - 13, 2014

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 Quick and Painless for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film The Curator will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

The Curator by Quick and Painless

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Black Bart by Labyrinth Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

Love Notes by Confluence Productions

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October 17 - 19, 2014

Required Elements

  • Character: Steve or Stephanie Rivera, Barista
  • Prop: a trophy
  • Line: "I know why you're here." or ("I know why you are here.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Alternate Ending by KTFilms

Audience Favorite: Group B

GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION by Velvet Buck Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Curator by Quick and Painless

Best Writing

Black Bart by Labyrinth Films

Best Editing

GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION by Velvet Buck Productions

Best Directing

Grounded by Opus Creatix Films

Best Cinematography

Lethal by Fiorella Brothers

Best Sound Design

GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION by Velvet Buck Productions

Best Musical Score

Love Notes by Confluence Productions

Best Song

Alternate Cup Alternate Ending by KTFilms

Best Actor

Michael Ciuni Nuevo Paraiso by Indiecisive Films

Best Actress

Robbie Barne Sierra by FNA Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Kyle Znamenak Lethal by Fiorella Brothers

Best Supporting Actress

Heather Jane Farr Grounded by Opus Creatix Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Black Bart by Labyrinth Films

Best Graphics

Lethal by Fiorella Brothers

Best Special Effects

GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION by Velvet Buck Productions

Best Choreography

Alternate Ending by KTFilms

Best Costumes

Lethal by Fiorella Brothers

Best Use of Character

Sierra by FNA Productions

Best Use of Prop

Road to Rivera by Dark Horses

Best Use of Line

Love Notes by Confluence Productions

Best Use of Genre

Alternate Ending by KTFilms

Best Location

No Escape by One Million Moms

Sierra by FNA Productions

2014 Film List

  • A Cold Night on Polk Street by Gone Fishin' Productions

    A tragic accident leads to a lonely bystander taking the law into his own hands.

  • A cup of your finest by My Albatross

    Engils

  • A Pad and A Pistol by Lu Korvette Inc

    A deaf man at a low point in his life gets carjacked..

  • Alternate Ending by KTFilms
  • Baby Blues by Rubber City Productions

    Two quirky lovers tangle their lives together and overcome untimely pregnancy.

  • Black Bart by Labyrinth Films

    The name alone invokes terror.

  • Black Coffee by dIsOrGaNiZeD PiCtUrEs

    One overachiever barista manager gets his in the end!

  • Childs Play by Harper Productions

    Childs imagination running wild as they chase after a trophie

  • Coffee and Checkers by Right of Way

    Stephanie, a Slobovian barista, struggles with a love for her controlling fiance's younger brother.

  • Dated by Film Down For What?

    A man tries to change his future, by going to the past.

  • Domestic by Cosmic Octopus

    Love hurts

  • Ellie by 1 Gnarly Direction

    A romantic journey of a man who lives his life through the view finder of his camera.

  • Family Choices by 100 Aker Films
  • Grounded by Opus Creatix Films

    Cool isn't everything.

  • GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION by Velvet Buck Productions

    Antics ensue at a Coffee Drinking Contest

  • In Process by White Midnight

    A man living a shamble of a life finds hope in changing his destiny.

  • Irregular Joe by LOTP Films

    After the worlds population has dwindled from a sleep related disease a stranger fights for survival

  • Lethal by Fiorella Brothers

    In this world, you have to be lethal.

  • Love Notes by Confluence Productions

    Love Blooms When the Muse Plays.

  • Measure for Measure by World Without Windows Films

    The illegitimate daughter of a dying porno king must change sexes to reunite her broken family

  • New Dad by Aldous Mustache

    A dad is always better when that dad is still alive

  • No Escape by One Million Moms

    She just wanted to get home, but when Stephanie Rivera's car breaks down, she takes the wrong ride.

  • Nuevo Paraiso by Indiecisive Films

    A young woman gets more than she bargained for when she buys the wrong bag of coffee.

  • Regrets by Wabi-Sabi

    Consumed with regret, a girl recounts memories of her mother and attempts to ask for forgiveness.

  • Ristretto by Evil Pony Pictures

    World Wearied Private Investigator takes on a stalker case, but gets more than he bargained for.

  • Road to Recovery by Thespis per Lacus Media

    On a symbolic road, a teen girl is lost on her journey through body issues.

  • Road to Rivera by Dark Horses

    When you're livin' la Vida Mocha, there's only one way to espresso yourself.

  • Sierra by FNA Productions

    She was all he could trust when the future came back to kill him.

  • Spare Me by Ubstar Productions

    When a first date goes so right and for some goes so wrong.

  • The Curator by Quick and Painless

    Three small time thieves embark on an elaborate art heist using time travel.

  • The Legend of Skunk Ape by Conrad Studios

    A young couple ignores the warnings of a wild beast roaming the woods of Williams Court Road.

  • The Therapist by Team RoseVault
  • The Young Hero's Journey by Majestic Home Productions

    An imaginative young boy goes on a quest for his mother to find a remedy

  • Wedding Bells and Bullet Shells by Lakeside Studios

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