Detroit, Michigan July 13 - 15, 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 WSF Productions for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Motorcoach will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Motorcoach by WSF Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Mirror of Tindaire by 52 Scripts

Required Elements

  • Character: Pierre o Pauline Duroc , chef
  • Prop: an ID Card
  • Line: ""I'll have it ready by tomorrow." OR "I will have it ready by tomorrow.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Lost Possessions by Lights, Camera, Average

Audience Favorite: Group B

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

Audience Favorite: Group C

Kids These Days by DETROIT GOATS

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Mirror of Tindaire by 52 Scripts

Best Writing

Motorcoach by WSF Productions

Best Editing

Low Road by Rebel Pictures

Best Directing

Grace Winters Murky Waters by DCDS School of Film

Best Cinematography

Motorcoach by WSF Productions

Best Sound Design

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Musical Score

Meat by Bat Boiz

Best Actor

Dan Dobrovich "Kazooka" Joe by DEaD JaMmeR

Best Actress

Sarah Matthews The Mirror of Tindaire by 52 Scripts

Best Graphics

Motorcoach by WSF Productions

Best Effects

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Choreography

Jasmine Parsley by Phantom Squirrel Productions

Best Costumes

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Make Up

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Use of Character

Motorcoach by WSF Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Mirror of Tindaire by 52 Scripts

Best Use of Line

Just Call It Luck by Reel Clever Films

Best Action/Adventure Film

50 Layers of CAke by Ace High Productions

Best Coming of Age Film

Coming of Rage by Holiday Park Productions

Best Dark Comedy

Kids These Days by DETROIT GOATS

Best Disaster Film

Creek by ironark Films

Best Family Film

Living the Dream by Good Harbor Blue

Best Fantasy Film

Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Film de Femme

Murky Waters by DCDS School of Film

Best Film Noir

.177 Caliber Breakfast by Thought Adjuster

Best Fish Out of Water Film

Pool Games by Detroit Blue Light District

Best Generation Gap

The Thigh Master by Multiversal Pictures

Best Horror Film

Smile by Cardboard Camera Production

Lost Possessions by Lights, Camera, Average

Best Music Film

"Kazooka" Joe by DEaD JaMmeR

Best Mystery

Morcilla by Nice Shirt Media

Best Period Piece

Nectar by Leave the light on films

Best Road Film

Low Road by Rebel Pictures

Best Romance

Gangster Love by Detroit Film Studio

Best School Drama

By Tomorrow by EIEIOlsen Studios

Best Sci Fi Film

Eighter by Woot!

Best Silent Film

Meat by Bat Boiz

Best Sports Film

Motorcoach by WSF Productions

Best Spy/Espionage Film

The U Man by Creativity

Best Superhero Film

Bad Fruit by Pardi Productions

Best Thriller/Suspense

Variant by Ruby Martini

Best Time Travel Movie

Moderation by Fantastic Four

Best Use of Drone

Imperial Heist by Team Name Films

Best Western

Desolare by Newave

2018 Film List

  • .177 Caliber Breakfast by Thought Adjuster

    Chef Pierre battles his inner demons by preparing a peaceful breakfast, but complications arise.

  • "Kazooka" Joe by DEaD JaMmeR

    Biopic of a washed up Kazoo Player mounting a comeback tour.

  • 50 Layers of CAke by Ace High Productions
  • A Dish To Die For by Basilica Films
  • ALL IN by Blueberry Birds Media

    May, a victim of human trafficking uses prowess to win back her freedom and unite with her son.

  • And On The Last Day, He Walked Far From Home by L. I. V. I. N.

    During the last few hours of his existence, a young individual contemplates his life.

  • Antropocene by OCC Productions

    In a generation ahead of our present times, overpopulation is the most important issue that our world governments face. A young woman continues to work a 9-5 to survive. Will she be able to deal with the extreme dangers that will come her way?

  • Apollo by Theater Butter

    When a boy attempts to fix a life altering mistake, he finds himself in a situation far beyond his control.

  • Bad Fruit by Pardi Productions
  • Beacon by Film N Ready

    Trapped in a church aliens are taking over. The key to getting out is an id card..so they think

  • Beneath the Covers by Good Guacamole

    Two ghosts attempt to haunt a young woman, only to be thwarted by their only weakness ... a blanket.

  • By Tomorrow by EIEIOlsen Studios

    Andy and Jalynne Draybeck return to the 48 Hour Film Project, this time with some life-changing news for daughter Tina.

  • CHEF's Epilogue by Berry White Jesus

    Soul Food is a dish best served up cold

  • Comedy Road Problems or: The Greasy Chef by MeowFilms

    Sir, would you like some salt with your failure?

  • Coming of Rage by Holiday Park Productions

    A moment of madness forces Billy to grow up quicker than he expected. Will he come of Age? Or come of Rage?

  • Creek by ironark Films

    In a world where disease can take a life in hours, a group of friends risk their lives for one last outing.

  • Deep Spied by The Veering Tangence

    A woman with a secret competes for redemption at a local cooking contest.

  • Desolare by Newave
  • Eighter by Woot!

    A pet enthusiast, Pierre, adopts a dangerous experimental creature but doesn't realize how difficult taking care of it will be.

  • Fresh Start by Nain Rouge Films

    With family, it's never too late.

  • Gangster Love by Detroit Film Studio

    When a Gangster falls in love.

  • GOTCHA! by JoJi Peak

    Story of deceit, pain, anguish and betrayal.

  • Guilt Trip by Free King Richard

    A father helps his son through a big life transition as his ex-wife begins a lengthy prison sentence... But who's the good guy here?

  • Imperial Heist by Team Name Films

    Two guys go get back what rightfully belongs to them.

  • Jasmine Parsley by Phantom Squirrel Productions

    Two chefs go to extraordinary lengths to gather an ingrediant for their lobster bisque

  • Just Call It Luck by Reel Clever Films

    A man uses his ability to predict the outcome of sports games to pay off a chef to whom he owes money.

  • Kids These Days by DETROIT GOATS

    Grandma's gonna love her new makeover

  • L.G.B.T. by Perrydise Films

    New to the city, Landon is set up on a blind date by his only friend Gabe.

  • Le Poisson by Metro Swarm Intelligence

    What's he doing in our bathtub?

  • Living the Dream by Good Harbor Blue

    Too late for him, too early for her.

  • Lizard of Dogs by Courageous Lion Cinema

    Who's a good boy?

  • Lost Possessions by Lights, Camera, Average

    A couple visits a sprawling antique store in search of hidden treasures. What they find ends up costing them more than they bargained for.

  • Low Road by Rebel Pictures

    He Only Saw Red

  • Meat by Bat Boiz

    A young chef scrambles to prepare a special order for a wealthy client; however, with such short notice the meat that was expected turns up a bit raw.

  • Moderation by Fantastic Four

    Corporate business man is offered a once in a lifetime deal, but soon learns that some things are just too good to be true.

  • Morcilla by Nice Shirt Media
  • Motorcoach by WSF Productions

    Twins compete for dominance but reunite for a pilgrimage to their family bus for a truce.

  • Murky Waters by DCDS School of Film

    A traumatic event causes a young women to hatch an evil plan.

  • Nectar by Leave the light on films

    In search of something new, a young woman experiences a fate that alters her forever.

  • Pool Games by Detroit Blue Light District

    This documentary focuses on two brothers who embark upon their journey to Olympic glory!

  • Reunion by Provisional Fixation

    A man contemplates attending his high school reunion.

  • Run for your Life by The Eagles

    The path repeats itself.

  • Smile by Cardboard Camera Production

    A trip to the dentist gone wrong

  • STAY WOKE by Detroit City Kitties

    A woman spends a night of horror at a bed and breakfast trying to differentiate between reality and fantasy while struggling with a haunting condition.

  • The Mirror of Tindaire by 52 Scripts

    A prince seeks assistance finding a date to the May Day Ball.

  • The Synth Element by Expensive Dog Food

    Two friends come upon a mysterious synthesizer in the woods and are in awe when they see what it can do.

  • The Thigh Master by Multiversal Pictures

    Faced with a drug dealer destroying the community, a local hero must track down and defeat the big boss.

  • The U Man by Creativity

    The Man know one knows

  • Trigger Finger by We Have Your Son

    The fate of the world lies in the hands, and FINGERS of one man.

  • Variant by Ruby Martini

    In a future where the government knows best, a haggard father and his frustrated daughter must endure the entrance of an imposter who changes everything.

  • Zero by Play Nice

    A deadly virus is taking over the world and the only cure is locked in a storage unit.


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