Cincinnati, Ohio May 18 - 20, 2012

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 W.H.O. Productions for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Magic Trip will go on to represent Cincinnati against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Magic Trip by W.H.O. Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Tom or Tanya Rococo, Magician
  • Prop: a fan
  • Line: "What have you done for me lately?"

Best Editing

Dark Magic by ESP Productions

Best Directing

Dark Magic by ESP Productions

Magic Trip by W.H.O. Productions

Best Musical Score

Dark Magic by ESP Productions

Best Use of Character

Magic Trip by W.H.O. Productions

Honorable Mention

Dark Magic by ESP Productions

2012 Film List

  • al capo da fine by Tony von Godaire Films

    A magician gets caught in a time warp with horrific results.

  • Alien In My House by JustAskHer Productions

    What have you done for me lately?

  • Amusing Afternoon by Easy Fix Productions

    Two children's entertainers try to bring a smile to a young girl's face.

  • Best Trick by cp

    Two street performers vie for moral high ground

  • black art by Filler Productions

    delusional boy uses magic to find happines

  • DANCE! by Philm

    On a deserted street, there is a showdown between a man with no name and group of ragtag hipsters.

  • Dark Magic by ESP Productions

    A wicked good time.

  • Did You Call Me? by Swirly

    Everyone should aspire to be a nice person

  • Divine Intervention by Exit Interview

    A Fantastical comedy about love, addition and incest

  • Faustian Covenant by Mayham Family Productions

    After making a sinister pact , The Magician Tom Rococco performs psychic surgery- but to what end?

  • In Another 48 Hours by Reach Deep Productions

    Detective investigates abduction

  • In The Body by House of Schlasista

    Through a series of memories a young man decides nothing can keep him from his love, he must follow.

  • Kiss. Bam. She's a Woman. by Gray V-Train

    An eventful first date leads a young woman to become a better person.

  • Magic Trip by W.H.O. Productions

    An overworked magician takes some time away after a trick gone wrong.

  • Magical Woes by El Mullito

    Magical marital malady.

  • Miss Match by Maxx Traxx Studios

    A unique way to find your match.

  • Prominence by With an i Productions

    Claim to Fame

  • Roadside Assistance by Captain Chaos Productions

    Everyone needs a hand.

  • That's What She Said by FRANKED UP

    The journey is long and hard and usually blows up in your face.

  • The Phall of Pheel by Pheel Good Films

    How the mighty have phallen

  • The Tenant by KeenOver Productions

    Based on the Cincinnati Strangler

  • The Trick by Iridescent Pictures

    Sam Rococo has a number of tricks up his sleeve. The question is: what does he do with them?

  • The Unforeseen by 55Films

    What's the magic word? No, seriously what is it?

  • Tragic Magic by Sonic Screwballs

    A man will find a little magic in your life is not always a good thing.

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