San Diego, California June 1 - 3, 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 Amalgamated Grommets for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Momentum will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Gary or Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person
  • Prop: a cell phone
  • Line: "Where are we going?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Captain of My Desire by Bad and Classic Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Till Death by Renegade Swine

Audience Favorite: Group E

re•prise by Running Shadow Productions

Audience Favorite: Group G

Narci-Fame by The Broughams

Best Writing

Jason Encabo and Trish Pavlecich A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

Best Directing

Sean Dejecacion This Is Not A Film De Femme by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Best Cinematography

Andrew Finch Captain of My Desire by Bad and Classic Productions

Best Sound Design

Trails by Koo Koo Kachoo

Best Musical Score

Unison Goody and Jason Haury Late Breaking News by Snarky Films

Best Actor

Jacob Bruce Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Best Actress

Natalie Bohlin A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Unusual Circumstances by Kilna Companies

Best Special Effects

Michael Tournay and Anne LaBarbera The Great Train Kidnapping by Pictish Productions

Best Costumes

Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Best Use of Character

A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

Best Use of Prop

Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Use of Line

Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Title Sequence by Smart Set Productions

Bait by Smart Set Productions

Best Use of a GoPro Camera

Killer App by The League of Gentlemen Adventurers

2012 Film List

  • 40ATE by Quixana

    An Undead Thriller

  • A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

    A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize

  • Abducted Hearts by Rock Title Production

    where are we going?

  • Alpha unknown by Burning Tree

    Virus released in to lab

  • Anything for You by Sweet Man

    Find out what witches do on vacation.

  • Back to you by Epidemic Films

    A news anchor leading a double life spends the day writing before his guest arrives.

  • Bait by Smart Set Productions

    Sometimes you're too close to the story.

  • BeBop Girls by Las Vegas Sinema

    Retired senior relive their youth

  • Broken by Epic Shun

    The strength of Vanessa is tested in all its capacity.

  • Burned by jambalaya productions

    Sometimes when you're the master of the grill, it's more than your meat that gets burned.

  • Calls From Zornakoff by Boobs and Zombies

    When Gary Greenberg gets the news, don't get caught on your phone. It may be Zornakoff

  • Captain of My Desire by Bad and Classic Productions

    Take me on the bluff

  • CHICKEN by Square Peg Productions

    Why _didn't_ the chicken cross the road?

  • Cold Case by Section 8

    No more Black and White

  • conflicted by Intersections

    woman raises above internal conflict and does he right thing. she still hpwever cannot change past

  • Craigslist Vacation by Pocket 4's

    Notoriously cheap boyfriend cuts corners on vacation by renting a suspiciously condo via Craigslist.

  • Cram: A Universal Epidemic by Team Frosty Bear

    A head busting detective hits the streets to bust a dealer responsible for a new drugs distribution.

  • Cut by That Much Better

    Because a man needs a clue.

  • Do Wop the Cat by Platt College

    In the not too distant future, a thought offender makes his mark.

  • Don't Worry Mr. Baby by Without a Motorcycle

    A love square turns brutal and a newborn is put in jeopardy, when a woman confronts her ex-lovers.

  • El Vengador by turbo pursuit mode

    Where we going?

  • Feel Good News by TEAM ZISSOU

    A famous news anchor is kidnapped and forced to contemplate the sociological effect of news media.

  • Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

    Young man unhappy with his job, applies to become a Genie

  • Goodnight Magnus by D. Padraic Productions

    A boy and his Viking

  • Hard To Find by New American Standard

    A woman searching for love gets help from an unconventional source

  • Inside The Mind of Stella by The Handlebar Mustaches

    Acid western, hope or hallucination, fact or fiction...a journey from normal to nightmare.

  • Katana by 619 Villain Studios

    Where are we going?

  • Killer App by The League of Gentlemen Adventurers

    While people are disappearing all around him, a janitor finds only more questions in a Killer App.

  • Last Call by Omnistories

    An abused, under-appreciated accountant performs a ritual to get revenge on those who hurt him.

  • Late Breaking News by Snarky Films

    A wife's plan to fix her marriage goes awry.

  • Love in Four Acts by Rising Arts Studios

    A man in agony is transported to an intra-pyschic battlefield to save his relationship.

  • Memorial Payday by So To Speak Films

    Two professional bank robbers knock off a bank to celibrate memorial day

  • Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

    The President is killed; will Vice President Bates rise to the occasion?

  • Narci-Fame by The Broughams

    Shooting for the Stars

  • No Regrets by Fine City Productions

    Where are we going?

  • One Horse Town by Frisky Robots

    1895! A Brothel becomes the first news team.

  • Pairing down by Megamilk

    3 is a crowd

  • Permanent Vacation by City Misfits

    Two Slacking Criminals try to turn on their abusive Boss.

  • re•prise by Running Shadow Productions

    If life were a song, would you change your tune?

  • Retribution by Regalis Films

    No Face.

  • Rhymes of the Rich & Famous by Cane Toad Productions

    An expose into two rival celebrity poets and their decision to join forces against a child sensation

  • Ring a Ming by Yet Another Film Team

    Always suspect the butler

  • Road To Nowhere by Indieman Productions

    Two couples are faced with a grave situation out at a ranch in the middle of nowhere.

  • Room 133 by Film Antics

    A male maid attracts the desires of his new bosses

  • Royal Flush by Essentials

    A disillusioned director's fears trigger hilarious cinematic catastrophes!

  • RULE 43 by Almost Good Films

    Two roommates battle to find out who ate all the Choco Pies while trying not to break Rule 43.

  • Stained by Blue Rain Pictures

    A man undergoes psychiatric evaluation after being accused of a murder he may not have committed

  • Stay Tuned by The Sleepers

    What's Eating YOU?

  • Still the Road by Purple Berets

    Two very different men alenated from their families find friendship together.

  • Teacher of The Year by Resulting Impact Productions

    who will win this year?

  • The Friendly Skies by City Band Productions

    A rare glimpse into how an angel gets their wings.

  • The Gallery Beat by Shoot Madness!

    The balance of power shifts quickly on a first date

  • The Goat Fence by Cudafunk

    It's the only thing between you and thims

  • The Great Train Kidnapping by Pictish Productions

    A writer ignores the zombie apocalypse to write something more plausible.

  • The Hole World by iO West

    Go into your hole!

  • The Inheritor by TV GIENEK

    Alberto? Roberto!

  • The Knuckle Cracker Suite by Banboc!

    KC's obsession with knuckle cracking becomes a daymare when he meets the bubble-wrap snapper!

  • The Lies That Bind by Admanium Films

    3 couples on vacation discover hidden secrets about each other's love life.

  • The Song of Birds & Bees by Ariodite Films

    Everyone has their own song to sing

  • The Take Back by Infrastructure Productions

    Someone's gonna pay

  • The Third Wheel by Henry

    Two assholes search for a friend.

  • This Is Not A Film De Femme by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

    This Film Has No Logline

  • Till Death by Renegade Swine

    An ambitious news team's search for the truth behind a series of fantastic wedding crimes.

  • Time & Date by ROMIX Productions

    On a blind date Billy's future romances come back to haunt him.

  • To the top by Down the Block Films

    What would you do to go to the top?

  • Top Story by CJ3 Productions

    When news casters go bad!

  • Trails by Koo Koo Kachoo

    A young man reminisces about family on a familiar trail.

  • Two Wrongs by Cinemanic Films

    Two wrongs can make things right

  • Unusual Circumstances by Kilna Companies

    An investigative news team make their final episode.

  • Wedding Hi-JINX by zAP productions

    A bride must deal with everyone else's breakdowns on her wedding day

  • Weight Control by Teseractive Films

    Psychotic acupuncturist tortures her patients to make them lose weight

  • WWW: World Wild West by Mercury Cinema

    Explore the frontiers of your mind

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