Hampton Roads, Virginia August 3 - 5, 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 Dream Team for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Hangin' with the Family will go on to represent Hampton Roads against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Hangin' with the Family by Dream Team

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Sea by Scribble Cinema

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Match by Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads

Required Elements

  • Character: Tyler or Taylor Veith, Matchmaker
  • Prop: String
  • Line: "How was I supposed to know?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Hangin' with the Family by Dream Team

Audience Favorite: Group B

Gloria by The electric sliders

Best Writing

Andrew Cathlin, Victor Collins & Bree Holcombe Hangin' with the Family by Dream Team

Honorable Mention
Julieta Skylar Grey, Mara Li Hart, Helena Lasala, Grant McMillan Strings Attached by Minute Rice

Best Editing

Cortney Taborn Sea by Scribble Cinema

Best Directing

Victor Collins Hangin' with the Family by Dream Team

Best Cinematography

Stephen Miles Sea by Scribble Cinema

Best Sound Design

Rebecca Bingham Sea by Scribble Cinema

Best Musical Score

Rebecca Bingham & Jenny De Jaager Sea by Scribble Cinema

Best Actor

Kendrix Lamaz Brown Go Fish by East Wind Productions

Best Actress

Leah Martin Hangin' with the Family by Dream Team

Best Supporting Actor

Jake Brinn Pocket Full of Tin by Flim Flam

Best Supporting Actress

Christy Stevens Pocket Full of Tin by Flim Flam

Best Ensemble Acting

Canto Royale by Muffin Day Productions

Best Graphics

Synced by Skelly Films

Best Special Effects

Synced by Skelly Films

Best Choreography

Kapatid by Capture Movement Films

Best Costumes

Staci Murawski Synced by Skelly Films

Best Use of Character

Gloria by The electric sliders

Best Use of Prop

Ornaments by The goonies

Best Use of Line

The Little Matchmaker by 12X

Best Use of Genre

Sea by Scribble Cinema

Best Practical Effects

Strings Attached by Minute Rice

Best Visual Effects

Matchgames by Psychedelic Karma

Best Titling

Bookends by Pickle Popper Productions

Best Production Design

Recalfacio by Found A Job

Best Special Effects

Synced by Skelly Films

2018 Film List

  • "The Assignment" by TookieTookie Films

    A professional gets the hardest Assignment yet.

  • Bookends by Pickle Popper Productions

    A couple gains perspective on their relationship, both beginnings and endings.

  • Brett's Package by Dark-Sol

    Young man disconnected from the real world, learns how being separate from the world can impact his future.

  • Canto Royale by Muffin Day Productions

    The debate of A New Hope vs Empire Strikes Back stretches back a long, long time and a poker table not too far away

  • Cassey's Cure by Golden Thrones

    In a dystopian western world, Jake Sawyer lives in a quarantined district with his ailing sister and escapes to search for medicine to stop her infection until he meets the Matchmaker who sends him to a deceitful medic.

  • Cat's Cradle by Shark Tank Collective

    Everyone knows that dating can be awkward, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous.

  • Gloria by The electric sliders

    an elderly widower is challenged by his granddaughter to find love again but he must overcome his past and 21st century dating.

  • Go Fish by East Wind Productions

    When Porter is down on his love, he has to Go Fish.

  • Guns Of Mercy by Straight Ahead Productions

    high school drama in the old-west.

  • Hangin' with the Family by Dream Team

    A family goes camping in the woods.

  • Hollywood Gets Married by Space Mustang Productions

    Hollywood rushes to the alter and it works

  • Jonah's String by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

    A mother develops a fantasy world in her head to cope with a major loss in her life.

  • Kapatid by Capture Movement Films

    Kapatid tells the story of Jun with his complicated relationship with his brother, Miguel, and his efforts in saving his mother.

  • Loop by Bentrospection Productions

    A grieving woman reminisces on her past relationship and realizes what it takes to move on.

  • Love Note by White Bison Productions

    Will Foolish Desperado find love? Find out tonight on "Love Note."

  • love, intergalactic by Rayolight Productions

    A popular intergalactic match making show, checks up on a previous season's winners.

  • Matchgames by Psychedelic Karma

    Skylar Dendrix can't bear to be alone so he does the unimaginable.

  • Meat the Family by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

    The perfect family is about to welcome a new member to the dinner table.

  • Meet the Matchmakers by Wife on a Camel

    The Matchmakers were once the only band that matters, but can they be persuaded to reunite?

  • Ornaments by The goonies

    Lonely woman who doesn't want to be alone during the holidays, uses a dating service and gets more than she bargains for.

  • Pocket Full of Tin by Flim Flam

    A married couple's life is turned upside down when a man on the run stumbles into their barn.

  • Quality Time by Misunderstood Dreamer Cinema

    A couple shares unique "quality time" together as they work to solve a mystery

  • Recalfacio by Found A Job

    Following a major natural disaster, one man rises as the voice of greed at the cost of human lives. Three women decide to fight back.

  • Red Threat by The Pre Madonnas

    A politician's career is at stake when a stranger tries to dig up dirt on her

  • Sea by Scribble Cinema

    Creatively frustrated writer seeks seclusion beach side and finds inspiration in a mysterious new muse.

  • Serial Dater by ComicKaze

    A young woman's dates always end badly...but not only for her!

  • She and I by Dream Cloud Films

    One woman has men in and out of her life, the other a damaged flower but somewhere their lives are entangled... by a string?

  • Strings Attached by Minute Rice

    We all need faith in love.

  • Strings of Fate by Please Don't Kill Us Productions

    After a string of disappearances, two detectives will follow the threads and try to solve the mystery.

  • Synced by Skelly Films

    In a world on the brink of destruction, can a group of Superhero women get NSYNC or will the world go Bye Bye Bye?

  • The Little Matchmaker by 12X

    A match that breaks her sister's heart!

  • The long road home by The WolfPack

    Two brothers, one bag, one road.

  • The Match by Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads

    Needing to light his birthday cake, a reclusive man goes on a journey to find a match and meets eccentric new friends along the way.

  • The Purple Robe by ARRO Studio

    When a cocky young superhero gets a demotion, she must quickly learn the true meaning of heroism before time runs out!


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