Inland Empire, California August 23 - 25, 2013

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 Positronic Funk for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film Welcome Home will go on to represent Inland Empire against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

Welcome Home by Positronic Funk

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

Fishbowl by No Budget

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

She Was by Red-Eye Bandits

Required Elements

  • Character: Josh or Jocelyn Accrodo, Barista
  • Prop: tape
  • Line: "What's in it for me?" (or "What is in it for me?")

2013 Film List

  • Barista Down by Studio 7 Productions

    You can't keep a good coffee down

  • Broken by Flyingsquirrel

    Mistaken Identity meets Zero Dark 30

  • Bury It by Unsanctioned

    A young man reminisces in front of a camera about life and lost love.

  • Censor Chip by Dream More Than Sleep

    A convicted killer escapes a medical facility and seeks vengeance.

  • Coffee & Aliens by Tom Luong Films

    Even Aliens love coffee!

  • Columbian Gold by Pantheon

    One spy stuck in between two rivals in their final showdown.

  • Fishbowl by No Budget

    A shoddily-planned robbery is further impeded by the arrival of a strange person.

  • Just Business by Digital Dawgs

    Is it just business?

  • Mission:Accomplished by Cartoon Dinosaurs

    It's a Marcial Arts, Buddy, Spy Film

  • OOps! by The Desert Rats

    No matter how often you hide from the truth, it will always find you

  • Power of Money by ACT CLUB

    Whatever he wants money to be, it is. Whatever he wants people to do, they will.

  • Red Tape by Motion Mixtures

    A girl is fired from her job then given a surprise from her friends, but not the one they expected.

  • She Was by Red-Eye Bandits

    Love never ends, even in death

  • Shot by Title 9 Films

    Taylor and Brennan get along fine despite relying on their unconventional relationship.

  • Spidercat 7 by Hope I can Change it Later

    The beast that terrorizes all.

  • Sugardaddy by Creative Chaos Productions

    A reality show that takes a turn for the worst

  • The Heavy by Aurora Sinclair Productions

    A boxer uses his opponent to deliver his penance.

  • the Ill-advised by Muggs Productions

    what is in it for me?b

  • The Interrogation by High Desert Express

    Two agents train a rookie in the art of interrogation and fail.

  • The Lifter by The Unknowns

    A thief who cares only about the score targets a petty mob boss and his secret loot

  • The Spy Barista by

    The dude makes coffee and he's a spy

  • Trash Day by Tiberius

    Looks like I have to take out the trash, again.

  • Welcome Home by Positronic Funk

    Sometimes just being normal isn't an option.

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