Jacksonville, Florida June 1 - 3, 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 dMp for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Jenny and Elle will go on to represent Jacksonville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Metaphysical Education by Mann Shorts Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Shorty Mitchell, PE Teacher
  • Prop: a wrench
  • Line: "Can you keep a secret?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

#fishman by O'Pen Head Jam

Honorable Mention
Safehouse by Somebody Call an Ambulance Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Metaphysical Education by Mann Shorts Productions

Honorable Mention
Finders Keepers by Pale Yellow / LeoPR.com

Audience Favorite: Group C

Stuffed With Love by Mentlegen Productions

Honorable Mention
With Apologies to Will by The Blue Coconuts

Best Writing

Metaphysical Education by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Editing

Best Directing

Metaphysical Education by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Cinematography

Coach murderer by Paxon Eagles Film

Best Sound Design

Best Musical Score

Music Theory by Argyle Forest Films

Best Acting

Alyssa Hailey Commons and Carly Barnes Jenny and Elle by dMp

Best Actor

Eric Yarham Physically Educated by Red Gambrel Films

Best Actress

Adalena Pulliam Finders Keepers by Pale Yellow / LeoPR.com

Best Graphics

The Bounty of Shorty Mitchell by Creative Veins

Best Effects

Best Costumes

Best Use of Character

Meanness is Weakness by Miley Shorts Productions

Best Use of Prop

Metaphysical Education by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Use of Line

#fishman by O'Pen Head Jam

2018 Film List

  • #fishman by O'Pen Head Jam

    After a freak accident to her husband a wife has to deal with the fallout

  • A Deadly Temptation by Mugwump Moving Pictures

    Would you tell?

  • A Wrench in the Plan by 4 I & S
  • Another American Karate Kid by Sunset Pictures
  • Bash by Tetran Studios
  • Coach murderer by Paxon Eagles Film

    A psycho killing gym teacher is roaming a town killing and terrorizing his victims with sports balls and pun. His next victims ... his students !! Fouur of his students from very different backgrounds work on a project while he sets his sights on them. Will they be able to set their differences aside to save themselves and escape from their mudering coach ?

  • Cupid's Way by Wonderline Media

    Cupid and The Wings are about to retire, but can they help Shorty get his dream girl?

  • Finders Keepers by Pale Yellow / LeoPR.com

    A family life turned upside down when a little girls picks up a un identified phone.

  • Game Night by Be Squared

    Three couples come together for a friendly game night, with unexpected twists.

  • Immure by Sexy TV Nerds

    After waking up in an unknown location, hear students realize things may not be what they seem.

  • Jenny and Elle by dMp

    Not all is as it seems when two young superheroes try to save the day in a dystopian city.

  • Lost in SILENCE by Fear, Fantasy, REALITY

    WHEN YOU NO LONGER HEAR YOUR HEAR, THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING.

  • Magic Socks & Sounds by DOUBLE TROUBLE

    When maintenance man Shorty Mitchell comes the twins birthday parties, he always brings a fun surprise. But when the girls blow out the candles on the cake, they better be careful what they wish for.

  • Meanness is Weakness by Miley Shorts Productions

    Do what I say...or I will do what I do.

  • Metaphysical Education by Mann Shorts Productions

    A dabble in contigium.

  • Music Theory by Argyle Forest Films

    Find Your Song!

  • Out of Sight by Premium Pictures

    A True Visionary

  • Physically Educated by Red Gambrel Films

    Fed up with his mundane mediocre life, a heroic p.e. teacher is determined to become something more.

  • Sacre Bleu by Epic Voodoo Productions

    frustration, anticipation, bawlzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Safehouse by Somebody Call an Ambulance Productions

    What do you do when the plan falls through?

  • School of Thieves by Cool Briiz Pictures

    Someone is stealing Coach Shorty's salads; a young vlogger is out to find out who it is.

  • Smoking Lucille by Will can't spell Sci-Fi

    2 Stoners deal with life during the apocalypse.

  • Stuffed With Love by Mentlegen Productions

    What can save a marriage on the rocks?

  • The Bounty of Shorty Mitchell by Creative Veins

    A bounty hunter catches up to his quarry and gets more than what he bargained for.

  • The Downfall by Livin' D-life

    One man loses his job due to an injury, does anything to get a new job, however when a co-worker discovers that he lied to get in, he is forced to do whatever it takes to keep his job.

  • The Maltese List by Alicanto films

    Trust no one.

  • This Film is the News by GOOD WEATHER

    Young man poorly interviews citizens on common household items.

  • Trapped by Shoot the Sky Imageworks

    As a couple returns home from their rehearsal dinner, echoes of tragedy threaten to derail their future.

  • Violet Tendencies by Feint Productions

    Secrets are revealed as two detectives work to discover the truth behind a man's missing wife.

  • With Apologies to Will by The Blue Coconuts

    A young vlogger delves into the 48 Hour Film Project unaware of the nightmare to ensue.


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