Jacksonville, Florida June 6 - 8, 2014

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 Argyle Forest Films for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film No Laughing Matter will go on to represent Jacksonville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Ledger by Prodigal 15

Required Elements

  • Character: Bobby or Barbara Vincent, Debt Collector
  • Prop: a balloon
  • Line: "It's my turn." or ("It is my turn.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

999 Ways to Escape Detention by Rocket Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Eric and Ian's Supernatural Adventure by Haddington Road Media

Best Writing

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Editing

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Directing

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Cinematography

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Sound Design

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Musical Score

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Actor

Scott Peeler NUMB by Be Squared

Best Actress

Heather Ricks Ledger by Prodigal 15

Best Ensemble Acting

The Roundup by smAction News

Best Special Effects

Blind Data by iconicvision group

Best Choreography

The Dance Collector by Miley Shorts Productions

Best Costumes

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Use of Character

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Use of Prop

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

Best Use of Line

Ledger by Prodigal 15

Best Use of Genre

No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

2014 Film List

  • 999 Ways to Escape Detention by Rocket Productions

    A chronicle of successful and some not so successful detention escape plans.

  • Blind Data by iconicvision group

    Help us program your next love.

  • Breaking Point by NoSave Films

    Tormented man is caught up in a day that can't get any worse. Will he reach the breaking point?

  • Continuum by Mentlegen Productions

    A man wrestles with his grief as he visits his past.

  • Debt Day by STELRJ

    two people getting their flirt on under disturbing circumstances

  • Desperate Measures by Team Remember That!!!

    A strong willed, determined woman decides to take measure in her own hand to avoid debt collectors.

  • Eric and Ian's Supernatural Adventure by Haddington Road Media

    15 Balloons go in, 2 balloons come out. How many balloons are left?

  • Goodbye Anna by Almost Auteurs

    A debt collector chases something she can never have back

  • happy birthday rick by Ghelerter

    A man is startled as he comes home to find his house broken into by a gangster who holds him hostage

  • Idle Threats by Eagle Vision

    Desperate Father goes after debt collector.

  • JuJU by Tall Paul Productions, LLC

    A family discovers their past, and their future

  • Just Like Kids by Glass Half Elephant

    A long seperated brother and sister have a less than heartfelt reunion.

  • L.O.V.E. by After Hours Cinema

    Misery is a funny thing.

  • Ledger by Prodigal 15
  • Memory Lane by Mannkind Films

    Memories Haunt

  • Moving In by Cool Briiz Pictures

    Introverted kid has trouble getting close to his eager new friend.

  • No Laughing Matter by Argyle Forest Films

    This is no time for clownin' around

  • NUMB by Be Squared

    A young woman uncovers the secret side of her domineering boyfriend.

  • On The Run by Happy Hour Films

    People got to pay what they owe.

  • Plant by OK Acquaintances

    When an eccentric physicist discovers that he is a victim of industrial espionage.

  • Saddled with Debt by Film-Prov

    In the high-stakes world of advertising, does the team have what it takes to land a big client?

  • Secretary Sellout by Parker Pride Productions

    Two P.I.'s try to solve a robbery case and have unexpected results.

  • Smart Girls by Rhythm Revolutions

    When a gambler goes rogue, only life matters.

  • Some Kind of Family by Rouge Brave Productions
  • Something Fishy by Most Dangerous

    After a fateful granted wish, an owners fish is transformed into a man. Love is found in a fishbowl

  • Soul Mate by O'Pen Head Films

    Debt collector for the devil falls in love with the woman he's sent to kill

  • Sunny Day Collections by Aesop's Misfits

    A career change can be more life altering than you think

  • The Dance Collector by Miley Shorts Productions

    Middle aged men lead secretive lives to follow their passion.

  • The Disease by YEEAARRHH

    The man who knew no illness must face the disease to end all

  • The In Between by Menacing Tadpoles

    When the choice between life and death gets complicated

  • The Last Call by LEO-Pr.com

    It's My Turn

  • The Roundup by smAction News

    Three strangers are lured in by the offer of a free ride, but their driver is all too familiar.

  • Thirteen Going On Murder by Damn Fine Coffee

    A father and daughter celebrate her birthday in an unexpected way.

  • Tied Up Tied Down by Mee Mee TV

    A young man finds out what really matters when his life hangs in the balance.

  • Unpaid by Le Garbage Films

    An intern at a collection agency falls for a debtor's daughter.

  • Voice Mail by Mudra

    A man, who 'knows' all the messages from debt collectors are nasty messages, even before listening.


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