Kansas City, Missouri August 17 - 19, 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 Blue Boy Cinema for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Between two valleys will go on to represent Kansas City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

TV’s Mike Anderson by Beached Whale Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Music For All by Outer Road Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Wendy or Wyatt McGovern, entrepreneur
  • Prop: a poster
  • Line: "Make a wish."

Best Acting

Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Actor

Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Actress

Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Acting

Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Choreography

Make a Wish by Berkeley Square

Best Cinematography

TV’s Mike Anderson by Beached Whale Productions

Best Costumes

Vince Rivers in The Streaming Stalker by Lonesome Sunday

Best Directing

Music For All by Outer Road Productions

Best Editing

Thin Air by Lucky Lads Productions

Best Graphics

WHY by Gonk Droid Productions

Best Musical Score

Wish by Raconteur films

Best Sound Design

Meet The McCrorys by Worldwide Hit Studios

Best Special Effects

The Dream Business by Butterfly Ninja

Best Use of Character (Wendy or Wyatt McGovern/Entrepreneur

Riverbell by Game On

Best Use of Line Dialogue ("Make a Wish")

Wysh by Lone Haven Films

Best Use of Prop (Poster)

Spy Hard by KU Film Squad

Best Writing

Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

2018 Film List

  • Already Me by Free Radicals

    Young Wendy McGovern's toys come to life but they have more to share with her than she first imagines.

  • Antidote by C2D2

    A poisoned man has limited time to find the antidote and save his life.

  • Between two valleys by Blue Boy Cinema

    Boy meets girl, girl meets girl, and a whole wild night.

  • Bob by Hastily Made Films

    A pool man has a weird day.

  • Fate by 5D

    A young entrepreneur was too ambitious in his career. After he signed an agreement with another businessman, he forgot his date with his girlfriend. At that moment, he was drunk while driving, and he hit his girlfriend while she was waiting for him. Then he was given a second chance to have her back, and he chose to be with her instead of accepting the invitation from the businessman...

  • HITMOM by Blibdish
  • Make a Wish by Berkeley Square

    A family birthday is all fun and games until little Lydia makes her wish for a more "exciting" party.

  • Meet The McCrorys by Worldwide Hit Studios

    A family that kills together, stays together

  • Music For All by Outer Road Productions

    Alex is searching for something he lost long ago.

  • One life, One wish by The Flamingo Wranglers

    In a world where everyone gets one wish, one man uses it for revenge.

  • Permanent Vacation by Unwarranted Wilhelm

    Ragged and burned out from work, his midlife crisis gives Wyatt the strength to leave it all behind and go to the countryside for his birthday. Little does he know, this is about to become a permanent vacation.

  • Riverbell by Game On

    A western apparel store owner grows mad with suspicion, in this tale of hats, spurs, horses, and... murder?

  • Spy Hard by KU Film Squad

    While on a mission to follow a target, a spy is confronted with obstacles and interruptions.

  • Technical Foul by A League of Extraordinary

    After sports agent Wyatt McGovern bets against his own client and she wins the big fight, he must find a way to raise $50,000 in one week.

  • The Dream Business by Butterfly Ninja

    A tech company develops chip to help people reach their full potential, but is perfection all it's cracked up to be?

  • The Jeweler by B&W

    A troubled jeweler looks for a way out.

  • The Recipe by TwoSeam Films

    Love is Pancakes

  • Thin Air by Lucky Lads Productions

    When a petty argument leads to a drug induced rage, Tara Miller fears the inevitable, as she’s ran something over with her car.

  • Transfer by MFB

    Connor realizes that his healing hands aren’t a gift.

  • TV’s Mike Anderson by Beached Whale Productions

    Mike Anderson finds life after TV very hard.

  • Vetter Brothers Filmworks by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

    A used car salesman buys a yellow car, determined to sell it that same day.

  • Vince Rivers in The Streaming Stalker by Lonesome Sunday

    A private eye investigates the real identiity of an internet celebrity’s stalker.

  • WHY by Gonk Droid Productions

    Artificial Intelligence, is it worth it?

  • Wish by Raconteur films

    Joe struggles to overcome his addiction and save his relationship with his son.

  • Wysh by Lone Haven Films

    When Sandy is fired from her job, she attends an interview at a mysterious new startup.


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