Los Angeles, California 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 Transplant Pictures for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Silence will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Silence by Transplant Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

LAMP by Trinoceros

Required Elements

  • Character: Kip or Kim Wallace, Event Planner
  • Prop: A Ball
  • Line: ""It's not as easy as it looks." OR "It is not as easy as it looks.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Here for you by The Manager's Special

Honorable Mention
Beachballs & Tablecloths by Team ABC

Audience Favorite: Group B

Conviction by Go Go Guppie

Honorable Mention
Wrong Order by Witch Hunt

Audience Favorite: Group C

LAMP by Trinoceros

Honorable Mention
An Event to Remember by Bus Stop

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Date by Iron Relic

Honorable Mention
Just Say HI by Literally Anything

Audience Favorite: Group E

Silence by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mention
Time Bender by OhOk

Audience Favorite: Group F

GLARE by Wet Dog Productions

Honorable Mention
Wisdom on the Rocks by All Coast Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group G

D.A.R.C.Y. by Tasty Morsels

Honorable Mention
Robot•Mitzvah by Upper State Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group H

Honorable Mention
Laughter is the Best Medicine by Struggle City

Audience Favorite: Group I

The Brothers Dave by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Honorable Mention
Tristan 23 by maxchroma

Audience Favorite: Group J

The Kip Wallace Guarantee by Uncle Mikki Productions

Honorable Mention
Hairitage by 4th Hallway

Audience Favorite: Group K

The Brink by Planet Froth

Honorable Mention
The Balloon Job by Peach Pit Productions

Best Writing

Adam Korenman Conviction by Go Go Guppie

Best Editing

Silence by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mention
The Date by Iron Relic

Best Directing

Jack Swiker Silence by Transplant Pictures

Best Cinematography

Honorable Mention
Edel Blut by Mumukuba

Best Sound Design

Edel Blut by Mumukuba

Best Musical Score

Time Bender by OhOk

Best Actor

Brian Velazquez The Kip Wallace Guarantee by Uncle Mikki Productions

Honorable Mention
Drew Rausch Silence by Transplant Pictures

Best Actress

Elaina Adrianna Silence by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mention
Jenn Scudieri Crafts Operation: Tetherball by Hold For Plane Pictures

Best Supporting Actor

Lawrence Hemingway Shattered by CenterCut Productions

Honorable Mention
Juan Arambul Tristan 23 by maxchroma

Best Supporting Actress

Tacey Adams Ernst Richter's Patented Inescapable Gripzange Hold by BallerHouse Productions

Honorable Mention
Jen Eldridge Crystal's Ball by Cultural Detritus

Best Ensemble Acting

Conviction by Go Go Guppie

Best Graphics

The Farmer by The Outcasts

Best Costumes

After Ever After by Gently Baked Pickles

Honorable Mention
The Date by Iron Relic

Best Set Design

The Brothers Dave by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Honorable Mention
The Date by Iron Relic

Best Use of Character

The Kip Wallace Guarantee by Uncle Mikki Productions

Best Use of Prop

Not Alone by Karma

Honorable Mention
The Brothers Dave by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Best Use of Line

Here for you by The Manager's Special

Honorable Mention
Laughter is the Best Medicine by Struggle City

Best Use of Genre

Once Removed, Once Returned by High Freakquency Productions

Best Practical Effects

Shattered by CenterCut Productions

Best Visual Effects

LAMP by Trinoceros

Honorable Mention
Robot•Mitzvah by Upper State Entertainment

Best Stunts

Hell: The Sequel by Too Lemon

'Best Festival Trailer'

The Farmer by The Outcasts

'Grand Champion Audience Award'

The Kip Wallace Guarantee by Uncle Mikki Productions

'LA 48HFP Veteran: Spirit of the 48 Award'

Andrew Kadikian The Perplexing Case of the Perfectly Planned Pool Party by Rogue Division

'Pajama Party Audience Award'

#SaySomethingNice by Hennessy Family Films

'Woman Filmmaker of the Year'

Sherry Berg Conviction by Go Go Guppie

Honorable Mention
Lisa Storc LAMP by Trinoceros

2018 Film List

  • #SaySomethingNice by Hennessy Family Films

    When poor reviews dishearten a young singer, her family helps lift her spirits and rekindle her dream.

  • 1 by 1

    A regiment of spies struggle with the completion of their mission when faced with an internal threat.

  • 308 by Uhvengers Uhssemble

    Casey finds herself alone in an unfamiliar place where increasingly sinister notes are left for her.

  • 364 by Chateau Lecrivain/EMZ

    The holidays can be lonely. They are even more lonely amidst the zombie apocalypse.

  • A Black Die Affair by MuviNow

    John and Kathe plan one last event.

  • A Grave Mistake by Evanture Films

    A dysfunctional couple make a grave mistake uncovering more than they sought out for after one hell of a night.

  • After Ever After by Gently Baked Pickles

    Classic fairytale characters driven by waning popularity are forced to find an alternative means to replenish their magical essence, only to find that the light of the world has dimmed.

  • ALT + <3 by Blood from Stone

    In a world where humans and AI are no longer indistinguishable, Simulacrum is ready to help you build your next life partner. However, the clientele tends to attract are less palatable rich men.

  • An Event to Remember by Bus Stop

    An event planner scouts an infamous location, and discovers more than she could possibly imagine.

  • Apocalypse? Now? by Kanari Storm

    A carefully orchestrated party turns to disaster when an unexpected guest arrives and brings about the end of the world.

  • Beachballs & Tablecloths by Team ABC

    No gas. 21 beachballs. 2 tablecloths. 1 mastermind.

  • Bocce or Bust by SC-CT Intrepid Productions

    A neighborhood bocce ball tournament escalates into a feud.

  • Breaking News by Slushpile Entertainment

    A school tragedy brings parents together. But their beliefs may rip them apart.

  • Broad Daylight by Rebel Kids Entertainment

    A marriage of secrets makes a splash when murder is a family affair...

  • Brothers by ICUN48

    An adopted brother's desire to have a family of his own leads him down a road to discover that family is thicker than blood.

  • Chance by Push Freedom Films

    You can't rewrite the past without taking a chance.

  • Conviction by Go Go Guppie

    After getting a convicted murderer out of prison, an ambitious young journalist continues to document her truth at all costs.

  • Crystal's Ball by Cultural Detritus

    A young girl deals with the death of her father.

  • D.A.R.C.Y. by Tasty Morsels

    When an unexpected package arrives at Michael's door, he must decide whether to open himself to change.

  • Disconnected by HCT.media

    A homeless man desperately tries to reconnect with his estranged family. Nothing from THIS world will stop him.

  • Duck Dude & Balls Babe by Danny Schramm Films

    Duck Dude and Boss Babe learn to unleash their Special powers within.

  • Edel Blut by Mumukuba

    It's all about blood

  • Electronic Dreams Are Made Of These by Pizza Bear

    A heartbroken father uses an experimental device to get in touch with his past.

  • Enigmatic by RPM Lightning

    A family seeks the perfect solution in desperate times.

  • Ernst Richter's Patented Inescapable Gripzange Hold by BallerHouse Productions

    Ernst Richter runs his self defense seminar with military precision, but will his last nerve be worn out by disruptive student, Sue Plex, a saucy senior with wandering hands?

  • Event by 1 Sick Rabbit

    At the world’s biggest event, where everyone’s invited, choose your friends wisely.

  • Fear Loss by Work Horse Pictures

    After the end of the world, a Traveler searches for a way to connect with anyone else who may have survived.

  • Gathered by Threat Level Midnight

    Love has no boarders.

  • GLARE by Wet Dog Productions

    Several friends on a hike had no idea that the daytime could be so dangerous.

  • Grove by Goldthunder Productions

    Emotions run high as teachers return to school weeks after a school shooting.

  • Hairitage by 4th Hallway

    A young man comes face to face with a legacy of facial hair he cannot compete with.

  • Hell: The Sequel by Too Lemon

    While losing control of the Homecoming dance and her emotions around it, Kim must take control when her Homecoming date’s car has sinister plans of its own.

  • Here for you by The Manager's Special

    Kip and Kim are here for you, but who is here for them?

  • High Stakes by Team AME

    Four friends venture out to stop one of their moms from finding out she accidentally brought edibles with her instead of regular cookies to a child's birthday.

  • House Haunters by Grumpy Old Friends

    A celebrity psychic and her arrogant co-host encounter aggravated guests revisiting in order to air their grievances.

  • Just Say HI by Literally Anything

    Kip discovers there's a power to his words.

  • Kim Wallace, Event Planner by H2R

    An event planner Kim Wallace is throwing a party and the musical talent Sarah Mclaughlin cancels, now she must save the night to save her career.

  • LAMP by Trinoceros

    Life's a lot different on the Los Angeles beat when there's magic involved.

  • Laughter is the Best Medicine by Struggle City

    In the end, we all get well.

  • Leveling Up by Mandi Eats a Muffin (and other adventures)

    30-year-old Joe was staying in his parent's basement. It might take a visit from the dead to teach him how to live.

  • Midnight Rush by Snugglepaw

    Two thieves break into an abandoned house looking for fortune, only to have to fight for it.

  • No Regrets by RAWMIX Productions

    A woman travels back in time to win the heart of her lifelong, secret crush.

  • Not Alone by Karma

    Despite an ongoing to care for her autistic brother. Kim Wallace continue to strive for an independent life.

  • Once Removed, Once Returned by High Freakquency Productions

    Upon returning to Earth after an overdue space mission, an astronaut's reunion with her family yields unexpected results.

  • Operation: Tetherball by Hold For Plane Pictures

    “An unassuming event planner’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of two mysterious government agents with a time travel device and a mission.”

  • Quarter-Life Crisis by Taller Productions

    A distraught teenager tries to move through the struggles of gaining adulthood but losing their hearing, all with their best friend by their side.

  • RESOLVE by Team Rebelution

    A woman relives the death of her mother when she sees an opportunity for revenge.

  • Robot•Mitzvah by Upper State Entertainment

    Two seaside marina restaurant owners celebrate the 13th birthday of their robotic flying bartender drone.

  • Shattered by CenterCut Productions

    Two strangers ordered to do community service, end up cleaning at a mortuary, only to be used as bait for a father/daughter serial killer duo.

  • Silence by Transplant Pictures

    Young woman loses hearing, struggles with accepting new lifestyle and community.

  • The Balloon Job by Peach Pit Productions

    The only thing stopping a spy from saving the world is an event planner trying to save her job.

  • The Brink by Planet Froth

    Picked on at the office until it becomes unbearable, the odd IT guy realizes what he must do to show his abusive coworkers who he really is.

  • The Brothers Dave by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

    Two brothers return to their childhood home to retrieve a family heirloom

  • The Date by Iron Relic

    Letting others in to help quiet the storm in her own mind, our hero finds the courage to stand alone in matters of the heart.

  • The Devil's Rebuttal by Hero Q Productions

    Frank, a private eye gets pulled back into a scene he'd never have to go again, the dark underground of beer pong.

  • The Event Planner by Luther's Lions

    A mismatched group of survivors seeks answers regarding the bizarre disappearances of millions of random citizens.

  • The Farmer by The Outcasts

    A retired boxer has to face his past to save his wife's life.

  • The Kip Wallace Guarantee by Uncle Mikki Productions

    Event planner Kip Wallace makes a commercial to sell his organized events at his haunted house.

  • The Perplexing Case of the Perfectly Planned Pool Party by Rogue Division

    Who brought the poison to the pool party?

  • The Waves by Dreamcatcher Films

    A couple at a resort trying to repair their marriage learn that sometimes you have to lose everything to appreciate the things around you.

  • Time Ball by Do It Live! Productions

    When the future is at stake, a popular sports team must travel in time to correct past mistakes.

  • Time Bender by OhOk

    A time-bending superhero is ambushed by his friends who claim he has no superpowers, but rather is a blackout drunk.

  • Toe Story by Skux Life

    An investigative journalist dives deep into the bizarre story of one man's toe.

  • Tristan 23 by maxchroma

    A young girl finds a creative way of celebrating her brothers 23rd birthday.

  • Wisdom on the Rocks by All Coast Pictures

    A sickly old man patiently waits for his date at a bar.

  • Wrong Order by Witch Hunt

    Two detectives try to uncover the cause of a chain of random fist fights in this absurdist comedy about the cyclical nature of violence.


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