San Diego, California July 12 - 14, 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 Bad and Classic Productions for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film A Man Called McClane will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.


1st Place: Best Film of 2013

A Man Called McClane by Bad and Classic Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Required Elements

  • Character: Mac or Margaret McCarthy, Interpreter
  • Prop: a garden hose
  • Line: "You know what I mean?"

Audience Favorite: Group B

Love Language by Almost Good Films

Audience Favorite: Group E

Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Audience Favorite: Group F

Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Best Writing

Paul Crim Victimless by Royal Shovel

Cristopher Spencer and Travis Chesney Effective Weapon by Kilna Companies

Best Editing

Mark Anthony Gadia Love Language by Almost Good Films

Best Directing

Matt Jensen Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Best Cinematography

Bill Bork Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Sound Design

Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Best Musical Score

Unison Goody and Jason Haury Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Actor

John Redlinger A Man Called McClane by Bad and Classic Productions

Best Actress

Lorien Hill-Purcell Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Graphics

Nick Abrams and Brandon Hensgens Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Special Effects

Cole Pittsford and Justice Parman The Interpreter by Sid Films

Best Choreography

Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Costumes

Gretchen Bayer Hands of Fate by State of Flux

Best Use of Character

Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Use of Prop

Love Language by Almost Good Films

Best Use of Line

Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Fight Choreography

Love Language by Almost Good Films

Best Use of a GoPro Camera

Pushover by Film Antics

2013 Film List

  • A Man Called McClane by Bad and Classic Productions

    Revenge was his mission

  • Captain Hand by Snarky Films

    just your usual superhero puppet musical

  • Effective Weapon by Kilna Companies

    Russian arms dealer farce.

  • Hands of Fate by State of Flux

    Distressed couple learns their lives are in the hands of another

  • Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

    An condemned woman shares her views on redemption in the face of punishment.

  • Love Language by Almost Good Films

    A man must pass through obstacles to meet his love at firs sight.

  • Pushover by Film Antics

    Cleveland seeks help from an eccentric therapy compound.

  • The Interpreter by Sid Films

    They're coming for you

  • Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

    Where the boundary between light and dark fades away.

  • Victimless by Royal Shovel

    A criminal duo breaks into strangers' houses and improves their lives through altruism.


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