Atlanta, Georgia June 29 - July 1, 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 Two Sense Films for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Lost in Romance will go on to represent Atlanta against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Lost in Romance by Two Sense Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Love, Scoop by MBM Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

La Familia by Team Pinch

Required Elements

  • Character: John or Jane "Scoop" Tetley, Journalist
  • Prop: sunglasses
  • Line: ""This is for you.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Boy's Club by Fast Frames Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Bubble by 1 Sick Rabbit

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up by Bontrager Twins Productions

Honorable Mentions
Headlines by Imagine World Studios
A Column To Die For by Bottom Shelf Pamp

Audience Favorite: Group C

Love, Scoop by MBM Productions

Honorable Mention
WRAITH by Vivid-Dark Collective

Audience Favorite: Group D

Shadow Over Butterburg by Iron Shadow

Honorable Mention
Bootman by 2nd Place Productions

Audience Favorite: Group E

Lost in Romance by Two Sense Films

Honorable Mention
Pipe Dream by Launch Light

Audience Favorite: Group F

Honorable Mention
Love Bites by Placeholder Team Name Until We Change It Later

Best Writing

Love, Scoop by MBM Productions

Honorable Mention
Lost in Romance by Two Sense Films

Best Editing

Pipe Dream by Launch Light

Honorable Mention
The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up by Bontrager Twins Productions

Best Directing

Two Sense Films Lost in Romance by Two Sense Films

Honorable Mention
Grant McGowen La Familia by Team Pinch

Best Cinematography

Robert Vardaros When We Were... by Mann Woman Productions

Honorable Mention
Joel Eaton La Familia by Team Pinch

Best Sound Design

Pipe Dream by Launch Light

Honorable Mention
The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up by Bontrager Twins Productions

Best Musical Score

David Osterhuber The Legend of Scoops Tetley by Knights of the Found Fable

Honorable Mention
Sterling Bacon A Column To Die For by Bottom Shelf Pamp

Best Actor

Rick Dacey The Legend of Scoops Tetley by Knights of the Found Fable

Honorable Mention
Jonathan Horne Taking the Lead by Frame Workers

Best Actress

Alyssa Rivera Lost in Romance by Two Sense Films

Honorable Mention
Sara Sanner A Column To Die For by Bottom Shelf Pamp

Best Supporting Actor

Ethan Levy Lonely Liberal Island by Nonna

Honorable Mention
Leonard Butler Rose Colored Glasses by Thing One

Best Supporting Actress

Tiffany Howcroft Love, Scoop by MBM Productions

Honorable Mention
Grecia Balboa Below The Fold by Radiant Face

Best Ensemble Acting

Pipe Dream by Launch Light

Honorable Mention
La Familia by Team Pinch

Best Costumes

Wild Westies by SceneIt

Honorable Mention
Room 111 by Studio Mayday

Best Set Design

A Column To Die For by Bottom Shelf Pamp

Honorable Mention
This Is For You by Team Kinship

Best Use of Character

AVA by Yung Bucks

Best Use of Prop

Best Use of Line

AVA by Yung Bucks

Best Visual Effects

A Column To Die For by Bottom Shelf Pamp

The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up by Bontrager Twins Productions

Best Stunts

pandemic by Team Peachie

Honorable Mention
Taking the Lead by Frame Workers

Best Overall Audience Choice Award

Love, Scoop by MBM Productions

Honorable Mentions
Rose Colored Glasses by Thing One
The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up by Bontrager Twins Productions

2018 Film List

  • #7 Will Shock You by Too Many Forks Productions

    An older reporter has to join a BuzzFeed-type company after hard times.

  • A Column To Die For by Bottom Shelf Pamp

    A string of murders ends with a body on a rooftop. John Tetley, a young journalist, needs to break this story before it breaks him.

  • A safe space by dOper and iLlA

    When civil rights turns to civil war, a family of former black revolutionaries in the american south, struggle to keep their 10 year old daughter isolated.

  • A Scoop and a Slice by Fly By Productions

    A serial killer is stalking an Atlanta neighborhood and reporter John Tetley is determined to get the big scoop -- but may get more than he bargained for.

  • Action Dojo by Z LOVE

    Love isn’t where the heart is.

  • Admissions by The Digital Clique

    An emotional interview sparks a high school student's new understanding of self, family, and society.

  • All Angles by Ahoy Productions

    After a very personal loss, a woman struggles through work and faces dire financial circumstances. Her bleak 4th of July takes a surprising turn.

  • Allure by The Howling Warlocks

    Aurora can make a person fall in love with just a look, but to stay in the human world, she has to prove her love is real.

  • AVA by Yung Bucks

    In a post apocalyptic world, a teenage girl must adapt to life alone after her mother passes away.

  • Bayou by Ambulance Graveyard Films

    A journalist finds a bigger story than he anticipated when interviewing a blind survivalist.

  • Below The Fold by Radiant Face

    An uptight journalist, out of his element, discovers there's more to reporting than just getting the scoop.

  • Bootman by 2nd Place Productions

    the origin story of the worlds greatest superhero.

  • Bubble by 1 Sick Rabbit

    Trapped inside a sealed living space in the not so distant future, Dr. Jane ‘Scoop’ Tetley tries desperately to solve the unsolvable and restore humanity.

  • Cafe Amor by Team OutdoorFlics
  • Candy Crush by Goldstryker Productions

    Down and out, a boy in love with a girl, needs to come by some money for a ring.

  • Confirmation by MPM

    Trying to find the answers...

  • Crippled Love vs. Special Love by Daviidic Productions

    Two actress fight for the role in a once and a lifetime movie called Crippled Love vs. Special Love, that is about a woman that used to be a man that is inlove with a blind man.

  • Crucifix by The Waldburgers

    A journalist stumbles upon a sanctuary... or does she?

  • Crusin by DreamCatcher Collective

    A young woman enjoys her second job as a rideshare driver, making lots of new acquaintances on every trip, and even offering her favorite passengers a tasty treat, but is she as sweet and innocent as she seems?

  • Deathmatch by 17&D Productions

    Thrills can always lead you to somewhere else

  • Festival Heist by The Fighting Mongooses

    We're gonna Rob this shit.

  • Find Your Light by Destined 4 Reel

    A young girls light is dimmed by her mother when forced to pursue something other than her dream.

  • Fit For the Airwaves by Jones Productions

    After a local station bans their music, a small town band takes matters into their own hands.

  • FML by Unscripted Films
  • Give Scoop Some Space by Of The Husks

    An exceptionally lazy, jobless gamer still living in his parents basement is forced into action following the reveal of his overseas videogame buddy’s shocking identity.

  • Headlines by Imagine World Studios

    A journalist obsessed with getting the next best story, finds out that her co-worker is being abused and in turn reveals her true obsession.

  • INK by MAFIAD

    Four Writers take on a Virtual Reality as they Writer for their Lives.

  • Kevin Tomokins by CrackerTown Entertainment

    Janes fate with death comedown to this last showdown.

  • La Familia by Team Pinch

    A young journalist struggles to protect her blended family in a world where immigrants are persecuted.

  • La Scatola Rossa by Team F.B.I.

    What's in the box?

  • Lonely Liberal Island by Nonna
  • LOST CHILDREN by Raydar & Choe Films

    A desperate man receives a much needed course correction from an unlikely source.

  • Lost in Romance by Two Sense Films

    Not all love stories have happy endings.

  • Love Bites by Placeholder Team Name Until We Change It Later

    It doesn't matter whether you're a fairy or a vampire, love is love.

  • Love, Scoop by MBM Productions

    A budding romance between two teens is disrupted when the dating advice journalist who has been organizing it all makes some big realizations about who is really behind the screen

  • No Ragrets by No Ragrets

    After being taken, infamous leader James "Scoop" Tetley must trust his young rebels of the Dredge to take down the suits to save him.

  • One Last Hit by The Innovators

    A young boy seeking to record his first song crosses paths with a has-been record executive seeking a comeback.

  • pandemic by Team Peachie

    long short film 5 mins for 17 hours

  • Pendulum by Feral Streep

    Three test tube experiments take freedom into their own hands, exposing their makers.

  • Pipe Dream by Launch Light

    Things go awry for Jim Paul when he loses his engagement ring. He enlists the help of his superhero friends to get it back.

  • Red Card by Sentry Studios
  • Reserve by Studio Ponga

    A journalist dives into a family's past.

  • Riverbend by Poolside Productions

    Alcoholic father grieves over loss of teen daughter.

  • Room 111 by Studio Mayday

    What happens between whats next

  • Rose Colored Glasses by Thing One

    A daughter believes what she sees while her father sees what he believes.

  • Savory Sacs by The Donner Party

    Every time is snack time with Savory Sacs!

  • Sector 7 by Ruff Ryders

    Only a few families live on Earth with the Synon aliens. There’s one spaceship evacuating and the Harrison family wants to make it on board. Some aliens however, have other plans.

  • Separation by Fifth Floor

    Sorrowful, a woman writes a note to her ex-girlfriend whom she misses and wishes she could have back, and relives the life they used to have together.

  • Shadow Over Butterburg by Iron Shadow

    A small time detective discovers his little town is hiding a disquieting secret.

  • SPIRAL by Tight Flowers Productions

    A homicide investigation reveals a dark deception into the life of a woman on the edge.

  • Strawberry Moon by BATL front

    A mother without hope tries to find help for her Autistic child and ends up reaching out to the man that rejected them years ago.

  • Super Learning Curve by Reel Lightning

    After a video of his heroic display of superpowers goes viral, a young man's new abilities are put to the test in the interview of a lifetime.

  • Taking the Lead by Frame Workers

    James Tetley, an eccentric reporter who discovers an unsavory truth about the local police force, and they won't give up the evidence without a fight.

  • The Adventures of Scoop by Iron Shadow X

    Follow Scoop on her adventures as she finds out what real peril is about.

  • The Boy's Club by Fast Frames Entertainment

    A young woman must decide between dealing with the intolerable or fighting for what she believes in in a male dominated company

  • The Death of the Deal by Team Ouch

    Dirty days and dirty deals.

  • The House Of Tetley by Make The Dream Come True
  • The Inconclusive Phases of a Break-up by Bontrager Twins Productions

    A comedy about the trails and tribulations of a one-sided relationship.

  • The Interrogation by Reservoir Underdogs

    When Detective Walker finds an innocent woman has been murdered, he must find justice by catching the killer.

  • The Keeper by Yogurt Productions

    He's a keeper. So she keeps him. Forever.

  • The Legend of Scoops Tetley by Knights of the Found Fable

    A pro golfer in the 1920's sustains a debilitating war wound but finds the inner strength to overcome adversity.

  • The Love Note by Team 7
  • The Red Dock by Cogito Creative

    Journalist seeks the truth about a violent death from a man on death row.

  • The Reserve Squad by Tyler Digital

    An unlikely group of heroes assemble to attempt to save the earth from certain destruction.

  • The Time-Traveling Pin-Up Doll by Tiffany Love & Co. Films

    Alice, better known as “The Time-Travelling Pin-Up Doll,” reveals her beginnings to the budding journalist, Jane “Scoop” Tetley.

  • This Is For You by Bad Symphony

    A journalist uncovers the truth behind a mysterious video camera.

  • This Is For You by Team Kinship

    With only hours before execution, a man on death row has to make the difficult decision to give the CIA what they want, or lose his life.

  • This is For You by Good VIBZ

    A composer finishes his symphony.

  • Through Different Eyes by Artemis

    A journalist interviews a psychic and gains more than he bargained for.

  • Tim Buelna by Kisst Pictures

    Practical joke gone horribly wrong.

  • Touch by Atlanix

    After exposing a dehumanized system, a journalist is sent to a reprogramming facility guarded by a manipulative android.

  • When We Were... by Mann Woman Productions

    An aging journalist finds hope and despair in our changing country with what may be his final, poetic message to his readers.

  • Where Art Thou? by TheChosenProductions

    The wilderness leads two mothers down a psychological path to find the truth.

  • WHISTLEBLOWER by The A-Team

    A journalist takes a risk in meeting a new informant who could potentially help her blow her case wide open.

  • Wild Oaks by Athenian Films

    Reports of an STI outbreak at a senior condo community has grandpa receiving an instructive appeal from unwitting grandchildren.

  • Wild Westies by SceneIt

    A group of scared escapees hide inside a barn hoping the town's Sheriff will conquer the Indian attack, but they're soon discovered by the farm's owners who chase them away, back to the mental hospital they belong to.

  • WRAITH by Vivid-Dark Collective

    What Do You Want?

  • Written Out by MMKomedy

    In a world where the government controls the truth, being non-compliant will cause you to be written out of your own story.


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