Boston, Massachusetts August 14 - 16, 2020

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 Team Cozy for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Harvest will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Harvest by Team Cozy

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

The Exchange by Messy Shed

Required Elements

  • Character: Piper or Prescott Winfrey, Plastic Surgeon
  • Prop: A Balloon
  • Line: ""He'll be right back." OR "He will be right back.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

Honorable Mention
Harvest by Team Cozy

Audience Favorite: Group B

Mr. Malpractice by The 20/20 Experience

Honorable Mention
Hap Pi Ness by An Ordinary

Audience Favorite: Group C

Plasties by Friendly Filmmaker

Honorable Mention
Where You'll Be by MadeInTheShade & MadeInTheShade

Best Writing

Tuckered Out by Pop Off Productions

Best Editing

Harvest by Team Cozy

Best Directing

Harvest by Team Cozy

Best Cinematography

Tuckered Out by Pop Off Productions

Honorable Mention
Best Drone Cinematography Us First by Collective Subconscious Productions

Best Sound Design

Tuckered Out by Pop Off Productions

Best Musical Score

The Exchange by Messy Shed

Best Song

Hap Pi Ness by An Ordinary

Best Acting

Thomas Lue Face To Face by J. Kern Productions

Charlotte Leader 4 Years by Red Wine With Fish

Julia Tutko-Balena Plasties by Friendly Filmmaker

Best Ensemble Acting

Mr. Malpractice by The 20/20 Experience

Best Special Effects

Face To Face by J. Kern Productions

Best Costumes

Harvest by Team Cozy

Best Use of Character

Mr. Malpractice by The 20/20 Experience

Best Use of Prop

The Exchange by Messy Shed

Best Use of Line

Le Carnage by Obnots

Best Use of Genre

Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

Best Titling

Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

Women in the 48

Samantha Lewis Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

Team Award Together Forever by Juri Love Productions

Women in the 48: Outstanding Youth

Jade Kim See Through Me by Lay-Z Films

Safe Sets Award

Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Playomatic

Special Judge's Award for Innovative Filmmaking

Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

Special Judge's Laughter Award

Face To Face by J. Kern Productions

Alien Concubine by Guano Loco

The Heroics: Return to the Hall of Heroism by Pilotgroove Pictures

Hap Pi Ness by An Ordinary

Tuckered Out by Pop Off Productions

2020 Film List

  • 33 WORDS OF WISDOM by Smell What I’m Steppin In Productions

    Experimental short film of a woman giving advise and she struggles with mental health and suicidal thoughts.

  • 4 Years by Red Wine With Fish

    Two candidates prepare to run for President.

  • 48 Hours by Wax Idiotical Films

    Social Media Bad

  • 5 Star Review by Unclear Advantage

    After facial surgery, Griffin's ready to relax and recover. Get ready for a vacation to die for!

  • A Chance Of Fare by Mistakes Were Made

    Prescott Winfrey is losing connection with childhood friends.

  • A Dame a Dozen by Hands Brerra

    Grizzled private investigator Billy Penmanship returns home after a long day on the case.

  • A Short Time Later by Happy Hanscom Production

    Virus That Targets Only Men

  • Achievement Unlocked! Love! But Also Death. by Monster Baby Feet

    An unexpected quest can't stop love from blooming.

  • Alien Concubine by Guano Loco

    Three men find themselves unwilling participants in an alien breeding program.

  • Boiler Pot by A Team Has No Name

    "Tensions heat up as two families are tested by quick wits and climate change"

  • Face To Face by J. Kern Productions

    Lost the race? Get a new face!

  • Hap Pi Ness by An Ordinary

    Molly treats Prescott to an afternoon with her exercise group.

  • Harvest by Team Cozy

    Know Thy Place

  • I Want To Be a New Man by Broken Compass Videos

    A change in his life forces John to make a major change

  • It's Asteroids! by DIWhy

    An apolitical plastic surgeon struggles to enjoy the simple pleasures in life in a world where even the apocalypse walks a partisan line.

  • Kiss and Tell by Eight Count Films

    In 1960's Boston, a private investigator finds himself hot on the trail of a serial killer with a penchant for performing surgical operations on their victims.

  • Le Carnage by Obnots

    In a post-apocalyptic world, a woman struggles to survive as she searches for her husband.

  • Love is in the Air by Extra Medium

    A successful plastic surgeon has trouble finding love, until he meets a balloon.

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Playomatic

    Will the Coronavirus come between a man in love and his plastic surgeon?

  • Mr. Malpractice by The 20/20 Experience

    A self-proclaimed surgeon with questionable methods is examined in depth in this daring documentary.

  • My Mom's ZOOM Life by Boston Screenwriter's Group

    When Sarah views her Mother's ZOOM recorded meetings she finds out more than she bargained for.

  • Not So Grown up by Handsome Hero Production

    When Olivia and Charlotte wake up and find their parents dead in the morning, they assume their parents identities in order to survive.

  • Papa Winfrey Lives On by Self Implode

    A hitman is hired to kill a mad plastic surgeon. Will he survive like the title says?

  • Plasties by Friendly Filmmaker

    Follow this documentary about a plastic surgeon subculture.

  • Pop Artist by Midnight Brunch

    A gathering among artists is interrupted when a well-renown surgeon’s latest piece has been destroyed, or “popped”! Perhaps a song might gesture towards the true suspect?

  • Psychotherapy by Snaggletoof Productions

    A therapist meets with a couple whose relationship problems stem from dark secrets.

  • See Through Me by Lay-Z Films

    Three teenagers try to figure out who they are while struggling with the invisible battles of anxiety, insecurity, and sexuality.

  • Speak No Evil by Cousin Grandpa Films

    Three robbers break into a house

  • Spoken Like A Child by The Troglodytes

    Schoolboy love and innocence in some troubling times.

  • Tales From Quiet Ave. by Dark Mystery Productions

    Its a Mime of a Time

  • The Exchange by Messy Shed

    Small Town. Bigger Mystery. Can "Up in the Air Podcast" figure it out?

  • The Heroics: Return to the Hall of Heroism by Pilotgroove Pictures

    A conglomerate of costumed adventurers reconvene at The Hall of Heroism for a socially distanced presentation on the new protocols and procedures for this brave, new world.

  • The Sky is Falling by Cyclops-Snowman

    A chicken learns that her purpose in life is to be food for the farmer and must escape before her fate is sealed.

  • Together Forever by Juri Love Productions

    A young suburb girl, Izzie, struggles to accept her divorced mother’s new relationship and unbeknownst to her, she learns that it is not solely her mother who has needed a few tries to find her forever.

  • Tuckered Out by Pop Off Productions

    Confined to his apartment with his best friend and roommate, an unemployed post-grad begins to dissociate from his repetitive reality, and starts to imagine their ongoing conflict as a tropey Western film.

  • Two Star Review by Gwowls Productions

    Two sisters are trying to be internet stars—Well, one of them is trying.

  • Us First by Collective Subconscious Productions

    Prescott allows his fear of not being the most successful Plastic Surgeon in town to endanger his relationship with the love of his life. Even after their mutual pledge of Us First.

  • Where You'll Be by MadeInTheShade & MadeInTheShade

    During a pandemic, a young woman returns home to an uneasy relationship with her mother and discovers what it means to be home.

  • Who Stole the Cookie? by Night Job Sketch Company

    A Dad-tective will get to the bottom of this mystery surrounding a stolen cookie from the cookie jar.


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