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 Kick A Rock for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Aphrodite INC will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.
A young woman boxer sets out to prove herself against a male opponent.
Desperate to witness the last moments before a terrible tragedy, a mom seeks out the 48 Hour Project.
A hot witch, looking for love, goes on a date with a man she meets on the internet. Hilarity ensues! Human men are the worst!
A day in the life of a woman is interrupted by a man seeking help remembering where he is from.
Karen and Henry turn to a newly developed product to spice up their love life.
A romantic date goes awry.
This is the last one.
Detective Broderick fights for her life
Against all odds he doesn’t make it.
A film crew documents the creative conflicts between an interior designer and a cabin owner.
When spying on a neighbor, just make sure you're prepared to find what you're looking for.
A former CIA game designer must engage in a life-or-death game of chess with a rival, bent on revenge.
A story about a story and the people who hated it.
Bruce needs to get to comic-con, but has to use his distant twin brother for a ride; along the way they meet zany characters in an attempt to just get through the day.
Dad’s Wish teaches important lesson.
Two graduated hall monitors look for a new calling.
An out-of-work costume designer finds herself mistaken for an architect and attempts to make the best of it.
Two best buddies plan for a halloween party! It seems like they are on the same page, but one of them has a much darker plans.
A young woman discovers the strength to chase down her passion while inspiring her friend.
While on an unexpected journey of discovery about Global Warming, a grade school gym teacher finds that even the smallest climate change can have deadly consequences.
An agent is assigned to follow Trudy Fenderson, a young woman who turns out to not be what she seems.
Trudy, a mortal realizes she wants to have Vlad's baby, a 300 year old ampire after her breakthrough session with her psychologist, but wants to break up.
Headless spirit helps broken kinkster find friendship.
When a young intern encounters a plant-obsessed client, she quickly learns her potential project has more sinister motives.
We follow the adventure of a hat through one day on the streets of Chicago.
Come out, come out, wherever you are!
A vacation with an ulterior motive leads to a sticky situation,
A friend who hates his best friend.
In an oppressive, dystopian future where individuality is a crime, one must decide to fall in line or Jump Suit.
Trudy, a fashion designer, is having trouble completing an outfit for New York Fashion Week so she seeks inspiration in a random trip to Chicago
It's Election Day at Kettlehorn High! Join the KHS News Team as they cover the day's events.
Being stuck at the kids' table at a wedding is so lame - unless there are hated politicians, murderous cooks, and rogue assassins on the menu!
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover that sometimes you can find love in an unexpected place.
On a surreal journey, an unlikely duo joins forces to help one of them find peace after an untimely accident.
A corporate HR training video is more than it seems
A friendly janitor encounters a sinister trespasser.
In the not so distant future, a married couple in Chicago struggle with identity in the face of an increasingly oppressive government.
Outlaws convene at a bar to divide their cash after a messy robbery.
Trudy knows the truth that you don’t about Area 51 and the secrets that lie with the US government, thanks to her legendary great-grandma with ties to outer space.
Trudy Serendipity Evangeline Fenderson is a regular person in every way except one: she redesigns people’s lives. Trudy spends her days helping individuals bring texture and balance into their lives. This is not her work…this is her soul.
Two worlds collide when an AA meeting and High School reunion find out their event space has been double booked.
A lost and depressed Uber driver picks up three strange passengers on his 50th birthday.
A determined detective struggles to find out what happened to a poor zoning inspector.
There's heroes, there's sidekicks & there's us!
Two wannabe baseball announcers that never thought they would drift apart deal with the reality that change is inevitable.
A mysterious designer uses secret technology to test the boundaries of a fractured sister relationship.
Family and drinking games don't work well.
A campaign is thrown for a loop when a third party candidate enters the race.
Tied Up follows the story of Katrina Day, a rhythmic gymnast who finds herself accidentally involved in the murder of a prominent milliner. When the video footage is uncovered, Katrina is forced to face her past, her actions and her uncertain future.
A student journalist uncovers more than she bargained for while investigating a string of robberies on campus.
Tensions rise as two estranged sisters find themselves in close quarters.
Inefficiency doesn't stop in the afterlife.