Cleveland, Ohio July 12 - 14, 2019

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 Conrad Studios for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Inseparable will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Chains of Burden by White Midnight

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

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October 11 - 13, 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Jane or John McClane, undercover operative
  • Prop: a lighter
  • Line: "I love the smell of Cleveland in the morning"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

Best Writing

Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

Best Editing

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

Best Directing

Becoming McClane by SKC Sight-N-Sound

Best Cinematography

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

Best Sound Design

Becoming McClane by SKC Sight-N-Sound

Best Musical Score

Count to Six by Burning House Films

Best Song

Love Ain't Free by Brutal Flowers

Best Actor

Tim Hale Chains of Burden by White Midnight

Best Actress

Angela Cole Inseparable by Conrad Studios

Best Supporting Actor

Chris Ross Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

Best Supporting Actress

Diana Frankhauser Becoming McClane by SKC Sight-N-Sound

Best Ensemble Acting

Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

Best Graphics

Nessie’s Wild Ride by Fly-By-Wire Films

Best Special Effects

Chains of Burden by White Midnight

Best Use of Character

Becoming McClane by SKC Sight-N-Sound

Best Use of Prop

Count to Six by Burning House Films

Best Use of Line

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

Best Use of Genre

Remember the West by Innovative Productions

BEST COSTUMES & MAKEUP

Chains of Burden by White Midnight

BEST LOCATION

Chains of Burden by White Midnight

Best Movie Poster - Group A

Chains of Burden by White Midnight

Best Movie Poster - Group B

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

BEST TRAILER

Inseparable by Conrad Studios

Most Likely To Be In The Shot

Ron George Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

2019 Film List

  • A Lunch With Love by The Cruel Kids
  • An Uber Holiday by Calhoun-Blue -Trybal Productions

    R&B Superstar rescues youthful fans from broken down Uber and offers a luxury ride to her concert!

  • Becoming McClane by SKC Sight-N-Sound

    Being the world's top undercover operative is hard....especially when you didn't ask for it.

  • Blades by Rant & Rave With Don Michaels

    Those blades sure are sharp.

  • Brometheus 2019 by Eldritch Armadillo
  • Chains of Burden by White Midnight

    A modern take on the river Styx and its ferryman the train conductor and demons that drag the burdens of their lives in long chains.

  • Cigarettes and Coffee: One Lighter Lighter by Unity, Duty, and Destiny

    A gynecologist has an existensial crisis.

  • Count to Six by Burning House Films

    A couple camping in the wilderness has a run in with deadly fugitives.

  • Credence by Iamsomebody films

    Two long term friends work as secret agents when a kidnapped child helps one uncover the hidden truth.

  • FIRST STRIKE by Dark Horses Productions

    I LOVE THE SMELL OF CLEVELAND IN THE MORNING

  • Grief by The Winstons
  • Happy by Happy Dog Studios

    A curiously happy man torments a miserable girl, her neighbor, and her little brother.

  • Inseparable by Conrad Studios

    A woman goes through extreme lengths to retrieve her son.

  • Love Ain't Free by Brutal Flowers

    Where is John really going all this time, and who is this mysterious stranger that has shown up?

  • Nessie’s Wild Ride by Fly-By-Wire Films

    Nessie has found himself at what looks like the end of the road of a long career as the Loch Ness Monster

  • Nu Boxer Rebellion by Khepri Media
  • Orange Pursuit by TKF Films
  • Plain Jane by Put a Bird on It Productions

    Determined to become a front page reporter, Jane investigates a 1989 fraternity party to find out why they've been put on probation.

  • Potion 48 by Szego Films

    Love Tech Industries tests new product on employees with hilarious side affects

  • Remember the West by Innovative Productions

    A retired sheriff's deputy reveals the stories of his time in the old west, but his grandson finds the tales more comical then expected.

  • Russian Dolls by The Freke Showe

    Larry “Colt Remington” is a detective in line for a promotion. The only thing in his way it is himself.

  • Scorched by Kapan Productions

    On the day of prom, two sisters struggle to understand each other when they are both fighting for the crown.

  • Single Woman by Red Kurtain Productions

    A young woman goes on a journey for love by going on a reality tv show, only to find the men are incompatible.

  • Songlasses by Cold Robot Studios
  • That Guy by SilverBladeProductions

    Watch your everyday high school nerd compete with the bad boy for a shot with the girl in SilverBladeProductions' first ever "Rom Com".

  • The Keys by Suffering Spinach

    When humans can't get along, who will save them?

  • The Investigation of Franklin Sharpe by Tealdor Films

    An undercover agent investigates a private detective with a suspiciously flawless record.

  • There's No Eye in Cyclops by Misfit Toys

    Eye Have The Power!

  • Untitled by FunMill Films

    Claire is a woman with powerful Intuition, so when an unusual neighbor moves into the development she starts to suspect the worst.

  • Wrong One by Working Title

    After a day of skateboarding, Mike's sister is kidnapped. He confronts a ragtag group of thugs and himself.

  • Zero Intuition by Perfect Holiday Productions

    A new production team embarks on their first 48 Hour Film Competition and quickly learn how difficult working together can be.


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