Denver, Colorado August 2 - 4, 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 Cook St. Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Dealbreaker will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Dealbreaker by Cook St. Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Guilt Trip by Stranger Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Jack or Jasmine Bursland, Climate Activist
  • Prop: a spoon
  • Line: ""She is not going to be happy." OR "She's not going to be happy.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Magnificent Fourteen (Year Olds) by Mini Cine Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Feast by Bat Tub Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Cinnamon by Two for Tuesday

Audience Favorite: Group D

LiFEHACK by The Co-creators

Audience Favorite: Group E

Dealbreaker by Cook St. Productions

Best Writing

Dealbreaker by Cook St. Productions

Best Editing

Guilt Trip by Stranger Studios

Best Directing

Dealbreaker by Cook St. Productions

Best Cinematography

The Dark Room by The One Uppers

Best Sound Design

Dinner Party by JPR Productions

Best Actor

Tim Nikkel Cinnamon by Two for Tuesday

Best Actress

Jordyn Wagner The Dark Room by The One Uppers

Best Choreography

The Magnificent Fourteen (Year Olds) by Mini Cine Productions

Best Use of Character

Cinnamon by Two for Tuesday

Best Use of Prop

JUNKY by The Horror Boys

Best Use of Line

It Started With The Speaking Spoons by BAMBOOZLED

2019 Film List

  • #blow_it_up by Ship Hosting Productions

    Detectives Paige & Lee go undercover for social media climate activist organization.

  • A Ffistful of Straws by HoodMinds Productions

    A lone outlaw wanders into a western town hoping to purge their plastic straw habits.

  • Absolution by Two Stoned Birds

    On the eve of her book release, a climate scientist finds herself in conflict with the forces she denies when a protest unexpectedly turns violent.

  • Algae Restoration by Creepy TV

    A mad scientist discovers a new way to revive a human being until something within the process goes wrong...

  • Ambiguous Strokes by Mitch's Mango Silhouette

    A unique artist's quest to express himself visually and persevere through people's doubt.

  • AW HELL GNOME by B. Mooregoode

    Where is Ren?

  • Bloodsuckers: A Mystery by Team Pizza Party

    When one of the Save the Mosquitos committee ends up dead, it's up to their founder, Jack - mosquito enthusiast, climate change activist, and detective - to dig to the deepest bottom of the truth.

  • Cinnamon by Two for Tuesday

    Meet Cinnamon.

  • Concrete Plans by Ruff Ruff Dog Productions

    "Trees are overrated anyway"

  • Dealbreaker by Cook St. Productions

    They're heeere...to help!

  • Dinner Party by JPR Productions

    As a sister of a cult leader, her loyalty is tested at an impromptu dinner party.

  • Dragon Games by Perrodin Awesome Sauce

    An environmentalist opens the public's eyes to the dangers of competitive dragon fighting.

  • Drinking With The Enemy by HaloCreek

    When long time friends get together for drinks and one dies, it's up to the cop in the bunch to figure out who did it.

  • Eir by Factor Five Films

    Trapped in a dream with no voice, Jack must explore her memories to break her writer's block.

  • Fortune by The Premiere team with the Avid Resolve to make the Final Cut

    An outlaw couple runs from the future that threatens the west, but there is only one escape from the future.

  • Green Thumb by Team Deathpunch

    After a fracking rig arrives in her neighborhood, a disgusted environmental activist receives a vision from Thomas Malthus telling her to 'weed ze garden' to save the planet.

  • Guilt Trip by Stranger Studios

    A simple family get together takes an unexpected turn when a guilt trip goes too far.

  • Gumshoe by Marsden Media

    The gig economy enables show of force against a local menace, as a plucky go-getter and her virtual partner clean up a sticky situation on the streets.

  • Humanitarian by WTBD Productions

    Climate activists are adamant about saving the planet and not going to the outside world. They must do what they have to do to survive, no matter what.

  • It Started With The Speaking Spoons by BAMBOOZLED

    After being contacted by spoons, Americans react differently towards extraterrestrial contact.

  • Jeepers! by Sauce Me Films

    An extensive allegory for climate change, Mother Earth, as portrayed by a boy in his late teens, gets extensively tormented by the sins of the Earth: deforestation, pollution, and the destruction of the ocean.

  • JUNKY by The Horror Boys

    Two stoner environmentalists contemplate a dangerous plan when the cops come knocking.

  • Letting Go by Running Riot Pictures

    A shattered family is forced to deal with the issues that have driven them apart.

  • LiFEHACK by The Co-creators

    Changing your life at the push of a button sounds good...until someone else has the button.

  • Like Normal People by New Legends

    In the most unlikely situation, two spies want to be like normal people.

  • Love Potion by Barely Legal Productions

    Hoping to save their relationship, a young couple buys a love potion and suffers dark consequences.

  • Mark Champine by Running Stream Productions

    Two free-spirited women pick up an unassuming introvert from the local pub.

  • Miss Direction by The Immediacy Group

    What drive a woman across the country....Things aren't always as they seem!

  • MOAS by Expedition Syndicate

    An alternative mastery of a broken masterpiece

  • Nowhere, CO. by Ghimself & K-HOM Productions

    A group of Roadtrippers stumbles upon Nowhere, Colorado and Jack Bursland 's climate conspiracies.

  • Of Death and Texts by Wool Hat Creative

    A mundane text conversation with a dark twist.

  • Party 4 Two by 5280 Film Company

    First Dates = Nervous, First Dates with Your Subconscious Attending = Disastrous

  • Past Mistakes by Fire Tribe

    When an old flame shows up out of the blue, a couple must navigate painful memories in order to hold on to their relationship.

  • Reborn by Knights of the Tempest

    After a global climate catastrophe plunges the world back to the stone age, 3 survivors embark on a journey to find what could be the only solution.

  • Record High by GAFF Productions

    "After mistakingly eating laced brownies, Jasmine torments her friends in her mission to solve global warming."

  • Solve for X by Nebulus Visions

    The heat is on when neighbors must come together to stop a madman from destroying them all.

  • Spooning with Horses by DX2 Productions

    A man dreams of spoons and horses.

  • The Dark Room by The One Uppers

    The active imagination and paranoia of a young woman distracts her from reality.

  • The End Is Near by Pollyanna Productions

    An Canadian climate activist determined to make a difference is detoured by 3 zany characters.

  • The Feast by Bat Tub Films

    A small harvest festival takes a turn for the worst.

  • The Haunting Man by Strange Company

    When hotshot reporter Kara Brown visits the home of climate activist & best-selling author Jasmine Bursland, she finds herself fighting for her life against a vengeful spirit that inhabits the home.

  • The Magnificent Fourteen (Year Olds) by Mini Cine Productions

    Nerdy middle school students, hired by bullied classmates, employ their unique skills in a shocking plan to avenge them.

  • The Meddlers and the Great Spoon Chase by SinClu

    Three Heroes, a villain, and a spoon, what can go wrong?

  • Tides of Change by Alleyway Entertainment

    Side by side yet miles apart. A mother takes her daughter on a retreat to strengthen their bond together… but will the trip be what she had hoped?

  • Upstream by Wandering Paw Films

    If you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a day. But if you teach a fish to man...

  • Vegan Vendetta by Emenyonu Motion Pictures

    A boy finds himself in trouble as a result from his bad environmental choices.

  • Weather Girl: The Activation by Oy Vey Productions

    A fired weather girl gets special powers from Mother Nature.


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