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 Slow AF for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Admission will go on to represent Des Moines against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.
A house-warming party with a strange duo threatens to bring the curtain down on Doug's relationship with her new co-worker.
After dealing with the fallout of her addiction at work, a teacher finds her way back to the classroom.
Daniel spends his summer days going on adventures with his four best friends. They care about him deeply, which is why these adventures may have to come to an end.
Why am I always last?
A businessman's normal life is turned upside down when his daughter is kidnapped by a notorious martial artist and her two goons.
When a superhero is selected for a big opportunity will the rest of his super friends see it as a happy occasion?
A chef and his friends try to prepare a lavish but violent dinner.
Two young women are sent on a wild adventure to acquire a reward like no other.
Clarence, the hitman, really wishes he could get better assignments.
Things heat up for a chef after she takes on one personal assistant too many.
Fantasy's can come true.
Sport and fear.
When the D'Amato family restaurant receive a complaint about the food, they give their complainers a special service of becoming their next food to go order.
After an enjoyable first date, a hopeful woman discovers a dark secret about the lonely man who has brought her back to his residency.
Michael D’Amato is wrapping up cleaning at work before an unexpected visitor shows up. The visitor recounts his understanding of life. Michael connects this man’s conceptions when he realizes that he is the adopted father of one of his friends.
a puppet gang lord is tricked into falling in love with an undercover cop.
Lieutenant Kemp is assigned to baby-sit two detectives on high end stakeout.
A chef is forced to confront a past life when he receives a mysterious envelope
Michael receives a mysterious voice recording of himself and is thrust into a world of danger and forced to deal with past mistakes
A glimpse of an obscurity that so many people struggle with every day.
A young artist loses her inspiration and goes on a journey to find it again.
Megan's obnoxious roommate is really getting on her nerves, but everything changes when an unexpected guest arrives.
Love strikes a win on the lanes.
A pair of old men, stolen car, hot pursuit, what more do you need?
The agents of R.O.G.U.E. step in when the Vice President starts making corrupt deals.
A young woman returns to her Iowa roots in order to see her childhood through a different lens and uses the lessons she learned from her father to survive a life or death adventure.
After two high school students leave campus, a lunch lady and janitor give them a unique punishment
There are infinite universes, this is the story of two. A world with music and a world without.
It feels like we have to be together.
A failed chef makes one last attempt to win over his harshest critics.
Kevin thought it would be just another night delivering pizzas. Boy was he wrong.
She's just a caterer, but the fate of the world depends on her. Will she save us?
The world is set in motion.