Detroit, Michigan November 2 - 4, 2018

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 Bat Boiz for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Housekeeper will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Housekeeper by Bat Boiz

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Bequeathed by Rebel Pictures

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Life Insurance by MNAA FIlms

Required Elements

  • Character: Phil or Phillipa Carter, Insurance Broker
  • Prop: a paperback book
  • Line: ""Are you sure you want that? ""

2018 Film List

  • AMANDA by Beardzly Productions

    2 warehouse workers are surprised by a visit from one of their step-sisters.

  • April Fool's Day by Caught In A Dream

    Office pranks escalated to a brand new kind of darkness.

  • Bequeathed by Rebel Pictures

    What's Left Isn't Wanted

  • Blocked In by Basilica Films

    6 strangers find themselves in quite the predicament

  • Click, Cough, Croak by Creativity

    Be careful who you capture on photo

  • Cold Read by The Eagles

    He should have seen this coming!

  • Cursed Offerings by 1.21 Productions

    A group of friends attempt to summon a demon to curse their enemies, and things don't go quite as they anticipated.

  • Dangerous Minds by Holiday Park Productions

    A lab-created monster sets his sights an his scientists ex-girlfriend.

  • Gr8 Productions by Gr8 Productions

    Altered religious cult sacrifices man with sinful bloodline, in an attempt to summon Goddess Arimaiti to cleanse the world.

  • Grandma's Thankskilling by Woot!

    Two brothers reunite with their grandmother on Thanksgiving only to discover a dark secret.

  • Housekeeper by Bat Boiz

    When Phil goes to check in on one of his clients, he realizes not all is right in this seemingly ordinary house.

  • Hunger final by Third Eye

    The strong survive, the weak get eaten.

  • Life Insurance by MNAA FIlms

    Life insurance broker Phil may want to consider taking a policy out on himself.

  • Roar of the Greasepaint by Egg MacGuffin Films

    A serial killer orchestrates gruesome deaths of gore and cold-blooded funny business when he targets clowns as his victims…and they might have it coming.

  • Rotton Candy by Play Nice

    An insurance broker visits the site of a future circus as the circus family pursues dinner with his girlfriend.

  • Term: LIFE by Timeless Classics Unlimited

    This cold call sucks

  • The Broker by The Cinephiles

    Are you sure you want that?

  • The Farm by Technical Difficulties

    A man is offered a choice by a mysterious organization, join them and enjoy the insurance they can provide, or refuse and face the consequences.

  • The Hunt by insomniacs

    Phillipa goes to a party and ends up killing everyone.

  • The Page Turner by VernaJune Ent.

    When two colleagues discover a mysterious chest, they find themselves transported to a world somewhere between fiction and nonfiction.

  • Whole Life by Multiversal Pictures

    When an insurance company denies her coverage, one woman must discover her own horrific secret.


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