Houston, Texas October 2 - 4, 2020

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 Two Cent Productions for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Dark Days will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

Double Booked by the green dress

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Required Elements

  • Character: Lloyd or Lorelei Hart, a student
  • Prop: Hand Sanitizer
  • Line: "I don't think that's what it means." OR "I do not think that is what it means."

Audience Favorite

The Trade Off by Team JKZ

Honorable Mentions
Double Booked by the green dress
Beach Vibes by The McNorta Film Institute

Best Writing

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

Best Editing

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

Honorable Mention
Alone at Night by Ambient productions

Best Directing

Double Booked by the green dress

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

Honorable Mention
Unseen by Jay Box Productions

Best Cinematography

Double Booked by the green dress

Honorable Mention
Unseen by Jay Box Productions

Best Sound Design

Honorable Mention
Alone at Night by Ambient productions

Best Musical Score

MacGuffin Madness by The B Rollers

Honorable Mention
Umbrella Killer IV: Aloha Means Hello...and Goodbye by Powderkeg Productions

Best Actor

Lance Allen Kramer Double Booked by the green dress

Best Actress

Aedin Waldorf Double Booked by the green dress

Honorable Mention
Elin Britton No Exit by Studio Liminal

Best Ensemble Acting

Double Booked by the green dress

Honorable Mention
Chip N Rona by Quarantine Kids

Best Graphics

Sanitizer? I Barely Knew Her by Team Late(R)

Best Effects

Alone at Night by Ambient productions

Best Costumes

Sanitizer? I Barely Knew Her by Team Late(R)

Best Use of Character

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

Best Use of Prop

Sanitizer? I Barely Knew Her by Team Late(R)

Honorable Mention
Unseen by Jay Box Productions

Best Use of Line

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

Alone at Night by Ambient productions

Best Use of Genre

Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

Honorable Mention
Double Booked by the green dress

Most Socially Distanced Film

Sanitizer? I Barely Knew Her by Team Late(R)

2020 Film List

  • 6:21 by Twisted15
  • A Grave Situation by Wobbly

    In Cypress, revenge extends beyond the grave.

  • Alone at Night by Ambient productions

    *Viewer Discretion advised* A man experiences disturbing visions on the night of his attempted suicide.

  • Beach Vibes by The McNorta Film Institute

    Pack your sunscreen...

  • Chip N Rona by Quarantine Kids

    Lloyd and Alex are talking online when suddenly Lloyd begins coughing, and Alex can only imagine the worse..

  • Dark Days by Two Cent Productions

    What if no sun?

  • Do Us Part by Yo'z Moon Production

    His Bride passes away. Will death really do us part?

  • Double Booked by the green dress

    A weekend getaway to connect is disrupted when each family discovers the retreat was double booked.

  • Lookin' for Lucy by Switchblade Cinema

    Modern Day mystery with a private eye on the search to find an heiress.

  • MacGuffin Madness by The B Rollers

    To search is often better than to find.

  • Multiverse Visits The Ritual Breakfast by Gems by Jill

    A group of scientists and professionals during the 2020 COVID pandemic meet for their ritual breakfast to commiserate. They get surprise visitors from the multiverse and make an amazing discovery.

  • No Exit by Studio Liminal

    A woman picks up a package and finds herself trapped in an endless building with her adopted brother.

  • Sanitizer? I Barely Knew Her by Team Late(R)

    A hand-picked group of individuals are given an exciting, life-changing opportunity at love and multi-level marketing.

  • The Panic by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    A young student on spring break in the islands is inspired to environmental action.

  • The Trade Off by Team JKZ

    What would you do to go back in time to fix the worst mistake of your life?

  • Umbrella Killer IV: Aloha Means Hello...and Goodbye by Powderkeg Productions

    Jason Calmes and Todd Smallpenis's Hawaiian vacation is interrupted when they have to investigate another Umbrella Killer murder...and find their own lives in the balance.

  • Unseen by Jay Box Productions

    With no friends and no confidence, a high school boy named Nick makes his first new friend who teaches Nick social skills, charm, and how to be more confident, but the new friend starts acting increasingly suspicious.

  • Writer's Block by Three Wing'ed Guvnors

    A screenwriting student becomes obsessed with what he set out to create.


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