San Francisco, California August 16 - 18, 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 Soft Hold Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Book Clubbing will go on to represent San Francisco against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

What's Buggn' Ya? by Let the Bright One In

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Pistol Grip by The Thirty-Three

Required Elements

  • Character: Luke or Linda Turlington, Voice Over Artist
  • Prop: A golf ball
  • Line: ""She's not in charge anymore." OR "She is not in charge anymore.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

All The Wrong Places by Joy Trouble

Audience Favorite: Group B

Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

What's Buggn' Ya? by Let the Bright One In

Best Writing

What's Buggn' Ya? by Let the Bright One In

Best Editing

Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

Best Directing

Mrs. Troutfire by Jankhaus

Best Cinematography

Pistol Grip by The Thirty-Three

Best Sound Design

Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

Best Musical Score

Way Beyond by Red Room

Best Actor

Max Tomaskewski What's Buggn' Ya? by Let the Bright One In

Best Actress

Becky Hirschfeld Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

Best Special Effects

Lemonade Party by Hedgehog Films

Best Choreography

All The Wrong Places by Joy Trouble

Best Costumes

Lemonade Party by Hedgehog Films

Best Set Design

Lemonade Party by Hedgehog Films

Best Use of Character

A Day in the Life: Part-Time Filmmakers by Tiny Rabbit Productions

Best Use of Prop

Par for the Course by Aqlex Productions

Best Use of Line

Way Beyond by Red Room

Best Use of Genre

Mrs. Troutfire by Jankhaus

Best Titling

St. Georgia by North Bay Dream Team

Honorable Mention

Way Beyond by Red Room

Lemonade Party by Hedgehog Films

2019 Film List

  • (OIS) by Ground Floor Productions

    One night, a detective's split second decision changes lives.

  • A Day in the Life: Part-Time Filmmakers by Tiny Rabbit Productions

    Filmmaking - the great uniter.

  • A Happy Place by Kababayan

    After a school shooting, a school counselor sets up a support group to uplift the morale of the students.

  • A Pirate's Double Bogey by RadioActive Studios

    A voice actor finds his confidence through a mysterious golf ball.

  • All The Wrong Places by Joy Trouble

    Just when you think you've found it...

  • And We're Back by Barewitness Films

    These women play through

  • Blind Sided by C3 Production Company

    Love and lies. What if someone you once loved is not the person you thought they were.

  • Blue Skies with Linda by Crazy Kids

    Linda uncovers the mysterious disappearance of her golfer boyfriend.

  • Book Clubbing by Soft Hold Productions

    Linda ends up getting more than she bargained for at this week's book club meeting.

  • Dead Air by 3SIPS

    A podcaster meets some killer fans, and a forgiving critic.

  • Final Stroke by Lucky Luke Productions

    Avid golfer attempts to live with his handicap.

  • For The Family by Pride Commons

    Frank had one job to do...but then he fell in love.

  • FORE! by All-In Productions

    Opening doors is a sign for opportunity, for good... and bad.

  • FORE! Art by El Hefe's Crew Rides Again

    In a house of struggling artists, one has found a sure, and dark, way to success.

  • Godmother by One Shoe Films

    Two friends reach for help, but what they get is unexpected

  • Home Away by Flatwoods SuperQuick

    An intergalactic rescue officer ventures to planet earth to retrieve an inhabitant who is at risk of fatal radiation poisoning.

  • Lemonade Party by Hedgehog Films

    Dr. Turlington has discovered the “interdimensional hop.” On a mission, she lands in an alternate universe where the world feels like an idyllic 1950’s lemonade party but she soon discovers something sinister lies beneath.

  • Linger by Cranberry Juice Productions

    A woman recounts the story of a one-sided love to a bartender.

  • Mr. Mole likes to Run by Kissed by Muse

    An eccentric online kids show host gets a visit from an interested marketing agency -- who may not be who they claim.

  • Mrs. Troutfire by Jankhaus

    What is a man? No. What is a Cave Man?

  • Noise by AJAR Productions

    Voice actor tries to record podcast.

  • Par for the Course by Aqlex Productions

    A voice actor meets a tragic end, and a gold ball discovers new beginnings.

  • Paul Aspuria by Cinamite

    Connecting with another person is greatest mystery of the universe.

  • Pistol Grip by The Thirty-Three

    When their agency comes under attack, two spies face off amidst chaos and paranoia.

  • PVOP by Matte Productions

    In a world where the government controls the population's decision making in every aspect of life, Joana tries to escape the system.

  • Ragnar the Rat by Asgardian

    Even a Rat has a will.

  • Red Bow Tie by Sweet Bark

    Having a bad day. The devil has the answer if you're willing.

  • Roxy Is Okay by Fueled By Boba

    In this mockumentary, an aspiring voice actress sees an open audition as her big break, but faces obstacles from a rival employee, delusional boss, and other shenanigans

  • St. Georgia by North Bay Dream Team

    Brave women battle an evil monster

  • subpar. by The Forum

    Three siblings resolve their mother's death, remains and golf balls.

  • Technical Difficulties by Cactus with a Haircut

    Detective Johanna Marshal investigates the home of missing persons Luke Turlington.

  • The Finale by Naptime

    Two friends discover the dark history of their new apartment

  • The Grim Reapers by Hatchlings

    Losing someone you love does not mean to stop living. Instead, it's a hope to start a new life to continue living.

  • The Lead by TDOi

    Two friends argue about an opportunity that another friend has recently found.

  • The Oasis by Loose Leaf Productions

    A breathable bubble appears on our polluted world, and the algorithm selects two women to step inside

  • Vaccinated by Below Zero

    When tasked to bring down America, Agent Nikita will use any tactic to complete her mission.

  • Voices by Savianno Productions

    A petty argument leads to a stunning realization.

  • Way Beyond by Red Room

    A Drama student agrees to go to what he thinks is a bonding exercise for the Cast of The Crucible at his Drama Teacher's house.

  • What Where Why by Sagified

    A kid gets kidnapped at the park, no one saw anything....

  • What's Buggn' Ya? by Let the Bright One In

    A popular evening radio host receives troubling news while in the middle of a broadcast.


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