Washington, District of Columbia October 11 - 13, 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 laughing with the storm for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film First Contact Worst Contact will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

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Required Elements

  • Character: Oliver or Olivia Fox a poet
  • Prop: A Ticket
  • Line: ""You're lucky I'm in a good mood." OR "You are lucky I'm in a good mood.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Audience Favorite: Group B

First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

Audience Favorite: Group C

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Best Writing

First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

Best Editing

Quantum by Unite And Style

Best Directing

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

Best Cinematography

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

Best Actor

Charlie Henry Gleebnork: The Friend from Another Planet by SHRUG Productions

Best Actress

Chelsea Shorte Admit One by Hot Pot Productions

Best Art Direction / Production Design

Down In The Dena by Fort Smallwood Productions

Best Cast Ensemble

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Best Choreography

The Humanity Trials by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Creature or Monster

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

Best End Credits

Shadows by Naked Puppets

Best Graphics

Cyberfox by Quantum Firefly

Best Makeup

Honorable Mention
The Humanity Trials by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Original Song

“Fading into Paradise” Powers by Clairvoyance

Best Poster

SOMA by DMV productions

Honorable Mention
Gleebnork: The Friend from Another Planet by SHRUG Productions

Best Scare

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

Honorable Mention
Clown Tzu by Edge of Edgy

Best Score

The Humanity Trials by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Scream

Clown Tzu by Edge of Edgy

Best Sound Design

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

Best Special Effects / Visual Effects

First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

Best Trailer

The Humanity Trials by DC Stunt Coalition

Honorable Mention
Hysterium by LoftonFilms

Best Twist

First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

Honorable Mention
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Best Use of Character

Admit One by Hot Pot Productions

Best Use of Line

Shadows by Naked Puppets

Best Use of Prop

First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

Best Villain

Best Wardrobe

The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

Producer Award

SOMA by DMV productions

Honorable Mention
Hysterium by LoftonFilms

2019 Film List

  • A Stitch in Time by WTP Films

    A poet toils against two of his fiercest enemies---writer's block and laziness, with help from Founding Father Ben Franklin!

  • Admit One by Hot Pot Productions

    To save the soul of his love, a man will go to Hell...and back?

  • Chasing Jean by R Street Films

    A lovelorn poet chases elusive love with the help of The Super Don.

  • Clown Tzu by Edge of Edgy

    A poet seeks to understand his enemy to avenge his friends.

  • Cyberfox by Quantum Firefly

    Escaping to virtual reality, or from it?

  • Down In The Dena by Fort Smallwood Productions

    After losing his best friend to suicide, Oliver The Poet finds companionship in a post-apocalyptic world with a furry puppet friend named Fred.

  • Evasion by Bowie Movie Crew (B.M.C)

    Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. both are equally terrifying.

  • First Contact Worst Contact by laughing with the storm

    A team of intrepid space explorers have a close encounter.

  • Fragile by Can We Change This Later? (productions)

    A woman seeks the help of her friend, a witch, when she becomes cursed and doomed to rapidly age.

  • Gleebnork: The Friend from Another Planet by SHRUG Productions

    Loner Oliver Fox makes a first encounter of the Bro-Kind.

  • Here For The Savings by modest bear

    A heartbroken college student takes a last-minute (budget-friendly) inspiration-vacation into her promising future.

  • Hysterium by LoftonFilms

    Olivia Fox works a desk job but wants to become a poet. Her nagging Mom won't let her pursue her dreams... but maybe she has a reason.

  • Powers by Clairvoyance

    Hindered by diametric abilities, a couple attends therapy to learn how to work together.

  • Quantum by Unite And Style

    A universe exiting alongside our own, although undetectable

  • Ravenge by Starshine Studios

    With this father killed by a mysterious assassin, a boy tries to avenge his dad by travelling back in time to before the assassin kills his dad and killing the assassin.

  • Red Alert by Movie Mad Horror

    A Young woman tries to escape from a cult that is surveilled by a god-like computer named Intelligence 1-A.

  • Room 3 by Discordian Films

    But it was just a poem

  • Saving Oliver Fox by Take a Hike Productions

    Two friends go out for drinks to ease one of them for a important event the next day. Only to meet his maker at the end of the night, leaving the other friend in turmoil which triggers his abilities to time travel in his sleep. And he goes back to save his friend for that crazy night.

  • Shadows by Naked Puppets

    When a midlife crisis takes a turn for the dark, beware of what lurks in the shadows.

  • SOMA by DMV productions

    SOME WORDS STING MORE THAN OTHERS.

  • Space Twist by Actors with Strings

    you get on a ride at the fair and you end up in another galaxy

  • The Exorcism of Olivia Fox by Washington Digital Media

    Olivia Fox and her husband move into a creepy warehouse for workspace, only to be possessed by smelly demons.

  • The Humanity Trials by DC Stunt Coalition

    Kidnapped by a mad scientist, a group of strangers must fight to survive while overcoming their own instincts.

  • The New Blood by DoRight Productions
  • The Offering by Crash of Rhinos

    In the wood lurks a beast what hungers.

  • The Real by Emerson

    When your mind takes over.

  • The Shift by Too Much Damn (TMD) Theater

    Never work a shift alone.

  • The Station by Wait, What Did We Sign Up For?

    A woman finds herself torn between herself and newfound riches.

  • Vengeance by Conservatory Productions

    When a piece of your heart has died and you've been wronged, What do you do?


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