Greensboro, North Carolina July 10 - 12, 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 AstroJane Productions for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film The Rural Network will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

The Rural Network by AstroJane Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

Reboot by Hidden Lion

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Sidney or Sonya Lichtenstein, Customer Service Representative
  • Prop: Toilet Paper
  • Line: "I'm actually weirder than you think."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Rural Network by AstroJane Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Best Writing

Travel Guide by Bottom Shelf Films

Honorable Mention
Runner Up They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Best Editing

Reboot by Hidden Lion

Best Directing

A Helping Hand by Saturn Studios

Honorable Mentions
The Rural Network by AstroJane Productions
Runner Up Reboot by Hidden Lion

Best Cinematography

Reboot by Hidden Lion

Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mention Destiny by General Pictures
Runner Up They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Best Sound Design

They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Honorable Mention
Runner Up Gesundheit by Mendicants' Delirium

Best Musical Score

A Helping Hand by Saturn Studios

Honorable Mention
Runner Up Destiny by General Pictures

Best Actor

L. M. Kirwin as Sidney Lichtenstein Reboot by Hidden Lion

Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mention Austin Holmes as Sidney Lichtenstein Destiny by General Pictures
Runner Up Connor Noch as Chef Giuseppe A Helping Hand by Saturn Studios

Best Actress

Sarah Price as Carly "Chipper" Smith Travel Guide by Bottom Shelf Films

Samantha Hawkins as Sidney Lichtenstein Robo Services by Unusual Horse Productions

Honorable Mention
Jessica Nunn as Gail Jordan The Rural Network by AstroJane Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Who is the 46th by MidnightSun Designs

Honorable Mention
Runner Up Camp Redwood by Fly High Productions

Best Graphics

The Captain Nebulas Holiday Special by 13th Pygmy Productions

Honorable Mentions
Runner Up Checkmate by StumblePax
A Helping Hand by Saturn Studios

Best Special Effects

2020 by Be Kind Films

Best Choreography

A Helping Hand by Saturn Studios

Honorable Mention
They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Best Costumes

The Outdoors by Layla Films

Best Use of Character

Robo Services by Unusual Horse Productions

Best Use of Prop

Checkmate by StumblePax

Best Use of Line

48C by P.B.&J.P.

Best Actress - Runner Up

Angela Pritchett as Sonya Lichtenstein Travel Guide by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Kiss in Covid-19 Conditions

Checkmate by StumblePax

Best Modeling of Social Distancing During Production

The Bad Customer Service Rap by Floradar Films

Best Performance by a Sock Puppet

Socko The Captain Nebulas Holiday Special by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Production Design

They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

Best Use of Location

A Beautiful Pair by Fosterwick Films

Best Youth Acting

Adric Baumgarner and Jareth Baumgarner Gesundheit by Mendicants' Delirium

2020 Film List

  • 2020 by Be Kind Films
  • 48C by P.B.&J.P.

    One man down on his luck endures a day that he will never forget when a old acquaintance invites him to move in with him.

  • A Beautiful Pair by Fosterwick Films

    A lawyer and his wife seek the refuge of some inherited family land where they meet an unexpected neighbor with his own agenda.

  • A Helping Hand by Saturn Studios

    An infomercial advertising the newest culinary invention goes horribly awry when the product begins to develop a mind of its own...

  • A Woman's Place by The Ritz

    A woman on the brink of breakdown escapes into a dire world she creates for herself.

  • Aha! by Birthday Suit Productions

    A toddler suspects her toys may be having fun without her, and she is determined to catch them.

  • Camp Redwood by Fly High Productions

    When two polar opposites end up paired together, one whimsical summer camp experience becomes a life-changing adventure with blooming friendships and strengthened bonds.

  • Checkmate by StumblePax

    There's no piece more powerful than the Queen.

  • Destiny by General Pictures

    A young man must make a decision about his child's life and discovers something about his own.

  • Echo by Attempting Fate

    Fixing things aint Easy. But it's just what some dogs do.

  • Flypaper by Colonel Popcorn Productions

    A young woman tracks down her long lost hero, a washed up former Rock-Paper-Scissors superstar, in an attempt to show him the impact he has had on the world and his fans.

  • Gesundheit by Mendicants' Delirium

    When dad's on the phone, the kids wander from home.

  • Great Force by 100% Certified Organic Studios

    A student takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of a mysterious string of suicides plaguing his Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

  • Reboot by Hidden Lion

    A lonely man struggles to find a way out of the confines of his life and reboot a sense of joy.

  • Robo Services by Unusual Horse Productions

    A woman in the future tries to survive her customer service job for a robot-making company.

  • The Bad Customer Service Rap by Floradar Films

    Murder is a tech support phone call away.

  • The Captain Nebulas Holiday Special by 13th Pygmy Productions

    If the Electoral College and the carbon dioxide doesn't kill Nebulas, these birds just might.

  • THE CLOSET by Torch Film Productions

    A young woman in distress must face the skeleton in her closet....or become them.

  • The Outdoors by Layla Films

    When a woman from the future goes on a VR vacation, she learns more about reality than she intended.

  • The Rural Network by AstroJane Productions

    When someone form city moves to the country, they call the Rural Network Outreach hotline.

  • They Came With A Warning! by Blue Bear Productions

    Who can you trust when an alien invasion is spreading across the country.

  • Travel Guide by Bottom Shelf Films

    A woman at a crossroads gets help she didn't know she needed.

  • Who is the 46th by MidnightSun Designs

    Five Presidential candidates are stuck under one roof.


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