Halifax, Canada 16 - 18 October 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 Sleepy Bear Productions for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Typecast will go on to represent Halifax against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Typecast by Sleepy Bear Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

Cost of The Cure by Fifteen Cornwall Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Joseph or Josephine Dugas, former child star
  • Prop: an egg
  • Line: "This is a conspiracy!"

Audience Favorite

Cost of The Cure by Fifteen Cornwall Productions

Best Writing

Taylor Olson & Koumbie I Hate You by Take2Productions

Best Editing

Ryan Schimmel Alter Ego by Goblin Den Productions

Best Directing

Ryan Schimmel Alter Ego by Goblin Den Productions

Best Cinematography

Hardboiled by Toothpick Flicks

Best Sound Design

Typecast by Sleepy Bear Productions

Best Musical Score

Cost of The Cure by Fifteen Cornwall Productions

Best Acting

Julie Arab, Vanessa Allen, Danielle Toner, Chris Sampson & Glenn Collier Typecast by Sleepy Bear Productions

Best Actor

Taylor Olson I Hate You by Take2Productions

Best Actress

Koumbie I Hate You by Take2Productions

Best Special Effects

Alter Ego by Goblin Den Productions

Best Choreography

Alter Ego by Goblin Den Productions

Best Costumes

Alter Ego by Goblin Den Productions

Best Use of Character

Julie Arab Typecast by Sleepy Bear Productions

Best Use of Prop

Egg by Malta Productions

Best Use of Line

I Hate You by Take2Productions

Best Use of Genre

Séance by Reel McKoy Productions

2020 Film List

  • Alter Ego by Goblin Den Productions

    Two unlikely partners must work together to survive

  • Cost of The Cure by Fifteen Cornwall Productions

    How much does life cost?

  • Egg by Malta Productions

    An egg is missing and whoever took it is about to "Get Slopped"

  • Hardboiled by Toothpick Flicks

    A grizzled detective unravels an insurance scam perpetrated by a former child star who has lost her fame and wealth.

  • I Hate You by Take2Productions

    Joe and Megan's peaceful morning takes a turn when a rejection puts their relationship in jeopardy.

  • Séance by Reel McKoy Productions

    A couple with a dark past seek consultation from a psychic about their relationship. The past comes back to haunt them... literally.

  • Super HumanIne by Escape Presentations
  • Typecast by Sleepy Bear Productions

    A past her prime child actress attempts to break the mold when she meets a new friend in the industry.


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