Jacksonville, Florida May 17 - 19, 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 Mann Shorts Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Self Hell will go on to represent Jacksonville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Self-Helpless by Shoot the Sky

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Scare BNB by Team Mac Attack

Required Elements

  • Character: Tanner or Tanya Thistlewhite, Self Help Author
  • Prop: A folding chair
  • Line: ""I'm looking for something special." OR "I am looking for something special.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Super Space Cowboy Rockstars Save the Universe: Episode 1: The Phantom Fellowship by Michaelwlodarczykmichaelheathwilliamcooksamrooksroyalweavertoddshipmankarencherney

Honorable Mention
Scare BNB by Team Mac Attack

Audience Favorite: Group B

P.T.S.D. by Mentlegen Productions

Honorable Mention
STRINGS by Pale Yellow

Audience Favorite: Group C

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

Honorable Mention
Self-Helpless by Shoot the Sky

Best Writing

Hail Peyton by NoHouse Studios

Best Editing

Leap of Faith by Miley Shorts Productions

Best Directing

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Cinematography

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Sound Design

Super Space Cowboy Rockstars Save the Universe: Episode 1: The Phantom Fellowship by Michaelwlodarczykmichaelheathwilliamcooksamrooksroyalweavertoddshipmankarencherney

Best Musical Score

Scare BNB by Team Mac Attack

Best Actor

Scare BNB by Team Mac Attack

Best Actress

Hail Peyton by NoHouse Studios

Best Ensemble Acting

Hail Peyton by NoHouse Studios

Best Graphics

Self-Helpless by Shoot the Sky

Best Effects

Leap of Faith by Miley Shorts Productions

Best Choreography

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Costumes

Scare BNB by Team Mac Attack

Best Use of Character

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Use of Prop

Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

Best Use of Line

My True Love Gave to Me by Lorini Productions

2019 Film List

  • Climate Change 101 by Paxon Eagle Films

    A dude is trying to get to zooted before the inevitable heat death of the Earth.

  • Get In The Game by Be Squared

    Real estate agents compete for an affluent client's business.

  • Hail Peyton by NoHouse Studios

    Misunderstood child satanist seeks social reform.

  • How to Kill a Mockingbird by Allbreed Cat Show

    If you self-believe you're self-strong enough, you're self-capable of self-anything

  • J-Ville by Unity Over Beliefs

    Old college friends who haven’t seen each other in a while reunite for a night of fun.

  • Kid life Crisis by Curry Leaves

    A kid who thinks she is a grownup meets a grownup who never stopped being a kid.

  • Leap of Faith by Miley Shorts Productions

    Sometimes no steps are too many.

  • My True Love Gave to Me by Lorini Productions

    A loving couple demonstrates the importance of giving at the holidays.

  • Mythical Management by Feint Productions

    Five mythical creatures attend group therapy to solve their problems.

  • P.T.S.D. by Mentlegen Productions

    Therapy...it isn't for everyone.

  • Politically Correct by Remember That!!!

    Politician deals with decisions affecting his family.

  • RENOVATIONS by Freeman Films

    NEVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

  • Scare BNB by Team Mac Attack

    Tanner, Hannah and Lily are three argumentative spirits who quietly inhabit a 1930's bungalow until Josh, the new owner, restores the house and decides to turn the guest room into an Airbnb

  • Self Hell by Mann Shorts Productions

    Is this special enough for you?

  • Self-Helpless by Shoot the Sky
  • Shelter by Steampunk Parasol

    Siblings hunker down, unsure of what lies ahead.

  • Snapshot by Flawless Phoenix Films

    A new detective takes up an old case and drags a reluctant detective back into the spotlight.

  • STRINGS by Pale Yellow

    An old man changes the life of a young thug intending to rob him by loaning him his prized violin.

  • Subject Seven by Yellow Moon Over Purple Dog Films

    For years, X corporation has been developing a high classified medicine called sobermorphing, its final attempt was successful.

  • Super Space Cowboy Rockstars Save the Universe: Episode 1: The Phantom Fellowship by Michaelwlodarczykmichaelheathwilliamcooksamrooksroyalweavertoddshipmankarencherney

    The reimagining of an era as told by the two most epic humans of all time.

  • The Guys Play Ball by Bottlecap Studios

    Doug, a kid who has mastered every sport he's played finally steps out of the shadows and onto the basketball court.

  • The Waiting Room by AStayAtHomeDadOnHisPhone

    Welcoming all newcomers to limbo, T. A. Thistlewhite offers the recently-deceased his bundle of six self-help books plus a little "something special" to help them learn how to possess bodies on earth and prove themselves heaven or hell material.


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