Greensboro, North Carolina 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 Third Shift Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Nora will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Nora by Third Shift Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

CARVER by Outcast Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Nick or Nora Bellman, farmers market worker
  • Prop: a pumpkin
  • Line: "I barely touched it."

Audience Favorite: Group A

CARVER by Outcast Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Anna Melancholy by Unusual Horse Productions

Best Writing

The Vision by Triad Film Collaborative

Honorable Mention
Nora by Third Shift Productions

Best Editing

12A by HeadRoom Productions

Best Directing

Anna Melancholy by Unusual Horse Productions

Honorable Mention
CARVER by Outcast Films

Best Cinematography

The Vision by Triad Film Collaborative

Best Sound Design

Hunters Moon by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Musical Score

Anna Melancholy by Unusual Horse Productions

Best Actor

Phillip Lehn as Nick Bellman CARVER by Outcast Films

Best Actress

Maaidah Durrani as Gina Coulrophobia by Drama Center Pictures

Best Ensemble Acting

Nana by Birdog Collective

Best Graphics

Killswitch by AstroMuse

Best Special Effects

CARVER by Outcast Films

Best Choreography

Best Fight Choreography Corrupted by Layla Films

Best Costumes

Rotten by 4Kid Productions

Best Make Up

Harvester by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Use of Character

Nora by Third Shift Productions

Best Use of Prop

12A by HeadRoom Productions

Best Use of Line

The Vision by Triad Film Collaborative

Best Creature

Harvester by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Severed Body Part

The Vision by Triad Film Collaborative

Best Campy Monster

Hunters Moon by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Wicked Laugh

Muhyamin Luckett as Nick Bellman Nana by Birdog Collective

Most Realistic Ritual

Anna Melancholy by Unusual Horse Productions

SCREAM QUEEN

Katie Stephens as Charlie Harvester by Bottom Shelf Films

2019 Film List

  • 12A by HeadRoom Productions

    When a young woman signs up for an experimental drug, she gets more than she bargained for...

  • Anna Melancholy by Unusual Horse Productions

    A novice witch seeks to commune with her dead sister but conjures something more sinister instead.

  • Bad Harvest by SCTech Shot Callers

    A new carnival comes to town, as well as several murders that pop up without heads.

  • CARVER by Outcast Films

    You Better Share... or She Will Come.

  • Corrupted by Layla Films

    A group struggles to survive after a virus destroys civilization.

  • Coulrophobia by Drama Center Pictures

    A young woman, trying to escape a scary clown, locks herself inside a closet.

  • Harvester by Bottom Shelf Films

    A suicide cult completes a ritual which unleashes... the harvester.

  • Hunters Moon by 13th Pygmy Productions

    A story about a monkey and his special parts.

  • I'll Be Home For Halloween by picturesmiths

    Alana is home alone for Halloween, but 3 invaders find out she's not so vulnerable.

  • Killswitch by AstroMuse

    Mr. Treadstone's creations are due for an upgrade, but will he get the results he wanted?

  • Litter Box by Be Kind FIlms

    A cursed litter box brings unwanted guests into Kyle's home on Cattail Street.

  • Nana by Birdog Collective

    Scared for her coworker on Halloween night, Shay must hurry home to nana before she punishes them all.

  • Nora by Third Shift Productions

    A young woman is stalked and terrorized when the relationship with her video camera obsessed boyfriend turns toxic.

  • Rotten by 4Kid Productions

    The commitment must be fulfilled.

  • The Birthday Girl by Fat Jack Pictures

    A young girl is very worried about turning 18 and begins to have strange visions. Is turning 18 really that scary?

  • The Spell Zone by Rescued Castaways

    There's more than one way to fight city hall.

  • The Vision by Triad Film Collaborative

    Howard P. Graves visits Detective Ward with information in regards to missing person Nick Bellman. The tale he tells is stranger than what was expected.


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