Los Angeles, California October 9 - 11, 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 Center Cut Productions for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Red Christmas will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Going Under by No Time for Cameras

Required Elements

  • Character: Marla or Marlon Gilgallon, doctor
  • Prop: A mug
  • Line: "She never liked me."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Unstuffed by High Freakquency Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Puñalada by Baron Strange

Audience Favorite: Group C

It's About Time by Mandi Eats a Muffin

Audience Favorite: Group D

Back in 10 by Transplant Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group E

Shimmer & Shine by OhOk

Audience Favorite: Group F

Coco and Colby by Figgy, Zelda, Bowie & Associates

The Goldwish by Focus Media and Friends

Best Writing

A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

Best Editing

Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

Best Directing

Mark Schaefer Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

Honorable Mention
David Elijah Runner by Barbie King

Best Cinematography

Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

Honorable Mention
Back in 10 by Transplant Pictures

Best Sound Design

Going Under by No Time for Cameras

Honorable Mention
Shimmer & Shine by OhOk

Best Musical Score

Shimmer & Shine by OhOk

Best Song

Simon Wilson Shimmer & Shine by OhOk

Best Actor

Casey Michael Donovan A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

Honorable Mention
Marc Michael Bianchi Unstuffed by High Freakquency Productions

Best Actress

Molly Carter Sullivan Runner by Barbie King

Honorable Mention
Emma Sofia Fazzouli Coco and Colby by Figgy, Zelda, Bowie & Associates

Best Supporting Actor

Johnny Turner Going Under by No Time for Cameras

Honorable Mention
Cody Laper Powerless by Uncle Mikki Productions

Best Supporting Actress

Kielah Harris Going Under by No Time for Cameras

Honorable Mention
Jillian Ferry The Waiting Room by Ummusing Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

Best Graphics

Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

Best Costumes

It's About Time by Mandi Eats a Muffin

Honorable Mention
Dead Ends by Mind Visual Production

Best Set Design

Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

Back in 10 by Transplant Pictures

Best Use of Character

A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

Honorable Mention
Something is wrong with the girl by PROVOC

Best Use of Prop

Me, You, and Marlon by The Manager's Special

Honorable Mention
Coco and Colby by Figgy, Zelda, Bowie & Associates

Best Use of Line

Killer Audition by Blood From Stone

Honorable Mention
She Never Liked Me by By Us

Best Use of Genre

A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

Honorable Mention
Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

Grand Champion Audience Award

Adam Bradshaw Back in 10 by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mention
Sean Cruser Shimmer & Shine by OhOk

Woman Filmmaker of the Year

Karla Espino Going Under by No Time for Cameras

Honorable Mention
Vicki Hilferty It's About Time by Mandi Eats a Muffin

2020 Film List

  • A Made Up Mind by Citrus Dodo

    A young man invites his closest friends and family to a very important dinner.

  • A Very Special Episode by Too Lemon

    Taken out of his soap opera by the scientific efforts of super fan Katherine, Dr. Marlon Gilgallon struggles fitting into the real world.

  • Acorn by Wolf Pack Productions

    A group of explorers search for the illusive Sasquatch and a missing doctor

  • At Any Cost by L3 Productions

    Two troubled cyborgs team up to track down the doctor who changed them before he's out of reach forever.

  • Back in 10 by Transplant Pictures

    During the intermission of a play, the lead actor receives devastating news that jeopardizes the production.

  • BOOM by Wet Dog Productions

    Does Rick have a bomb inside of him? Only time... will tell. Tick Tock.

  • Breakdown by Last Minute Moguls

    After her car breaks down in a rundown and creepy part of town, a woman must find the only way back on the road and away from her tormentors, by overcoming the true cause of her breakdown, herself.

  • Breathe Again by Light the Tunnel

    To let go is to be set free.

  • Cake Head by Boyz II Menlo ave.

    When Claire finds her deceased grandmother's famous cake mix, she'll discover some recipes should be kept secret.

  • CARIOCA TRAGEDIES by The Big Orange

    A brazilian playwright based in the legacy of Nelson Rodrigues.

  • CLOOM by Covid Love 2020

    Which bickering relative stands to inherit Aunt Olive's great fortune? Revealing clues will emerge at the reading of her will via Zoom.

  • Coco and Colby by Figgy, Zelda, Bowie & Associates

    Two rival sisters that grew up doing ballet fight over a fundraiser class and one sister's precious mug.

  • Darling Angles by Shabbat Elevator Productions

    Three women get on revenge on a dope dealing doctor

  • Dead Ends by Mind Visual Production

    A man trying to pick up the pieces of his untimely death.

  • Defeat the Doctor by Da Culdesac Films

    Evil doctor has killed 40 people, including Lee. It’s up to Megan and Lee’s younger brother Ricky to stop him and save the world.

  • Don't Drink The... by ASL Team

    A crazy couple tries to seek treatment via telemedicine from a clueless unlicensed doctor.

  • Earthlings Welcome by Raaen Films

    A sleepy town has some secrets.

  • END CREDIT by Bloke Studios

    A 48 Hour film festival mockumentary. A group of passionate film makers are put to the test as they scramble and struggle to stay positive with a genre they were not prepared to use.

  • End Jump by The Gladiators

    The story of a superhero who has the ability to jump into different peoples lives at will, who goes on rampage killing 5 people on his list.

  • Falcon Down by CoronaCast&Crew

    When a toy is ruined, dad's alter ego arrives to solve whodunit.

  • FINISH HIM by KILL THIS S%*T

    Will RJ's love for karate interfere with keeping the love of his life?

  • Going Under by No Time for Cameras

    After receiving a trial treatment, a terminally ill young woman becomes telepathic.

  • Goldilocks and the Blah, Blah, Blah by Cup O'Meat Productions

    Walk in the woods, blah, blah, blah...Porridge too hot, blah, blah, blah... Bears, Woodsman, It writes itself...

  • Good Day by Team Hollywood

    Two buddies find 6 million in cash in a storage auction and have the day of their lives they will never forget

  • Hack Attack by 24 Hour Film Club

    Hackers hold a hospital hostage but then start backstabbing and killing each other instead.

  • Heart of a Witch by Goldthunder Productions

    Heart of a Witch is an action adventure about a woman who reveals her secret magical identity when her daughter is taken. It is a story about the power of love.

  • Heated by Momus Media

    With evacuation looming, a family bond is put to the test.

  • It's About Time by Mandi Eats a Muffin

    A spunky time-traveler answers to her boss for her hijinks across the timeline.

  • Juliet and Romeo by Team Awesome

    A gold-hearted drug dealer, an Ivy League social justice warrior, and her menacing professor fall int a fatal love triangle.

  • Killer Audition by Blood From Stone

    A group of actors show up for at a cattle call for the much sought after role of Dr. M Gilgallon. Little do they know that the competition will be bloody.

  • La Mirage by Ceek Films

    A couple gets more than they bargained for when they try to use an illegally modded VR set to view their future.

  • LANA BACKWARDS by Resist The Clips

    A daughter who has estranged relationship with her boss tries to find peace.

  • League of S-Heroes by Foolish Production Co.

    Four questionable Superheroes, hoping to level up and join the "League of Heroes", attempt to take on their Nemesis to prove their worth.

  • Lease on life by Taller Productions

    two people open up to one another

  • Little Girl by Inner Child

    To save one child, is to save all children.

  • Lost & Found by A Quinn-Ways Film Presentation Darling

    Missing Loved Ones

  • Me, You, and Marlon by The Manager's Special

    All you need is mug.

  • Missed by Cultural Detritus

    A woman plays phone tag with her absent fiancé on a trip to meet with their wedding planner before they lose the perfect venue.

  • Mortify Me by CBSI Elite

    A girl explores the maze of her own mind and fights to contain the evil inside her.

  • Mr. Hugo by SpinQ Studios

    A man get's a visit from his childhood imaginary friend for one last adventure!

  • Muggy Waters by RAWMIX Productions

    Expert Detective Kip Wallace has been called in to solve a mystery. However, distracted by the dame he's helping, along with too few suspects and clues, will Detective Wallace succeed or will this be the first case he loses?

  • Oh Sh!t by Shambala Productions

    A movie shat on by superheroes!

  • Pathways by 3 for 10 Pictures

    10 years after his sisters disappearance, a brother discovers the mystical truth about a family heirloom.

  • Postparting by LightningBell Productions

    Haunted by her mistakes, a woman gives conflicting details to the detective investigating the mysterious disappearance of her little girl.

  • Powerless by Uncle Mikki Productions

    A man calls his best friend when he gets life changing news, and he gets more than he bargains for

  • Puñalada by Baron Strange

    When a medical student is taken to meet the man who killed her DEA father and assist in his torture, an unlikely bond is formed.

  • PUSH by Waiting Room Productions

    A struggling addict is being pushed to the edge and only has cooking left as his saving grace.

  • Quarantine Ends by Mt. Capricorn production

    At some point we all have to go out again.

  • Raising A Vampire by Lime Street Entertainment / Schmitt Films

    After sacrificing her mortal life, a mother takes drastic measures to save her Vampire daughter.

  • Red Christmas by Center Cut Productions

    A couple are terrorized by Saint Nick and the Tooth Fairy the night before Christmas.

  • Rene by HollywoodOne

    A series of bad luck occurs when a teenage boy is home alone with his siter.

  • Runner by Barbie King

    A woman who uses grounding affirmations to combat her schizophrenia meets an intriguing runner one morning.

  • Sad Max by Jasmine Street Films

    When a crazed post-apocalyptic underachiever kidnaps a local doctor to help his tribe, he's forced to reconsider his world view and reexamine his ideology.

  • Scarlet Sparrow by The Irish Quickies

    Retribution can only go so far

  • She Never Liked Me by By Us

    The time has come for Jack to face his "best buddy" straight in the eyes and accept truth as it has never been spoken before.

  • Shimmer & Shine by OhOk

    Priceless crystal bandits come to a crossroads.

  • Sister Swan by The Naked Plumber

    A young man struggling to face the tragic news of his baby sister is haunted by their last words.

  • Something is wrong with the girl by PROVOC

    The world seemed off to here... but she seemed off to the world.

  • Staycation by Not Monica

    When Meg's life falls apart, her friend swoops in to save her.

  • Stranger by Sunset Billievard

    A man seeking refuge finds that his reality is not what it seems.

  • The Debate by Rogue Division

    The stakes couldn't be higher this year.

  • The Dig by The Dream Team

    A team of archaeologists explores the tombs of Egypt in search of personal and professional fulfillment.

  • The East by maxchroma

    A woman struggles with trying to adopt a child from overseas.

  • The Goldwish by Focus Media and Friends

    Human spirit striving for freedom, self-expression and absolute love to life

  • The Lighter Mind by Escape from Acting Class

    A young woman, ashamed of her anxiety, seeks professional help, then reluctantly takes her prescription which completely changes her outlook on life.

  • The path of pardon by Misty Films Productions

    A woman faces the arduous journey of forgiveness, but with the help of friends and faith, finds freedom.

  • The Pilgrim by Reactant Films

    Life Always Manifests Uniquely

  • The Waiting Room by Ummusing Productions

    Good things come to those who wait.

  • This is Not a Coven by Middleclass Aftermath

    A group of aspiring witches welcomes a surprise guest into their weekly administration meetings.

  • turing.2 by Darion D'Anjou Productions

    a.i. or human?

  • Unstuffed by High Freakquency Productions

    Stuffed animals across the city are being murdered and Detective Gary Goose is on the case.

  • Van Nuys Boulevard by Belrose Pictures

    Following the bread crumbs of a tax fraud case, Detective Jackson uncovers more than he bargained for.

  • Who is Dr. Gilgallon? by 4 Musketeers

    The alien agent saves the universe and offers an opportunity for the ego-driven scientist to redeem himself.


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