Las Vegas, Nevada August 23 - 25, 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 Light Forge Studios for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Ghosts Don't Cry will go on to represent Las Vegas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Mike or Michelle Thames, retired athlete
  • Prop: a cell phone
  • Line: "I have just one question."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

Spitball by BYERFILMS

Best Writing

Bear Ninja Cowboy by BANJJ Media

Best Editing

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

Best Directing

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

Best Cinematography

Last Round by Happyfox Productions

Best Sound Design

Spitball by BYERFILMS

Best Musical Score

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

Best Actor

Dissonance by DK Acting Class

Best Actress

Last Round by Happyfox Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

1st Turned In

Dissonance by DK Acting Class

Best Costumes

Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

Best Production Design

Off Limits by Red Vines

Producer Honorary

BIRDIES by Coconutmeat Films

2019 Film List

  • Bad Dad Joke by The Remarkable Video Collective

    One simple dad joke puts a young man on an Odyssean journey through the Las Vegas workforce.

  • Batter Up by La Familia

    A couple has a weekly visit to their friends house for yoga. The realationship seems to be normal until a surprise awaits them.

  • Bear Ninja Cowboy by BANJJ Media

    Two rivals go up against each other in the championship of America’s hottest sport Bear Ninja Cowboy.

  • BIRDIES by Coconutmeat Films

    Two totally tubular chicks jive and gyrate their way into a mystery of where their idol went missing.

  • Blood Sport by Forty Ninth Hour Films

    Country club member Brandon will stop at nothing to win his first country club tennis tournament title.

  • Con Artist by Ismahawk

    For three friends a quick pit stop at the local auto repair shop turns out to be more than they bargained for.

  • Dissonance by DK Acting Class

    A ghost visits his old haunts waiting for his wife to join him in the afterlife.

  • Dog Date Afternoon by NewZ HoundZ

    A botched hypnotism leaves Mike acting like a dog on a first date.

  • Drone Dad by Polar Vortex Pictures

    In a desperate attempt to reconnect with his daughter a father is faced with a life and death decision.

  • Escapist by HnMProductions

    Once you’re in, there’s no getting out

  • Ex-Terminator by Archon Films

    After a spy-assassin is fired from the job he loves, he struggles to overcome his fears and find a new calling.

  • Family by JOURNEY ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS

    Sometimes family is not what you make it, but it's what makes you.

  • Frankie Haversham High School Detective by FilmCru

    Greatest Case Ever

  • Ghosts Don't Cry by Light Forge Studios

    Too Ghoul for Ghost School

  • GOODNIGHT, IRIS by Izzo Pro

    Love and Rage in the Digital Age

  • Last Round by Happyfox Productions
  • Murder on Surrey Street by Nebula Films
  • New Neighbors by Chimungalos

    Neighbors don't always treat you how you want to be treated.

  • Off Limits by Red Vines

    A vacation takes an unexpected turn

  • Peculiar Intentions by Platinum Air TV

    Young teenage girl gets stranded on a deserted Las Vegas road and finds out eery details about her mother's death

  • Second Chances by Afterburners

    No one has escaped yet.

  • Slipped Disc by Quantum Arc Media

    Mike Thomas, retired Disc Golf Pro, pretends to be his son in order to relive his glory days in the Frolf Semi Pro League.

  • Spitball by BYERFILMS

    Stick to the plan.

  • The Exchange Student by Triple 8 Spirit Productions

    Be careful who you invite into your families life the needy may need your money to survive and may rob you blind.

  • The Hag in the Hills by Midnight Sun

    She's out there!

  • The Usurper by MamaBird

    It’s feeding time for the Vampire Queen, but her successor has other plans.

  • Thrash Jenkins and the Reasonable Compromise by Digital Blender

    While trying to draft his fantasy football team, Chris Jones makes a mistake that whisks him into a world of witches, wizardry, and an uncertain future for America's most sacred of traditions: Football. Will he manage to do something no man has never done before in order to secure the sport's future? Or, will he be the person responsible for the permanent destruction of the game?


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