Lynchburg, Virginia June 14 - 16, 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 5 On It Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Moose will go on to represent Lynchburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Moose by 5 On It Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Todd or Tammy Leftwich, Handyman or Handywoman
  • Prop: a picture of a bride (photo, painting, illustration all acceptable)
  • Line: "Sometimes you just have to cross your fingers."

Audience Favorite

The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

Honorable Mentions
Moose by 5 On It Films
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Best Writing

Moose by 5 On It Films

Honorable Mentions
The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions
Game night by unearned confidence productions
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Best Editing

The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Honorable Mentions
Endings by This is a Film About Something Productions
The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions
Game night by unearned confidence productions

Best Directing

Moose by 5 On It Films

The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Honorable Mentions
Game night by unearned confidence productions
The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

Best Cinematography

The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Honorable Mentions
Cherry Blue by Lesser Lights
Moose by 5 On It Films

Best Sound Design

The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Honorable Mentions
Moose by 5 On It Films
Endings by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Musical Score

Death in 48 Hours by 4T Productions

Honorable Mentions
Endings by This is a Film About Something Productions
Cherry Blue by Lesser Lights
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Best Acting

The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

Honorable Mentions
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras
Country Todd by The Existential Collective
Moose by 5 On It Films

Best Effects

Endings by This is a Film About Something Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions
Cherry Blue by Lesser Lights
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Best Use of Character

The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

Honorable Mentions
Moose by 5 On It Films
Unfortunate Luck by Wheaties Cereal Killers
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Best Use of Prop

Unfortunate Luck by Wheaties Cereal Killers

Honorable Mentions
Cherry Blue by Lesser Lights
Game night by unearned confidence productions
The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

Best Use of Line

Moose by 5 On It Films

Game night by unearned confidence productions

Honorable Mention
The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

2019 Film List

  • Boaz the Great by Love God Love People

    Tammy moves back home and finds her true love.

  • Cherry Blue by Lesser Lights

    A detective goes on a strange journey to find what he doesn't even know what he's looking for.

  • Country Todd by The Existential Collective

    Revenge is Sweet

  • Death in 48 Hours by 4T Productions

    Disaster strikes team as they participate in the 48 Hour Film Project

  • Endings by This is a Film About Something Productions

    Meg knows that it's time to break up with Charlie...they just have to survive the alien invasion first.

  • Game night by unearned confidence productions

    A look into the imagination of four friends playing a role playing game.

  • Moose by 5 On It Films

    Estranged friends grow close again when man's best friend gets snatched.

  • The Darnedest Thing by EXT. BOX productions

    A documentary film crew interviews the oblivious owners of a "haunted" house while strange occurrences happen around them.

  • The Last First Date by Strangers With Cameras

    What would you do with your last night on earth.

  • Unfortunate Luck by Wheaties Cereal Killers

    He gets the job, He gets the girl, but its really not all that great

  • You Are Not The Same by Once Upon a Time in Lynchburg

    A wife wakes up to find her husband is not who he should be. He is a stranger.


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