Melbourne, Australia 26 - 28 October 2018

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 Woke for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Big and Tall and Hairy will go on to represent Melbourne against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Donut Change A Thing by White Cat Fever

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Biz by Moth Media

Required Elements

  • Character: John or Joan Daly, a receptionist
  • Prop: a doughnut
  • Line: "How is that possible?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

A Song for You by Toprock Productions

Honorable Mention
Donutic Summoning by Kino Salad

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Biz by Moth Media

Honorable Mention
Schoolies by Lime Slime Extended Family Time

Audience Favorite: Group C

Donut Change A Thing by White Cat Fever

Honorable Mention
Watch out by Melbourne Unique Productions

Best Actor

Rhys Salmon The Biz by Moth Media

Best Actress

Shani Clarke Happy Anniversary by Mushroom Child

Achievement in Cinematography

Chris Bennett Donut Change A Thing by White Cat Fever

Achievement in Directing

Becki Bouchier Big and Tall and Hairy by Woke

Achievement in Editing

Tristan Manas Cream Glazed, Yum Yum by Project 628

Achievement in Hair, Make-Up and SFX Make-Up

Daphne Goulter Donut Change A Thing by White Cat Fever

Achievement in Original Score

Callum Marshall A Breath of Paradise by Freshmint!

Achievement in Production Design

Tim Eather A Breath of Paradise by Freshmint!

Achievement in Screenwriting

Rhys Salmon & Simon Todd The Biz by Moth Media

Achievement in Sound

Liam Annert Big and Tall and Hairy by Woke

People's Choice Movie Poster

Back To You by Deafnotdead

2018 Film List

  • 5 Mins Away by Tom Foolery

    A woman gets more than what she ordered.

  • A Breath of Paradise by Freshmint!
  • A Cautionary Tale of Cheese by Second Unit
  • A fistful of doughnuts by Ambitious Adolescents

    A man in an unfortunate accident is taken back to the lawless past... In his head.

  • A Frayed Knot by The Vikings

    A patient recalls his troubling past to his psychiatrist.

  • A Song for You by Toprock Productions

    An aspiring musician works on his musical composition, as his partner prepares to sell their family home.

  • An Eight-Legged Christmas by We'll White Balance in Post

    Tempers flare during an intimate Christmas gathering, when a secret relationship is revealed

  • Andy by Black Moonshine
  • Back To You by Deafnotdead

    A new way to find closure when your loved one passes away. The question is, can you really move on?

  • BB by First Cut
  • Big and Tall and Hairy by Woke

    Nisha Fitzgerald realises she may have outgrown her imaginary friend Steve the Gorilla.

  • Boiling Point by Here's The Skinny

    Some days are worse than others.

  • Cream Glazed, Yum Yum by Project 628

    donuts and driver goes on a misadventre

  • Dame in Rouge by Filmonik Melbourne

    Agatha Christie chases the golden double noirceur.

  • Donut Change A Thing by White Cat Fever

    What if a donut is a doorway through time to make a fantasy a reality?

  • Donutic Summoning by Kino Salad

    Chris gets more than he bargained for when tries to get donuts...after dark!

  • Happy Anniversary by Mushroom Child

    On the morning of their anniversary, Marcus is called out to work. Joan is at home all alone, or is she?

  • Hope: Journey Through Time by Fledgling Cult

    Monika and Russell stumble into another dimension.

  • I Guess This Is Goodbye by Fifth Place

    Amidst a world-shaking disaster of unknown origin, one man reflects on his life to date and records final messages to those people most important to him.

  • Les Catastrophies by My Desperate Need to be Validated as an Artist Proudly Presents

    Life: A natural disaster

  • My Friend Mandy by ICARUS

    A pair of contrasting friends embark on a mission to deliver a suitcase to a location. On the journey they conflict over one another's flaws in their personalities.

  • Schoolies by Lime Slime Extended Family Time

    Four best friends set off for the Schoolies trip of a lifetime - until their rental apartment host has OTHER ideas

  • Sugar Rush by Team I.C.

    It's not always the rush you expect

  • The Baked Goods Bandit by Madding Crowd

    For many years a single individual had haunted every pie lover in the west.

  • The Biz by Moth Media

    Allen Walkman believes he can save the DVD industry through sheer enthusiasm, unluckily for Joan she is being dragged along for the ride.

  • The Clap by Team Friendship

    Local superhero puts a stop to crime and time

  • The Devil You Know by Get Rid Of That Blue
  • Waken by Sensory Echo Films

    A woman uses her previous traumatic experiences to unlock her inner potential.

  • Watch out by Melbourne Unique Productions

    The local special neighbourhood watch is always ready to save the community.

  • Where The Hell Is Hell? by The Unknown Artists

    A guy tries to go to hell but ends up in purgatory.

  • White Rabbits by Mouse Rats

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