Missoula, Montana May 31 - June 2, 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 bywand for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Family not friends will go on to represent Missoula against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Forever Home by Hamilton the town

Required Elements

  • Character: Todd or Tara Kavendish, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: a bag
  • Line: ""I've never been here before." OR "I have never been here before.""

Audience Favorite

Best Writing

Honorable Mention
The Silent Connection by Pressure Plate

Best Editing

The Silent Connection by Pressure Plate

Best Directing

Best Cinematography

Best Music

STARS IGNITE by Tribe Ignite

Best Acting

Dave Flores Family not friends by bywand

Honorable Mention
Cheyenne Adamson The Silent Connection by Pressure Plate

Best Ensemble Acting

Forever Home by Hamilton the town

Best Use of Character

Business As Usual by Camera Bandits

Best Use of Prop

Home by Brohirrim

Best Use of Line

10-999 by Bozeman

The Silent Connection by Pressure Plate

Best Use of Genre

Forever Home by Hamilton the town

Best Hand Drawn Poster

STARS IGNITE by Tribe Ignite

Best Poster

Forever Home by Hamilton the town

Best Trailer

Home by Brohirrim

2019 Film List

  • 10-999 by Bozeman

    When small-town law enforcement responds to an urgent call it turns out the threat is closer than expected.

  • Bearcat by Always Be Creative

    A lovable goofball supports his go-getter wife on one of the most important nights of her life.

  • Business As Usual by Camera Bandits

    A real estate agent and a car salesman are kidnapped and driven into the wilderness but don't seem concerned about their dire situation.

  • Family not friends by bywand

    When an estranged son comes to visit his father he brings with him the most unexpected gift.

  • Forever Home by Hamilton the town

    A persuasive real estate agent helps young couples find their dream home even when the home owners aren’t selling.

  • Home by Brohirrim

    A brother and sister must fight for their family home as a dastardly oil tycoon attempts a vile scheme to take it from them.

  • STARS IGNITE by Tribe Ignite

    Two struggling guitarists gain fame and fortune after being whipped into shape by veteran musicians.

  • The Beast by Name pending films

    Ronin the hunter searches for the mysterious Beast with the help of his apprentice Hank

  • The Silent Connection by Pressure Plate

    A strong women holds her family together, as her father, a silent film buff enters his last days.


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