Chicago, Illinois October 16 - 18, 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 MothLight Films for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film The Offer will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

The Offer by MothLight Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Madison Brundell, Candidate
  • Prop: A stool
  • Line: "Excuse me. Coming through."

2020 Film List

  • Agency by 7-13 Productions

    After Madison Brundell moves into a new apartment, her mysterious candidacy brings about sudden changes and anxieties that raise the question: What goes unnoticed when your life begins to lurch forward?

  • Banality by Keeping It Reel & Keeping it Reel

    In a post-apocalyptic society not too far away from today. An artist struggles to continue expressing herself due to a nationwide ban of creativity and art. Does art, or the lack thereof, define who we are?

  • Domestic Bonds by Forever Safe Productions

    A former secret agent is torn between his family and his past when it catches up to him.

  • Ghosted by Strangers Who Met At A Film Festival & Strangers who met at a Film Festival

    Do you believe in Love after life?

  • Heavy Handed by WereBear

    2 unlikely partners team up in this fight-tastic feel good buddy/weastern

  • More Time by Kick A Rock

    Lost with emotions, three friends reflect on a desire for more time.

  • One More Mile by Lucky Coin Studios

    After knowing they have a vacation day off of school, three friends (Mark, Deborah, Bebe) vacation to what they think is Six Flags, but really is a boring museum.

  • Roma by Fumo77

    Sauce makes everything better!

  • Room to Grow by Galaxy Maps

    A small family prepares to welcome a new member.

  • Screen Time by Eschflix

    Three kids obsessed with gaming culture solve all their problems through video games.

  • Sky High by END Studios

    A rebel must fight the government in the name of art.

  • The Candidate by Team Vault

    A struggle for power intensifies proving that people will go to any lengths to obtain it.

  • The Offer by MothLight Films

    An old man takes an offer he should have refused.

  • There's Always a Troll by Fozzboute

    When a Princess goes for a walk in the woods, it will either be a disaster or a great adventure fraught with peril and evil villains.

  • Things Are Really Looking Up by Silent Cowboy Productions

    A job candidate is sure he will get the job, but not everything turns out as planned.


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