Nashville, Tennessee August 14 - 16, 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 Fool's Pajamas Productions for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Widow Me This will go on to represent Nashville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

The Other Tenant by The Escalators

Required Elements

  • Character: Trevor or Tilda Shentorr, College Professor
  • Prop: A Wallet
  • Line: ""Too bad. Better luck next time.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Killer Promotion by Controlled Chaos

Audience Favorite: Group B

Hammer Man by Jam Jar films

Best Writing

Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best Editing

Eyelight by Da Boisss

Best Directing

Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best Cinematography

The Other Tenant by The Escalators

Best Sound Design

Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best Musical Score

Eyelight by Da Boisss

Best Actor

Victor Hollingsworth Clearing by Speed Monkey Studios

Best Actress

Olyvia Joan The Other Tenant by The Escalators

Best Supporting Actor

Carson Butcher Clearing by Speed Monkey Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Jess Kean & Shunda Gardner Locked Up by SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS

Best Ensemble Acting

Locked Up by SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS

Best Graphics

Eyelight by Da Boisss

Best Costumes

Locked Up by SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS

Best Set Design

Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best Make Up

Locked Up by SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS

Best Use of Character

Trevor's Reward by Dovan Productions

Best Use of Prop

Trevor's Reward by Dovan Productions

Best Use of Line

Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best One Wo/Man Band

Love Yourself by Solo Productions

Best Sound Mixing

Eyelight by Da Boisss

Best Supporting Board (2x4)

Hammer Man by Jam Jar films

Best Use of an Unknown Language

Pathways by Spoonfed Productions

Bitter Sweet Award

The Getaway by LaserJungle Pictures

Defy Spark Award

Killer Promotion by Controlled Chaos

NFG Safest Set Award

The Getaway by LaserJungle Pictures

The 'But Who Really Killed Heather (and did she make a sound)?' Award

If a Tree Falls... by Like the Game Pictures

The Accidental Compliance Award

Ethan Out of Water by Retcon Studio

The Dark Side Award

Umbra by Yeild-Less

2020 Film List

  • Breakthrough by The Mighty Acorn

    Two colleges students break into their professor's place to change their grades, only to discover their professor is an evil witch.

  • C is for Cheating by Banana peels pictures

    A young professor had decided to fix her wrongdoing, but will it be enough, or is it already too late.

  • Clearing by Speed Monkey Studios

    An aging hit man teaches his young protege the meaning of loyalty.

  • Ethan Out of Water by Retcon Studio

    A clueless nerd aspires to attain eminence in the filmmaking business by joining a veteran team for the 48 Hour Film Project.

  • Eyelight by Da Boisss

    A boy from the future wants to make throwback music...with real instruments!

  • Hammer Man by Jam Jar films

    An everyday man endeavors to become a superhero

  • High Stakes FINAL by DBF

    A Modern Western

  • If a Tree Falls... by Like the Game Pictures

    If a Tree Falls in the forest and no one is there to hear does it make a sound?

  • Killer Promotion by Controlled Chaos

    Two aspiring hitman ask the boss for a promotion.

  • Locked Up by SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS

    When a fourteen year old realizes that life isn't a game, she witnesses the out cold truth of life in prison.

  • Love Yourself by Solo Productions

    One man's journey to find self love, leads him to an unexpected destination.

  • MARIAMU by Draws Are Hard To Hand Productions & DrawsAreHardToHand Productions

    Unfortunately, some people are worth less than the sum of their parts.

  • Pathways by Spoonfed Productions

    Trevor finds a stone that is the missing piece to his life's work. Now he has to discover the right path to embark on his journey.

  • Roadside Therapy by Rogue Trilogy Films

    A young depressed woman finds happiness along the roadside.

  • Run and Hide by Give Us A Minute Productions

    3 kids and an old man kick butt

  • Show the Room by Silent Pirates

    A tangled web of is spun when a relaxing evening turns deadly.

  • Summer Search by Nash-Anigans

    What does Dr Shintarr put in his campsite time capsules? There's a rumor that one of them is LOADED.

  • The Getaway by LaserJungle Pictures

    A professor couple goes on a weekend getaway seeking solitude and time with each other to work on their relationship. But when they get to their retreat, they soon find they are not alone.

  • The New Word by White Door Productions

    When its time for a new world....

  • The Other Tenant by The Escalators

    Tilda moves into a new house and realizes she's not alone.

  • The Resurrectors by Pudding Boy Productions

    Two modern-day witches get in over their heads when a prank on their professor goes awry.

  • The Root by American Road Productions

    A former professor tries to grow new leaves for his family, until he starts digging a hole he might never climb out of.

  • Trevor's Reward by Dovan Productions

    Two boys discover a wallet and use the contents inside to track its owner.

  • Umbra by Yeild-Less

    A crazed professor invents a way to harness shadows from living beings, but when the experiment goes wrong his assistants life is left hanging in the balance.

  • Widow Me This by Fool's Pajamas Productions

    Justin finds himself in a nefarious entanglement with his recently deceased professor's widow.


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