New York, New York July 12 - 14, 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 Poor Bastard Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film How To Fix It will go on to represent New York against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

How To Fix It by Poor Bastard Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Eyes are in My Bag Fuck by Out of State Bank

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Showing UP by Giant Cookie Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Joan or John Barickle, Architect
  • Prop: a dog leash
  • Line: ""Life is all about relationships.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

John Makes Signs by Dawson Lounge Lizards

Audience Favorite: Group B

Horses Shoot People Don't They? by Sockmonkey Amputees

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Fault in our T-Squares by Angels of Mayhem

Audience Favorite: Group D

Absence of Mind by Sake Bomb Cinema

Best Writing

How To Fix It by Poor Bastard Productions

Best Editing

Scopophilia by The SwingShift

Best Directing

How To Fix It by Poor Bastard Productions

Best Cinematography

How To Fix It by Poor Bastard Productions

Best Sound Design

Dead End by Kinderhund

Best Acting

Showing UP by Giant Cookie Films

Best Use of Character

The Eyes are in My Bag Fuck by Out of State Bank

Best Use of Prop

Dogs Never Die by TVC

Best Use of Line

John Makes Signs by Dawson Lounge Lizards

2019 Film List

  • "Scared Out: The John Barickle Story" by Good Team

    A man with a lifelong lie, comes forward to clear his conscience.

  • Absence of Mind by Sake Bomb Cinema

    A couple caught in a routine lifestyle abruptly realizes the truth.

  • Aka/ma/ru by one2mny productions

    An architect sacrifices his life work for the chance to save his lost lovers puppy.

  • Back to Life by FOMO Films

    A woman must choose between her husband and her lover in a world where same-sex relationships are prohibited.

  • Bait by ForeSee Film Productions

    A Black Man in a racist town finds unlikely support in his effort to stand up against the KKK.

  • Creative Differences by A Man With Friends

    A couple bickers about movie tastes, exposing issues in their relationship.

  • Dead End by Kinderhund

    When you find out the world is ending today, where are you tonight?

  • Dogs Never Die by TVC

    Two detectives investigate a series of dog related homicides.

  • Epic-Demic by Limit Break Productions

    One man is plagued by an epidemic of his of own creation

  • FaerieGround by Almost Wet Productions

    Michael, a barista at a magic-themed coffee shop, decides to chat with an odd, last-minutes customer rather than go home to his wife and young son.

  • Fury by Chesterfield Entertainment

    Turn about is fair play and these women play dirty.

  • Gateway by My Block T.V.

    A Budding Talk Show Host is poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

  • Hipster-on-Hudsom by Nightshade57

    In a small town where relationships are everything, a mysterious rigged vote sends the town astir, dismantling the new community Mayor-Architect built.

  • Homeward Bound 666 by 2 Girls 1 Pup

    When an at-risk canine reaches the end of his leash, he embarks on a psychological journey where he questions what it means to be responsible and independent.

  • Horses Shoot People Don't They? by Sockmonkey Amputees

    A serial killer stalks the streets of Miami.

  • Hot on the Tail by Plexi People

    In an election year one crime tops the bill: the case of the missing pooches.

  • How To Fix It by Poor Bastard Productions

    Nina’s mom makes a risky decision to take another try at a bad memory.

  • John Makes Signs by Dawson Lounge Lizards

    A glimpse into the life of sinister sign man, John Barickle.

  • Killer Games by Mt. Capricorn production

    Emotions run high when Kate wakes up in a strange place and realizes she isn’t alone.

  • Lockdown by LCM

    Robyn Delaney, 9th grade English teacher at Blue Hill High, is gathering up the courage to ask out the new architect professor, John Barickle, when unexpected chaos ensues. The two coincidentally take refuge in the women's bathroom where their relationship, and their lives hang in the balance.

  • Making a movie by Double S productions

    We don’t know what we were doing but we did something.

  • Mouth-Breathers by Magical Cats

    A disgruntled architect finds herself trapped teaching degenerate students.

  • Nasty Delights by Bobbies & the Boys

    A controlling boss seeks to relinquish control and ends up in a "nasty" situation.

  • Next Weekend by crazy Dude

    A young architect goes on a zany adventure while searching for a lost pet.

  • No Rent by The Hairsplitters

    It’s the perfect apartment, except for one thing; the couple already living there.

  • PARTNERS by Team Voldemort

    Two partners must arrest a dangerous French spy but their sting oeraration is compromised when only a relationship of the spy shows up. They improvise.

  • Raw diamond by All The Pirates

    Amber and her girlfriend are in love, but must face her mysterious family, a stolen diamond and a black hoodie.

  • Resolution by Loudmouth Stew

    This New Year's Eve a young man tries to take control of his life, but things take a sinister turn when closest ally turns out to be his worst nightmare.

  • Scopophilia by The SwingShift

    A young couple excited to start their life together in a new city finds themselves in an unusual situation with their new landlord.

  • Showing UP by Giant Cookie Films

    Some bonds can't be broken.

  • The architect by Film Me Up

    A man feeling down on life encounters a superior being.

  • The Butcher of San Tiburon by Papi Chulo

    The legend of a man seemingly capable of unimaginable brutality is confronted by the memories of his horrific past.

  • The Eyes are in My Bag Fuck by Out of State Bank
  • The Fault in our T-Squares by Angels of Mayhem

    As part of his community service a former TV Celebrity must host a public access sports show that covers an unusual way for two architects to settle their divorce.

  • The Gowanus Project by Summer Of George Entertainment

    A spy’s marriage is put the test when her husband innocently gets involved with the enemy.

  • The Tale of Sedona the Sorceress by Revenant Bears

    A sorceress from a forgotten time is banished to the future where a rambunctious canine helps her navigate the perils of modern dating in her quest to construct the ultimate building to her name.

  • The Transaction by The Cherubs of Monte Cristo

    When an ambitious student comes to visit a reclusive and world-renowned architect, she realizes the price some pay for success.

  • To Death by EFAS Productions

    After the death of their mother three estrange brothers try to reconcile their differences.

  • Vampy and Campy by Teacher's Pet Productions

    A reckless vampire must brave the sun to prove his worth.

  • What We Miss by Purple Hour

    In a dystopian future, a young couple seeks to escape reality.


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