Paducah, Kentucky August 9 - 11, 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 EMP/Red Band Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Me Two will go on to represent Paducah against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Off the Record by Doctor Deuce

Required Elements

  • Character: Glen or Glenda Phipps, Coach
  • Prop: a glass
  • Line: ""I'm not interested." OR "I am not interested.""

Best Writing

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

Best Editing

Off the Record by Doctor Deuce

Best Directing

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

Best Cinematography

The Historian by Van Go Films / Socially Present

Best Sound Design

Night of the Fourth by Thirdsun Productions

Best Musical Score

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

The Historian by Van Go Films / Socially Present

Best Acting

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

Adrian Clayborn: Baptism of Fire by Palindrome Pictures

Best Graphics

The Historian by Van Go Films / Socially Present

Best Effects

Night of the Fourth by Thirdsun Productions

Best Choreography

Literally by CAB F A

Best Costumes

Adrian Clayborn: Baptism of Fire by Palindrome Pictures

Best Use of Character

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

Literally by CAB F A

Best Use of Prop

Adrian Clayborn: Baptism of Fire by Palindrome Pictures

Off the Record by Doctor Deuce

Best Use of Line

Adrian Clayborn: Baptism of Fire by Palindrome Pictures

Best Use of Genre

Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

2019 Film List

  • A Good Samaritan by Tall Glass of Short Filmmakers
  • A Minor Fifth by Real Productions

    A detective an her partner discover a horrifying secret about a local coach, which neither could have imagined.

  • Adrian Clayborn: Baptism of Fire by Palindrome Pictures

    A hot-headed special forces super secret agent is tasked with locating a kidnapped ambassador in time for his son's christening. Shall he succeed??

  • Capital Punishment by 2 Randi 2 Furious

    Two hard-boiled detectives track down a merciless criminal.

  • Cult Concerto by Escapist Pictures

    A group of suburbanites want more power. They go the wrong way about getting it.

  • Finkle Family Nightmare by Franklin Bunch

    The Finkle Family gathers for a Halloween party which turns into chaos.

  • Literally by CAB F A

    A man in need of guidance proves that age and sense aren't always directly proportional.

  • Manifesto by Brickhouse Films

    A man must draw on important lessons from his past in order to save himself from the scourge of domestic terrorism.

  • Me Two by EMP/Red Band Films

    Conjoined Twins Chet and Flash cope with togetherness.

  • Night of the Fourth by Thirdsun Productions

    A house-sitting job goes awry when a fireworks mishap has an unexpected effect on the neighbors.

  • Off the Record by Doctor Deuce

    A hard-boiled private eye tells a tale of infidelity and revenge.

  • Shift by The 8th Floor Productions

    While working on their passion project, Seth and Glen encounter an unexpected event that shifts the rest of their lives.

  • The Historian by Van Go Films / Socially Present

    The Historian finds herself at a breaking point after participating in human experiments involving the storage of consciousness in microchips.


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