Portland, Oregon August 2 - 4, 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 Expert Friends for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Waiting Game will go on to represent Portland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Waiting Game by Expert Friends

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

It's A Slippery Slope by Breakthrough Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Joe or Jo Bones, Dishwasher
  • Prop: a banana
  • Line: "There must be a better way."

Best Writing

Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Best Editing

Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Best Directing

Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Best Cinematography

The Amazing Joe Bones by Tiny Square Feet Media

Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Best Music

The Amazing Joe Bones by Tiny Square Feet Media

Best Actor

Samuel Summer Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Honorable Mention
Connor Brenes The Auguste by cantrellcuestas

Best Actress

Jessica Barr Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Roxanne Stathos It's A Slippery Slope by Breakthrough Films

Best Ensemble Acting

STUCK by Sky Tiger Creative

Lost in the Dark: The Making of Neon Black 3 by Stormin' De Castle

Best Use of Prop

Sud Brothers by All Skate

Best Use of Line

Bananamancer by Many Sparrows Media

Best art direction

Intertidal by Monsieur Soeur

Best Production Design

Waiting Game by Expert Friends

Emerging Talent Award

The Amazing Joe Bones by Tiny Square Feet Media

2019 Film List

  • Bananamancer by Many Sparrows Media

    A party of adventuring women on a quest go bananas seeking a legendary artifact of unknown power from a terrifying spellcaster.

  • Deadweight by Film Brewers

    A desperate man finds hope when he contacts a less than eager suicide hotline operator

  • I F**cking Hate Joe Bones by Miscellaneous Crew

    After being pushed too far, GiGi begins to plan the murder of monumental jerk, Joe Bones. Things backfire.

  • Intertidal by Monsieur Soeur

    There Must Be a Better Way

  • It's A Slippery Slope by Breakthrough Films
  • Lost in the Dark: The Making of Neon Black 3 by Stormin' De Castle

    A filmmaker is followed by a documentary crew while they try to make the 3rd film in a floundering franchise

  • Never Enough by Man vs Film Productions

    There must be a better way

  • Saving Mr Whiskers by Dark Pines Productions

    A mother will go to the ends of the earth to comfort her daughter.

  • STUCK by Sky Tiger Creative

    One room's perspective on an all too familiar event.

  • Sud Brothers by All Skate
  • The Amazing Joe Bones by Tiny Square Feet Media

    The bond between a young boy with a love for action, and his vintage toy, takes him on an adventure of a lifetime.

  • The Auguste by cantrellcuestas
  • The Rotten Banana by PDX Film Mongers
  • The Tradition by Dandelion

    A young woman's Halloween goes awry when she discovers her new roommates' tradition.

  • Waiting Game by Expert Friends

    At closing time, a 1980’s diner is an unlikely testing ground for a brother and sister’s future. The challenge is they both can’t wait any longer.


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