San Antonio, Texas October 2 - 4, 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 Stryde Studios for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film The Void will go on to represent San Antonio against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

The Void by Stryde Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Rules of the Hart by SM/PK Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Lloyd or Lorelei Hart, a student
  • Prop: Hand Sanitizer
  • Line: ""I don't think that's what it means. OR "I do not think that is what it means.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Rules of the Hart by SM/PK Films

Scattered by Bright Eye Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Void by Stryde Studios

Audience Favorite: Group C

Dead Live Stream by Talking Leaves

Best Writing

First Place The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios

Honorable Mentions
Jake Walsh & Tai Serebin, Third Place Tiger House by Finished Productions
Second Place Time Capsule by Team Left Field

Best Editing

The Void by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mentions
Tai Serebin, Second Place Tiger House by Finished Productions
Matt Buikema, Third Place Time Capsule by Team Left Field

Best Directing

Christian Stryder, First Place The Void by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mentions
Second Place The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios
Tai Serebrin, Third Place Tiger House by Finished Productions

Best Cinematography

JD Macias The Void by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mentions
Second Place The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios
Third Place Tiger House by Finished Productions

Best Sound Design

Selena Ortiz Futrell, JMK Futrell The Sportsman by Creek Don't Rise Productions

Best Musical Score

David Haug Rules of the Hart by SM/PK Films

Best Song

JMK Futrell The Sportsman by Creek Don't Rise Productions

Honorable Mention
Shawn Ian Hardee and Rob Mabry Scattered by Bright Eye Pictures

Best Actor

Don Kennedy, First Place The Void by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mentions
Richard Thurman, Third Place Liberty Deferred by Humble Bae
Bill Field, Second Place Time Capsule by Team Left Field

Best Actress

Tammy Brem, First Place Rules of the Hart by SM/PK Films

Honorable Mentions
Evelyn Rhoe, Second Place Cornered by Cloudy Logic Studios
Joyce Benavedez, Third Place Time Capsule by Team Left Field

Best Choreography

Doxxed by Thoughtcast

Best Costumes

The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios

Best Use of Character

First Place The Void by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mentions
Second Place The Sportsman by Creek Don't Rise Productions
Third Place Liberty Deferred by Humble Bae

Best Use of Prop

Making A Hero by Pint Sized Pictures

Honorable Mention
The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios

Best Use of Line

First Place The Void by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mentions
Third Place The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios
Second Place The Sportsman by Creek Don't Rise Productions

Best Visual Effects

Making A Hero by Pint Sized Pictures

Best Stunts

Lost in the Sauce by Red Rook Dragon

2020 Film List

  • Cornered by Cloudy Logic Studios

    As combative relatives bring tension to a family wake, a troubled girl finds a way to navigate her own self-doubts.

  • COVID-Z by Heron Productions

    A skeptical family of 5 finds out the hard way that the COVID-Z pandemic was not just political after all.

  • Dead Live Stream by Talking Leaves

    Solomon sent a few seconds ago bachelorette party turns into haunted house videogame show live stream

  • Doxxed by Thoughtcast

    An art students journey to submit her painting.

  • Liberty Deferred by Humble Bae

    At a Black Lives Matter protest, a student gets nabbed off the street. His own battle for freedom begins.

  • Lost in the Sauce by Red Rook Dragon

    A vampire teaches a vampire how to be a vampire.

  • Making A Hero by Pint Sized Pictures

    An underdog has had enough of school bullies and vows to become a superhero. He may turn out to be a different kind of hero.

  • Rules of the Hart by SM/PK Films

    Distance loving in the time of COVID

  • Scattered by Bright Eye Pictures

    Old wounds are opened when three siblings seek to honor their father's last wish.

  • The Ballad of Virgil Boone by Unicorn Studios

    A love triangle in the south leads to murder on the plains. Virgil Boone is dead. Are college students Rosie Smith & LLoyd Hart to blame?

  • The Martial Artist by Dos Pollos Productions

    Join us for a never before seen episode of "Peculiar Habits", follow Lloyd Hart a karate master who is chopping his friends and families lives to bits.

  • The Sportsman by Creek Don't Rise Productions

    A father and son fishing trip takes an unexpected turn.

  • The Void by Stryde Studios

    A man's struggle with his own existence.

  • Tiger House by Finished Productions

    A man decides to investigate when takeout menus begin to dominate his life.

  • Time Capsule by Team Left Field

    A man in love stops at nothing to save his love, but his love stops at nothing to stop him.

  • Worst Day by NachoCinema

    A man must take lives to save one


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