Cleveland, Ohio October 16 - 18, 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 Manos Brothers for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film I Wish You Were Real will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

The Long Forever by White Midnight

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

P.S. by TKF

Required Elements

  • Character: Nate or Nora Loberoni, Nurse
  • Prop: A greeting card
  • Line: "Don't forget to call me."

Best Writing

Sean Manos I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

Best Editing

I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

Best Directing

I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

Best Cinematography

The Long Forever by White Midnight

Best Sound Design

The Postscript by Conrad Studios

Best Musical Score

Eli Manos I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

Best Actor

Sean Manos I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

Best Actress

Daniela Simms P.S. by TKF

Best Supporting Actor

Richard Phillis MONTGOMERY MANOR by Spider Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Spurlock The Farm by Dream Team Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

The Long Forever by White Midnight

Best Graphics

Binding of the Wraiths by Shadow's Cast

Best Use of Character

Conrad-19 by Indecision Studios

Best Use of Prop

I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

Best Use of Line

P.S. by TKF

Best Visual Effects

Binding of the Wraiths by Shadow's Cast

2020 Film List

  • An Adventure Movie by Initium Novum

    A small adventure with big fun!

  • Binding of the Wraiths by Shadow's Cast

    A nurse seeks the helps out from a group of wraiths in order to safe her friend.

  • Conrad-19 by Indecision Studios

    A group of amateur filmmakers document their desperate attempt to move beyond participation awards, and win the 48 hour film project with an epic superhero movie.

  • Family Feud by Rant & Rave With Don Michaels

    Where's Bob!

  • I Wish You Were Real by Manos Brothers

    A man searches for confidence in an ailing marriage.

  • MONTGOMERY MANOR by Spider Studios

    Trouble lurks for the Montgomery Manor family.

  • P.S. by TKF

    A father and daughter put their differences aside when they receive a message from a deceased loved one.

  • The Farm by Dream Team Productions

    Four friends throw a surprise camping trip when their bus breaks down. The nice midwestern country folk aren't always who you think they are.

  • The Long Forever by White Midnight

    A woman finds his husband cheating and gets wrapped up in a murder mystery.

  • The Monster by Home Movies

    In the struggle against suffering, the true nature of humanity is often revealed.

  • The Postscript by Conrad Studios

    A troubled teenager gets a visit from a mysterious woman that alters her life forever.

  • The Princess and the Pirates by The Freke Showe

    A woman throws a party for her friends, and the soon begin a fantastical adventure of a lifetime.

  • The Specialist by SpiralMovies

    Where do you go to fix the unspeakable things that happen after 2AM? The Specialist


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