San Jose, California 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 Ovation Pictures & Ovation Pictures for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Running will go on to represent San Jose against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Running by Ovation Pictures & Ovation Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Diego or Donna Suarez, Inventor
  • Prop: Oven Mitt
  • Line: "Take it or leave it."

2020 Film List

  • Detour by Dirt Dog Productions

    After a mixup, a widower tries to keep the date he has been planning for weeks, but will his friend and colleague inadvertently spoil the evening?

  • Ginnys Last Wish.mov by Waves and PiXels Films & Waves and PiXels Films

    Life's frustrations take Ginny to the edge, when a chance encounter changes her world... forever.

  • Running by Ovation Pictures & Ovation Pictures

    There's more to the office supplies than you may think.


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