Austin, Texas July 18 - 20, 2014

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 Match Point for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Songbird will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Songbird by Match Point

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

In Life I Was A Liar by Bad HERØ Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Trish or Tristan Clark, Explorer
  • Prop: nail clippers
  • Line: "I need to borrow some money."

Audience Favorite: Group A

From Below by Halycyon Talkies

Audience Favorite: Group B

Funeral Cake by Action Seal

Audience Favorite: Group C

Pandoras Prism by Enligh10 Media

Best Writing

Songbird by Match Point

Best Editing

Songbird by Match Point

Best Directing

In Life I Was A Liar by Bad HERØ Productions

Best Cinematography

Songbird by Match Point

Best Sound Design

Songbird by Match Point

Best Musical Score

Songbird by Match Point

Best Acting

Songbird by Match Point

Best Graphics

The Getting of Away by Studio 904

Best Special Effects

Laker by A to B Productions

Best Costumes

Songbird by Match Point

Best Use of Character

In Life I Was A Liar by Bad HERØ Productions

Best Use of Prop

When the Clarks Go Camping by Friedyate Hour

Best Use of Line

BackTrack by The C47s

Producer's Choice - United Nations

Worth the Risk by Austiquerque

Producer's Choice - Family Values

Daddy Daughter Day by Dull Knife Productions

Time Rangers by Twelve O'Clock Films

Producer's Choice - Super Trooper

GOOD BOX by Studio E

Producer's Choice - Valient Effort

Noir Dream by Strider Films

2014 Film List

  • A Simple Thing by Tribal Iris

    This mobster's a real Fish outa water

  • Auntie by Closed Stacks

    An addict visits his aunt to beg for money and gets more than he bargained for.

  • BackTrack by The C47s

    In a time of great technological advancements, time travel may be the best means of marriage counsel

  • Camp Explorer by Valiant Dead

    After losing a camper, two idiot counselors set out to find her

  • Come With Me by Team96

    True Love Comes In Different Forms

  • Cut Off by Party Bird Studios

    A man gambles with his relationships and finds himself cut off

  • Daddy Daughter Day by Dull Knife Productions

    A dark comedy about when an hitman takes his daughter to work with him.

  • Downspout by Dragon Productions

    An explorer tries to convince his boss that his most recent disaster shouldn't keep him from work.

  • Expedition by Fix It In Post Films

    With no money or help,Tristan Clark has two days to finance the expedition that will change his life

  • From Below by Halycyon Talkies

    A boy neglected by his babysitter forms an unlikely friendship with a demon

  • Funeral Cake by Action Seal

    A man goes too far investigating a cake thief

  • GOOD BOX by Studio E

    When the world is too much you've always got your box.

  • In Life I Was A Liar by Bad HERØ Productions

    The most thing you can say are your very last words.

  • Jesus: Fish Out Of Water by Night Owl

    He has returned . . . alone and loving every minute of it.

  • Laker by A to B Productions

    Space object crashes into a lake and mysterious events unfold.

  • Mother May I by Visual Alchemy

    Two sisters play a game that takes a deadly twist

  • No Feathers To Fly by Crosspointe

    Father's childhood imaginary friend snaps him back to the reality that he is losing his son.

  • Noir Dream by Strider Films

    guy has a dream about noir mystery

  • Open Mic by New Vantage Studios

    A man battles his inner demons while trying to make it to an open mic on time.

  • Out of Breath by Tiny Robot

    Distraught by betrayal a man seeks revenge.

  • Pandoras Prism by Enligh10 Media

    An adventurer returns home with an artifact that sparks the interests of many pursuers.

  • Public Transit by red rocket films

    Two hitchhikers hop aboard a bus driven by a pair of strange and potentially dangerous men.

  • Reality TV by Dynamic Pictures

    When a young man is transported into his TV he finds trouble while trying to help a friend in need.

  • SCARE by Tsuki Mah

    A wife is terrorized by unexplained visions.

  • Scarlett Powers by LoCo Productions

    Questions arise as a young woman discovers first handedly her family's secret.

  • Self Serving by red wheelbarrow

    An unforgettable 50th birthday meal is served up to forgettable friends.

  • Songbird by Match Point

    Starlet's recording session is interrupted by an unforeseen hiccup.

  • Soulmates by WeirdAssAustin

    Love before death is eternal

  • Take Charge by STORYTELLER productions

    Two girls hunt for a short cut to the top of the social ladder.

  • The Drifter by The ATeam

    I need to borrow some money

  • The Getting of Away by Studio 904

    A heist encumbered by the misstep of obliging the finish

  • This is Right by The Night Shift

    Mermaid looking for clean water

  • Time Rangers by Twelve O'Clock Films

    Extra dimensional entities chasing a mysterious device through time, battle on Earth

  • Tristan and Trish by Dufresne Party of 9

    Two lovers, killing to find something worth dying for.

  • When the Clarks Go Camping by Friedyate Hour

    Four siblings scramble to prepare for a camping trip

  • Worth the Risk by Austiquerque

    "Of course it's worth the risk!"

  • You're Next by ILC Films

    In a town filled with murder, Detective Willy Ace realizes he can trust no one but himself.


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