Charlotte, North Carolina August 17 - 19, 2018

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 The Magic Shop for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Class of '08 will go on to represent Charlotte against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Class of '08 by The Magic Shop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

House of Healing by Heck if I know Film

Required Elements

  • Character: Frank or Frieda Lapidus, Foreign Exchange Student
  • Prop: a trashcan
  • Line: "Do you want to try?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Love me Tinder by VIVIDVIBRATO

2018 Film List

  • A Family Affair by Benjamin & Grant Attorneys at Law

    Foreign exchange mob student gets what he asks for

  • Apple Infused Oasis by Vincent van Goat

    Do you want to try?

  • Aviary by Bootstrap Paradox Productions

    Three high schoolers embark into an Aviary, only to find that they should of stayed home.

  • Bacon by A Work In Progress Production

    A young woman, worried about an upcoming school trip consults divine intervention as a means of escapism. Be careful what you pray for, and to whom.

  • Caroline by A25

    Don't mess with Caroline.

  • Class of '08 by The Magic Shop

    After years of leading very different lives, two best friends are brought back together for their 10 year high school reunion.

  • Future Investor by Apotheosis Filmworks

    Frank Lapidus is bored out of his mind, but when an unknown call comes through, he becomes immediately interested.

  • Here & Now by Set Apart Productions

    Tonight just got really interesting.

  • House of Healing by Heck if I know Film
  • Interview With The Past by Fav & Fav Films

    an interesting interview with a powerful person that reveals a past that could alter changes in the universe.

  • Kelby Productions by Kelby Productions

    A mother races through the forest to travel back to when her daughter was alive, again.

  • Love me Tinder by VIVIDVIBRATO

    A first-time Tinder user, looking for love, finds himself on a date unlike any other.

  • Love Song by The Inner Elite

    A film about a foreign exchange student and an aspiring songwriter falling in love.

  • Man Man by Robot Johnson

    Involved in a freak radioactive hobo event, Stephen O'Farrell becomes Man Man. Stronger than a single man. Stronger than two teenagers. Able to carry twice as many grocery bags.

  • Next Time by VORIS & HYDE Picture Co.

    Time traveler goes back to the past to help his friend see just how important it is to make a choice and the power it holds.

  • Parent's Know Best by MarketStrong Productions

    When a foreign exchange student is being bullied at his host school, members of the faculty bring parents in to discuss this issue, but the parents and the student have opinions of their own.

  • Ready by Mustard Seed

    Chloe reflects on the experience that has prepared her to become "Ready" to be an actress

  • Shelter by CLT Production

    When two acquaintances get a emergency alert on their phones, the two are forced to seek shelter, in hopes to stay safe.

  • Spider Web by Timely Punch Productions

    A jaded beauty ensnares young women in an enticing but dangerous underworld.

  • Stupid by Brooska
  • The Spirit Tapes by Studio GreyBlue

    Movie watching partiers

  • This Is Our Year by For Funzies

    A group of underdogs strive to snatch victory from doubt. Will they finally prevail or will they be broken forever?


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