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 Alley Cake Films for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Knockout will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.
Stranded Women gets help... maybe... maybe not.
The lives of a two police officers, a retired middle age man, his best friend, and a whacked out veterinarian all intertwine in a tale of escalation after a dog goes missing.
Amir prepares for a Karate match against his bully while mourning the loss of his late father.
A young woman is trapped in the afterlife, unable to move on until her close friends forgive her accidental mistakes. A spirit guide helps her communicate with them in the hopes of finding peace so she can leave this world.
Sometimes man’s best friend is unexpected.
A father struggles to handle the truth after finding out why his adopted son was suspended from school.
A teenage girl decides to change the future for a better tomorrow.
She was the chosen one, the assigned one.
A simple man is hired onto a film set as a boom mic operator.
A girl and her dog...and their vet.
A fantasy Knight trapped in the real world , encounters an old enemy and is surprised to find how the real world has changed him.
A rare bird has a group of competitive bird watcher's all atwitter.
Setting up for their father’s memorial three siblings bicker over what jingle best represents his legacy.
Secret military experiment using artists as super subversive soldiers of social disruption.
Three children band together to protect the city from a mad veterinarian, a mysterious stranger, and a giant lizard.
It's one thing to be prepared, its another to actually recognize a threat.
Man goes on an Arbor Day Vacation every year for 10 years and murders happen. Is he the Arbor Day Murder?
Rolling off a bender, a freelance writer's afternoon takes a turn for the worse after receiving a note from her friend.
A man getting a drink at a bar gets more than he was bargaining for.
A peeping tom lets the wrong woman borrow his car.
New kids on the block in the sweltering 98 degrees finds the other kids only like thingsin one direction, but in time they grow in sync.
A government spook questions a mysterious man about his identity and his intentions.
A man pressured into the unusual "family business" has a life or death choice to make.
Alexis Tacaro lives a normal life... but is it her's?
The estranged members of a family folk-singing group reunite, only to find themselves under siege by forces beyond their control.
A young woman goes against the grains of her family to pursue her boxing passion.
A woman’s desire to go braless is met with an unexpected source of resistance
A young veterinarian goes camping for the weekend with her dog.
Oliver searches for his lost cat.
A man who is haunted by how he has treated animals in the past.
A crime boss seeks revenge after his mouse is killed.
Nervous about pitching his new ideas, a shy professional must prove his worth when he is tasked with creating the next big holiday.
The ARTIST has a way with the ladies. His motives are questionable but he may not be alone.
After 20 years Alex and Alexis Tacaro conclude a year’s-long search for their former sensai, Preach.
Working with John means you'll get the advice he thinks you need, even if you don't want it. When John is in danger his employees risk it all to save him, learning a few more lessons along the way.
What do you do with a rabid dog?
The writer from a popular soap opera draws inspiration from his own life.
Road Rage Racing
Can she run fast enough to escape?
A woman explores experiences of her husband in order to solidify the memories of her past.
Exploring the dangers of Strong AI, unintended consequences, and the powerful qualities human possess, to survive and eventually perservere!
Wanting something more from life, a chance meeting sends two women on a quest for love in this romantic musical.
Dr. Alex Tacaro makes an unexpected house-call.
A desperate student reaches out to the Internet for help but gets less than he bargened for.
A struggling lazy actor who loves to sleep finds success through the aide of an eccentric veterinarian harnessing his vices to achieve what all Americans desire.
A Thelma and Louise type mother and daughter find themselves unwittingly starting a #(hashtag) movement and discover superpowers to lead them to become folk superheroes.
A couple battles over one of a relationship's most precious resources
Upon meeting the very much alive version of a corpse they just found, two detectives work to discover the truth, but are they both playing on the same team?
"A young woman struggles with critics, a budding romance, and doubters as she pitches the final inning of a local baseball game."
After an unusual date with a veteranarian, a young man beings to act less like himself and more like an animal.
A busy veterinarian is driven to work by a friendly rideshare driver. What's the worst that could happen?
A young woman encounters a mysterious old woman who warns her she struggles with love due to a curse placed upon her now she must find out when and why in order to break the curse and have true love.
A hero tries to escape a war torn world but must first overcome captivity by a diluted society.
When a normal every day guy discovers he might be a Russian sleeper agent, he seeks help from people who have every reason to be running from him!
When a young couple goes for a long, scenic hike in the forest, they learn more about each other than what lies in the woods.
WILDERNESS WOMAN, disguised as veterinarian Dr. Alexis Tacaro, has finally managed to track down THE TOYMONSTER, a murderous villain who creates havoc and destruction using explosives made from old toys.
A vengeful Veterinarian takes matters into her own hands when it comes to animal abuse.