Denver, Colorado August 3 - 5, 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 Co-creators for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Carrier will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Carrier by The Co-creators

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Hang Ups by Stranger Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Encore by Perrodin Awesome Sauce

Required Elements

  • Character: Rubin or Ruby Starr, Poet
  • Prop: an overstuffed wallet
  • Line: "Stop copying me!"

Audience Favorite: Group A

DIGNITY by BearWolf Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Starr Crossed by Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions, LLC
Closure by red Bicycle Media

Audience Favorite: Group B

Carrier by The Co-creators

Honorable Mention
What I Did With a Dead Rabbit by LAZERBLADES, GO!

Audience Favorite: Group C

Karate Kyle by Wandering Paw Films

Honorable Mentions
If It Bleeds by Nebulus Visions
Covert Threat by Quay St. Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Encore by Perrodin Awesome Sauce

Honorable Mention
Diego, Diego by Bat Tub Films

Audience Favorite: Group E

Hang Ups by Stranger Studios

Honorable Mention
Awake by Three Avenues Productions

Best Writing

Carrier by The Co-creators

Best Editing

Safe. Away. by King Charles Films

If It Bleeds by Nebulus Visions

Best Directing

Carrier by The Co-creators

Best Cinematography

Hang Ups by Stranger Studios

Best Sound Design

Blood Ties by B. Mooregoode

Awake by Three Avenues Productions

Best Musical Score

Awake by Three Avenues Productions

Best Actor

Rion Evans Carrier by The Co-creators

Best Actress

Deanna Amacker Carrier by The Co-creators

Best Ensemble Acting

If It Bleeds by Nebulus Visions

Best Graphics

Encore by Perrodin Awesome Sauce

Best Special Effects

Hang Ups by Stranger Studios

Best Costumes

Encore by Perrodin Awesome Sauce

Best Use of Character

Karate Kyle by Wandering Paw Films

Best Use of Prop

Diego, Diego by Bat Tub Films

Best Use of Line

Covert Threat by Quay St. Films

2018 Film List

  • '89 by Proper Productions

    Ruben Star a high school student in the year 1989 kidnaps two classmates after revealing one of his deepest secrets.

  • A Starr Between Beavers by The Real Film Buffs

    Poet Ruby Starr sets out to change lives on her new reality television show.

  • Action Prose! by Running Riot Pictures

    Meet the Action Pros(e), the best linguistically themed superhero team there is, as they battle their arch nemesis Strawman and his sidekick The Plagiarist.

  • Adryft by Xenoglossy

    A younf(ish) lady discovers her true self when she tires of being Adryft.

  • Agent 187 by Team Shaun

    In a world of espionage, where no one can be trusted, Agent 187 must trust his instincts to save his girlfriend in time.

  • Awake by Three Avenues Productions

    How can she move on without losing the man she loves?

  • Blood Ties by B. Mooregoode

    Alcoholic reporter discovers discovers corrupt politician's ties to evil cult.

  • Ça Va (it's going) by Indie Denver

    Ruby is moving to New York and wants her long-time, low-key lover to come with-- but for Rubin, life is a bit more complicated.

  • Carrier by The Co-creators

    After a long night of drinking, famous rapper, Rubin Starr, catches what might be his last ride home.

  • Cashmere Katana by The Little Tiger That Could!

    Three female assassins take on the mafia in this live-action anime.

  • Closure by red Bicycle Media

    A man's last meal is not what it appears to be

  • Covert Threat by Quay St. Films

    Two young girls uncover a dangerous plot in their own backyard.

  • Dead Rubies by Team GQ

    Some cold cases turn out to be jewels

  • Diego, Diego by Bat Tub Films

    Two amigos with a storied past embark on a race to capture their long lost love.

  • DIGNITY by BearWolf Pictures

    Mistreated and overlooked, a female office worker takes matters into her own hands.

  • Dirty Deed by XPOLY

    A man will stop at nothing to obtain the deed to a valuable plot of land.

  • DRyVR by Experimental Media

    One man’s mistake culminates in a night of espionage, unlikely allies and pork rines in DRyVR.

  • Embers Within by Hello World

    A poet's conflict between reality and the beauty within.

  • Encore by Perrodin Awesome Sauce

    A deaf poet yearns for the sound of music.

  • Exo Queen by Binary Helix

    Love is a sacrifice

  • Fallen Starr by One Love Creations

    A published poet receives a job to be the poetic tweeter for the president, unaware of the toll it will take on him.

  • Free Happiness by pokerdave entertainment

    A couple suffering from depression find an unorthodox method of coping.

  • Friends of Fury by HaloCreek

    While on the quest to find the lost overstuffed wallet of a famous Poet, bitter enemies square off in an epic martial arts battle and discover that friendship conquers all.

  • From The Shadows by PAN Productions

    To the part of me I've never met.

  • Hang Ups by Stranger Studios

    A social media addict must learn the value of a genuine connection to conquer her demons.

  • Hear This by artsy fartists

    A young girl in strange times , surrounded by well meaning goofballs finds a creative way to cope.

  • Hi Larry by WolfLuv Films

    Poor Larry thinks he's going to meet his online love, but instead finds himself faced with a peculiar stranger.

  • I Believe by 1 Adventure After Another

    Private investigator catches bigfoot.

  • If It Bleeds by Nebulus Visions

    A group of young recruits attend an acting workshop led by a talented but gruff instructor to see if they have what it takes to earn placement in lucrative, high stakes assignments.

  • Karate Kyle by Wandering Paw Films

    Karate master gets more than he hoped for when he spares a life.

  • Nathan and the Dog Days by Glamorous Duplicity

    The untold story of the world's most unsuccessful band.

  • PoeticBurden.GhimselfProducions&BurningScriptPictures by Ghimself Productions & Burning Script Pictures

    A troubled poet takes the sheriff's daughter hostage in an abandoned hotel.

  • Poetry in Motion by SinClu

    Betrayed by her sensei, a pupil returns for revenge and picks up an unlikely ally

  • Rubin by Snazzy J Studios

    A son runs away from a confrontation with his father, he takes psychadelic mushrooms and enters a dream state where he has to confront his worst fear, his father.

  • Ruby From Iowa by Team Pizza Party

    Desperate to have an authentic experience like her hero, Jack Kerouac, poet Ruby Starr travels to Denver and meets some older people...

  • Safe. Away. by King Charles Films

    A recluse troglodyte must leave the safety he's known for years, and begins to re-engage with society

  • Self Help by Sauce Me Films

    A man goes back in time to tell his younger self not to date the girl that ruined/ruins his life.

  • Shattered Hart by Sputnik

    An “interview” of a girl who’s coping with grief of her fiancé.

  • Starr Crossed by Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions, LLC

    Offstage drama spills out of the wings, as a theater couple stuggles to bring their new show to town.

  • Starr's Poem Predicament by Bamboozled productions

    Ruben Starr finds a magical journal, in which any poem he writes comes true, without his knowledge.

  • Start of the City by LiquorYeti Productions

    After quite the drinking bender, a friend goes missing and a quirky search party ensues.

  • THE ASSISTANT by Lil BroPeeps

    When your home assistant can do too much...

  • The Mountain by Journey Twelve Films

    A man searches the mountain, one memory at a time, to be reunited with his family.

  • The Pit by Fix It In Post

    Two sisters find themselves in a precarious situation and must mend their relationship to survive.

  • The White Knight by The White Knights

    A knight rescues a damsel in distress only to learn she may not be the damsel who needs rescuing..

  • To BnB or Not To BnB by Little Red Tent Films

    An overworked poet and her husband try to rekindle their relationship by renting a cozy BnB in Nantucket but things don't go as planned.

  • Together by 28 Frames Later

    A grieving mother tries to reunite her family on their annual camping trip.

  • Versus by Gypsy Toast Productions

    A forensic poet in to solve a murder

  • Violets Are Blew by Frame Game

    Reuben settles all family drama with an accidental Father’s Day gift.

  • Wayward Owl by Egg Stomper

    extraterrestrial owl is looking to meet up with his wife.

  • What I Did With a Dead Rabbit by LAZERBLADES, GO!

    Superhero's dog 'kills' neighbor's rabbit, which is the one thing her powers can't fix. She embarks on a journey to solve the problem only to discover that the rabbit had actually died and been buried a week earlier.

  • Why I Gave Up Time Travel by Red Raptor Video

    A "gifted" poet struggles to find inspiration and a mysterious man tries to help her.


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