Denver, Colorado August 1 - 3, 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 805 to the 303 for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film muted. heart. strings. will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

muted. heart. strings. by 805 to the 303

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

If Not Now by BS Filmworks

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

Coercion by Cinema Geeks

Required Elements

  • Character: Anthony or Anya Sakewski, Writer
  • Prop: a map
  • Line: "I don't know why I'm here." (or "I do not know why I am here.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Honorable Mention
The White Witch by Beach Riot Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

muted. heart. strings. by 805 to the 303

Honorable Mentions
The Diary of Anya Frank by Nebulus Visions
The Session by The Speakeasy Film Co.

Audience Favorite: Group C

Coercion by Cinema Geeks

Audience Favorite: Group D

Hard To Swallow by Nix

Honorable Mentions
The Perils of Art and Paige by StrangeR Studios
South Prussia Swim Club by Cook St. Productions

Best Writing

Hard To Swallow by Nix

Best Editing

The Perils of Art and Paige by StrangeR Studios

Best Directing

muted. heart. strings. by 805 to the 303

Best Cinematography

If Not Now by BS Filmworks

Coercion by Cinema Geeks

Best Sound Design

The Session by The Speakeasy Film Co.

Best Musical Score

Last Ride of the Spirit Horse by Through the Fire Productions

Best Actor

Jordan Leigh Coercion by Cinema Geeks

Best Actress

Kate Cook If Not Now by BS Filmworks

Best Ensemble Acting

Hard To Swallow by Nix

Best Graphics

The Perils of Art and Paige by StrangeR Studios

Best Special Effects

Coercion by Cinema Geeks

Best Choreography

Coercion by Cinema Geeks

Best Costumes

South Prussia Swim Club by Cook St. Productions

The White Witch by Beach Riot Films

Best Use of Character

The Pitch by ILYAFILMS

Best Use of Prop

South Prussia Swim Club by Cook St. Productions

Best Use of Line

The Diary of Anya Frank by Nebulus Visions

Montage by 7&CO

2014 Film List

  • Coercion by Cinema Geeks

    A man is pushed to his limits to save his kidnapped wife.

  • Hard To Swallow by Nix

    Bumbling schemers and an unsatisfied wife look for more in life with disastrous consequences.

  • If Not Now by BS Filmworks

    They say there's no time like the present. For Katie Sakewski the present is no time.

  • Last Ride of the Spirit Horse by Through the Fire Productions

    An aspiring actor takes a film job and gets more than he bargained for

  • Montage by 7&CO

    A Montage commuter learns the meaning of connection through an unlikely friend.

  • muted. heart. strings. by 805 to the 303

    Confronted with the choice between art and love, two characters make two different choices.

  • South Prussia Swim Club by Cook St. Productions

    Why war when you can swim!?

  • The Diary of Anya Frank by Nebulus Visions

    Anya Sakewski invites her friends over to discuss her new novel.

  • The Perils of Art and Paige by StrangeR Studios

    Suspense ensues as a man's struggle with writers block and an ink well carries into his story.

  • The Pitch by ILYAFILMS

    An awkward writer gets his first shot at pitching his script.

  • The Session by The Speakeasy Film Co.

    A psychiatrist gets an unexpected visit from a new patient and the stakes are higher than she knows.

  • The White Witch by Beach Riot Films

    A legendary bandit enlists the help of a slave to steal a treasure map.


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