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

Überball by Running Riot Pictures

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

Honorable Mentions
BLOOD TANK by B. Mooregoode Productions
Split Second by 3rd Floor Films

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

Coercion by Cinema Geeks

If Not Now by BS Filmworks

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

  • "Bug" by Social Commentary

    I don't know why i'm here

  • A Catch Through Time by Colorado Media School

    Anya, a sports writer, is assigned to cover a story she can’t relate to on her own

  • A Killer Crush by Gamecocks

    A journalist investigates a murder that hits close to home

  • Back Space by Team Hot Mess

    After an evening regret, Anthony has a chance to go back and try and change the outcome, can he?

  • BLOOD TANK by B. Mooregoode Productions

    Sh*t hits the van

  • Coercion by Cinema Geeks

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

  • Coercion by The Hat Squad

    Two women discover the difference between love and having it all

  • Come Here Often? by Dream Team B

    A homosexual man is set up by his homophobic mother on a speed-dating frenzy.

  • Connections by Kids in the Ranch

    When two strangers make a unique conncetion to help the other

  • Delectable Disasters by Bad Spy

    We laugh, we cook, we die.

  • Foreign Twenty by Indysfilms

    European Writer in Town for the Weekend is Welcomed to Colorado by Several Local Skater Kids

  • Fun with Richard and Anya by Studio2240

    Well, how about this...

  • Get On Your Way by Denver in Color

    Struggling writer goes back home to visit his brother.

  • Gluten Free by Crescit Eundo Productions

    Russian immigrant humorously achieves her dream as a comic book writer

  • 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 Call by Fighting Mongoose

    What are you going to do when it's your last call?

  • 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

  • Legend of The Traveler by Lucky 13

    A dying galaxy jumper recounts his adventures to his skeptical son

  • Let It Go by The Daedalum Project

    An obsessed reporter makes a crucial decision about a missing girl

  • 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.

  • My Brother Bartley by Underlab Studios

    I Don't Know Why I'm Here

  • My Little Secret by Kirsten West

    Anya goes on a mission to find out the dirty laundry of her current boyfriend.

  • MyFace by Oy Vey Productions

    Software designer with facial blindness creates an APP for dating.

  • Notepad by RMO Films

    Two people go to find shelter in a post-apocalyptic world

  • On the Map by Chilled Monkey Brains

    After finding a quaint old map, Amanda ends up getting in deep trouble.

  • Out Of Print by Barron Pictures

    Suspenseful story of a writer turned detective following her first case into a deadly plot

  • Poker Addiction by Cinema Verite

    Writer Anya interview poker players to confirm addiction ideas and decides to join them at table

  • Project Porcupine by The Filmingos

    A top secret hand-off goes askew with a mistaken identity.

  • Rancor by Half Past Nine Productions

    Set in 1940 Denver, Anthony Sakewski writes a novel based on his wife's infidelity.

  • Road Enragement by Whiskey and Cigarettes

    Road rage turns into romance

  • Shatter by The New School Old School

    An unfortunate woman and the darkest basement.

  • Slip by Theater Fire

    A man discovers that if he doesn't kill himself, something else will finish the job for him.

  • South Prussia Swim Club by Cook St. Productions

    Why war when you can swim!?

  • Split Second by 3rd Floor Films

    Every Second Counts

  • The Agency by Creatovator

    Escape from the present, only to be trapped in the past.

  • The Diary of Anya Frank by Nebulus Visions

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

  • The File by Ugly Mutt

    They don't want you to know.

  • The Inter-Divention by MockSides Studios

    A Publisher discovers her favorite writer has gone over the edge...

  • The Last Story by Blue Poncho Productions

    I do not know why I am here

  • The Patient Release of Mary Kline by CinemaRaven

    A woman suspects the identity of a hitchhiker

  • 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 STG by Shandolyn Entertainment

    Story of a man that gets all he wished for.

  • The White Witch by Beach Riot Films

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

  • Three Yards by Kathleen Turner Overdrive

    Anthony has dropped out of society - now he drives the roads looking for something - not sure what.

  • Tradin Stock by Fast Fish Films

    A chance occurrence can be life changing

  • Überball by Running Riot Pictures

    Anthony has had it with his two slovenly roommates. But tonight, his luck is about to change...

  • White Porcelain by Binary Helix

    A mysterious girl searches for her kidnapped brother

  • Wilco by Studio E

    A bounty hunter rediscovers his love for his ex lover.

  • Writer's Block by Twisted Hammock Studios

    An author sits down with an interviewer to discuss his novels; their origins, however, are sinister.


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