Denver, Colorado August 4 - 6, 2017

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 King Charles LTD for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Unseen will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Unseen by King Charles LTD

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Boo Man by Stranger Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

#disconnected by Maskil Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Truman or Tessa Duda Repair person
  • Prop: a record (music)
  • Line: "Hey, what is/what's that over there?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Sexual Orientation by Ugly Mutt Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
The Braindead Baristas by Dragoon Films
The Remnant by Three Avenues Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

#disconnected by Maskil Productions

Honorable Mention
The Kicker by PURE JUNK

Audience Favorite: Group C

Fixation by The Co-creators

Honorable Mention
Business As Usual by Cinema Geeks

Audience Favorite: Group D

Flutterby by Rover Scope Films

Honorable Mention
Boo Man by Stranger Studios

Audience Favorite: Group E

Cardigan Sorrow by Nebulus Visions Multimedia

Honorable Mention
Vinyl Destination by Missile Man Pictures

Best Writing

#disconnected by Maskil Productions

Best Editing

Flutterby by Rover Scope Films

Best Directing

Vinyl Destination by Missile Man Pictures

Best Cinematography

Boo Man by Stranger Studios

Best Sound Design

Jeff by Cook St. Productions

Vinyl Destination by Missile Man Pictures

Best Musical Score

Fixation by The Co-creators

Best Actor

Jason Knauf Unseen by King Charles LTD

Best Actress

Lindsay Sparks #disconnected by Maskil Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

The Kicker by PURE JUNK

Jeff by Cook St. Productions

Best Graphics

Flutterby by Rover Scope Films

Best Special Effects

Boo Man by Stranger Studios

Best Choreography

Fixation by The Co-creators

Best Costumes

Fixation by The Co-creators

Best Use of Character

Unseen by King Charles LTD

Best Use of Prop

Cardigan Sorrow by Nebulus Visions Multimedia

Best Use of Line

#disconnected by Maskil Productions

2017 Film List

  • #disconnected by Maskil Productions

    A young couple discover how difficult life is without their technology and how important it is to be connected to the world around them.

  • 30 Pieces by Silk Street Productions

    How much would you pay to buy your mortality?

  • A Composer's Adventure by Emerald Fox

    Hey, whats/what is that over there?

  • Aura by Binary Helix

    Aura

  • Back to the First Time by Dynamic Trio Films

    A woman "undoes" part of her past and returns to the present with hopes of a more meaningful first time.

  • Boo Man by Stranger Studios

    A long time music critic strives for internet fame and meets his match along the way.

  • Broken Down by No Zombies Productions

    On the edge of despair, Kelli Watson battles with the monster she's become and the past that made her that way.

  • Business As Usual by Cinema Geeks

    Two men race against the clock for what is most important to them.

  • Cacophony by Milk with Ice Cubes

    A common household noise triggers an anxiety within an unsuspecting party guest.

  • Campfire Smake by Team Squaredime

    An escaped convict tells his younger self the story of his life.

  • Cardigan Sorrow by Nebulus Visions Multimedia

    A 48 hour film. Before it was cool.

  • Days Without Incident by Team Name Pending

    Everything changes when things go rotten for Gerry on what could be his last day.

  • Detached by Orange Vest Productions

    A loner decides to take a spontaneous road trip on his motorcycle to escape the normalcy of his mundane life.

  • Dropout by Wandering Paw Films

    Repair man named Truman asked by his father to repair a magical record player.

  • Fixation by The Co-creators

    Locked in an office building overnight, a handywoman, Tessa Duda, makes the most of it in a musical way.

  • Flutterby by Rover Scope Films

    Happy Camper... ?

  • FOMO by Chilled Monkey Brains

    85 sports channels and nothing's on.

  • Hair Repair by JackWagon Productions

    A cowboy lost in his own time, meets a young man in need....

  • Hytte by Ruff Ruff Dog Productions

    With strong fingers and penetrating gaze, Sweden's premier documentarian prises open the lid of the human condition and peers inside, with results as heartwarming as they are surprising.

  • Irresolute by Michigan Made

    Dr. Roe's last two days at home before Earth's first ever planetary migration.

  • Jeff by Cook St. Productions

    A sleepover for Jeff

  • Lights Out by Mighty Morphin Campesinos

    Four friends reunite for a celebration, and are disappointed when things don't go according to plan.

  • Next Door by Capone Films

    An 80's teen, looking for a dose of reality, gets more than she bargained for.

  • One Man, One Dummy by One Man, One Dummy

    One Man, One Dummy.. Sometimes they are two of the same...

  • One O'Clock Jump by Twisted Hammock

    A young man, with access to special technology, chooses to travel to a past with a personal significance.

  • Re-Entry by Bad Pixel Productions

    A returning vet struggles with both her personal and public life in an effort to get back her daughter.

  • Re-pair by Benevolent Camera

    A repair man discovers the true meaning of 'fix it'.

  • Ricky Ramirez: Millennial P.I. by RamCam Films

    Armed with a good wifi connection and crippling student debt, millennial Ricky Ramirez tries his hand at a real job.

  • Sexual Orientation by Ugly Mutt Entertainment

    A brief instructional video for success in a handy industry.

  • Solo by Empyrean Media Arts

    A talented singer has to choose between sustaining the family business or pursue her own passion.

  • T.E.S.S.A. by Running Riot Pictures

    Harold's new home AI is the jealous type.

  • Teen Fatale by VidLocity

    Being a daughter to a divorced international spy trying to live a normal life with a new civilian husband in the dark about their past is proving to be hard when you just want to go out on a date.

  • The Braindead Baristas by Dragoon Films

    A white lie turns into a mission when a geeky guys goes to great lengths to get a girl out of his league.

  • The Devil's Lettuce by Burning Script Pictures

    When four girls try to lighten up a night with some sweet tunes, they are paid a visit by an unexpected visitor.

  • The Final Hit by LiquorYeti Productions

    Stuck in the doldrums of an office cubicle life and constantly ridiculed by his boss, an office worker decides he needs to make a change through the often played yet unforgiving sport, softball.

  • The Flip Side by Wing It

    Brother and sister get sucked into a fairy tale world and fix the story they broke.

  • The Kicker by PURE JUNK

    When Vinny’s Luck runs out with a love interest, he gets the chance to replay his odds.

  • The Last Dance by Red Raptor Video

    A burglary gone wrong

  • The Rehearsal by Oy Vey/Mikrolab Productions

    A jilted lover returns on the day of her ex's wedding rehearsal.

  • The Remnant by Three Avenues Productions
  • Time Table: or Man's Fatal Flaw by The Little Tiger That Could!

    An adventure through time with music; exploring the interaction of women with men.

  • Trapped & Breathless by Team Thanatos
  • Truman by Empower

    With a nuclear attack imminent, a loner repair man runs to save his own life only to discover something that matters more.

  • Underneath by Lost Moon TV

    Two detectives try so solve a normal murder with no evidence or trails to follow.

  • Unseen by King Charles LTD

    When a man challenges his beliefs, he opens himself up to the truth.

  • Vinyl Destination by Missile Man Pictures

    Two burnout roommates pick up a record at a garage sale that may be the last thing they ever hear.

  • Waiting to Climax by Alley Cat Productions

    Two men face the greatest challenge of their lives in order to land the job of their dreams, will they be able to solve the mystery?


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