Des Moines, Iowa July 26 - 28, 2013

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 19 to the 4th power plus Y for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film An Inevitable Mess will go on to represent Des Moines against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

An Inevitable Mess by 19 to the 4th power plus Y

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

The Visitor by Talkie Pictures

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

S.T.U.F.F.E.D. by One Genome Short Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Jim or Jana Davis, Coach
  • Prop: a stuffed animal
  • Line: "Let's call it a day." (or "Let us call it a day.")

2013 Film List

  • 1-800-CATALOG by Baseball Team

    A man is mistaken for a scorpedo-loving shopper of the opposite gender

  • A More Efficient Means by Jello Fresh Productions
  • Actman by Des Moines Onstage

    Actman has vowed to never leave an audience unfulfilled after his parents died of boredom at a show.

  • An Average Eight Minutes by Dull Pencil Productions

    If the sun were to disappear, it would take eight minutes for its last rays of light to reach earth.

  • An Inevitable Mess by 19 to the 4th power plus Y

    A few unexpected guests crash a party

  • B.I.N.G.O. by SmokeMonster Productions


  • Boots by MicahMedia Productions

    Injured teen runs from pursuer in fear for his life

  • Bowie by Primitive Filmworks

    Never far from home

  • Bunky Love by Ludicrous Speed Entertainment

    A mysterious man helps a young nerd find love.

  • Choices by Bad Baby Productions

    Every choice has a consequence.

  • Crossroads by Amateur Sets

    A sci-fi thriller involving many obstacles for one man to overcome.

  • Detail By Detail by WelchFilm

    Remember the details and everything will be ok.

  • dueling directors by Random Parrot Thing

    2 friends make a film and can't agree on the specifics

  • Feelgood by Team What's In The Box?

    Ex-swim coach Jim Davis submits himself for psychiatric evaluation, and makes an unlikely friend.

  • Gentleman Bandits by Bold Film Productions

    A story of a no good duo of bandits facing a dilema that forces them to question their morals.

  • Hitmen-R-Us by Echo Three Productions

    1 of 100

  • Jim Davis Birthing Playbook by Virtual Waters Productions

    Let's just call it a day.

  • Just a Few Tips by Tiny Explosions

    For Mature Audiences Only

  • Kill Her by SouthSiderStudios

    A banker’s mistaken identity affords her the opportunity to change her future.

  • Life Coach by Slater Maxwell Productions

    LIfe's the life part he's having some trouble with.

  • Love Takes Time by NewTopic Films

    Leave the light on outside your heart

  • mini-vacay by RT squared

    Ben learns a few things about himself while on an impromptu mini vacation

  • Mrs. Robinson by Phreaks And Geeks

    The only thing keeping Coach Davis' Team from winning state is a home run.

  • Oh, Malaki! by Allisawn Productions

    Malaki messes up big time.

  • Perfection by Triforce

    Dystopian school.

  • Plan Gone Wrong by Stang Films

    Four women killers-for-hire with a history of 18 successful jobs but number 19 goes wrong.

  • Quarrelsome by Team Zoo2

    Who do you want to fight?

  • Reflections by The Trans-Iowa Canal Company

    A veteran police crises negotiator works with a traumatized young woman.

  • Rise of the Wuffins by Shrieking Tree

    Almost Independence Day

  • S.T.U.F.F.E.D. by One Genome Short Productions

    A relationship coach utilizes children's toys in an unorthodox approach to his profession.

  • Saving Super by Continental Shift

    Super loses his powers after his wife dies, leaving him with normal kids who want to be superheroes.

  • Searching For Super by Age Wasteland (It's only Team Age Wasteland)

    Can Jana find a new hero for her boss and perhaps a buddy for herself?

  • Second Thoughts by Know Your Roots

    Jana is worried that Jim won't want to marry her when he sees her slovenly ways.

  • Somewhere by white poison industries

    A young woman yearns for a better life

  • Somicide by Frantastic Productions
  • Sweet Miriam by Vivid Productions

    A drunk tries to overcome demons to win back his gal but things aren’t black & white in the old west

  • The Case by Team

    A man stranded, uncovers answers to save humanity.

  • The Good Husband by team last to enter

    A family man lives a double life.

  • The Lost and Found by Team 42

    A teddy bear is lost and found but in between is a surreal journey.

  • The Punch Line by Scavo Productions

    Guy wins lottery. Get's cancer.

  • The Searching by Blue Monkey Productions

    After Francis gets in a fight with his best friend, he scours the town looking for a new one.

  • the stop by 5 FURIOUS fLYING fERRETTS

    intergalactic team of misfits on a scavenger hunt

  • The Touch of Time by Team USA

    Funny Srories uncover dark secrets!

  • The Visitor by Talkie Pictures

    A man with a tragic past is troubled when a visitor enters his house.

  • The Whale by Whatever Works

    Unemployed superhero creates a moneymaker doing what he does best.

  • UnBearable by Owl Mode

    A life coach in need of a life coach.

  • Unexpected by Class A

    A women finds that she is pregnant.

  • When Amy Came Home by Brorittos

    A depressed teen looks for love in his departing step-sister. Starting a conflict with his brother.

  • When Heroes Fall: The Brian McLaren Story by Strobie Studios

    How one fighter's demise rocked the sports world and changed a sport forever

  • Words With Fridge by Fighting Squirrels

    Family refrigerator gives helpful life advice?

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