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 NovelFilms for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Rose will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.
An aging, best-selling author struggles to accept that she is considered over the hill.
Inherent to the opioid epidemic, a man is trying to get in touch with an opioids addictions professor, but is facing his worst nightmare.
A jilted fighter finds himself thrown into the timeless arena of lost love.
An author uses an unconventional experiment as part of their writing process.
2 detectives are lead to a house due to a mysterious clue only to find they've been involved the whole time
fear the man in the casquette
When a married couple finds a cassette tape with the warning, "do not play", their relationship is put to the test as they seek the mystery within.
Jared is trying to escape his crazy girlfriend by faking his own death. While doing this he witnesses The Mob dumping a body. Now, Jared needs to talk his way out of being killed by The Mob.
Two couples get more of an adventure than they bargained for in the ultimate escape room challenge.
A woman has not seen her father since a child. He now mails her his autobiography.
Follow residents of Flint, MI as they tell their own stories of shame, denial, anger, and overt alcoholism over the water crisis.
Two wacky drug smugglers impersonate pilots to receive a deal at an airport but are stalked by two bumbling security guards.
A famous author is struggling to finish his next novel and discovers a postcard he has mailed to himself from the future warning of an upcoming danger.
A sophisticated woman must return to help her unrequited lover.
Disgraced dog trainer finds a new dog and a new avenue for competition.
A woman recounts her past and looks to the future.
If at first you don't succeed, try again; and again and again. The cities' newest hero "Replay" learns this the hard way.
Free will is not an accident.
Johnny is young boy who is obsessed with martial arts. Unfortunately this is also the reason he gets picked on by the neighborhood bullies. On one fateful day, he hears about a martial arts master and finds a mentor to his martial arts journey. Will Johnny ever become the martial arts master he desires to become?
How far would you go for a story?
Maybe just maybe it will happen again
An aspiring author seeks inspiration from others, her city, but most importantly herself.
All she wanted was for someone to believe her; all they wanted was for her to stop.
In a society where love has been outlawed, romance of a rebellious sort wreaks havoc on a halfway house for teens.
When two estranged friends meet after years of separation, the trials of time and chance threaten to destroy a lifelong bond.
Adjustment to life when technology goes offline.
This charming dog gets into all kinds of adventures!
Troubled author has tasted success and is chasing it again by trying to write a new erotic novel, however is interrupted in the strangest of ways.
An agoraphobic author will fight His fears to leave His home after receiving a postcard from a long lost love.
A music fan armed with a stolen ukulele tries to bring back punk rock
Ding dong, who's there? The law!
A man's desperate decision to change his future may not be the future he wishes it to be.
An author takes a inspirational journey to honor her father
A woman's Journey to find beauty in the brokenness
The stress of touring may be getting to a self-help author.
A young boy's imagination comes to life using visual martial arts to represent a generational battle as told by his grandfather
Two friends fall into a situation that will change their lives for a whole 3-minutes.
A demanding boss demands his staff work overtime, causing chaos in the cubicles
A female protagonist infiltrates her boyfriend's stag night outing, but is ill prepared for the nights events.
Waitresses at a coney island enjoy just another average night on the job.
Gonna Catch That Dream . . .
En route to a family wedding, 2 brothers pick the wrong hotel to stay at and must solve a mystery to make it through the weekend.
Andy and Jalynne have a surprise bundle of joy—and the surprises keep coming!
Lured to their uncle's idyllic lakeside cabin, two young lovers are stalked by a jazzy murderer.
What happens when you let your dreams take you too far away from your reality?
An author that find his own solutions from his problems through work.