Detroit, Michigan July 18 - 20, 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 Control Alt Delete for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Fin will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Fin by Control Alt Delete

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

1 2 3 by Midnight Oil

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

A Reason To Give by Actors Loft

Required Elements

  • Character: SJ Denison, Blogger
  • Prop: a tape measure
  • Line: "I have one simple question."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Day Date by Go Hard or Go Home Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

99.9 by Action Axis

The L Word by Holiday Park Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Fin by Control Alt Delete

Audience Favorite: Group D

Crushhour by Sum of 4 Studios

Best Writing

Fin by Control Alt Delete

Best Editing

The Denison Wire by Dark Spark

Best Directing

Her Own Hands by 52 Scripts

Best Cinematography

1 2 3 by Midnight Oil

Best Sound Design

The Denison Wire by Dark Spark

Best Musical Score

The Mistake by R Team

Best Acting

RESET by DAVID A FILMS

Best Graphics

Chinook by SuperHouse

Best Special Effects

Open House by Team Lionbelly

Best Choreography

1 2 3 by Midnight Oil

Best Costumes

Fin by Control Alt Delete

Best Use of Character

Open House by Team Lionbelly

Best Use of Prop

Our Big Day by Play Nice

Best Use of Line

Day Date by Go Hard or Go Home Productions

BEST FISH OUT OF WATER

Fin by Control Alt Delete

BEST FILM DE FEMME

Her Own Hands by 52 Scripts

BEST FAMILY FILM

Beyond the Koi Pond by Courageous Lion Cinema

BEST DRAMA

The Denison Wire by Dark Spark

BEST THRILLER/SUSPENSE

99.9 by Action Axis

Best Time Travel Film

RESET by DAVID A FILMS

BEST INSPIRATIONAL FILM

A Reason To Give by Actors Loft

BEST HORROR

Rhombus by Friends with Films

Best Road Movie

Day Date by Go Hard or Go Home Productions

BEST SILENT FILM

Time Kapsule by Twisted Stitches

Best Film Noir

Beneath It All by Golden Gates

Best Musical-Western

Rustbelt Resurrection by eyeDeamotion

BEST COMEDY

Go for the Gold by White Alchemy

BEST ROMANCE

Leaps and Faith by 7-13 Productions

BEST SCI-FI

Open House by Team Lionbelly

Best Chase-Escape Film

Chinook by SuperHouse

BEST DARK COMEDY

Crushhour by Sum of 4 Studios

2014 Film List

  • 1 2 3 by Midnight Oil

    Wrestler struggles with becoming a villain.

  • 99.9 by Action Axis

    A man

  • A Reason To Give by Actors Loft

    Is There Good In The World?

  • Baby Bump Bubble Gum by Team Bad Catholic

    Chew at your own risk

  • Beneath It All by Golden Gates

    An obsessed blogger searches for clues for a mysterious killer.

  • Beyond the Koi Pond by Courageous Lion Cinema

    One Family One Pond One Simply Question

  • Bluffing by Team HUSH

    Blogger S.J. Denison is being questioned about a murder that occurred.

  • Chinook by SuperHouse

    Strange things are happening at a military base, and problems keep multiplying

  • Connections by Got Rice?

    i have one simple question

  • Crushhour by Sum of 4 Studios

    A tale of the absurd in a junkyard.

  • Day Date by Go Hard or Go Home Productions

    Dating blogger SJ Denison conducts a blind dating experiment, only to endure the disaster "day date"

  • DEAD GIVEAWAY by Bluechip Idea Group (BiG)

    a quirky tale of a viral rumor

  • Dr. Calamari's Neighborhood by Metro Swarm Intelligence

    Things aren't what they seem

  • exec by Dos Chanchos

    An office of bloggers are attacked by their computers.

  • Fin by Control Alt Delete

    A fish out of water, a life out of sync.

  • First To Find by Fat Lucy Films

    A woman gets involved in a dangerous game while trying to solve the mystery of her sister's death

  • Go for the Gold by White Alchemy

    Too much coffee results in a race to find a bathroom before it's too late.

  • Her Own Hands by 52 Scripts

    When everything is lost, who do you live for?

  • INDIGNATION DESIRE by Morton DeWalt Pictures

    Envy and death

  • Leaps and Faith by 7-13 Productions

    A young blogger takes a chance on asking out a girl he just met in order to give love a chance.

  • Losing Anna by Shameless Students

    After falling into depression a man is able to overcome and feel good about life.

  • Lost In Detroit 2 by The Motor City Massacre

    The Massacre Continues

  • Meet the Denison's by RATtale Films

    A crazy bike blogger takes you a on ride into the lives of his off beat family.

  • Motivation by Synergy

    Young man overcomes grief and finds motivation.

  • My First Time: Nailed by Hail by Eviler Than Your Films

    It's like the Wizard of Oz...only terrible.

  • OLD SOLES by Creative Alliance Production (CAP)

    a teenager discovers what it means to make a difference !

  • One Simple Question by Botticelli Management

    When Crime King, Sam Carmichael's relationships with his wife and mistress gets complicated.

  • Open House by Team Lionbelly

    Aliens and hipsters go to condo open house

  • Our Big Day by Play Nice

    On their Day of Ascension, members of The Temple of Lunar Astral Interstellar Divinity gather

  • RESET by DAVID A FILMS

    A scientific blogger goes back in time to save himself from his own demise.

  • Retribution by Pretty Cool I Guess Productions

    Arrogant blogger is abducted and punished for his transgressions.

  • Rhombus by Friends with Films

    One man's perfect square is another man's misery...

  • Rustbelt Resurrection by eyeDeamotion

    Caught in a moral battleground, a corporate exec. must saddle-up to exact justice in the workplace

  • Seeking Normal by localD

    Single Mother copes with abusive Ex-Husband and moving on

  • SJ Denison Must Die!!!! by Duality Films

    2 friends organize a team to seek revenge on a mystery blogger

  • Sound of an Apocalypse by Squanishquash

    A depressed blogger seeks help on the Internet, but is in for a surprise when he encounters a virus.

  • The Denison Wire by Dark Spark

    An international journalist seeks the truth but the truth brings consequences.

  • The L Word by Holiday Park Productions

    Office employees compete for a vacant job position in the midst of several mysterious killings

  • The Last Day of Denison by Caffeine Induced Films

    He searches for the truth. He investigates companies. But now one is looking to silence him.

  • The Mistake by R Team

    Two Bloggers go camping in order to test products.

  • The Quextion by Flying Monkey Films

    Anything can happen in 48 hours

  • The Road Killers by IATL - IAmTheLaw.net

    Two cutthroats take a wild ride, leaving the neighborhood in chaos

  • Time Kapsule by Twisted Stitches

    A classic film blogger is sucked inside a silent film.


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