Baltimore, Maryland June 6 - 8, 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 EMP COLLECTIVE for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Beauty by Freida will go on to represent Baltimore against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Beauty by Freida by EMP COLLECTIVE

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Love Between the Dheets by Dark Ronin

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

A Penchant For Sweets by Big Budget Freebies

Required Elements

  • Character: Fred or Freida Unger, Barber/Beautician
  • Prop: a lollipop
  • Line: "Does this look right to you?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Love Between the Dheets by Dark Ronin

Audience Favorite: Group B

Time Sucks by Twelvesteed

A Penchant For Sweets by Big Budget Freebies

Audience Favorite: Group C

Boil The Ocean by Mapleway

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Dirtyard by Crash of Rhinos

Best Writing

Time Sucks by Twelvesteed

Best Editing

Being Other by Open House

Best Directing

Love Between the Dheets by Dark Ronin

Best Cinematography

Tongue Tied by Yellow Sign Theatre Company & Charm City DSLR Filmmakers

Best Sound Design

Barbicide by Zonkey Pictures

Best Musical Score

Beauty by Freida by EMP COLLECTIVE

Best Acting

What Does it Matter by Lion Eating Poets...

Best Graphics

Borrowed Time by 3mm Films

Best Costumes

Beauty by Freida by EMP COLLECTIVE

Best Use of Character

Lisa by Actors with Strings

Best Use of Prop

Time Sucks by Twelvesteed

Best Use of Line

Barbicide by Zonkey Pictures

Best Use of Genre

Blue Raspberry by 16 West Studio

2014 Film List

  • A Killer Contract by Snow Creek Films

    An athlete hires a killer but his agent won't agree to the contractual terms.

  • A Penchant For Sweets by Big Budget Freebies

    Suspicions arise when something is off at the safehouse.

  • Alice by The Famous Makers

    It is Alice's first day at her new job and everything is not what it seems...

  • Andy's Day Out by Continuity Pictures
  • Barbero Azul by B*A*T productions
  • Barbicide by Zonkey Pictures

    A highly skilled barber with a specific set of skills takes a special assignment.

  • Beauty by Freida by EMP COLLECTIVE

    Rejection feeds obsession in this fur flung tale

  • Being Other by Open House

    sometimes being other than what we are isn't nearly as different as we thought.

  • Blue Raspberry by 16 West Studio

    A killer is on a Road Trip. Is Baltimore next?

  • Boil The Ocean by Mapleway

    Time traveller wants to go back in time so that he can marry Bill Gates for his money.

  • Borrowed Time by 3mm Films

    A family's static, suburban afternoon reveals their desire for danger.

  • Clean Cut by Flat Circle Films

    A man coming to terms with the resposibilities of life.

  • Code of the Cowboy by KEG Productions

    A young man uses his fantasy about being a modern-day cowboy to face his demons and win the girl.

  • Cut by Outback Pictures

    Eerie ritual witnessed by 2 boys out for a friendly game of soccer

  • Double Dutch by On Time Productions

    Does this look right to you?

  • Exit Wound by Cinema Chef

    A desperate man tries to escape the underground fight world after betraying his boss and lover.

  • Find That Toaster! by CattleShoot Films

    How far would you go to find the one you love?

  • Finding Lorelei by The Orange Hornet
  • Good Sheperds by Team Clique

    We are Bad

  • Hitman Run by Awkward Trio Productions

    Two assassins follow their target cross-country with unintended results.

  • How They Met by Dry White Toast

    Some short stories of romance.

  • I'm Here For The Kid by Savage Dog Productions

    A cowboy goes on an unexpected adventure.

  • Let me be the one by 399static Productions

    You're only as good as your last haircut.

  • Lisa by Actors with Strings

    the backstory behind the painting

  • Love Between the Dheets by Dark Ronin

    In a world of misery a man finds love in a book

  • Mr. Joy by DC DOGS

    Inspiration comes from unlikely places.

  • Murderous Mom by ActinDude Productions

    Framed for killing children, will this mom save the day?

  • Rat Face by BIRDFACE

    maniacal laughter

  • Relentless by AVA Independent

    A soldier preparing for his fourth deployment deals with the monsters of war, within and without.

  • RESET by Wytek Pictures

    A family experiments with a household time machine appliance.

  • Rest In Piece by Bladder Productions

    What a Hospisser

  • Saddlebutt by 4th Wall

    Facing a health crisis, a lone cowboy sets off in search of answers to what ails him.

  • Seeing Red by FutureHistoryLabs
  • The 48th Hour by Marvelous Party Productions

    Soap operas will never be the same

  • The Dirtyard by Crash of Rhinos

    They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world.

  • The Final Cut by Nam'sayin

    Burdened by guilt, Fred the barber wants to make amends with his friend before he finishes his hair.

  • The Town Barber by Scout's Honor

    An esoteric barber walks through his broken past only to find rubble.

  • Time Sucks by Twelvesteed

    Two time traveling cops who suck at their job get one more case to prove their worth.

  • Tongue Tied by Yellow Sign Theatre Company & Charm City DSLR Filmmakers

    At the beauty salon two thugs have a little taken off the top OR The folicle at the House of Unger.

  • Waking Cubby by Red Bathroom Productions

    A young man learns, with the help of his barber, how to be himself and catch the eye of the girl of

  • Were You There by The Goonies

    No man is an island

  • What Does it Matter by Lion Eating Poets...

    Can a man haunted by his past and an artificial woman overcome their differences ? The answer is no


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