Columbus, Ohio July 27 - 29, 2018

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 Backward Slate Productions for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Death Toll House will go on to represent Columbus against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Death Toll House by Backward Slate Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Spoon by Falboro Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Nosebleed: The Musical by Ghostbus

Required Elements

  • Character: Andrew or Alexis Ruberon, Mechanic
  • Prop: A cookie
  • Line: ""You don't see that every day." OR "You do not see that every day.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Monster Inside by Static Copy Island

Audience Favorite: Group B

Christmas Steve by Edwin J. Hill

Audience Favorite: Group C

Yesterdays by Whispering Daemon

Best Writing

Spoon by Falboro Media

Best Editing

Party Tricks by We're Not A Production Company

Best Directing

Not From Around Here by Lights and Lies Productions

Best Cinematography

Disconnect by red Bicycle Media

Best Sound Design

Guilt Trip by Fried Rice Entertainment

Best Musical Score

Nosebleed: The Musical by Ghostbus

Best Song

The Monster Inside by Static Copy Island

Best Actor

The Monster Inside by Static Copy Island

Best Actress

Death Toll House by Backward Slate Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Spoon by Falboro Media

Best Supporting Actress

Baby Be Brave by Arch City Studio

Best Ensemble Acting

Nosebleed: The Musical by Ghostbus

Best Special Effects

Teknoblu by Blue Dragon Studios

Best Choreography

Rough Cut by Jonesing For The Johns

Best Make Up

202 by Initial Focus Media

Best Use of Character

Yesterdays by Whispering Daemon

Best Use of Prop

Death Toll House by Backward Slate Productions

Best Use of Line

a broken basket carries no eggs by g. rex productions

Best Visual Effects

Yesterdays by Whispering Daemon

2018 Film List

  • 202 by Initial Focus Media
  • a broken basket carries no eggs by g. rex productions

    A mysterious mechanic recalls the story of three misfits who hit the road in order to go the gym and visit the apartment of a new friend.

  • A Day with O'Mally by The Children at Hand
  • Alex is Alexis by Last Minute Films

    You don’t see that everyday

  • Amulet of Clever Fire by Savage Tech
  • Assassino di Biscotti by RFPictures

    Amidst dangerous times, a government agent receives a strange visitor.

  • Baby Be Brave by Arch City Studio

    A mother races toward her daughter in the midst of a mutant outbreak to teach her a lesson in courage.

  • Butcher and the Baker by Island Road Media

    A retiring spy gets more than he bargained for when he accepts an edible gift from his trusted mechanic.

  • Car Talkin' Mechanic by Bottle Opener Studios

    Average everyday Alexis is working on her car when she gains a special ability! Now with the power to talk to Cars and it teaches the way of Car-Fu! Is she able to take down the evil thugs who tried to steal her car with her new powers and martial arts?

  • Christmas Steve by Edwin J. Hill

    On Christmas Eve, Steve wakes up to discover an intruder in his house, his life will never be the same.

  • Death Toll House by Backward Slate Productions

    That's the way the cookie crumbles

  • Desiderium by Incompetent Films

    A man reminisces fondly on the love he had.

  • Disconnect by red Bicycle Media

    A controlling man discovers that some things are out of his hands.

  • Full Service by Filmlet Productions

    From bad to worse with roadside assistance.

  • Ghost Trip by Exploding Tigers
  • Guilt Trip by Fried Rice Entertainment

    After experiencing a traumatic event, a man is haunted by his decisions and must live with the guilt.

  • High Noon by Area Code Productions

    Clyde Wayne enjoys a bag of Sarsaparilla infused cookies while watching an old western film. When Clyde's psychedelic trip begins he hallucinates that he is living in the wild west with a bounty on his head, reality becomes blurred has Clyde runs for his life.

  • Imperium by Parliament Media Collective

    Heroine faced with a choice to protect the people she loves at the cost of submitting the use of her powers to a corrupt organization.

  • Jump Start by Dank Scenes

    On a hot summer day, a young woman with a dark secret is stranded on the side of the road. When a sexy mechanic pulls up to help, will she be able to hide her truth as she falls for him?

  • Kat Streck by Rusty Spork Productions

    Don’t do drugs!

  • Misfortunes by Level Three Films

    A man with various methods of escapism meets with his adversary for one final job.

  • Nosebleed: The Musical by Ghostbus

    A musical about a mechanic kicking up dust.

  • Not From Around Here by Lights and Lies Productions

    Roadtrip gone wrong...

  • Party Tricks by We're Not A Production Company

    Trapped at a party she was reluctantly dragged to, a girl desperately tries to escape, but something keeps pulling her back.

  • Pick Up Lines by Ye Olde Golden Slam

    A man goes back in time to undue a toxic relationship by delivering a terrible pick up line.

  • Racing Towards History by Spellbender Media

    They protect the past to preserve the future!

  • Rough Cut by Jonesing For The Johns

    Apprehended but unworried, a man who has lost everything weaves a tale of biblical deception to throw his captors off of his scent

  • Spoon by Falboro Media

    A sentient AI struggles to find meaning and take control of its existence.

  • Stuck. by The Film Forge

    A woman on the side of the road waits for help.

  • Teknoblu by Blue Dragon Studios

    A sibling rivalry rocks tech giant Teknoblu.

  • The American Soldier by People Inventing Motion Pictures, LLC.

    An American soldier comes home to find mom is dieing and in an effort to show her he is putting together his own life in what little time she has, he proposes to his girlfriend only to find her cheating on him the same night of the proposal.

  • The Business Trip by Big Bag Butterfly

    The family takes a business trip, encounter issues and learn the fate of their business.

  • The Cookie Bandits by M and M Films
  • The Dead File by Stone Mansion Productions

    Lovers kill husband for insurance, enlist incompetent detective to ensure crime is never solved.

  • The Monster Inside by Static Copy Island

    Faced with the disappearance of her sister, a woman takes matters into her own hands.

  • Trouble Shooting by HJ6 Productions
  • Turnover by Trashly Productions

    Five strangers wake up in the middle of the woods. Will they figure out how to make it home alive?

  • Under the Hood by And...Action

    Sometimes a relationship can be like a rough engine. If you work hard to take care of the little things and fix them as you go, you can prevent bigger problems down the road.

  • Venting by Silver Stage Productions

    It's just another hot day at the office- except with more "spirit"

  • Yesterdays by Whispering Daemon

    A time traveler continuely returns to the past in efforts to prevent her younger self from inventing time travel.


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