Madison, Wisconsin July 13 - 15, 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 The Porchetta Paradox for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film The Only Logical Conclusion will go on to represent Madison against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

The Only Logical Conclusion by The Porchetta Paradox

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Singularity by Hell Ramen

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Impact by False Take Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Uncle Bob or Aunt Bitsy
  • Prop: a wallet
  • Line: ""I love it. What do you call it?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

A Fantastic Feeling by KGB Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Only Logical Conclusion by The Porchetta Paradox

Best Writing

The Only Logical Conclusion by The Porchetta Paradox

Best Editing

Getting Through by Top Hat Balloon

Best Directing

Singularity by Hell Ramen

Best Cinematography

Impact by False Take Films

Singularity by Hell Ramen

Best Sound Design

Crunch by Filament

Best Musical Score

Farm Hands by Friends & Film

Best Acting

Max Grobbelaar Singularity by Hell Ramen

Best Ensemble Acting

Farm Hands by Friends & Film

Best Effects

Getting Through by Top Hat Balloon

Best Use of Character

Surprise Party by The RGBeasts

Best Use of Prop

Surprise Party by The RGBeasts

Best Use of Line

Singularity by Hell Ramen

Best Use of Genre

The Only Logical Conclusion by The Porchetta Paradox

Unspoken by Snowdrift Films

Best Make-up / Costume

Unspoken by Snowdrift Films

Best poster

Save Me, SuperBoy! by The Jazzier Bees

Best Student Film

Save Me, SuperBoy! by The Jazzier Bees

2018 Film List

  • 'Till Death Do Us Part by Unpreproduced Films

    A couple enters therapy to find out what is murdering their love life.

  • A Fantastic Feeling by KGB Films

    Feeling never felt so good.

  • A Picture of Amy by GRiFIn

    Tyler goes to his engaged friends' house, hopeful he can reconnect with his high school sweetheart, Amy. However, Amy has an announcement of her own that will make Tyler reconsider what he wants out of life.

  • Ageless: A Love Deeper Than Time by Dastardly Media

    Two lonely people of vastly different ages find a commonality.

  • Beyond Help by Thorazine Work Party

    Man loses his wallet and is stalked by his Guber driver after a crazy night of partying.

  • Bitsy's Web by Smudge Capone

    Aunt Bitsy has come to town? Is it really her? If so, what is she up to?

  • Butterflies by Living Storm Productions

    Play by the rules and no one gets hurt.

  • Choking Hazard by Hungry Lioness Productions

    Woman reliant on finger puppets for a fulfilled sex life combats intolerance and a kooky toy store owner in her struggle for satisfaction.

  • Crunch by Filament

    Incompetent employees of a sinister boss begin to disappear after running late on a deadline.

  • Eye of the Storm by Atwoodland Productions

    In a world that's turned against you, sometimes all you can do is run.

  • Farm Hands by Friends & Film

    Three young farm hands get it in their heads to make it big in the music industry, but tensions arise over the direction of the group. Will they get their act together in time for the jamboree?

  • Getting Through by Top Hat Balloon

    A man comes over to help his grieving cousin through a hard time when suddenly and without warning they find something strange in their attic.

  • Hail Mary by Camp Createability

    When stubborn Uncle Bob refuses to help teenage Daniel enter an eSports competition at a local church, Daniel takes matters into his own hands. After winning the Regional tournament Uncle Bob realizes Daniels passion and talent for eSports.

  • Impact by False Take Films

    Sometimes, your inner demons can be a tougher opponent than anyone you can face in the ring.

  • In Between by Fueled by Red

    Filling the space between us. It doesn't feel not right.

  • Memoir by RedWax Productions

    A man travels in time to revisit a moment in his life and have some great toast.

  • Piss Take by Dos Muchachos

    After twenty years two guys reignite their pissing contest.

  • Save Me, SuperBoy! by The Jazzier Bees

    A young hero fights for evil to find the women he loves.

  • Scratching The Surface by Liar Liar Productions

    A young boy and worn out private investigator are led on a mysterious adventure to learn the truth behind a local urban legend and a string of missing persons.

  • Singularity by Hell Ramen

    When an engineer frees an advanced humanoid robot from the massive cybernetics company where she works, the pair must evade capture while confronting questions of what it means to be human.

  • Slice to Meat You by Mad Cow Productions

    A foul-mouthed slob bites off more than he can chew when the mysterious pizza guy dishes out a special delivery.

  • Super Nudging the Xiphoid by Nice Melons Films

    A young boy learns the true meaning of love through nudging.

  • Surprise Party by The RGBeasts

    A family dinner doesn't go quite as planned.

  • The Edge by Vermillion Team

    Two very different strangers find themselves on a bridge with only one thing in common.

  • The Girl by impregNATE Films

    A girl off for a drive gets an unexpected surprise when her car dies, and she encounters 2 mysterious men.

  • The Only Logical Conclusion by The Porchetta Paradox

    An intrepid canine detective investigates the brutal slaying of his dear Uncle Bob.

  • The Quarter by Dead Betty

    An aspiring writer becomes inspired after the death of a loved one.

  • Unspoken by Snowdrift Films

    After a tragic accident, a young couple learn to cope with a life altering disability.

  • Welcome Home by Cedar Cabins Productions

    Romance, Reborn

  • What We Leave Behind by Film Underground

    Man goes back in time, then realizes what he left behind.


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