San Diego, California July 16 - 18, 2010

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 Amalgamated Grommets for winning Best Film of 2010. Their film The Fatal Heir will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2011.


1st Place: Best Film of 2010

The Fatal Heir by Amalgamated Grommets

2nd Place: Best Film of 2010

Welcome Home Kurt by La Tolla Production

Required Elements

  • Character: Rita or Rick Hernandez, Doctor
  • Prop: a chair
  • Line: "I'm trying my best."

Audience Favorite: Group @

The Big Drop by Deo Volente Media

THE COHIBA by Cinemock Productions

Empty Chair by Rising Arts Studios

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Fatal Heir by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Writing

David D. Dietrich, Richard Leroy, Maurice A. Smith, Tim Kressin, Dawn Dietrich The Big Drop by Deo Volente Media

Best Editing

Mike Small and Morgan Swift Welcome Home Kurt by La Tolla Production

Best Directing

Michael Bruggemeyer The Fatal Heir by Amalgamated Grommets

Honorable Mentions
Jose Troconis Welcome Home Kurt by La Tolla Production
George Ye THE COHIBA by Cinemock Productions

Best Cinematography

Bill Bork The Fatal Heir by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Sound Design

Welcome Home Kurt by La Tolla Production

Tape 17 by That's Rad Productions

Best Musical Score

Disco Detectives by S.K.Y. PRODUCTIONS

Best Actor

Ernesto Matamoros Empty Chair by Rising Arts Studios

Best Actress

Kacie Flowers The Hot Seat by Cane Toad Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

The Fatal Heir by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Graphics

Al's life by Influence Engines

Best Choreography

A Minor Detail by Team SDAFF

Best Costumes

The Serendipitous Adventures of the Amazing Darbo-Episode 6: Darbo Goes To Earth by something funky sounding

Honorable Mention
We Never Sleep by Digital Arts Collective

Best Make Up

The Serendipitous Adventures of the Amazing Darbo-Episode 6: Darbo Goes To Earth by something funky sounding

Best Use of Character

She's Not a Sherpa by Roundabound

Roll Dogs by Sofa King Awesome

Best Use of Prop

Al's life by Influence Engines

Best Use of Line

She's Not a Sherpa by Roundabound

2010 Film List

  • A Minor Detail by Team SDAFF

    A heist brings rival thieves to an unexpected showdown.

  • Abduction by Team Dawson Digital

    Hunter and trapped with only one way to escape.

  • Al's life by Influence Engines

    Video Tube

  • BADsteroid by LaserExplosion

    Encountering a visitor from the post-apocalyptic future, Zorgblatt, gynecologist Dr. Rick Hernandez must contact the president and prevent the ensuing disaster.

  • Biter by Sunword

    You never know who you can trust

  • Breakaway by Photoplay

    Tired of working in a rut, Rick Hernandez finds the girl of his dreams.

  • Disco Detectives by S.K.Y. PRODUCTIONS

    A detective duo solves crimes. Awesomely!

  • Dr. Hernandez makes a chair by Team Ramrod

    Trying my best

  • Empty Chair by Rising Arts Studios

    A journey through the schizophrenic episodes of a man struggling to cope with the loss of his best friend.

  • Fear of Japan by Fighting 517 Productions

    A woman who is dead set against having kids learns she is pregnant after her husband dies.

  • If I'm Trying, I'm Dying by The Island in the Hills

    A man stumbles through his life and strolls through his fantasies.

  • Iffy-Pop by Slanted View Crew

    While housitting for a friend, a young man plans the perfect after-dinner-date only to have his plans derailed at every turn

  • Interpretation #9 by That Much Better

    A chance meeting in a

  • Jack Lightning by It's Just Kittens

    An adventurer and his partner investigate a polio outbreak in the jungle.

  • Measure for Measure by Visceral Films

    sisters til the end

  • Mother's Best by Cuban Sushi Crisis

    Unknown

  • No place like home by Cudafunk

    I'm trying my best.

  • Plight of the Earth Fairy by EnLighthouse Entertainment

    Living in the Shadow of the Tooth Fairy, the Earth Fairy Has an Identity Crisis and Seeks Professional Help

  • Probe by Mercury Cinema

    Don't try to hide from the "doctors."

  • Protégé by DACKY Films

    An woman answers the ad of a menacing protege.

  • Return on Investment by Infrastructure Productions

    A Sperm Donor learns he has a daughter as they race across the country for One-Million Dollars

  • Road to Supervillainry by Legit Films

    A teenage boy becomes a supervillain to catch the attention of the girl he desires.

  • Roll Dogs by Sofa King Awesome

    Two old friends New good times

  • Senorita by Nichani Films

    Arranged Marriage or Internet Romance

  • She's Not a Sherpa by Roundabound

    Jason, a likeable underachiever, needs to convince his boss, an eccentric but charismatic businessman, to let him leave work early. But first he needs to get his attention.

  • Stuck by Ariodite Films

    John visits an old friend of his, Jimmy, to catch up. However he wishes he he could have come a better time.

  • Tape 17 by That's Rad Productions

    A young man traveling down a dusty stretch of highway finds more than he bargains for.

  • The Big Drop by Deo Volente Media

    Two hiesters plans are constipated by the swallowing of the object of thier hiest.

  • The Boy Within by Viclay

    Beauty Calms the Beast

  • THE COHIBA by Cinemock Productions

    I'm trying my best

  • The Fatal Heir by Amalgamated Grommets

    Something smells rotten in this murder caper...

  • The Grim Reaper by Out of the Norm Productions

    The Grim Reaper appears to a little boy who distracts him from taking his family.

  • The Hot Seat by Cane Toad Productions

    A group therapy program changes lives through compassion and tough love.

  • The Magic Chair by Yet Another Film Team

    A young girl questions the existance of Santa

  • The Ranch by Procrastinated Productions

    Unlucky trio stumbles upon

  • The Serendipitous Adventures of the Amazing Darbo-Episode 6: Darbo Goes To Earth by something funky sounding

    The Continuing journey of an awkward alien.

  • The Sock Job by organized chaos

    All Jerry wanted to do was his laundry, until he became victimized to the biggest laundry heist in history

  • The Tooth Ache by Bad Asymptotes

    An awkward boxer falls madly in love with a girl he has never met.

  • The Wrong Stuff by Perspective Productions

    Culpability

  • Therapy Ring by Shakespeare By The Sea

    Comedic Heist

  • Tooth List by ROMIX Productions

    Sometimes you just don't really know your dentist...

  • Two Doors by Red Eye Production

    Ethan has the ability to time travel to where and whenever he wants. He abuses his power to cheat on his wife with a woman from the the 1940's.

  • unBEARable M.D. by Pulled Out Productions

    When a half man, half bear is on a quest to rid the world of heroin... only a mad doctor can stand in his way.

  • Vortex by Fearless

    A agent is lost, and then found.

  • We Never Sleep by Digital Arts Collective

    Pinkerton agents looking for bad guys

  • Welcome Home Kurt by La Tolla Production

    A Vietnam Vet copes with life back at home.

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