Houston, Texas May 16 - 18, 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 In Focus for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Tomorrow's Hope will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Tomorrow's Hope by In Focus

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Prodigal by Green-King

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

Ninety-Nine Problems by First Offense Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Richard or Rachel Andreus, Foreman/Crew Leader
  • Prop: a mask
  • Line: "It's probably easier than it looks." (or "It is probably easier than it looks.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Hours of Our Lives by Gin & Tonic

Honorable Mentions
A Snake Between Us by Morning Wood Production
Now I See You by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Dichotomous Duo by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Honorable Mention
Tomorrow's Hope by In Focus

Audience Favorite: Group C

Prodigal by Green-King

Honorable Mentions
Third Planet by The Artist Factory
Conceal and Prowl by Lights-Camera-Action

Audience Favorite: Group D

Tall Tales by Action Seal

Honorable Mentions
Pussy Cat Confessions by Tridecagon Productions
Ninety-Nine Problems by First Offense Productions

Audience Favorite: Group E

First Kill by Veritatem

Honorable Mentions
Time of the Month by Framed Productions
Doorways by Intuitive Machines

Best Writing

Ninety-Nine Problems by First Offense Productions

Honorable Mention
Prodigal by Green-King

Best Editing

All The Sinners Saints by Cork on the Fork Productions

Honorable Mention
Time of the Month by Framed Productions

Best Directing

Tomorrow's Hope by In Focus

Prodigal by Green-King

Honorable Mention
Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

Best Cinematography

Prodigal by Green-King

Tomorrow's Hope by In Focus

Honorable Mention
All The Sinners Saints by Cork on the Fork Productions

Best Sound Design

All The Sinners Saints by Cork on the Fork Productions

Best Song

Square One by Sulfur Falcon Productions

Honorable Mention
The Dichotomous Duo by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Best Actor

Buddy Smith Close Encounter by Tellurion Filmworks

Honorable Mentions
Matt Hudson Prodigal by Green-King
Niqolas Cobon Tomorrow's Hope by In Focus

Best Actress

Haley Hussey Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

Honorable Mention
Juliet Childers Square One by Sulfur Falcon Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

Close Encounter by Tellurion Filmworks

Honorable Mention
Prodigal by Green-King

Best Graphics

Third Planet by The Artist Factory

Best Special Effects

Third Planet by The Artist Factory

Honorable Mention
Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

Best Choreography

A Snake Between Us by Morning Wood Production

Honorable Mention
Square One by Sulfur Falcon Productions

Best Costumes

Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

Honorable Mention
Third Planet by The Artist Factory

Best Use of Character

Tall Tales by Action Seal

Honorable Mention
Funhouse by Vowel Productions

Best Use of Prop

All The Sinners Saints by Cork on the Fork Productions

Honorable Mention
Killer Barista by 9th & York

Best Use of Line

Killer Barista by 9th & York

Honorable Mention
Tall Tales by Action Seal

Best Use of Genre

Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

Dyer & Dyer by JHDT Productions

Honorable Mentions
Overly Attached by inTown Digital
Ninety-Nine Problems by First Offense Productions

Most Improved

Salesman by Long Paper Productions

Honorable Mention
Clementine by H.E.B.R.O.S.

Funniest Film

The Dichotomous Duo by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Ninety-Nine Problems by First Offense Productions

Cutest Film

Wikipedia Smith by Cloud Castle

2014 Film List

  • A Snake Between Us by Morning Wood Production

    it's easier than it looks

  • All The Sinners Saints by Cork on the Fork Productions

    The truth will set you free

  • Altered by 80C Productions

    Four friends take shelter in a bar during a storm, but realize it's more dangerous inside.

  • Be Mine by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    A young space ship crew leader finds herself the target of both love and lust.

  • Be More Open by Executive Underdogs

    Olivia is tired of her boyfriend's attitude and now he may be cheating. What can she do now?

  • Brother Vampire by MarshFellowes

    A mumblecore comedy about a vampire seeking a normal life.

  • Chained by Popular Outcast Productions

    "A man who has lost everything trusts a mysterious phone call in search of redemption.

  • Clementine by H.E.B.R.O.S.

    He will do whatever it takes to get her back.

  • Close Encounter by Tellurion Filmworks

    A family is reunited with a loved one who is supposedly dead.

  • Conceal and Prowl by Lights-Camera-Action

    Its probably easier then it looks.

  • Doorways by Intuitive Machines

    Man struggles to return to the love of his life while stuck battling unexplained time travel events.

  • Dreamland Murders by Echo Pictures

    A Murderer is on the loose

  • Dyer & Dyer by JHDT Productions

    Race, Creed and Color

  • First Kill by Veritatem

    An inept serial killer tries to make his family proud

  • Funhouse by Vowel Productions

    A failing television network auditions talent to host a new family-oriented children's show.

  • Holey Andreus by Fat Kids on The Block Film Crew

    A "well-planned" heist goes wrong.

  • Hours of Our Lives by Gin & Tonic

    When seconds turns into minutes, minutes turns into the Hours of Our Lives

  • In Black and White by Team Arrington

    In my Grandpa's Shoes

  • Inching Forward by Wobbly

    Seven lives are showcased revealing that their complicated lives are not at the end of the road.

  • Justice by Out Of My Own Productions

    Rachel Andreus, a P.I., a "force to be reckoned-with", stands for "justice", and "JUSTICE" alone!

  • Kill Me Deadly by Indemnity films

    A mobster, his henchman, and a foreman have an intriguing experience

  • Killer Barista by 9th & York

    It's probably easier than it looks

  • Maybe Carole Doesn't Die by Earth Sandwich

    Five people take refuge in a shed. One must leave to find help.

  • Ninety-Nine Problems by First Offense Productions

    Two hapless thieves fall into real jobs running from the police.

  • Now I See You by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

    A flamboyant out-ofwork magician searches for an audience and their approval

  • One Quarter by The Specials

    Nefarious as they were, the plans were crudely thwarted by the twisted arm of fate.

  • Overly Attached by inTown Digital

    An overly attached boyfriend is at a turning point in his relationship and makes a crucial decision.

  • Pool Boys by HCC MovieMakers

    Stumble into Trouble!

  • Prodigal by Green-King

    Estranged father seeks forgiveness.

  • Pussy Cat Confessions by Tridecagon Productions

    Young man finds comfort in group of cat loving misfits

  • Radio Daze by Manateem

    You can lose yourself in the radio

  • Salesman by Long Paper Productions

    An unlikey romance sparks between a salesman and a potential client

  • Skin Deep by Cinestar

    It's whats inside that counts.

  • Square One by Sulfur Falcon Productions

    Because you have to start somewhere.

  • Summons by Design & Magic Productions

    A jury deliberates a possible suspect in a murder trial

  • Taint Nuthin To It by CreatorsBLOK

    A journalist follows a Tainter’s quest to find relevance for fright in a desensitized world.

  • Tall Tales by Action Seal

    A group of post-apocalyptic surivers share stories about a serial killer.

  • The Cost of Living by Stone Hedgehog

    After attempting suicide, a girl wakes up and relives the same day all over again.

  • The Dichotomous Duo by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

    This is a tale of spritely young nymph with a unique zest for life and his new best friend.

  • The Heart of Chicago by Kanacea Productions

    Two brothers seek revenge on a mob boss and his son, after gassing them and killing there parents.

  • The Martial Artist by AZ Cinematics

    Young man signs up for an art camp only to find out it is a martial arts camp.

  • The Road to Unveil by Looking Window

    An unloving man’s calloused heart melts when he discovers hope on an unexpected drive.

  • Third Planet by The Artist Factory

    It's probally easier than it look.

  • Time of the Month by Framed Productions

    Two chess nerds, deep in debt, take over a high school drug ring and get in way over their heads.

  • Tomorrow's Hope by In Focus

    In a post-apocalyptic world, a young duo embark on a dangerous journey towards new hope.

  • Unholy Trinity by Juxtapose

    An elite team investigate the mystery surrounding three deaths a storage facility.

  • V by Random Pro Films

    Five's a crowd.

  • Wikipedia Smith by Cloud Castle

    Lacey Smith, the neighborhood junior private detective, embarks on her latest mystery.

  • Wilted by WAIS

    A group of people who want to help their community turn bad after they find out they're not needed.

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