Inland Empire, California August 22 - 24, 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 Primus Pictures for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Friendstrual Cycle will go on to represent Inland Empire against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Friendstrual Cycle by Primus Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Puppy Love by Hot Air Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Rob or Rhonda Ward, Club President
  • Prop: a necklace
  • Line: "You would not believe what I just saw." (or "You wouldn't believe what i just saw.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Ghost Watch by Dream More Than Sleep

Audience Favorite: Group B

Puppy Love by Hot Air Films

Best Writing

Friendstrual Cycle by Primus Pictures

Best Editing

CHECKMATE by Gravity XL

Best Directing

The Elevator by Redeye Bandits

Best Cinematography

GLASSHOUR by ChapmanCine

Best Sound Design

The Caper by EB Creative

Best Musical Score

CHECKMATE by Gravity XL

Best Acting

Friendstrual Cycle by Primus Pictures

Best Graphics

Prodigal by The Poolhouse Project

Best Special Effects

Prodigal by The Poolhouse Project

Best Choreography

Dreamers by Studio 7

Best Costumes

Ghost Watch by Dream More Than Sleep

Best Use of Character

The Princess Who Would Not Listen by RadioActive Studios

Best Use of Prop

Prodigal by The Poolhouse Project

Best Use of Line

The Elevator by Redeye Bandits

2014 Film List

  • A Wonderful Medicin by AbsurdTV.us

    Hospitals, go figure

  • Bait & Switch by Tiberiusfilm Ltd.

    A man goes back in time to save his life

  • Birdwatcher by Dampt Productions

    Things take a a nasty turn when a couple meets a suspicious birdwatcher on a deserted country road.

  • CHECKMATE by Gravity XL

    A chess club president plays chess at his house

  • Dreamers by Studio 7

    You're never too young to dream

  • Friendstrual Cycle by Primus Pictures

    For some women, friends can be hard to find sometimes.

  • Ghost Watch by Dream More Than Sleep

    When ghosts come to play Ghost Watch saves the day!

  • GLASSHOUR by ChapmanCine

    You wouldn't believe what I just saw

  • Life in the Distance by Aurora Sinclair Productions

    A selfish man learns to love again aboard a train destined for a high stakes mob drop off.

  • Loose Ends by Blackstone Films

    Not all kidnappings go to plan

  • Pages from Love by Flyingsquirrel Productions

    A woman finding love in the most unusual places

  • Prodigal by The Poolhouse Project

    A video game nerd becomes the best hope for a dying race.

  • Puppy Love by Hot Air Films

    Sometimes 'Puppy Love' is the love of your life.

  • Snitch by Chuckle Junkies

    Don't be a tattletale.

  • The Ballad of Shawntelle by Mic & Nik's Major Motion Pics

    A new girl rips two roommates apart

  • The Caper by EB Creative

    An ordinary night at the museum turns into an adventure for two rookie security guards

  • The Elevator by Redeye Bandits

    Did you get the message?

  • The Employee by High Desert Express

    A geek is thrown into a world he's never seen upon meeting his new boss.

  • The Inevitable Truth by Last Minute

    Faced with an ugly truth, a young woman struggles with her inner demons.

  • The Princess Who Would Not Listen by RadioActive Studios

    A little girl finds inspiration within herself.

  • The Rise Of Don by Luminescent Motion Pictures

    A game of mouse trap for a bunch of rats

  • Time Travelers Anonymous by Faded film

    Tell us about your Time Travel Experience

  • Trickle effect by This & That

    Twilight zone.

  • Turdis by Title IX Films

    A reporter who is on thin ice gets her last chance.

  • Vigilante Crusader by 'Fraid of Hites

    The Hope of Humanity is Universal

  • Your Love Matters by Shot In The Dark Productions

    The Love of your dog cannot be enlaced by anything...


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