Kansas City, Missouri August 18 - 20, 2017

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 Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film DEADTECTIVES will go on to represent Kansas City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Perspective: The Murder of Joanna Brownstone by Collective Vision Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Audition: an Adult Film by Outer Road Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Alex or Alexis Brownstone, Waiter/Waitress
  • Prop: A hat--not a baseball cap
  • Line: "She should be here any minute."

Audience Favorite: Group A

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

Audience Favorite: Group B

Ride Now by Raconteur Films

Best Writing

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

Best Editing

What Darcy Saw by Berkeley Square

Best Directing

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

Best Cinematography

Perspective: The Murder of Joanna Brownstone by Collective Vision Studios

Best Sound Design

Perspective: The Murder of Joanna Brownstone by Collective Vision Studios

Best Actor

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

Best Actress

Perspective: The Murder of Joanna Brownstone by Collective Vision Studios

Best Supporting Actor

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

Best Supporting Actress

Perspective: The Murder of Joanna Brownstone by Collective Vision Studios

Best Special Effects

Going Home by Rebel Film Club

Best Make Up

DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

Best Use of Character

Going Home by Rebel Film Club

Best Use of Prop

What Darcy Saw by Berkeley Square

Best Use of Line

Going Home by Rebel Film Club

Best Original Music

The Audition: an Adult Film by Outer Road Productions

2017 Film List

  • A Better Tomorrow by Dragonsmith

    A young girl learns the difficulties with trying to write a musical.

  • Baggage by Rondevu

    A door to door hat salesman searches for A. Brownstone, the owner of a mysterious hat.

  • Best Foot Forward by The Flamingo Wranglers

    Two best friends work together to get the girl.

  • DEADTECTIVES by Got 41 Problems But A Film Ain't One

    Two detectives with major differences work together to solve a crime.

  • DEATH KISS by BLACKHEART FILMS

    An attractive young lady is transformed by an enchanted ring.

  • Flashback by Little Ark Productions

    Upon discovering limited time travel, a young man uses his newfound capabilities to help him make it through an awkward first date.

  • Going Home by Rebel Film Club

    Returning home can feel so alien...

  • Heart On, Heart Off by The Belafonte

    Love is hard to capture but we gotta shoot for it.

  • How to Kill a Guy in 10 Minutes by Beached Whale Productions

    You find love in the most unexpected places.

  • In the basement by Real Beauty Real Food and Real Life

    She should be here in a minute

  • Perspective: The Murder of Joanna Brownstone by Collective Vision Studios

    Two homicide detectives take on a case that shakes them to their very soul.

  • Ride Now by Raconteur Films

    After giving a ride to distraught stranger, Alexis comes to realize that even the most frustrating job can have it's rewards.

  • Romano's Spy by Emerald Fox Productions

    An investigator must interrogate his ex-fiance.

  • Scars by dee-wojo

    The Scars of War run deep.

  • Sirius Rising by Unwarranted Wilhelm

    Strap yourself in Squishy!

  • Songbird by Blue Boy Cinema

    Usually Alexis handles trouble with ease, but this time she may have met her match.

  • Tainted by Team #squadgoals

    What would you do to the people who destroyed your life?

  • The Audition: an Adult Film by Outer Road Productions

    Struggling to gain financial stability, Noah decides to audition for a porno to save his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend.

  • The Bag Has Died by Team Smoothie

    The Bag is no more. What will happen to rest?

  • The World According to FIN by El fin

    fish outta water finds true love

  • Vilma and Lanette by Formation Cinema

    Two best friends meet at a pop up cafe in a park, then hi-jinks ensue when a thief hits his mark.

  • What Darcy Saw by Berkeley Square

    Darcy, a coat check attendant at an upscale restaurant, has a gift for premonitions. Usually able to use her gift for good, one busy day she is confronted by a vision of a murderer--right in her restaurant--but will she be able to stop t?


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