Las Vegas, Nevada May 9 - 11, 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 Light Forge Studios for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Swamp Heart will go on to represent Las Vegas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Swamp Heart by Light Forge Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

This Was Us by The Goondock Saints

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

The Sound Guy by NewZ HoundZ

Required Elements

  • Character: Tum or Tanya Twinterrs, Foreign Exchange Student
  • Prop: A painting
  • Line: There is only one way to know for sure.

Audience Favorite: Group A

Swamp Heart by Light Forge Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Sound Guy by NewZ HoundZ

Audience Favorite: Group C

This Was Us by The Goondock Saints

Best Writing

FIVE WAYS TO GET RICH by Team Kevin Bacon

Best Editing

The Mark by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Directing

Swamp Heart by Light Forge Studios

Best Cinematography

Swamp Heart by Light Forge Studios

Best Sound Design

The Mark by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Musical Score

Enthusiasm by Late Night Pizza Productions

Best Song

Last Shot at Redemption by KTF Media/Emerald Motion Pics

Best Actor

Robert Torti The Mark by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Actress

Kati Paul Enthusiasm by Late Night Pizza Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

FIVE WAYS TO GET RICH by Team Kevin Bacon

Best Graphics

Enthusiasm by Late Night Pizza Productions

Best Special Effects

aritifact by Ismahawk

Best Choreography

Enthusiasm by Late Night Pizza Productions

Best Costumes

Enthusiasm by Late Night Pizza Productions

Best Use of Character

Speak English? by NSC Films

Best Use of Prop

The Sound Guy by NewZ HoundZ

Best Use of Line

This Was Us by The Goondock Saints

Best Use of Genre

"HEX" by CARCASS STUDIOS

2014 Film List

  • "HEX" by CARCASS STUDIOS

    They have been preparing for this

  • 2 pills 3 times a day by FlickaFly Productions

    A new roommate may not be all what he seems

  • aritifact by Ismahawk

    a rebel faction follows a man sent from the future on a mission to destroy an earth ending artifact

  • Blood Is Thicker Overseas by UTFM

    Your Host Family Doesn't Know You

  • Blood is Thicker Overseas by Unearthed Legends Production

    Your Host Family Doesnt Know You

  • Cold Vegas Nights by Mistress Project

    Two young women filming for the passion and experience.

  • DARK SIDE OF A WOMAN by AAMP Productions

    What woman can't get lost in her best shopping day ever, !

  • Enthusiasm by Late Night Pizza Productions

    A lovestruck girl prepares to meet the man of her dreams.

  • Film Against Humnity by PMP Productions

    Up against a 48 Hour Film deadline, two filmmakers find inspiration in a crude party game.

  • FIVE WAYS TO GET RICH by Team Kevin Bacon

    Five small business owners are lured to a meeting, that turns out to be a race to a small fortune.

  • Foreign by Super Group

    A lonely foreign exchange student makes a friend.

  • Foreign Affairs by Indie Flare

    Set on a mission to gather information, he becomes entangled in a deadly foreign love affair.

  • Kin by Lowkey art

    Two Sibling are stranded post-zombie apocalypse

  • Last Shot at Redemption by KTF Media/Emerald Motion Pics

    Marsha Waters has one shot to get back on top!

  • Le Voleur by B Mello Productions

    Johnny steals one last painting to save the woman he loves, or so he thinks.

  • Made in China by Rogue Element Pictures

    A foreign exchange student and Guy brave the desert heat to make first contact with alien lifeform.

  • Miracle Too by Pro State Play

    If you believe in yourself, anything can happen

  • My Picture My Guide by Las Vegas Sinema

    Dreaming of America

  • Once Upon A Time in Musical Mexico by A Bright Afternoon

    Two brothers invite an exchange student to the drama of their lives.

  • Perception by Memory Loss Films

    Happiness is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Pitstop by Future Projections

    A man orders call girls from an alien themed brothel, and is unaware when he gets real alien women.

  • Really Dumb Movie by Nark St. Productions

    I'm gonna be a Rockstar

  • Rubbed Out by Rebel In A Box Productions

    A man looking for a massage winds up with an unhappy ending.

  • Speak English? by NSC Films

    When money breeds ignorance

  • Stimulus by The Dragon Initiative

    A man explores a painting.

  • Swamp Heart by Light Forge Studios

    Sometimes you think you want ice cream when what you really need is broccoli. And a plasma pistol.

  • Tempus by Sin City DSLR Filmmakers

    There wasn't enough time...

  • The Citadel by 1138

    A boy wanders the post-apocalyptic world searching for the past.

  • The Mark by Ruff Kut Productions

    A high-ranking military official learns (too late) the cost of viewing people as a numbers game.

  • The Replacement by BOAENT

    With his world falling apart around him, Charlie is presented with an unforeseeable opportunity.

  • THE SELFIE by Prickly Paws Productions

    Three self absorbed airheads attempt to solve murder crimes though their selfies.

  • The Sound Guy by NewZ HoundZ

    A sound guy searches for love via text messaging, with the help of a not so polite friend.

  • This Was Us by The Goondock Saints

    A man reflects on a past relationship.

  • Through the Flames by Enjoy Your Chips Productions

    A Canadian foreign exchange comes to American unknowingly adopted by a Sex Trafficker.

  • Vegas to Amsterdam by Bigglesworth Productions

    Looking for the Map

  • Wonderful Applause by Briare

    Learning from the experts


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