London, United Kingdom 26 - 28 October 2018

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 23:59:59:23 films for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Secret Santa will go on to represent London against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Secret Santa by 23:59:59:23 films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Pure Sin by Unit 10

Required Elements

  • Character: Norma or Noah Borgen, Spy
  • Prop: London souvenir
  • Line: "It's like you always said." ("It is like you always said.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Secret Santa by 23:59:59:23 films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Pure Sin by Unit 10

Honorable Mention
Flatmates: A Rap Musical by Quality Fluid Movies

Best Writing

Searching by Oaklands

Best Editing

Souvenir by Fairholme Films

Best Directing

Anywhere but Here by Master Hunters

Best Cinematography

Awakening by Cat e Lina

Best Sound Design

Plain Sight by Go On My First Whistle

Best Actor

Plain Sight by Go On My First Whistle

Best Actress

Awakening by Cat e Lina

Best Use of Character

Awakening by Cat e Lina

Best Use of Prop

normalised by 10Ravens

Best Use of Line

The Devil you know by Bande d'Étudiants

Best Use of Genre

Find My Phone by Badger Way

2018 Film List

  • A Blue Autumn by Avengers Assemble (a film in 48 hours)

    When Norma returns home from her mysterious, and must recognise the damage she has caused to her romance.

  • A Good Decision by Pictures of Billboards

    A father arrives at an artists studio with his son to purchase one of his paintings but no money is changing hands.

  • Anywhere but Here by Master Hunters

    Two women are confronted with the consequences of one's mistake.

  • Awakening by Cat e Lina

    A Russian spy is awoken.

  • Contra-Banned by Maple Road

    In a post migration nation, procreation is enforced to ensure the country's survival. We follow two women as they fight for their right to choose.

  • Dead Set by 48 Hours Later

    After finding and stalking a perfect doppelganger of her recently "deceased" ex-boyfriend, Norma decides to get a little closer to him, and finds a way to ensure he can never, ever leave her.

  • Deal by Fictional Character
  • Eyes on the World by Ruff Ruff Dog Productions, LLC

    When the AI system controlling the world turns sentient, two women on two continents must race to shut it down...before it shuts down the world.”

  • Faux Past by I Love Lamp

    Birmingham 2044 - The Futures bleak

  • Find My Phone by Badger Way

    At a failed school reuinion, ex-bully Richard finds himself alone with his old victim Noah, who he convinces to help track down his stolen phone.

  • Flatmates: A Rap Musical by Quality Fluid Movies

    Three housemates,a lot of bad habits, passive aggression and one gruesome climax. Told through the medium of rap.

  • IN MINDSIGHT by Short Shorts

    A woman with the power to read minds struggles to utilise her powers fully, until she is faced by the demons that have held her back.

  • Insider by Witty Crabs

    An undercover spy has to get information from one of London's most dangerous women

  • Love runs thicker than blood by Moon Flip Films

    A man tries to discover his destiny

  • normalised by 10Ravens

    A timid girl attempts to make a relationship blossom, but her mind takes a darker turn.

  • Plain Sight by Go On My First Whistle

    A regular guy setting off for work on just another regular morning. He's no-one special. Or is he?

  • Pure Sin by Unit 10

    A young man is caught between his faith, heart and what it means to grow up.

  • Searching by Oaklands

    Ignorance is bliss

  • Secret Santa by 23:59:59:23 films

    Old friend visits for Christmas dinner bringing a surprise guest.

  • Souvenir by Fairholme Films
  • Stake Out by Order 67

    Two vampire hunters stake out a suspicious looking house.

  • The Bergen Supremacy by Madman Wrackerr

    Borgen, the spy who didn't.

  • THE CODE by •REC

    Two secret agents find themselves caught up in unfinished business.

  • The Devil you know by Bande d'Étudiants

    When Agent Borgen receives a message from her boss, she must deliver an important item, however she was not expecting to encounter some obstacles.

  • The Elevator by The Furzedown Fiasco

    A broken man invents a time machine to prevent himself from meeting his late partner

  • Time's Up by Partners in Crime

    A young woman’s attempting to master the art of becoming a professional spy.

  • Voda by THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    A reunion with old friends stirs feelings of shame and remorse in a young spy when his exploits hitting headlines.


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