Louisville, Kentucky July 20 - 22, 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 Cold Clean for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Embedded will go on to represent Louisville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Embedded by Cold Clean

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Haunted Pine Valley by Blood Bath and Beyond

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

BAD KAT by Experimental Creative

Required Elements

  • Character: Jessica or Joshua Frederickson, Inspector
  • Prop: A spatula
  • Line: ""That's what they told me." OR "That is what they told me.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Haunted Pine Valley by Blood Bath and Beyond

Honorable Mentions
Before the Rain by Rickhouse Productions
Embedded by Cold Clean

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Will by The Soaring Kierkegaards

Honorable Mentions
Antidote by Small step films
Get In! by Mis Amigos

Best Writing

Embedded by Cold Clean

Best Editing

Haunted Pine Valley by Blood Bath and Beyond

Best Directing

Embedded by Cold Clean

Best Cinematography

Sicko by Half Brothers Media

Best Sound Design

Silence by Wall of Steel

Best Musical Score

Expecting Sunshine by Mayther Digital

Best Acting

Embedded by Cold Clean

Best Graphics

Be Nice to Jerry by Méliès Film

Best Special Effects

Before the Rain by Rickhouse Productions

Best Choreography

BAD KAT by Experimental Creative

Best Costumes

Antidote by Small step films

Best Use of Character

Three Streams by 8 Pint Productions

Best Use of Prop

Dark Meat and The Legend of the Golden Spatula by Red Es Rojo Entertainment

Best Use of Line

Love Citation by Beargrass Media

Best Animal Performance

BAD KAT by Experimental Creative

2018 Film List

  • Antidote by Small step films
  • BAD KAT by Experimental Creative

    Mrowrrtial Arts Bruh!

  • Be Nice to Jerry by Méliès Film

    When an IT receives a message from the future, a time travelling inspector investigates.

  • Before the Rain by Rickhouse Productions

    A detective travels back in time to try and prevent a Climatologist from meeting her demise, halting events that will lead to a disastrous world climate change.

  • Dark Meat and The Legend of the Golden Spatula by Red Es Rojo Entertainment

    A powerful voodoo golden spatula is stolen by a wealthy snob Villain. The superhero and his sidekick must find it quick before all BBQ's around the world are ruined.

  • Embedded by Cold Clean

    Lie down and relax.

  • Expecting Sunshine by Mayther Digital
  • Get In! by Mis Amigos

    What would you do for 5 stars?

  • Haunted Pine Valley by Blood Bath and Beyond

    A group of hillbilly haunters become a campfire story

  • House on Maple by Sharkey Farmer Films

    A health inspector and his family find more than they expect at a weekend bed and breakfast.

  • Lady's First by Project Epiphany

    Fighting for the environmental, a scientist is confronted by a corporate polluter and subjects him to her brand of justice.

  • Love Citation by Beargrass Media

    A young woman in love receives guidance from an unexpected stranger.

  • One Eyed King by Crixis

    A young woman sets her sights on an unsuspecting health inspector to uncover their ties to a victim in a serial murder case.

  • Painted Horse by Sporadic

    When a down-on-his-luck Private I and his trusty Equine partner receive a surprise case from the mysterious Miss La Palooza, things start looking up, but what will it all cost?

  • PANDAS by Apple Core Productions

    IN THE FUTURE, OUR POPULATION HAS DROPPED PRECIPITOUSLY, LEADING TO SOME INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. JESSICA IS IN JAIL, AND HER ONLY WAY TO GET "PAROLED" IS TO AGREE TO BECOME A MATE FOR SOMEBODY OF THE STATE'S CHOOOSING.

  • Responsibility by A Filmmaker's Joint

    A young woman learns the hard way, that eventually, it's time to take responsibility.

  • Shoes like that by Good People

    A man finds himself face to face with his own misogyny

  • Sicko by Half Brothers Media

    The apprentice and the master

  • Silence by Wall of Steel

    A girl who can't hear, but can sense that something is definitely wrong.

  • The cause of sin by The Cinematic Catastrophe

    Love is a dangerous game.

  • The Choice by Home Louie Productions

    A young teacher contemplates his guilt and accountability after a tragedy.

  • The Enigma Sector by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

    When free time is available, a man loses his phone and slowly his sanity. On his descent into madness he may find himself in... The Enigma Sector.

  • The Inspector by Company OutCast

    Perfect. It's gonna be perfect.

  • The Last Stop by PierceWay Productions
  • The Will by The Soaring Kierkegaards

    An old billionaire on his deathbed has one final heartfelt talk with his family.

  • Three Streams by 8 Pint Productions
  • Twist Ending by OfficeRocker Productions

    In the game of marital arts you have to stay light on your feet!


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