Madison, Wisconsin April 25 - 27, 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 Firmament Films for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Game Day will go on to represent Madison against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Game Day by Firmament Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

The Harbor by Phantom Moth Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Dan or Danielle Frost, Locksmith
  • Prop: eye glasses
  • Line: "That's it. Take it or leave it." (Or "That is it. Take it or leave it.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Game Day by Firmament Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Great Outdoors by Smoking Monkey

Best Writing

Zero Sum Game by Public Image Media

Best Editing

Game Day by Firmament Films

Best Directing

Game Day by Firmament Films

Best Cinematography

The Harbor by Phantom Moth Productions

Game Day by Firmament Films

Best Sound Design

Chronos by Madison Media Independent

Best Musical Score

Game Day by Firmament Films

Best Acting

The Harbor by Phantom Moth Productions

Best Special Effects

Chronos by Madison Media Independent

Best Choreography

Zero Sum Game by Public Image Media

Best Costumes

Worthless by Key Media Entertainment

Best Use of Character

Zero Sum Game by Public Image Media

Crazy Over Broke by Project Famous Films

Best Use of Prop

Chronos by Madison Media Independent

Best Use of Line

The Promise by Maxout Productions

Best Use of Genre

Crazy Over Broke by Project Famous Films

Worthless by Key Media Entertainment

2014 Film List

  • A Gain in Time by Clear Light Media

    In order to go forward, she has to go back.

  • Chronos by Madison Media Independent

    Take it or leave it!

  • Crazy Over Broke by Project Famous Films

    An ex-con is contacted by a femme fatale to help her recover a necklace.

  • Deadbolt by Hollywood Badgers

    The city of Madison is being terrorized by an unstoppable killer giving a young college student, fed

  • Evil's Shenanigans by Bad Example Productions

    Sometimes being evil isn't enough. Witness a weekend retreat for masters of villainy.

  • Game Day by Firmament Films

    Another strike out. Another dateless weekend.

  • Giddy Up by Rip Productions

    Dan Frost races against time and sacrifices himself by all means necessary.

  • Inheritance by Epic Film Crew

    A young businessman investigates the haunted farm he suddenly inherits.

  • Into Darkness by Studio 88

    The kids return from a day of adventure; the adults dismiss their warning until it's too late.

  • Lock Blocked by WeHaveNo Studios

    A man tries to get back into his house with the help of an eccentric locksmith.

  • Meld by Infinite Panther

    A broken team of mind-melding warriors must resolve their differences to save the world

  • Organist by Moonspinners

    A troubled couple purchase an old church and are haunted by the buildings past.

  • Out of Focus by Team RAD

    The Truth Will Set You Free.

  • Out Of Time by Director's Cut

    It might be sticky.

  • Rocky Road by ZenLyke Productions

    Two escapees from a mental health facility hit the road to pursue their dreams.

  • School of Hard Locks by RGBeasts

    Two rival students compete for a coveted position in a tough locksmithing class.

  • SINdee by Fueled by Red

    The key to your father-in-law's heart.

  • Stable Emotions by Soon to be Named 48hr. film team

    Four women show a man that they don't need his "Protection"

  • The Big Break by Cap City Productions
  • The Calling by Cross Word Films

    Homeless, Daniel Frost was also feeling hopeless. Struggling to make sense of life Hope finds him.

  • The Great Outdoors by Smoking Monkey

    A big city novice goes camping.

  • The Harbor by Phantom Moth Productions

    "The Harbor" is a silent tale of a silent man.

  • The Promise by Maxout Productions

    It's the little things that count

  • Time Jerks: A Love Story by Filament Games

    In the year 2044, two profiteers travel back in time to help a couple fall in love and make millions

  • Undercovers by Luke and Nick Productions

    Jesse seems to be having the worst day ever. But then it gets even worse.

  • Unlocking Your Banana by Nice Melons Films

    One man. Eight bananas. And a car that just won't stop chasing him.

  • Worthless by Key Media Entertainment

    When people have no value, everything has a cost.

  • Zero Sum Game by Public Image Media

    A man travels through time to alter his wife's death


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