Memphis, Tennessee August 1 - 3, 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 Raines Down Productions for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Sanctum will go on to represent Memphis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Open House by Bible Belt Barbarians

Required Elements

  • Character: Hector or Helen DeMartini, Philanthropist
  • Prop: a brush
  • Line: "It's probably easier than it looks." (or "It is probably easier than it looks.")

Audience Favorite: Group @

Open House by Bible Belt Barbarians

Best Writing

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

Best Editing

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

Best Directing

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

Best Cinematography

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

Best Sound Design

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

Best Acting

Sanctum by Raines Down Productions

Best Graphics

H is for Hitman by Elephant Films

Best Special Effects

Open House by Bible Belt Barbarians

Best Costumes

This is Your Brain on the 80s by Mysterious Strangers

Best Use of Character

Open House by Bible Belt Barbarians

Best Use of Prop

Hector and the Hobo by Cool Hand Films

Best Use of Line

Open House by Bible Belt Barbarians

2014 Film List

  • Becoming Helen by The Freudian Clips

    Homeless discovers the dead body of a wealthy woman. She decides to walk a mile in her shoes.

  • DeMartini Uncut by Growing Odyssey

    A philanthropist makes a documentary about herself.

  • Eye For An Eye by Clever Alibi Productions

    Everyone is blind in the dark.

  • H is for Hitman by Elephant Films

    The travails of an illiterate hit man

  • Hector and the Hobo by Cool Hand Films

    Hector a philanthropist is pushed to his breaking point by one clueless hobo.

  • Helen by Reel You In Productions

    Meet Steven Sodderman, a lone soul in a world of characters. How far will he go for love?

  • Open House by Bible Belt Barbarians

    If you need to sell your home, Tom and Gillian Jones may just be the last realtors you'll ever meet.

  • Sanctum by Raines Down Productions
  • The Message by Common Folk Productions

    A missing daughter's father is tested when he finds himself in a concrete cage during his search.

  • The Secret by Fools 4 Film 8

    Gay son is bullied.

  • The Worst That Can Happen by Black Hat Pictures

    Things don't always go as they're planned

  • This is Your Brain on the 80s by Mysterious Strangers

    A totally tubular film that might have a message


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