Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 13 - 15, 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 Imagination Upgraded for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Vial Vile will go on to represent Milwaukee against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Vial Vile by Imagination Upgraded

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Replicate by Push to Start Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Allen or Annie Smithee, Scientist
  • Prop: an umbrella
  • Line: "This is what it's all about." (or "This is what it is all about.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Closure by Team RAD

Audience Favorite: Group B

Encore by Newborn Productions

Best Writing

Saint Louis Sucks by MKE Production

Best Editing

At A Loss by Blackbox Visual

Best Directing

Vial Vile by Imagination Upgraded

Best Cinematography

Encore by Newborn Productions

Best Sound Design

Soft Kneecaps by Nice Melons Films

Best Musical Score

Brain Envy by Electric Crayon Studio

Best Actor

Marquis Wilburn Closure by Team RAD

Best Ensemble Acting

Mood Swingers by Not a Hammer Productions

Best Graphics

Son of a Gun by Guyshouse

Best Special Effects

Son of a Gun by Guyshouse

Best Choreography

Brain Envy by Electric Crayon Studio

Best Costumes

Soft Kneecaps by Nice Melons Films

Best Use of Character

Closure by Team RAD

Best Use of Prop

Replicate by Push to Start Productions

Best Use of Line

Closure by Team RAD

2014 Film List

  • A Midsummer Day's... by Bandit

    Mild Casses of Displacement

  • ABSOLUTION by Moleskin Productions

    The Man Who Refused to Die

  • Almost by AKA Productions

    A woman is kidnapped by a deranged scientist on the brink of an unknown discovery.

  • Angel by VWC

    A procrastinating angel must help the unluckiest man find true love

  • At A Loss by Blackbox Visual

    A solitary man at odds with himself struggles to find the right words

  • Battle of the Brains by Mister Doctor Productions

    What happens when scientists become petty? They have an all out duel.

  • Brain Envy by Electric Crayon Studio
  • Closure by Team RAD

    Perspective determines your reality

  • Encore by Newborn Productions

    This is what it's all about!

  • Flucht Zeit by Back Burner

    A European cat and mouse Cold War thriller, poorly dubbed into English.

  • Freight by Flying Expletive Productions

    There's only room to go up

  • Incite by Moving Still Productions
  • La Chasse by Talent Surge Media

    "You'll have him tomorrow"

  • Mood Swingers by Not a Hammer Productions

    A personality regulating drug is tested...involuntarily.

  • Ostium by B42 Media

    In the near future where no one goes untracked a detective investigates an unusual disappearance.

  • Replicate by Push to Start Productions

    A kleptomaniac strangely time travels to the past.

  • Reunion by Director's Cut

    Every family is different

  • Saint Louis Sucks by MKE Production

    You can't pick your family, but you can pick your story.

  • Smiles by Eyeful Tower Films

    Person mistakenly takes love potion setting up for an interesting romance.

  • Soft Kneecaps by Nice Melons Films

    A group of office employees must fend off a giant monster

  • Son of a Gun by Guyshouse

    "Frolfing" stars' career comes to a screeching halt. Will he overcome the tragedy?

  • The Fifth Commandment by Cap City Productions
  • The Last Slice by Variant Productions

    Annie Smithee bakes the last cake for her boyfriend Chuck.

  • The Not So Glorious... by Evisuals

    One Pill One Draw

  • The Possessors by Firmament Films

    Nothing to Fear

  • The Trail by Established Heroes

    A Scientist and Adventurer learn first hand what it takes to survive each other and The Trail.

  • Tripped Road by Enockson Court

    The special guests have arrived from many walks. Some are excited, some apprehensive.

  • Vial Vile by Imagination Upgraded

    What's your decision...

  • Wrinkle by Team Piggums

    A time traveler makes a faithful choice in order to be with his daughter


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