Nashville, Tennessee August 17 - 19, 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 Dunlap Brothers for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Waiting Room will go on to represent Nashville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Waiting Room by Dunlap Brothers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Irreplaceable by The Lux Collective

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

MOP by 4th Henry Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Michael or Meg Pepperdrip, collector
  • Prop: a football
  • Line: ""That's not the way I heard it." OR "That is not the way I heard it.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Irreplaceable by The Lux Collective

Audience Favorite: Group B

Collector's Edition by Little Toast

Audience Favorite: Group C

Never Too Old by Moody Golden Warriors

Audience Favorite: Group D

Waiting Room by Dunlap Brothers

Best Writing

Waiting Room by Dunlap Brothers

Best Editing

Irreplaceable by The Lux Collective

Best Directing

Waiting Room by Dunlap Brothers

Best Cinematography

Waiting Room by Dunlap Brothers

Best Sound Design

T.O.M by Sad Boyz Club

Best Musical Score

Irreplaceable by The Lux Collective

Best Actor

Cory Allen Transmission by Outside Our Means

Best Actress

Lacy Hartselle Irreplaceable by The Lux Collective

Best Supporting Actor

James David West I Am the Bad Guy by Luminous Midnight Films

Best Supporting Actress

Marissa Grinestaff Never Too Old by Moody Golden Warriors

Best Ensemble Acting

Spring Break Up and Disappear by Thickthoughts

Best Make Up

Never Too Old by Moody Golden Warriors

Best Use of Character

Totstone by Afternoon Stew

Best Use of Prop

Skin in the Game by TheBruce

Best Use of Line

Never Too Old by Moody Golden Warriors

2018 Film List

  • 2,300 Newtons by Serious Images Pictures

    When two conflicting spies are sent on an undercover mission to an all-female fitness center, they quickly find themselves caught in a ‘sticky’ situation.

  • A Mother's Touch by Staylo Key Productions

    Don't mess with a Mother's Touch.

  • A Part of Me by 128 Productions

    A young women goes to visit a mysterious therapist after a friend recommends his work.

  • Angel Bar by Forcone Films

    Angels drink to the end

  • Collector's Edition by Little Toast

    New neighbors experience the highs and lows of a collector’s edition toaster.

  • dégonfler by SSI

    After a job goes awry, a young woman must make a life altering decision.

  • Dos Bromanos by SBP

    Two inept brothers take over the family farm, but will they be able to handle the dangers of the West?

  • Eye for an Eye by Pastel Productions

    Revenge is best served cold, cruel, and maybe even with a little flair.

  • Get Down by River Films

    Mystery surrounds five confused kids in a basement confronting their fears.

  • Hard Sale by Site4Cinema Productions

    Unexpected death provokes family disarray and brings out the hidden truth.

  • High Strung by Lone Pine

    A sheltered music professor's inability to connect with his students leads to them learning there is more to him than meets the eye.

  • I Am the Bad Guy by Luminous Midnight Films

    When your youthful dreams of success might not end up being what you once thought they were.

  • Intergalactic Debt: Philosopher's Stone by Wavy Turtle Transmedia

    A delivery driver races against the clock to repay his girlfriend when an alien comes to collect the debt.

  • Irreplaceable by The Lux Collective

    With the help of her friend, a young woman learns what it truly means to be alive in a world where new experiences hide behind every door.

  • Johnny Death Takes the Suburbs by Cryptic Glass

    Since the death of his partner, hired gun, Johnny Death has retired, but now he faces a new challenge: his recently acquired suburban lifestyle.

  • Klepto-Womaniac by Rough Edit Media

    Meg takes any date she can find, but she certainly won't be stealing your heart.

  • Knighted by Love by Fat Rabbit Entertainment

    Animated Romantic Fairy Tale

  • L'estasi Della Carne by The Jade Wok Experience

    A man wakes up tied to a chair.

  • MOP by 4th Henry Productions

    An underappreciated janitor, bullied by his coworkers may finally have a shot to change it all.

  • Never Too Old by Moody Golden Warriors
  • One Among You by Day Dreamers
  • Ray's Holly Jelly Christmas by Rocky Topp

    When Ray, a know-it-all, adventures out to show how easy it is to make one of those stupid, cheesy Christmas movie he finds it should be left to the professionals.

  • Shifting by Solar Cabin

    A former superhero uses their shape shifting ability to land a new job.

  • Skin in the Game by TheBruce

    A woman/mother wants a divorce, but she refuses to sign the papers.

  • Spring Break Up and Disappear by Thickthoughts

    Seven friends try to go on vacation.

  • Survivor by Sanstorm Productions

    Only the strong survived

  • Swiped by Let 'Em Fly Productions

    A girl gets a match she wasn't expecting.

  • T.O.M by Sad Boyz Club

    A sister force looms, will Haven make it out alive?

  • Teledude by Yeti Productions

    A lame superhero's powers malfunction when he gets a cold.

  • The Collection by Harmonybean

    Lola, Emily, and Jack must escape and end the collection.

  • The Field by 718 Productions

    A hardened detective investigates a murder in a small town.

  • The Pepperdrip Incident by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions

    People at a party share stories of an urban legend about Michael Pepperdrip, an HOA fee collector in their neighborhood.

  • The Price of Progress by Black Arrow

    A self-help guru sets up a small group learning session for some interested clients. He may be interested more in taking, than giving though.

  • The Sandwich Thief by LaserJungle Pictures

    A ticket collector at a small theater with dreams of a life on the stage discovers his lunch has gone missing; his journey to find the culprit amongst the theater’s performing troupe finds him suddenly swept into a glimpse of what his dream life might be.

  • The Western Loop by Boogiebears

    Echo Chamber for Freud Sympathizers; An Allegory of the Underpinnings of Identity Politics; A Struggle to Protect Privacy.

  • The Wind Changes Everything by The Schaffhausen Clinic

    Everything will change eventually

  • Totstone by Afternoon Stew

    When a bandit shows back up in the quiet town of Totville, a retired sheriff might just have to dust off his badge...

  • Transmission by Outside Our Means

    While on the run, two brothers hear a radio transmission that will forever change their lives.

  • Waiting Room by Dunlap Brothers

    What happens when you wake up in a waiting room and don't know how you got there?


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