Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 3 - 5, 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 Peanut Butter Gang for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Tromboned will go on to represent Philadelphia against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Tromboned by Peanut Butter Gang

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Date.Click.Repeat by Thinking Art Entertainment

Required Elements

  • Character: William or Wendy Shatternick, Life Coach
  • Prop: a musical instrument
  • Line: ""He's a very good friend of mine." OR "He is a very good friend of mine.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Date.Click.Repeat by Thinking Art Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group B

Flaunt It! by 23-100 Films

Best Writing

Tromboned by Peanut Butter Gang

Best Editing

Tromboned by Peanut Butter Gang

Best Directing

Tromboned by Peanut Butter Gang

Best Cinematography

Brian by Mwendo

Best Musical Score

Prove Yourself: The Feminem Story by Casabuena Cultural Producitons

Best Acting

What's Good For The Soul by Mosleyfilms

Best Graphics

The Update by The GOVtown Company

Best Special Effects

Date.Click.Repeat by Thinking Art Entertainment

Best Choreography

Flaunt It! by 23-100 Films

Best Costumes

Flaunt It! by 23-100 Films

Best Use of Character

Date.Click.Repeat by Thinking Art Entertainment

Best Use of Prop

Tromboned by Peanut Butter Gang

Best Use of Line

The Update by The GOVtown Company

2018 Film List

  • “After” life coach by The Soccer Moms

    A life coach works in the afterlife

  • Back to the Start by Good Boy Jeans

    Two slackers come to a crossroads in their friendship when one is offered a job out of state.

  • Breaking Brad by Bedrossian Productions

    A college bro will discover who stole his bunny rabbit

  • Brian by Mwendo

    A delusional man is confronted by a friend about the fact that he believes he has super powers.

  • Client 391 by Mythomaniac Studio

    While meeting with a life coach, Client 391 relives the past.

  • CUE ROMANCE by Accidental Inclusions

    An awkward man enlists the help of a life coach to talk to a woman, but he needs an extra push.

  • Date.Click.Repeat by Thinking Art Entertainment

    Dr. William Shatternick has revolutionized the science behind dating. But will that be enough?

  • Family Secrets by DR. FILMMAKER
  • Flaunt It! by 23-100 Films

    If you got it...

  • Fortunes by The Last Minute Congress

    Tonight's the night that Tom plans to propose to his girlfriend, until events begin to take an... unfortunate... turn.

  • Friend Of Mine by K Knox Productions

    Officer Paul Baker has been troubled by a secret so dark he needs the assistance of a life coach to ease his mind. The question now is, will Paul ever reveal the true reason behind his mental breakdown?

  • Impact by K. Michael
  • India Bussey by The Sure

    Insane family tortures and kills sisters online romance.

  • Life of Josh by Stang Gang

    A sock in a man’s world

  • Melody's Chord by YNOT
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shah by Broken Puppets
  • Murder House on American Boulevard by Lanky Arms Studios

    Two very closw friends take a spooky vacation

  • New Digs by C-47

    William's guest takes it upon herself to feel at home.

  • New Eyes by Stuff Media

    See life with new eyes

  • Nicholas Gunther by Toco Studios

    Imagine if your darkest secrets were revealed to without even noticing? How would you feel?

  • Old School Eight Mile Grudge Match Rap Battle by One by One Films

    Sometimes, old rivalries die hard.

  • Prove Yourself: The Feminem Story by Casabuena Cultural Producitons

    This kind of thing happens once in a blue moon.

  • Some Advice by Steven Michael Studios LLC

    After personal tragedy strikes, William Shatternick a seamingly failed life coach struggles to get his life back on track until he encounters the innocence of youth.

  • The Burglary of a Lifetime by Mount Hollywood Studios
  • The Four Point Diamond Method by Pennsylvania People

    Come join Will & Wendy Diamond as they show you how to improve your life with their Four Point Diamond Technique!

  • The Games We Play by RoughCuts PHL

    We all play minds games. Sometimes they play back.

  • The Golden Melody by Justice Productions

    Siri encounters 2 mystical characters in the woods. What is the musical connection they have with her mother?

  • The Other Side by Concrete Bokeh Films

    Ditched by a long time friend, a woman is lost on what seems to be the middle of nowhere, finding unconventional help along the way on the path to self discovery.

  • The Rope That Binds by OH Capital Productions

    Four desperate robbers find themselves at odds in this whodunnit spaghetti western.

  • The Update by The GOVtown Company

    "Never wait to make the best Choice for your Life again!"

  • Tromboned by Peanut Butter Gang

    When a sexually frustrated teenager, Gerald, visits William, a life coach to seek help with his problems, he must relive his previous traumatic experiences involving trombones.

  • What's Good For The Soul by Mosleyfilms

    Elizabeth is a distressed teenager who does the worst things to try to improve her life, including kidnapping her favorite self-help internet star.

  • What's Next? by PhillyCAM

    A newly-dead couple finds themselves on an after-life game show to find out "What's Next?" for them.

  • WILL TO LIVE by illadelPhilms

    A life coach's positive outlook joins an unlikely pair of friends in the end.

  • Woodwind by RRTCM
  • You're Welcome by The Mourning Zoo

    A call center life coach meets a man at a bar and helps him turn his life around.


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