Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 12 - 14, 2013

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 Vandelay Productions for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film The Last Straw will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

The Last Straw by Vandelay Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

48 by Casual Dragon

Required Elements

  • Character: Trey or Trish Campell, Spokesperson
  • Prop: a photo of Mom and/or Dad
  • Line: "How did you figure it out?"

2013 Film List

  • 48 by Casual Dragon

    A horror film goes wrong.

  • 5 Minutes... by Suture Films
  • A Semi-Automatic Life by Team Rocckz
  • Bicycle by Countdown Productions

    Even family trees have broken branches

  • Bloody Good Knives by Sinister Dream Productions
  • Blue Note by Jam & Coco
  • Briefcase by ShadowFrame

    Chase movie

  • Broken Down by DuBois Business College

    After discovering a baby in the car they stole, a couple assess the dilemma and their relationship.

  • Captain Insensitive by Everything Including the SG Movie Magic
  • Codex by TK Knockout

    The Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom of Speech

  • Darned To Hell by Hotel Nowhere
  • Dubito ergo cognito by Film Qui Changent


  • Empty Space by SPF 23 Productions

    A boy is missing his father as an all-knowing entity tells his story.

  • Fairy In-Laws by Fish Sticks Productions

    Fairy girlfriend takes weredog boyfriend to meet her family for the first time.

  • Family Reunion by Manny Moe
  • Fem Fatal by Colourpuzzle Productions

    Can't a strong independent woman just dump a body in the woods?

  • Framed by Naked Sheep Productions
  • Green Spring by Hutchclaw
  • Hello My Name is Abraham Lewbowitz by Blind Tiger Films
  • Hijack City by MGBGFilms

    Two entrepreneurs exact revenge on the man who stole their invention

  • Hunter Gathering by Well Known Strangers

    In the wake of a death, the Hunter family gets a wake-up call.

  • Iris by The Fellowship
  • It's Not Sugar by Falling October Productions
  • Js Apartment by Oneida Films

    Someone house sits Jesus's apartment.

  • Lasting Legacy by Baby Mamas

    While recruiting for her alma mater, Trish discovers a startling family secret.

  • Leroy & Lucy by Dynamite Carrot

    Two professional criminals do a favor for a mob boss in order to save their heads.

  • Locked In Love by Southworth

    A young woman leaves an abusive relationship for the man of her dreams.

  • Mafia Sister by Spoony Bard
  • Mommy and Daddy by dogboydog
  • Not Cheering Now by Rocket Pop Seekers

    Cheerleaders break vase

  • Operation: Strike! by T.V. 2 Productions

    A desperate group tries to recruit a special asset to aid their struggling organization.

  • Pink Lemonade by Pyrite Productions

    After a run in with the law spokesperson Trey Campbell is recruited for an unorthodox undercover job

  • Sleeping Dragon by I Mustache you a Question

    "One must sleep to truly wake."

  • Soul For Fame by Suspek Productions
  • Sullied Be Thy Name by The Brothers V
  • Surviving Sunday by Gilligan Sisters

    Sarah tries to survive her first Sunday alone after her break-up

  • Suspect Zero by Dangerwood Pictures
  • Test 89 by Carnegie Screenwriters

    When a mental patient becomes suspicious of a doctor's methods she becomes one of his test subjects

  • The Kids Table by Basworthy
  • The Last Pitch by The Incredible Interns
  • The Last Straw by Vandelay Productions

    Is hope enough to survive?

  • The Mancation by Black Angus Productions

    4 friends on an extremely cheap vacation

  • The Neighbor by Dark Pixel Media

    Neighbors...They have to live somewhere.

  • The Next Karate Dad's Kid by Dynowarz

    It will be an everlasting love...

  • The Protector by Team Thrive
  • The Sacrifice by Beginnings

    Following an apocalyptic event, eight people in a shelter must make the ultimate sacrifice

  • The Saviors by Meet the Buckets

    Growing old is not for sissies. Anywhere.

  • The Way To A Woman's Heart by Jeff Zoet Visuals
  • Training Video 1 by MahaffeyMOHR Productions
  • Welcome To Bad Singing by Gold Bug Productions
  • Whistleblower by BC Productions
  • Yodeling For Santa - The Short by Elwood's Pub Clips

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