Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 20 - 22, 2017

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 Admit One Productions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Tremble will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Tremble by Admit One Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

A Taste of Murder by Ghost Light Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Joe or Jodi Macintosh, Writer
  • Prop: lamp
  • Line: "Sometimes it's a struggle."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Thunder Domestic by Carnegie Screenwriters

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Horror Story by Falling October Productions

Best Writing

A Taste of Murder by Ghost Light Productions

Best Sound Design

Between the Lines by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Best Actor

Gavin Dietz Tremble by Admit One Productions

Best Actress

Sally Denmead A Taste of Murder by Ghost Light Productions

Best Use of Character

A Horror Story by Falling October Productions

Best Use of Prop

Night Light by Shadowframe Productions

Best Use of Line

Infective by Reckless Amnesiac

Most Vile Villain

Brett Goodnak Thunder Domestic by Carnegie Screenwriters

2017 Film List

  • A Horror Story by Falling October Productions

    A writer struggles to come up with the perfect horror scene, much to the chargin of his quickly exasperated characters.

  • A Taste of Murder by Ghost Light Productions

    A Hospice doctor learns she has a taste for murder.

  • Between the Lines by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

    A psychological evaluation reveals disturbing events.

  • Cold Read by Stoops Ferry Productions

    Auditions are Hell

  • Cornered by Beginnings

    There is not escape when then horde arrives

  • Hexslyvania by You Have To Watch This Films

    A journalist finds herself tournmented by a witch while investigating a series of disappearances.

  • Home Sweet Home by Hutchins Films

    Never know what could be in a new house.

  • Infective by Reckless Amnesiac

    An opportunistic reporter investigates rumors of cannibalistic junkies.

  • Marne by Locust Street Entertainment

    Jessie moves in to help take care of her boyfriend's elderly mother who enjoys playing head games.

  • Night Light by Shadowframe Productions

    Don't' get into wood without being possed

  • Something Happens in the Night by Goat Milk Fudge

    A mysterious man invites his date into a dark building. Will she get out alive?

  • Still at large by Gold Bug Productions

    A serial killer is on the loose and stalking a journalist.

  • Sucky Script by BA

    Transported to a surreal and horrific landscape, a young writer seeks to create the ultimate horror story, while struggling to differentiate between horrors she writes and the horror she lives.

  • The Retreat by Steel Forest Productions

    A man wakes up alone in a room and tries to find a way out.

  • Thunder Domestic by Carnegie Screenwriters

    When a sadistic web series host and his crew invade a dysfunctional family's home, the parents must fight each other to save their daughter's life.

  • Tremble by Admit One Productions

    A boy who's been having nightmares makes a new friend.


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