Saint Louis, Missouri June 1 - 3, 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 Lone Fort Productions for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Dorpas Day will go on to represent Saint Louis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Dorpas Day by Lone Fort Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: John or Jane Cartwell, Detective
  • Prop: paint
  • Line: "I can't tell you. It's a secret. OR I cannot tell you. It is a secret."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Swiped by FMR

Audience Favorite: Group B

Served by Brain Freeze Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Space War!: Ep. 29 by Bug-Juice Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Donut Dilemma by Lean Wisconsin

Best Writing

Carroll Keane & Wes Murrell Mindscape by Anonymous Productions

Best Editing

Mike Rohlfing Mindscape by Anonymous Productions

Best Directing

Kyle Dufendach I'll Be Right Behind You by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Cinematography

The Janitor by Full Disclosure Films

Best Sound Design

I'll Be Right Behind You by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Musical Score

Andrew Anzalone The Janitor by Full Disclosure Films

Best Song

Oliver Risch Dorpas Day by Lone Fort Productions

Boo Detch, John Moenster, Shea Ballantine, Zach Sullentrup Swiped by FMR

Best Actor

Alan "Soupy" David Tangled Web by Sixth Floor Cinema

Best Actress

Ashley Rube November Rain by Studio C Plus

Best Ensemble Acting

Inconclusive Mysteriosities by New Sequence

Best Special Effects

Dorpas Day by Lone Fort Productions

Best Choreography

I'll Be Right Behind You by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Costumes

Inconclusive Mysteriosities by New Sequence

Best Use of Character

Swiped by FMR

Best Use of Prop

November Rain by Studio C Plus

Best Use of Line

Mindscape by Anonymous Productions

Best Practical Effects

The Great Tomato War Episode 2 The Veggies Strike Again by Los Hermanos Politicos

Best Titling

November Rain by Studio C Plus

Best Production Design

The Great Tomato War Episode 2 The Veggies Strike Again by Los Hermanos Politicos

Runner Up

Mindscape by Anonymous Productions

I'll Be Right Behind You by Green Eggs & Cams

2018 Film List

  • A.I.L.Y. by 5 Star Pictures

    A humanoid trying to live sees if we as humans are actually human.

  • Book Him by Dark Village Films

    A Man controls a powerful book. A Detective wants it for himself.

  • Check Mate by 1508 Graham

    The Game of Love Just Got Real

  • Dead by Chance? by Team Dibbley

    Plagued by a series of murders, Detective Jane Cartwell believes there is one possible culprit, or is there?

  • digits by A Tad Bit

    A boy meets a girl and becomes a man.

  • Donut Dilemma by Lean Wisconsin

    It's not who took the first bite it's who takes the last one

  • Dorpas Day by Lone Fort Productions

    A couple's first bed and breakfast doesn't go as planned due to an unorthodox guest.

  • Even After Dad's Gone by S12 Productions

    After discovering a forgotten instrument, a meeting with an old friend of his father's causes a man to consider if he can accept the talents passed down from a skilled, if flawed, dad.

  • Exposure by Puls Friction
  • Framed by HBK 2.0

    A man wakes up to discover that the woman in his painting is missing and goes on a quest to find her.

  • Go for Broke by COME AT ME BRO! Films

    A poor teenager and his friend try to get money by entering in a karate tournament, until his friend turns on him.

  • Golden Rule by Super Movie Bros. ULTRA

    A tale of two wayward souls finding peace through a shared existential experience of doing unto others as you would like to have done unto you.

  • Helljam by Mole Man Movies

    A down-on-their-luck band gets more than they bargained for at a basement show.

  • I'll Be Right Behind You by Green Eggs & Cams

    A boy and his mother set out to start a new life away from a violent father, but their journey is cut short when they realize he is hiding in the car with them.

  • Identical Issues by Abi productions
  • Inconclusive Mysteriosities by New Sequence

    An investigation into the disappearance of a clown.

  • Jane Caldwell and the Elusive Pizza Thief by Here comes the Fuzz

    A hardworking office employee awakes to find her lunch setting in the garbage. When she sets out to find the culprit of the crime, she discovers that she only has 15 minutes to figure it out before she wakes up again. It’s the small things in life that truly matter.

  • Joan by Cross Park Productions

    From her therapist's chair, a quiet hero reads deep into the minds of her patients, using their greatest secrets to keep them safe.

  • Lady in Red by Page 3 Productions

    A woman with a unique trait finds herself struggling to keep her secret safe after her prized possession gets stolen.

  • Marital Arts by Small Plastic Dinosaurs

    At the behest of their therapist, a young couple takes one last stab at learning to share their feelings-- this time, taking an especially unconventional approach.

  • Mindscape by Anonymous Productions

    A man wrestles with his subconscious as he comes to terms with what could have been...

  • Mole Hunt by Veteran Film Productions

    A prideful FBI agent must wrap up a mole hunt before his yard and life is lost.

  • My Next Victim by R&E Productions
  • November Rain by Studio C Plus

    A dinner party with old friends convinces a women to avoid conforming to modern life.

  • Nunwe by Our Era Productions

    After the loss of his loved one, Paytah seeks vengeance.

  • On a Cloud of Butterflies by Spilt Milk

    A detective tortured by a case he cannot solve befriends a talented but mysterious artist in the park.

  • Over It by Lexicon Pictures

    John is still holding on.

  • Private Eye by Something Creative
  • Rock, Paper, Murder by Petty Cash Media

    Rock, Paper, Murder

  • Secrets in Blue by The Ministry of Silly Films

    A shrewd detective and his partner solve a clever jewelry theft perpetrated against an eccentric artist.

  • Served by Brain Freeze Productions

    At the Cartwell's, more than a meal is served.

  • Skugg (or: the inevitable destruction of Hell's sublime) by Limerick Shrimp

    Instant cult classic

  • Space War!: Ep. 29 by Bug-Juice Productions

    The epic battle between the Sockulars and the Shoevians continue! Can the heroic Sockulars survive?

  • Swiped by FMR

    A man loses his best friend. But, does he miss her?

  • Tangled Web by Sixth Floor Cinema

    John has a spider problem.

  • The Case of the Family Jewels by House of Badger

    For Detective Cartwell, cracking cases is easier than cracking nuts.

  • The Great Tomato War Episode 2 The Veggies Strike Again by Los Hermanos Politicos

    Intergalactic battle continues to determine the Tomatoes destiny as Fruit or Vegetable.

  • The IT Kid by Csz St. Louis

    The IT guy, Jerry, has to change his villainous ways when he receives his comeuppance by the hands of a tiny tech magician.

  • The Janitor by Full Disclosure Films

    A janitor goes on an adventure of the mind.

  • The Meet by "Go ahead...make my frame!"

    When a special device goes missing, a brother and sister must learn to set aside their differences and learn to work together to save each other from certain doom!

  • The Nabster by The Banana Boyes Do Movies

    A kidnapper bonds with his victim on the road to Las Vegas.

  • The Subterranean Swindle by ShadyRow

    Murder is it's coldest, underground!

  • You're Gonna Love This Place by Bender Films

    A landlord encounters obstacles as she tries to rent out an apartment to a new tenant.


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