Salt Lake City, Utah June 8 - 10, 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 Lens Slingers for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Something Borrowed will go on to represent Salt Lake City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Something Borrowed by Lens Slingers

Required Elements

  • Character: Andrew or Andrea Wade, Fundraiser
  • Prop: a stapler
  • Line: "That is a total lie."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Fatale Murders by For Your Consideration

Audience Favorite: Group B

Best Writing

Best Editing

Something Borrowed by Lens Slingers

Best Directing

Something Borrowed by Lens Slingers

Best Cinematography

Fatale Murders by For Your Consideration

Best Sound Design

The Girl in the Closet by Sassy Duck Pictures

Best Acting

Core by District 22 Studios

Best Effects

The Girl in the Closet by Sassy Duck Pictures

Best Use of Character

COLLECTOR by Crew of The Orca

Best Use of Prop

Extra Life by WSU Studio 76

Best Use of Line

Hart Strings by Dirty Shirts

2018 Film List

  • Already There by Chaos Studios

    Ex-Spy thinks he's going back to work, but he's just going to his suprise birthday party

  • Closing the Deal by Bad Still Films

    Don't you want to see the inside?

  • COLLECTOR by Crew of The Orca

    After two teens have disappeared, a town is on edge wondering what will happen next.

  • Core by District 22 Studios

    It's his heart that tells him to do things, but it's his heart that keeps him from doing them.

  • Corporate Magic by Mega Hippo

    Caught between two worlds, a young woman navigates her desire to help others while retaining her integrity.

  • Day After Thursday by Side Street

    An aspiring song writer has to write his masterpiece in order to not get kicked out of his parents home.

  • Death or the Devil by Red Kite Films

    Road trips always present a few challenges. Death isn’t supposed to be one of them.

  • Donor Potential by Pizza Rat Productions

    A visitor from another realm steals the identity of unsuspecting victims—always for donor potiential—who will be next?

  • Door 2 Door by Four Color Process

    A bad-luck door-two-door salesman can't catch a break, or a sale.

  • Due West by Bork Productions

    A seasoned fundraiser must choose between doing what he's told and what's right.

  • Extra Life by WSU Studio 76

    A teen boy tries to prevent his local arcade from closing down, but is he enough to stop it from failing?

  • Fatale Murders by For Your Consideration

    dames and detectives

  • Happy Trails by Team Deathpunch

    A happy couple has a not so happy outing in the wilderness

  • Hart Strings by Dirty Shirts

    A young woman rediscovers a father she never had.

  • How To Tell If You're In A Cult by Rush Studios

    A man is trying to raise money door to door and ends up in a cult.

  • In Memorium by Pixel Syndicate

    Crime boss debates retirement

  • Kasra by Half Square Productions

    Warrior is transported from the 1400 to present day.

  • P.P. Confidential by Alpaca Punch

    Some secrets are worth keeping.

  • Photon by The Alternative Media Group

    When crime and crime fighting don't pay, what does a superhero do?

  • Snails by Bag of Maxim
  • Something Borrowed by Lens Slingers

    A bride in doubt is offered an unfortunate opportunity from a witch

  • The “Big Time” by Your Mom's Boyfriend

    Two children experience adulthood for a day to soon realize it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

  • The Girl in the Closet by Sassy Duck Pictures

    While on a door-to-door fundraising campaign, Andrea Wade encounters a woman with some hidden secrets.

  • Vindicative Jane by Raccoons & Friends Productions

    Jane takes matters into her own hands for her friend.


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