Salt Lake City, Utah June 9 - 11, 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 District 22 Studios for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Goldfish will go on to represent Salt Lake City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Goldfish by District 22 Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: John or Janet King, Rock Star
  • Prop: A padlock
  • Line: "I'll admit it, it was my fault."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Call of the Void by The Shutter Brigade

Audience Favorite: Group B

Nyrstik by The Fourth Paragraph

Best Writing

So Much by CIRCA3

Best Editing

Take Your Time by E=

Best Directing

Goldfish by District 22 Studios

Best Cinematography

Pallino by Lexerot Filmworks

Best Sound Design

Call of the Void by The Shutter Brigade

Best Acting

Unrequited by Matching T-shirts Productions

Best Use of Character

Rock Your Sax Off by Rush Studios

Best Use of Prop

Strike A Chord by Secret Fire Productions

Best Use of Line

For Elise by Wasatch Bay Project

Best Use of Genre

Goldfish by District 22 Studios

2017 Film List

  • All In - FIN by Host Productions

    You've got to pay to see

  • Call of the Void by The Shutter Brigade

    A dutiful janitor endures his idiot co-worker until the universe interseeds and makes him an offer he can't refuse.

  • Cravings by Cam's Leftovers

    Three women seek a lock box their master requires right now!

  • Decoda by Key Light Production

    A detective unearths details of a long forgotten case.

  • Deer Rabbit Studios by Deer Rabbit Studios

    A washed up rockstar contemplates her past and future relationships.

  • For Elise by Wasatch Bay Project
  • Fortune In Loss by Mega Hippo Productions

    You can't help what you inherit.

  • Goldfish by District 22 Studios

    Mourning the loss of his mother, a son finds the strength, with help from his father, to move on.

  • It Was Me by Studio 76

    If someone dies in the forest do they really exist?

  • Just Todd by GRIG Media

    A bunch a super braggers gathered; is there one hero among them?

  • Kill the Prince by Team Deathpunch

    Two aging rockstars with a problem son are forced to choose between fame and the next generation

  • Nyrstik by The Fourth Paragraph

    After a foolish misunderstanding the nerd at school finally has a date to the school dance, but it's not who he expects.

  • Pallino by Lexerot Filmworks

    A cocky bocce champion gets taken down a peg by a distance relative.

  • Rock Your Sax Off by Rush Studios

    A man find s an enchanted saxophone and has to defeat his enemy, John King: Rock star.

  • So Much by CIRCA3

    4 sorority sisters during rush week, attempt to stay over night in an abandoned building.

  • Strike A Chord by Secret Fire Productions
  • Take Your Time by E=

    A man has one last chance to ask out his crush, but others keep getting in his way; fortunately, he holds the ability to travel through time.

  • The Plot Device by The Couch Dreamers

    Three college students must deal with the consequences of their professor's latest invention.

  • Unrequited by Matching T-shirts Productions

    When her past comes back to haunt her, up-and-coming rockstar Janet King regrets returning home.


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