Salt Lake City, Utah July 13 - 15, 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 WSU Studio 76 for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film If The Shoe Fits 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

If The Shoe Fits by WSU Studio 76

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

P.O.V. by Sassy Duck Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Suzanne or Samuel Powell, Designer
  • Prop: A high heeled shoe
  • Line: "I was wondering if you could help me?"

Audience Favorite

Quaestio by Lotus Star Media

Best Writing

Gatekeepers by Authentic Awareness

Best Editing

Gatekeepers by Authentic Awareness

Best Directing

If The Shoe Fits by WSU Studio 76

Best Cinematography

P.O.V. by Sassy Duck Pictures

Best Sound Design

If The Shoe Fits by WSU Studio 76

Best Acting

P.O.V. by Sassy Duck Pictures

Best Effects

P.O.V. by Sassy Duck Pictures

Best Use of Character

If The Shoe Fits by WSU Studio 76

Best Use of Prop

Quaestio by Lotus Star Media

Best Use of Line

Pride & Prejudice by Samael Productions

2018 Film List

  • Gatekeepers by Authentic Awareness

    A teenage transgirl is blocked by a "gatekeeper" from accessing necessary resources. She learns self-love, patience, and acceptance from an eccentric friend.

  • If The Shoe Fits by WSU Studio 76

    After years of hiding a secret desire, it's time Charlie Vaughn realizes his full potential.

  • P.O.V. by Sassy Duck Pictures

    An unidentified individual encounters a variety of people after waking up in an unfamiliar place.

  • Pride & Prejudice by Samael Productions

    After being the victim of a harrowing assault, Samuel Powell decides to use an ancient manuscript to get revenge on his homophobic neighbors. But is reclaiming his battered pride just another form of prejudice?

  • Quaestio by Lotus Star Media

    A mother struggles with her son's emerging identity

  • The Partner by Queerios

    A first meeting gone wrong.

  • The Sambosa by Squats Tatonka

    When things get dull, she gets a guide.


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