San Diego, California June 1 - 3, 2012

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 Amalgamated Grommets for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Momentum will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Gary or Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person
  • Prop: a cell phone
  • Line: "Where are we going?"

Audience Favorite: Group @

Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Captain of My Desire by Bad and Classic Productions

Best Writing

Jason Encabo and Trish Pavlecich A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

Best Directing

Sean Dejecacion This Is Not A Film De Femme by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Best Cinematography

Andrew Finch Captain of My Desire by Bad and Classic Productions

Best Sound Design

Trails by Koo Koo Kachoo

Best Musical Score

Unison Goody and Jason Haury Late Breaking News by Snarky Films

Best Actor

Jacob Bruce Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Best Actress

Natalie Bohlin A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Unusual Circumstances by Kilna Companies

Best Special Effects

Michael Tournay and Anne LaBarbera The Great Train Kidnapping by Pictish Productions

Best Costumes

Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

Best Use of Character

A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

Best Use of Prop

Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Use of Line

Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Title Sequence by Smart Set Productions

Bait by Smart Set Productions

Best Use of a GoPro Camera

Killer App by The League of Gentlemen Adventurers

2012 Film List

  • A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize by Doorbell Productions

    A day in the life of celebrity Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person Social Activist Starlet Model Citize

  • Bait by Smart Set Productions

    Sometimes you're too close to the story.

  • Captain of My Desire by Bad and Classic Productions

    Take me on the bluff

  • Genie Boot Camp by Hunter Productions

    Young man unhappy with his job, applies to become a Genie

  • Killer App by The League of Gentlemen Adventurers

    While people are disappearing all around him, a janitor finds only more questions in a Killer App.

  • Late Breaking News by Snarky Films

    A wife's plan to fix her marriage goes awry.

  • Momentum by Amalgamated Grommets

    The President is killed; will Vice President Bates rise to the occasion?

  • The Great Train Kidnapping by Pictish Productions

    A writer ignores the zombie apocalypse to write something more plausible.

  • This Is Not A Film De Femme by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

    This Film Has No Logline

  • Trails by Koo Koo Kachoo

    A young man reminisces about family on a familiar trail.

  • Unusual Circumstances by Kilna Companies

    An investigative news team make their final episode.


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