San Diego, California July 12 - 14, 2013

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 Bad and Classic Productions for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film A Man Called McClane will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

A Man Called McClane by Bad and Classic Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Required Elements

  • Character: Mac or Margaret McCarthy, Interpreter
  • Prop: a garden hose
  • Line: "You know what I mean?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

the billiamson boys by Team Team Team

Audience Favorite: Group B

Love Language by Almost Good Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

working title: mothers day by Preposterous Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Guns & Hoses by OmniPacMix

Audience Favorite: Group E

Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Audience Favorite: Group F

Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Best Writing

Paul Crim Victimless by Royal Shovel

Cristopher Spencer and Travis Chesney Effective Weapon by Kilna Companies

Best Editing

Mark Anthony Gadia Love Language by Almost Good Films

Best Directing

Matt Jensen Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Best Cinematography

Bill Bork Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Sound Design

Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

Best Musical Score

Unison Goody and Jason Haury Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Actor

John Redlinger A Man Called McClane by Bad and Classic Productions

Best Actress

Lorien Hill-Purcell Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Graphics

Nick Abrams and Brandon Hensgens Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Special Effects

Cole Pittsford and Justice Parman The Interpreter by Sid Films

Best Choreography

Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Costumes

Gretchen Bayer Hands of Fate by State of Flux

Best Use of Character

Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Use of Prop

Love Language by Almost Good Films

Best Use of Line

Captain Hand by Snarky Films

Best Fight Choreography

Love Language by Almost Good Films

Best Use of a GoPro Camera

Pushover by Film Antics

2013 Film List

  • "Untitled" by Bang Zoom Pow

    Gangsters that have never worked with one another make a mistake when they kidnap the wrong person.

  • 10% by Ivan Claysburgh Productions

    A superhero, who is losing his power, decides how he should spend the last of his energy.

  • 4 Million Reasons by Form Over Function

    We did the heist, now where is my money?

  • A Man Called McClane by Bad and Classic Productions

    Revenge was his mission

  • A Quest for the Ages by Henry

    Reality may or may not apply

  • All Bets Are Off by Grudio Productions

    Tom and Cindy are at oddsat the office, until one day when Cindy's dog Cacher is lost.

  • Boys night out by Orange

    Two men go out on the town and commit shenanigans.

  • Busking for Love by Canyon View Collective

    A musician busking for love meets an unexpected muse.

  • Captain Hand by Snarky Films

    just your usual superhero puppet musical

  • Chirp Chirp Buzz Buzz by Doorbell Productions

    Imagine the worst music in the world. Double that. Triple that. Now… try and sleep through that

  • Coulda Been Norse by Twisted Takes

    A roguish Viking mercenary and his sidekick are offered a chance at redemption.

  • Creature from the Back Pool by For Reel Though

    An alien lands in a backward swimming pool.

  • Deranged by Society Art

    Side effects may include delirum, delusions, and or death

  • Diaqualified by God's Own Country Films

    You are disqualified!

  • Ditched by Koo Koo Kachoo

    Five friends embark on a camping trip until something goes terribly wrong.

  • Dream of Me by Yet Another Film Team

    Location Scouting can be dangerous

  • Effective Weapon by Kilna Companies

    Russian arms dealer farce.

  • Enoch Inc by Hemlock Cinema

    Payback... Eternity mode.

  • Fright Hike by Cane Toad Productions

    3 Friends get more than they bargained for on a Groupon for a Haunted Hike

  • from grace by Guerrilla Aesthete Productions

    One woman's struggle with her super-identity after breaking up with her costumed partner.

  • Gasp by Balestra

    A detective and a Farsi interpreter struggle to translate the peculiar details of a son's death.

  • Guns & Hoses by OmniPacMix

    Life of a gangster misinterpreter

  • Hands of Fate by State of Flux

    Distressed couple learns their lives are in the hands of another

  • Hearsay by Tea and Bag Production Company

    A deaf housewife is implicated in a grizzly suburban murder

  • Hosed by Team J+

    Dont know. link is broken!

  • Inmate 14658 by Amalgamated Grommets

    An condemned woman shares her views on redemption in the face of punishment.

  • iWISH by Epidemic Films

    AN employee at a company who grants wishes literally, is leaving the company until her final call.

  • Ksenia by Down the block films

    In a dangerous situation, Mac attempts to communicate between a trafficked woman and her buyer

  • Light by Platt College Team

    Last words make a huge difference

  • Lost Together by Label Creative

    A lost relative brings a family together with music

  • Love Bots by Bastard's Academy

    A scientist and his buddies enjoy a hot summer afternoon with some sexy humanoid robots.

  • Love Language by Almost Good Films

    A man must pass through obstacles to meet his love at firs sight.

  • Maid of Murder by Real Good Films

    An elderly man is found dead and all leads lead to murder

  • Mediation Tails by JacobJakeTv

    The good, the bad, the interpreter

  • MIA by Palomar GC

    Can someone steal your identity?

  • News Travels Fast by So To Speak Films

    Old Buddies Get Together For One Last Supper

  • Pap Smear by Pictish Productions

    A starlet and a pop star send a hit man after a paparazzo.

  • Pulse by City Band Productions

    You Earn It, He Takes It.

  • Pushover by Film Antics

    Cleveland seeks help from an eccentric therapy compound.

  • R.I.P. by zAP Productions

    A Steampunk Acting Troupe mourns the death of their director

  • Regret by Piki

    A man investigates a suspicious death and a strangled girl wants to tell a story.

  • Something Blue by Wavelength Productions

    Childhood friend helps groom prepare for his wedding.

  • Soul Mates by Sofa King Awesome

    There is always hope in finding true love

  • Speechless by Extremely Weird and Incredibly Awkward

    A man miraculously gains powers to read minds, and hear his wife's voice for the first time.

  • Sweet and Sour by Burning Tree

    While trying to impress a tv chef, the relationship of two brothers are tested

  • Tempus by Dampt Productions

    time travel destiny

  • The Artifacts by Caffeinated Apple Productions

    A strong young woman faces the world of the future alone... or so she thinks.

  • the billiamson boys by Team Team Team

    Two estranged sons of a famous country star are bitterly torn apart after learning their father died

  • The Choice by Eye Vision

    not sure

  • The Dysfunctionals by Creative Humanoids

    A comedic peek into superheros' interpersonal dysfunctional relationships.

  • The Interpreter by Sid Films

    They're coming for you

  • The Janitor by Bad Betsy

    A mobster confronts his boss to give him his notice of leave.

  • The Long, Strange Trip by Essentials

    A man reconsiders friendships while on vacation

  • The Playing Ground by MEGAWATTS!

    In this sandbox, know the rules.

  • The Road Styx by Beer Bottle Graveyard

    Hitchhikers find there way on a lonely road.

  • The strongest power by Twisted Turtles

    Anything for love

  • The True World: Roswell by TBD

    Five humans and one alien are forced to live together.

  • The Truth Fairy by Mercury Cinema

    Justice is her only wish.

  • The Widow by BensonQ Media

    A widow must fight for what is rightfully hers..

  • Thin Places by FortyOneTwenty

    Where the boundary between light and dark fades away.

  • This is not a sequel to this is not a film de femme by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

    this film still has no logline

  • Tortas by TRI Acting Academy

    Mark's struggle to understand his overly friendly coworker who interprets peoples food.

  • Van Buren by Square Peg Productions presents a Beard Envy film

    There's something fishy about Van Buren.

  • Vicious Meats by 2AMB Productions

    A vacation story

  • Victimless by Royal Shovel

    A criminal duo breaks into strangers' houses and improves their lives through altruism.

  • Waste Management by Fierce Ferrets

    A professional fighter gets himself in trouble, but his brother is the one paying the price.

  • Why Wilma? by Team Green

    Five people and four chickens set out to make one of the worst films ever and they succeed.

  • Women of Power by Quixotic Pictures

    cherchez la femme

  • working title: mothers day by Preposterous Films

    A homeless woman enters a vacant home and fakes a new life in order to bond with her son

  • Writers' Block by A Focus Group

    (Insert log line here)

  • Yonder by Yonder

    You know what I mean

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