San Antonio, Texas August 17 - 19, 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 New Americana Pictures for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Day Monster will go on to represent San Antonio against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Day Monster by New Americana Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Socketeer by SM/PK Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Summer '99 by Atomic Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Claude or Claudia Fernandez, city employee
  • Prop: a tennis racket
  • Line: ""It's up to you. Make a decision." OR "It is up to you. Make a decision.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

One is Enough by Pint Sized Pictures

Honorable Mention
Going Under by 50 MM Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Socketeer by SM/PK Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

A Fart in the Wind Part Doo by Hidden Track Films

Honorable Mention
Skulk by Suei Films

2018 Film List

  • A Fart in the Wind Part Doo by Hidden Track Films

    Not all heroes wear capes. But they all poop.

  • Backhand by Red Rook Films

    High school student doesn't know if College or Pros is the way to go.

  • Beta by Story. Told. Productions

    An experimental dating service gives a couple a glimpse into their future

  • C.L.A.U.D.E. by Mala Mujer Media

    City employees, robots and tacos, all in one movie.

  • Connected by Helix Media

    Sometimes love does not have to be real.

  • Crimes of the Heart by A Texas Made Film

    Dancing Horses will make you smile.

  • Cutting School by Coming Attractions

    She's back to save her father's school, but can she save herself?

  • Day Monster by New Americana Pictures

    Bewery employee is making a delivery, but discovers something strange has decided to take residence in the trunk of his car.

  • District Derelicts by Merky Waters Films

    In our office, no one can hear you complain

  • Don’t Look Back by Bright Eye Pictures

    A love triangle takes a tragic turn in time.

  • ENIGMA by Pelicula 24

    Mystery unfolds on a murder

  • Forever Yours by Black Bat Productions

    A tormented man is drawn to a mysterious woman who is believes to be his soulmate. But is he brave enough?

  • Get the Racquet And Move Your Ass by Waterloo City Limits

    When a competing team tries to sabotage our hero's crew, the chase is on to complete the 48 Hour Film in time.

  • Ghosted by Janky Productions

    Cop goes on a Tinder date during a murder spree.

  • Going Under by 50 MM Productions

    A younger women goes through experimental therapy to overcome past traumas.

  • In My Mind's Eye by Bad Dog!! Media

    "Don't you hate it when friends show up unannounced? Especially imaginary ones..."

  • Last Pick by Anderson Island Films

    Every line on this ball represents a story in my life.

  • No Regrets by Redacted

    An aspiring musician gets his first taste of the business and has to make a choice.

  • One is Enough by Pint Sized Pictures

    We all fantasize about having extra help for the chores in life. Be careful what you ask for.

  • Playtime Is Over by Team Left Field

    A dark, yet funny take on the steps that a bad toy company takes, after they "accidentally" unleash murderous toys on unsuspecting kids

  • Ronald Lemos by Salten Pepper

    A time traveler is stuck in the year 2018, and the only way to get back home is to complete a list of objectives.

  • Rooftop by Red Twit Entertainment

    Claude Fernadez is seen going about his daily work tasks. When a gruesome event is realized and he must come to grips with his own reality.

  • Skulk by Suei Films

    Three criminals work together as contract villains to complete a job.

  • Summer '99 by Atomic Productions

    In the last days of the summer of 1999, 9-year-old Ben finds fun wherever he can.

  • The Dry Spell by Drunk Baby Productions

    A couple struggles with a drought of romance while growing their family.

  • The Moments That Change Us by Studio E

    A long lost love from a distant past returns to a man who had spent years trying to forget her.

  • The One Degree by Futrell's Fuzzy Feltwerks

    Can the one degree be explained? The world may never know.

  • The Socketeer by SM/PK Films

    A young sock loses his mate and becomes a superhero on a quest for vengeance.

  • Thik-Boi by Finished Productions

    A martial arts dojo owner clashes with a city licensing inspector over the legitimacy of his art.

  • What a Kitsy Wants by Kitsy Town

    A workaholic city worker must change his ways or lose the best friend he's ever had: a cat named Buda.


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