San Antonio, Texas August 11 - 13, 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 50 MM Productions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film A Rose Can Draw Blood will go on to represent San Antonio against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Double Negative by Atomic Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Chivalry is Dead by Rogy Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Joshua or Jessica Claybill, Physical Therapist
  • Prop: A check
  • Line: ""I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine." OR "I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Chivalry is Dead by Rogy Productions

Honorable Mention
The Polter-Guys by Breakout Banshees

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Body Shop by Fidel & Co. Productions

Honorable Mention
Flo-Mingo Killers by Hydra Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Shall We? by Hidden Track Films

Honorable Mention
A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

Best Writing

Double Negative by Atomic Productions

Best Editing

Double Negative by Atomic Productions

Best Directing

A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

Best Cinematography

A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

Best Sound Design

Double Negative by Atomic Productions

Best Musical Score

Double Negative by Atomic Productions

Best Actor

Jonathan Flanders A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

Best Actress

Dane Berkshire A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Jason Campbell Blood Hound by Public Display of Affection

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Ramirez Shall We? by Hidden Track Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Double Negative by Atomic Productions

Best Effects

The Polter-Guys by Breakout Banshees

Best Choreography

A Father's Work by Guillermo del Taco

Best Costumes

Ember Crossing by Ruly Crescent Filmworks

Best Use of Character

Shall We? by Hidden Track Films

Best Use of Prop

The Last Straw by SM/PK Films

Best Use of Line

A Father's Work by Guillermo del Taco

Best Use of Genre

Chivalry is Dead by Rogy Productions

2017 Film List

  • 322 PUSSYWILLOW LANE by Hot Like The Desert

    A playful afternoon takes an unfortunate turn.

  • A Father's Work by Guillermo del Taco

    A man in a dangerous line of work takes his daughter to the doctor and runs into his enemy.

  • A Rose Can Draw Blood by 50 MM Productions

    Sometimes, surviving in the West is as hard as making a film.

  • Blood Hound by Public Display of Affection

    A drowned girl, a strange smell, and an injured shoulder lead Deputy Investigator, Jack Hunter on the trail of a murderer. But will he survive the hunt.

  • Chivalry is Dead by Rogy Productions

    A Romance with a fresh start.

  • Cutthroat by Bright Eye Pictures

    Two deadly assassins under the thumb of their ruthless handler are forced into a lethal showdown to save a woman they both love.

  • Divine Dinner by Long Road Productions

    Asking for her hand in marriage is going to take a miracle!

  • Double Negative by Atomic Productions
  • Eclipsed by Big-Little Comedy

    A secret revealed on a roadtrip will challenge a longstanding friendship.

  • Ember Crossing by Ruly Crescent Filmworks
  • Flo-Mingo Killers by Hydra Media
  • Growing up DeathGripp by Team Left Field
  • Heart of the Ninja by KnightTime Productions

    In this tribute to 1970's 'kung fu' films, a young orphan is trained by an unforgiving sensei who attempts to make her focus on her training and abandon her love of dance.

  • Hey Mary by Zunimar Films

    Mary, a new intern hired for her unique skills by a suspicious agency, learns things are not as they seem.

  • Juan Loser-A Swimmer's Story by CM9 Films

    A man finds that winning is not always the key to happiness.

  • Julia by Video Bytes

    When an appointment goes wrong, Joshua Claybill has to stretch his limit.

  • MABEL by Team Write or Die

    A couple's relaxing getaway turns deadly, thanks to a crazy landlady and her evil "friend."

  • Moments Away by Sexy Hoodie Productions

    When an average begins to fall apart, how do you make sense of it all? The truth is only Moments Away.

  • Penance by #teamroadwarrior

    some mistakes in life you actually can take back

  • Promise by The Dojo

    On a quest to find a loved one, a young girl loses more than she truly wanted.

  • Shall We? by Hidden Track Films

    Jack and Ashley swap stories of their bizarre adventures in the modern dating world.

  • STRIKE by TRILLERHIGHLIFE

    Getting back on ones feet couldn't be any harder, but when an event unfolds, It becomes a day that would change things forever.

  • The Body by Pint Sized Pictures

    Three siblings stumble upon a dead body and speculate the cause of death using their vivid imaginations.

  • The Body Shop by Fidel & Co. Productions

    Make Cars Great Again

  • The Cop Out by CROSS Network

    When a dirty cop wants to get out of the game, he realizes it may be more challenging than he thinks.

  • The House Call by Saint Mary's Hall Cinema

    A successful physical therapist makes a house call to an agoraphobic cynical patient.

  • The Last Day by Red Rook Films

    Brothers try to reconcile over the loss of their family ranch.

  • The Last Straw by SM/PK Films

    A successful physical therapist tries to stop his younger brother from joining a cult in an exciting road trip adventure.

  • The List by Suei Films

    A guy makes a list of the things he wants to do before he becomes a vampire.

  • The Polter-Guys by Breakout Banshees

    A team of ghost hunters get trapped inside a haunted house.

  • The Sisters Claybill by Rattle Your Cage

    Greed, money and ruthless sisters can be a deadly combination.

  • The War at Home by Coming Attractions Productions

    Luck, and fate are fickle in times of war.

  • Theatre Isn't Dead by Bad Hero Productions

    Let the theatre flow through you.

  • Therapy in Action by Redacted

    Taking Physical Therapy to the frontlines

  • Victims by Sticker Fridge Studios

    Everyone's a victim.

  • Wanted by Outside the Loop

    A desperate bounty hunter tries to cash in on the ultimate prize in the wild west.

  • What Ever Happened to Tom? by Mala Mujer Media

    A brothers and death light mystery.


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