San Diego, California August 8 - 10, 2008

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 2008. Their film Just A Man will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2009.


1st Place: Best Film of 2008

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

2nd Place: Best Film of 2008

Buzz Worthy by That's Rad Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Joe or Josie Beeble, Construction Worker
  • Prop: tweezers
  • Line: "Hey, did you hear the news?"

Best Writing

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Editing

Come Back by Cinematic Arts

Best Directing

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Cinematography

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Sound Design

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Musical Score

Hindsight by momentousmovies.com

Best Acting

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Costumes

Role Playing Friday by Digital Arts Collective

Best Make Up

Gurney Journey by PhotoChimera

Best Use of Prop

Ouch by Nowhere Nowhere

Best Use of Line

Peeping Tom by Team BAM

Best Use of Genre

Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets

Audience B Winner

Paper Spy by Renegade Swine

Audience A Winner

Buzz Worthy by That's Rad Productions

Audience C Winner

Gated Community Hookers by Robotronic Dynamite Films

Audience d Winner

A Friend Between Friends by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

2008 Film List

  • A Friend Between Friends by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS
  • Buzz Worthy by That's Rad Productions
  • Come Back by Cinematic Arts
  • Gated Community Hookers by Robotronic Dynamite Films
  • Gurney Journey by PhotoChimera
  • Hindsight by momentousmovies.com
  • Just A Man by Amalgamated Grommets
  • Ouch by Nowhere Nowhere
  • Paper Spy by Renegade Swine
  • Peeping Tom by Team BAM
  • Role Playing Friday by Digital Arts Collective

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