San Diego, California August 14 - 16, 2009

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 Circus of Rituals for winning Best Film of 2009. Their film Dollars to Donuts will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2010.


1st Place: Best Film of 2009

Dollars to Donuts by Circus of Rituals

2nd Place: Best Film of 2009

Touch by State of Flux

Required Elements

  • Character: Amos or Amy Belanger, Historian
  • Prop: a crayon
  • Line: "That's not what I meant."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Dollars to Donuts by Circus of Rituals

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Case of the Wild Hare by Cane Toad Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Historian by Amalgamated Grommets

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Adventures of Kung Pao Master by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Best Writing

The Adventures of Kung Pao Master by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Best Directing

Derek Snyder Dollars to Donuts by Circus of Rituals

Best Cinematography

Chris Ernst Dollars to Donuts by Circus of Rituals

Best Sound Design

Touch by State of Flux

Best Musical Score

Affection by ideagram

Best Acting

Dollars to Donuts by Circus of Rituals

Best Special Effects

H.E.R. by S.K.Y. Productions

Best Choreography

Crime, Love and Superpowers by Jabronie Pictures

Best Costumes

Persey Snatching by Sync Splice

Best Use of Character

Historian by Amalgamated Grommets

Best Use of Prop

The Case of the Wild Hare by Cane Toad Productions

Best Use of Line

The Case of the Wild Hare by Cane Toad Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Adventures of Kung Pao Master by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS
Historian by Amalgamated Grommets

BEST LIVE ANIMAL PERFORMANCE

Without Bobby by MMK

2009 Film List

  • Affection by ideagram
  • Crime, Love and Superpowers by Jabronie Pictures
  • Dollars to Donuts by Circus of Rituals
  • H.E.R. by S.K.Y. Productions
  • Historian by Amalgamated Grommets
  • Persey Snatching by Sync Splice
  • The Adventures of Kung Pao Master by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS
  • The Case of the Wild Hare by Cane Toad Productions
  • Touch by State of Flux
  • Without Bobby by MMK

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