San Francisco, California August 10 - 12, 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 Awocan Productions for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Special will go on to represent San Francisco against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Special by Awocan Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Cut From The Same Cloth by Empty Gestures

Required Elements

  • Character: Jordan or Jada Ervington, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: a gift certificate or gift card
  • Line: "Why did she leave?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Cut From The Same Cloth by Empty Gestures

Honorable Mention
Buddy by Barewitness Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Special by Awocan Productions

Honorable Mention
Pushin Daisy by Fish Eye Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Sun by J3R Films

Honorable Mention
Why She Left. by Mixed Beast Productions

Best Writing

Special by Awocan Productions

Best Editing

Freefall by Smash Bang Roar!

Best Directing

Buddy by Barewitness Films

Best Cinematography

Pen Craft by East Bay Vagabonds

Best Sound Design

The Downfall of the Beekeepers by ALPIB

Best Musical Score

As We Are by Let the Bright One In

Best Actor

Riley Rios Freefall by Smash Bang Roar!

Best Actress

Priyanka Reddy The Last Chance by Alchemy Talkies

Best Graphics

Why She Left. by Mixed Beast Productions

Best Special Effects

Why She Left. by Mixed Beast Productions

Best Choreography

Seven Friends by Dancin' Time Productions

Best Costumes

Cut From The Same Cloth by Empty Gestures

Best Use of Character

The FInal Cut by The Skeleton Crew

Best Use of Prop

Hot Listing by Cine Ip

Best Use of Line

OUT/SPOKEN by Flatwoods Superquik

2018 Film List

  • "GIRL"fri"END" by Flat Quack Films

    The problem with the term "Girlfriend", is it may start with a "Girl", but it always has an "End".

  • A Cowhands Tale by FNC Chill Productions

    Cohands lie and make up stories to explain to the sheriff why a realtor is missing.

  • Agent of Ego by The One Where They Make A Movie

    A Talent Agent brings his father, a Real Estate Agent to meet an actor to help prepare him for his next role.

  • Another Great Job by Savianno Productions

    A cheerfully amoral superhero tries to stop a slimy real estate agent from smooth-talking a naive victim into a bad investment in this lighthearted superhero comedy.

  • As We Are by Let the Bright One In

    After a mysterious signal begins to corrupt society, two women attempt to escape the sound in this desolate world.

  • Buddy by Barewitness Films

    A buddy's place is in the home.

  • California Friendly by Bryant S Matthews

    Do to a shipping error, Jordan, a Real Estate Agent, recieves a smart home device he ordered, however accidentally gets a Carolina version rather than a California version. The device is pre programmed to you, knowing your friends from high school, where you grew up etc. It is not an assistant, it is a friend. Jordan who always puts work over everything else finds that his new friend, Art, looks at life completely different.

  • Cut From The Same Cloth by Empty Gestures

    After their father’s death, a sister confronts her brother about the way he’s coping with the loss by dressing up like a puppet man.

  • Fantasy Combat League by MindTale Productions

    Only one fighter will come out victorious!

  • Freefall by Smash Bang Roar!

    A desperate real estate agent has one day to sell an apartment with a dark past.

  • Hot Listing by Cine Ip

    Real Estate agent gets an unusual proposal.

  • I Know Who You Are by Artistic Killer Productions

    A real estate agent has to pay the ultimate price for his sins

  • little adventures by Whales in the Headlights

    A grieving brother embarks on nostalgic adventures.

  • Open House by El Hefe’s Crew

    Two guys are looking into buying the perfect house until one of them starts seeing things that give them second thoughts.

  • OUT/SPOKEN by Flatwoods Superquik

    A female real estate agent is pushed to her limits by her boyfriend the morning before she sells his family’s house to cover his father’s medical expenses.

  • Pen Craft by East Bay Vagabonds

    Friendship is a work of heart.

  • Pushin Daisy by Fish Eye Films

    Its Daisy and Dex's world we just happen to live in it.

  • Repatriate by Madras Mantle

    Story of a female agent on her last assignment before she heads home.

  • Roadtrippin by Kids Next Door

    3 friends embark on a road trip that takes them through a whirlwind of emotions just to bring them together again.

  • Robot Music School by Brannan Street Films

    A robot finds his voice at music school

  • Sauce by Locust Garden Pictures

    A real estate agent must find his way out of a locked building before he is forced to endure strange torture.

  • Seller Beware by Luminous Productions

    Selling a house can be so frightening.

  • Seven Friends by Dancin' Time Productions

    Citizens frustrated by isolation and government control share their transition to self-connection and connection with others through dance.

  • Special by Awocan Productions

    A cameraman sits down with the friends and family of a scientifically created teenager, exploring questions about family, love, and individuality.

  • Suburban Velocity by Scramble Pictures

    How far will one adrenaline-junkie go for the ultimate thrill?

  • Sue By Your Cide by The Herd

    A financially successful but troubled woman orders the services of a suicide as a service startup, and is tended to by a woman who is equally successful at her line of work.

  • Sun by J3R Films

    In this road movie, a young man must endure an arduous journey evading sunlight to reach an important destination.

  • That's Faire by Analemma Production

    A single father coupes with the departure of his wife.

  • The Bucklebrush Players by Cogent Non-Sequitur

    They’re not imaginary, they’re just written that way.

  • The Downfall of the Beekeepers by ALPIB

    An amateur documentary film chronicling the breakup of a local band.

  • The FInal Cut by The Skeleton Crew

    A real estate agent uses a house she should be selling as a filming location for a short film competition... catastrophe results.

  • The Last Chance by Alchemy Talkies

    Jordan's only hope is to go back in time to win back his love.

  • The Quest For Affordable Housing by Squirrely Productions

    Three Bay Area artists go on a treasure map quest for affordable housing.

  • Under the Mattress by Planet 8 Entertainment

    Jordan, a innocent real estate agent, decides to rob a house with his buddy to only encounter the strangest thing.

  • Viewing by Under the Gun Prod.

    A killer real estate agent seals the deal of a lifetime on a killer house

  • Why She Left. by Mixed Beast Productions

    Superhero decides to live a regular life.


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