Seattle, Washington July 7 - 9, 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 Let's Dance Kitty Cat for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Unbearable will go on to represent Seattle against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Unbearable by Let's Dance Kitty Cat

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Courier by Twisted Ladder

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

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October 20 - 22, 2017

Required Elements

  • Character: Anders or Andrea Sandstrom, Tour Guide
  • Prop: a hair brush
  • Line: ""You should get that looked at.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Game of Kubb by That Guy With The Beard Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Swiped Away by Film Vandals

Audience Favorite: Group C

Downtime by Nornir Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Hit Squad by Single Schred Films

Audience Favorite: Group E

Rendezvous Dogs by VHS Holdouts

Audience Favorite: Group F

Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

Best Writing

Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

Best Editing

The Courier by Twisted Ladder

Best Directing

Unbearable by Let's Dance Kitty Cat

Best Cinematography

The Courier by Twisted Ladder

Best Sound Design

Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

Best Musical Score

Rendezvous Dogs by VHS Holdouts

Best Actor

Comedy - Bill Johns Nawthwest Bounty Hunters by SFI

Drama - Wes Chamberlin Strands by Creative Collective/Market Media

Best Actress

Comedy - Susan Graf Unbearable by Let's Dance Kitty Cat

Drama - Chloe Wilson Strands by Creative Collective/Market Media

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Dy Unbearable by Let's Dance Kitty Cat

Best Supporting Actress

Christin Shaw White 'Sup Doc? by Team Amanduh

Best Ensemble Acting

Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

Honorable Mention
Rendezvous Dogs by VHS Holdouts

Best Use of Character

Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

Best Use of Prop

Memed by Red Shed Films

Best Use of Line

Unbearable by Let's Dance Kitty Cat

Best Use of Genre

The Game of Kubb by That Guy With The Beard Films

Best Visual Effects

Memed by Red Shed Films

Audience Favorite Favorite

The Game of Kubb by That Guy With The Beard Films

Honorable Mention
Rendezvous Dogs by VHS Holdouts

WIF Seattle Buffy Award

Downtime by Nornir Productions

Seattle Film Institute Emerging Voice Award

Stalkher by Reality Just Ahead

Best in City - Honorable Mention

Refuge by Bad Cat Films

The Future of Film Award

The Toys Left Behind by The Flames

Right Now Today Award

Kindling by See Sharp Media

2017 Film List

  • 'Sup Doc? by Team Amanduh

    Unlike other medical offices, this one is hiding a few things deep inside.

  • After The War by Olympic College Film Club

    Val a war veteran turned homeless heroin-addict is unable to let go of the past.

  • Andrea & The Tree by Wandering Goat

    A talking tree teaches us a moral lesson.

  • Badminton to the Bone by Nox

    A woman strives to assist her husband's insecurity about his badminton skills

  • Being Seen by Scheherazade

    A woman struggles with online dating and learns that, in order to be cared for, she must first be seen.

  • Case #916 by Creative Image Films

    After an arrest gone wrong, 2 newly fired detectives find new employment

  • Clean Room by Victory Studios

    A distressed detective uses a new machine to enter the mind of a dead woman to investigate her last moments alive.

  • Clockwork Organic by Red Reel Films

    After a freak accident, Junk food lover Jake is sent to a place beyond his wildest nightmares; a world where everyone...is vegan.

  • Cornerstone by Lt. Black

    Detective Trevor Wilson is called to investigate a crime and is helped by an unexpected visitor.

  • Date/Time by Team Gryffindor

    A first date at a cafe with a reset buttons lets one couple gamble on just how good -- or how bad -- versions of the same date can be.

  • Daughters by D&D Films

    Two grown daughters disagree with how to help their recovering mother.

  • David by Laser Cat Films

    An estranged daughter tries to find out details of her father's death, through the eyes of co-workers and the killer himself.

  • Deadly Stupid by JZM

    What happens when hell meets a suburban town? Hilarity and chaos!

  • Downtime by Nornir Productions

    Death is pretty chill

  • Dreyfus and Pat Go to the Museum by McGill, O'Donnell & Hogwallop

    Two buddies encounter the numinous while surveying the world of contemporary art.

  • Fight for Sophie by Call Your Doctor if Competition Lasts Longer Than 48 Hours

    When I family goes on a innocent day hike tragedy hits them, and mom and dad have to Fight for Sophie

  • HER-cules by Love Mug Productions

    Don't underestimate a woman in danger.

  • Hit Squad by Single Schred Films

    A pair bumbling of hitmen meet their match.

  • Kindling by See Sharp Media

    A young man struggles with emotions from his past while adjusting to a new environment.

  • Kitten Cash Only by The Yorkuza Syndicate

    Life's not a beach for Kitten when his volleyball teammate, Bump, is kidnapped by a maniacal gangster with a fondness for Norwegian kitchen wares.

  • Late Bloomer by Igly Film

    A young man has no idea how to take care of himself or how to self motivate, until he is abandoned by the love of his life.

  • Like A Matador by Trulybonkers

    A young man finds himself lured to church by his best friends, but this is not your ordinary church, and he's not your ordinary convert, he's the main course.

  • Love 30 by DSME

    A struggling tennis player finds guidance through a relationship with a kayak tour guide.

  • Lunch by S.E (Subdued Excitement)Productions

    A mother and daughter lunch gets interesting when mom shares some unexpected news.

  • Memed by Red Shed Films

    Feel the meme.

  • Move-In Day by Half Sister

    Is this two bedroom house too good to be true?

  • Nawthwest Bounty Hunters by SFI

    Texas bounty hunters, Cornelius & Eunice Wainscot, who have relocated to Seattle, are challenged by a particularly pesky fugitive.

  • Okay, Cupid? by Perez Productions

    A jaded Cupid is assigned to find a young girl love, and rediscovers her purpose along the way.

  • Portal by Team Freeholders

    The life of a mistreated maid changes when she discovers a mysterious portal.

  • Powerless by Nourishtainment Productions

    Four minutes of powerlessness. At least it's light.

  • Ranch Dressing by Y2K Productions

    Robert is after a beautiful woman. Only problem is she's into cowboys.

  • Refuge by Bad Cat Films

    Searching for safety where there is none to be had.

  • Rendezvous Dogs by VHS Holdouts

    A small cell of the Canine Resistance hatch a devious plan, but are interrupted by a unsuspecting minion of an evil empire.

  • Retreat by Estrogen

    Coworker's learn not to burn out some else's candle to brighten their own

  • Riddance by Green Cape Productions

    An unfaithful husband takes a fateful voyage.

  • Sad Song by Studio Bug Productions

    A sad woman is afraid to follow her dreams until she receives a package that changes everything.

  • Singing Rounded Butterhorn by Plaid Shirt Productions

    A hobbyist journeys into the woods, in search of rare wildlife.

  • Sounds of the Fallen by The Lone Rangers

    A comedic fable about the folly of revenge.

  • Split Ends by Green Bananas Productions

    Two tour guides trapped on a roof by their zombiefied tour group.

  • Stalkher by Reality Just Ahead

    Just some normal everyday stalkitude B)

  • Star by Team Introvert

    A woman must face her fear to share her talents with the world.

  • Starling by LightForm

    A woman wakes up next to the body of her husband.

  • Strands by Creative Collective/Market Media

    A ride share experience that goes from odd to perilous.

  • Sun, Sand and Fired by Team Micro

    If you can go any time, any place - let anyone else be your guide.

  • Swiped Away by Film Vandals

    A young woman fed up with the digital dating scene turns to a witch to conjure a sword wielding gentleman from the days of yore.

  • The Absence of War by Doom Sparkle

    Eschewing violence, two draft-dodgers escape to a small commune in the woods, but the conflict they bring with them threatens their peaceful existence.

  • The Cast Party by XSight Entertainment

    a bored tour guide goes to a cast party and meets some odd characters makes new friendships

  • The Courier by Twisted Ladder

    A man must deliver a package that could end the war.

  • The Game of Kubb by That Guy With The Beard Films

    The untold story of the greatest lawn game known to man: Kubb.

  • The Good, The Bad, And The Tangled by Pesky Paws Productions

    A misunderstanding with the town hairdresser leads to an unexpected showdown.

  • The Land of Two Fields by TURA Productions

    A news reporter investigates the death of his girlfriend and ends up in the middle of a supernatural battle.

  • The Toys Left Behind by The Flames

    A family that recently moved into a home finds a box of toys left from the previous owners.

  • Unbearable by Let's Dance Kitty Cat

    The victim of a horrific assault turns the tables on her assailant.

  • Untethered by Flying Dummie Productions

    After friends stage an intervention, an obsessed athlete returns for one final grudge match.

  • Wikipedia Jones and the Case of the Brewery Tour by The Monkeybars

    Anders Sandstrom, brewery tour guide, leads his last tour group before retirement. But when the lights go out, something goes thump in the dark, and Anders turns up dead, every member of the tour is a suspect in a heinous murder that can only be solved by the boy genius detective Wikipedia Jones!


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