Seattle, Washington August 1 - 3, 2014

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 Challenge Accepted for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film I-Charon will go on to represent Seattle against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

I-Charon by Challenge Accepted

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Back in the Water by Stardust Particles

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

Chime by If Zeus and Stanley Kubrick had a baby, this is the film the baby would make.

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October 10 - 12, 2014

Required Elements

  • Character: Darin or Dana Stumme, Massage Therapist
  • Prop: a fly swatter
  • Line: "No way. Never again."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Drunk On Knowledge by Film Vandals

Audience Favorite: Group B

I-Charon by Challenge Accepted

Audience Favorite: Group C

First Last Date by Quixotic

Massage a Trois by Yellow Owl Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Under Covers by Team Awesome

Audience Favorite: Group E

Rom-Bol-Com by Rain Films

Best Writing

Chime by If Zeus and Stanley Kubrick had a baby, this is the film the baby would make.

Best Editing

Under Covers by Team Awesome

Best Directing

I-Charon by Challenge Accepted

Best Cinematography

Karma Gettin' by Team Mighty Tripod

Best Sound Design

reverie by Tricky Whiskey Films

Best Musical Score

Karma Gettin' by Team Mighty Tripod

Best Acting

Ahn Nguyen Lilac Means Dark Blue by Swift Kick

Best Ensemble Acting

I-Charon by Challenge Accepted

Best Graphics

Lilac Means Dark Blue by Swift Kick

Best Special Effects

Lilac Means Dark Blue by Swift Kick

Best Choreography

Back in the Water by Stardust Particles

Best Costumes

Karma Gettin' by Team Mighty Tripod

Best Use of Character

Back in the Water by Stardust Particles

Best Use of Prop

about the guy with the cello by Bad Elephant!

Best Use of Line

I-Charon by Challenge Accepted

Best Use of Genre

Under Covers by Team Awesome

Spirit Award

Pirate's Maiden by Team diggUM

2014 Film List

  • 40 Love by Why Bull Productions

    An aspiring tennis player pushes her dad to find love.

  • A Brand New You by Seattle Film Collective

    A young man seeks personal transformation through a massage therapist who has ulterior motives.

  • A Good Car by Summer Solstice

    Can Andrea repair her VW and escape her small town life?

  • A Song of Love and Loss by Nedyken

    Tormented writer discovers love at a cost.

  • A Taxonomy of Dramatic Film by Orchestra Pictures

    A series of brief vignettes illustrating the varieties of dramatic film.

  • about the guy with the cello by Bad Elephant!

    A cellist with a fear of touching struggles to get back out in the world.

  • Alexa by Laser Cat Productions

    A transgender struggles to discover herself while parents and friends insist she is a guy.

  • Back in the Water by Stardust Particles

    Recently disabled fish out of water finds his passion

  • Cave by Red Slipper Films

    A disenchanted girl must navigate to a sacred place to survive her mother's manipulations.

  • Chime by If Zeus and Stanley Kubrick had a baby, this is the film the baby would make.

    A man dreams the same dream which helps him fight crime.

  • Chronicles of Darin by GrittyFlix

    A massage therapist must save his lover from evil comic book writer.

  • Clear by B B Wheeler Creative

    A man comes in for a message. His first...he thinks...

  • Cocoon by Avant-garde Storytellers

    A girl loses hope due to abusive father and helpless mother.

  • Control(h)er by AcroFilms

    A guy gets to control his wife, with his XboxControler, but will he be able to CONTROL HER for long?

  • Crumbs by The Westfield High School Junior Varsity Girl's Basketball Team

    Things are about to get foul.

  • Drunk On Knowledge by Film Vandals

    Get ready to get drunk on knowledge!

  • Dry Dock by Cascadia Basement

    Getting out alive has a pretty nice ring to it.

  • Erase the Future by Oddities

    The thought they could escape the future. She came back to make them face their past.

  • Family Film by Loyalty Entertainment Productions

    A "normal" suburban family of 4 faces daily life struggles as they learn about love and acceptance.

  • Family Viewing by Bohemian Dream

    A young woman joins her dysfunctional family for her deceased grandfather's 11 hour viewing.

  • First Last Date by Quixotic

    The world's first last date just got awkward.

  • flipcam by Pulled Prok Productions

    In an apocoalyptic future, a woman has a very bad day

  • Green State by Mother's Milk

    A newlywed copy become the vessel of a deadly virus.

  • Hangry by Neato Kino Films

    A hungry psychiatrist grows impatient with his patients.

  • Happy Anniversary by Pixel Junkies

    You never know what you will find in the elevator.

  • Heart Wants by Team 253

    Unsuspecting siblings are tossed into adventure when the pick up a hitchhiker.

  • Hold On To The Night by Mr Hooberbloob and The Big Telescope

    When faced with tough competition, four tennis players prepare to defend their honor.

  • Hope Flies by Z

    THE MAN WHO FALLS ON HARD TIMES

  • I-Charon by Challenge Accepted

    A man looking for romance

  • Iron-like Irony by Father Son Productions

    A lost love turns this poor LEGO guy's life upside down.

  • Isolated soul by The Cinemaniacs

    A soldiers struggle to adjust to modern day.

  • Isolation by Adventure pug

    A dangerous excursion to a toxic planet.

  • Just Relax by Team Alcachofa

    Drowning in debt, a young woman tries to get her life in order

  • Kaja by Digital Filmmakers of Olympic College

    Things aren't always how they seem.

  • Karma Gettin' by Team Mighty Tripod

    An ex-waitress seeks answers from a gender-fluid receptionist, a wacky jogaholic, and a horny yokel.

  • Kneading Flesh by Different Paths

    A frustrated masseuse meets a couple she shares a taste with and invites them to a BBQ.

  • Lilac Means Dark Blue by Swift Kick

    Vigilante woman gets a well deserved massage

  • LO-GOFF by Pub Lion

    A quiet man struggles with the societal pressures of a dystopian future and seeks a way out.

  • Massage a Trois by Yellow Owl Productions

    Tepid and frustrated, Kyle and Emma's relationship is sparked anew by a mysterious visitor.

  • Monophobia by Greater Universe Productions

    How much do you want to bet he only lasts 48 hours?

  • No Way, Never Again by Kill Rich Productions

    Groundhog Day for the horror fans.

  • Nobody's fool by Sunday Hammer

    The newest noir is the least trustworthy.

  • Pirate's Maiden by Team diggUM

    Art exhibits come to life seeking friendship and treasure.

  • Planned Obsolescence by Speetzfire

    Joe struggles with feelings for Dana and his job of euthanizing robots, like her.

  • Pressure Points by Reel Ruckus

    Lady assassin takes one last assignment.

  • reverie by Tricky Whiskey Films

    Two strangers invade each others dreams and soon discover a darkness that lingers beneath

  • Road Signs by Northwest Films

    Teenagers find love on a freeway

  • Rom-Bol-Com by Rain Films

    Romantic-Bollywood-Comedy

  • Routine by The Mana Dorks

    A blind masseuse is good with his hands, but bad with murderers.

  • Schizophora by Everyday Pleather

    Seeking shelter after a car break down, a traveler stumbles across a man, his house, and his secret.

  • Stalling for Time by Bothellwood Pictures

    A bored office worker finds an unlikely source of all the time in the world

  • Sunshine Support by The Tribe

    Strangers connect at a support group for anger management.

  • The Exercise Yard by Girl on the Gallows

    A distraut father struggles to rescue his time traveling daughter.

  • The Mint Julip Gang by Ticket Productions

    When all else fails, leave them alone

  • The Right Recipe by #soufend

    A birthday cupcake that brings family together.

  • The Rub by Screaming Merlin

    There's only one way to deal with knots in your back, you've got to rub them out.

  • The Swat by Calypso

    Three strangers share an uncomfortable misunderstanding

  • Thousands of Years by Cinema Insomnia

    A pregnant woman struggles against natural childbirth and takes pain management into her own hands.

  • To Be Continued by Clueless Creations

    Do you think so??

  • To Be Liked by Dork R Us

    A family tries to gain fame and fortune on a social media.

  • Toying with Love by Sir Lancelot

    Relationships are hard--sometimes you need a little leather, and sometimes you just need to talk.

  • Under Covers by Team Awesome

    Massage therapist decides to take matters into her own hands

  • Wack by Ocean's 2

    Harder!


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