Tampa, Florida July 13 - 15, 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 Film Jams for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Love Hurts will go on to represent Tampa against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Love Hurts by Film Jams

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Vessel by CineView Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Silence of the Lamps by The Awesome Sauce

Required Elements

  • Character: Sam or Sally Turnbucket, city employee
  • Prop: a lamp
  • Line: "Who wants to know?"

Best Writing

Christian Cashmir & Josh Noftz Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Editing

Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Directing

Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Cinematography

Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Sound Design

Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Musical Score

Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Actor

Christian Cashmir Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Actress

Brielle Carter Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Supporting Actor

Sean Foster Labor Day Get Away by Just a Couple of Dudes

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Lyn Howell Condolences by VPN Foundation

Best Graphics

Love Hurts by Film Jams

Best Choreography

Vocal Yokels by Ducks in a Row

Best Costumes

Sisters of Circuitry by The Kympossible Dream

Best Use of Character

Silence of the Lamps by The Awesome Sauce

Condolences by VPN Foundation

Best Use of Prop

Silence of the Lamps by The Awesome Sauce

Best Use of Genre

Sisters of Circuitry by The Kympossible Dream

Best Visual Effects

Vessel by CineView Studios

2018 Film List

  • 26 years by Headzup productions

    Every 26 years, Sam Turnbucket returns to pay his family a visit. It's never pleasent.

  • A Gut Feeling by Matthew Bistok Productions

    Who wants to know

  • Ballad of the Bros by Magic Turtle Productions

    Two roommates attempt to make a music video.

  • Bureau-Trip by Nice Throw! Productions

    Two City inspectors investigate a mysterious building in the industrial zone. With the help of a seemingly divine Bureaucratic entity "The Bureauchrist," they uncover a grave WallStreet conspiracy that threatens the Bureaucracy they've sworn to protect.

  • Condolences by VPN Foundation

    Faced with mourning the death of his wife, Sam discovers who really cares and who doesn't in his life or maybe they all just want that promotion.

  • Dark Truth by Blitzhouse New Media

    A love lights up a woman's life gets extinguished she has to going into the dark to find the truth.

  • Goodnight Moon by 7Scott Productions

    Some futures are best kept to yourself

  • Head Space by Cinematic AF (Aaron & Freddie)

    A traumatic experience leads a girl to fight for her peace and freedom from fear.

  • In Passing by Wicked Window Productions

    A bond is formed when a lost book connects two people from different worlds.

  • Just My Luck by I love production
  • Labor Day Get Away by Just a Couple of Dudes

    An unsuspecting couple take a much needed vacation in a luxurious home. Only thing is, they've got an unexpected guest.

  • Love Hurts by Film Jams

    A young man, desperate to meet the pretty nurse in intensive care, takes desperate measures to cross paths with her.

  • MINDSET by Nukkad-USA Productions, Inc.

    Two old friends went on vacation while one of them on his first vacation ever.

  • NDIYO by Amasis Entertainment

    Gifts aren't always what they seem!

  • Pictured in the Past by Mohawk Film Productions

    An auction house in the country contains a sinister secret.

  • Saturday is for Swingers by Shaken Not Stirred

    Tennis swings

  • SHEROS by Solomon's Choice Films

    An office worker escapes a video game with deadly powers. It's up to three female superheros to stop him.

  • Silence of the Lamps by The Awesome Sauce

    After an heirloom lamp breaks during Y2K, generations of the Turnbucket family are in shambles, turning to one suspect, 18 years later.

  • Sisters of Circuitry by The Kympossible Dream

    An ancestral heirloom holds the key to unlocking a mysterious connection.

  • Space Hop by Off By One

    A drunk loser finds love in a dumpster from space.

  • Suri's Plot by Monoceros Multimedia

    Sometimes you don't know what you know, until you know.

  • The Desire by Project Mayhem

    When a Tinder date goes wrong, our main character is at the mercy of a stranger.

  • The Inhertitance by Pizza on Pineapples

    A woman deals with the loss of her estranged father but gains something she never expected

  • The Turning Lamp by Prodotank

    An artist's rhetorical wish is granted when a magic lamp brings his drawing to life.

  • Turdbucket by DL Creative
  • Vessel by CineView Studios

    During a routine home inspection, Sam is transported into a dark, parallel universe unleashing an ancient evil on unsuspecting crew.

  • Vocal Yokels by Ducks in a Row

    It's the final few minutes of "Vocal Yokels", America's favorite song based reality show where everyday Americans sing about their everyday lives. Who will win?

  • Witches v. Warlocks by RadioActive Studios

    It's a battle of magic, curses, and spells between a mother and daughter versus a corrupt mayor and his cronies.


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