Washington, District of Columbia May 4 - 6, 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 Crash of Rhinos for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Wingdog will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Love Hertz by The Big Honkin

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Mean Cuisine by Shrug Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Trevor or Tina Gilmartin, Cook or Chef
  • Prop: a greeting card
  • Line: "Why does everything always happen to me?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Mise en Place by Speed Sloth

Audience Favorite: Group B

Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

Audience Favorite: Group C

Legacy by Generational Words LLC: Eyes of your Heart Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group D

Love Hertz by The Big Honkin

Audience Favorite: Group E

Mean Cuisine by Shrug Productions

Best Writing

Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

Best Editing

The Last Meal by Alternative Endings

Honorable Mention
Exhaust by Timeline

Best Directing

Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

Best Cinematography

Mean Cuisine by Shrug Productions

Honorable Mention
The Last Meal by Alternative Endings

Best Use of Character

Mise en Place by Speed Sloth

Best Use of Prop

Exhaust by Timeline

Best Use of Line

Mise en Place by Speed Sloth

Best Actor - Comedy

Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

Best Actor - Drama

Mise en Place by Speed Sloth

Best Actress - Comedy

Mean Cuisine by Shrug Productions

Best Actress - Drama

Invasive by Conservatory Productions

Best Art Direction / Production Design

Love Hertz by The Big Honkin

Best Cast Ensemble - Comedy

The Little Things by Clairvoyance

Best Cast Ensemble - Drama

Cinnamon by One Three Seven Films

Best Choreography

A Culinary Deceit by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Comedy

Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

Best Drama

The Last Meal by Alternative Endings

Best Experimental Film

Love Hertz by The Big Honkin

Best Graphics

A Cut Above by Maximum Summer

Best Original Song

Bunt by Liberated Muse Arts Group

Best Poster

Bandera by Stick House Productions

Best Score

The Last Meal by Alternative Endings

Best Sound Design

Exhaust by Timeline

Best Special / Visual Effects

Love Hertz by The Big Honkin

Best Trailer

Believer by Riegelfilms

Honorable Mention
Bombshell by Tohubohu Productions

Best Voice-Over Performance

Saint Trevor's Day by United Self-Taught Animators of Greater Logan Circle

Impact Award

Legacy by Generational Words LLC: Eyes of your Heart Entertainment

Producer Award

Welcome Aboard by Glass River Media

Honorable Mentions
The Little Things by Clairvoyance
Bombshell by Tohubohu Productions

Spirit Awards

Welcome Aboard by Glass River Media

My Tina by Cineronga

The Dinner Party by Revil Media

Honorable Mentions
The Little Things by Clairvoyance
Child's Play by Fuzzy Pancakes Productions

2018 Film List

  • A Culinary Deceit by DC Stunt Coalition

    A spy who’s first love was cooking gathers intelligence on a criminal mastermind’s fiendish organization, while disguised as a chef, only to allow his passion to take over and risk his mission.

  • A Cut Above by Maximum Summer

    Heaven has run out of money, and a disgruntled angel executive is tasked with making the pitch to an unlikely buyer.

  • A Shot in the Dark by Mental Props

    One women's search for the truth in her path of despair and mania finds her following the clues to discover her truth.

  • Alterum by Billy Huss Films
  • American Nightmare by These men are pawns!

    A documentary team compiles eyewitness accounts and historian interviews to tell the tale of one family's journey to see a broadway show.

  • Angsttraum by Shifty-BDI

    A story in the running.

  • B&E by NotYTF

    Two families learn that deception is closer than you think.

  • Bandera by Stick House Productions

    A Tyrant. A Cowboy. A showdown. A board game.

  • Bank Shot by Custom Ink

    Coming from a lavish life and having it all, a shamed athlete is torn between giving up altogether and getting back on the court after his tragic game-throwing shot.

  • Believer by Riegelfilms

    A young girl discovers her super powers, but it takes a super hero to make her believe in herself.

  • Blood Springs by 48 Hour Time Lords

    Four campers are unknowingly invited to dinner but must fight to keep themselves off the menu.

  • Bombshell by Tohubohu Productions

    An angry man seeks revenge against the restaurant owner who wronged him. But once he sets his plan in motion, a beautiful young woman — visiting on vacation — makes him question his actions.

  • Bunt by Liberated Muse Arts Group

    A fall from grace in 1995 disrupted a promising high school sports career. Will a challenge 23 years later lead to glory?

  • Child's Play by Fuzzy Pancakes Productions

    In a life filled with turmoil, Tina looks for relief. Unfortunately, her choice has unexpected consequences.

  • Cinnamon by One Three Seven Films

    A young chef finds solace in her kitchen amid her parent's quarrels

  • Cooking 101 by Let Me Translate Productions

    A family of strong personalities comes together when the youngest sibling becomes ill.

  • Cupid’s Chokehold by Cashflowvisual

    Loving someone has its occupational hazards.

  • Daisy by Something Lucky

    A distressed woman approaches an old friend with a disturbing request.

  • Dying to Meet You by Proamateur Films

    A million ways to date death

  • Eggstreme by Team WIFV

    A stressed out chef loses her mojo and then rediscovers it in an "eggstreme" completion.

  • El Chef by Rice & Beans Production

    A spy gets caught by a criminal in order to get him kill.

  • Exhaust by Timeline

    A man drives around in a van picking up customers who sleep on the mattress in the back.

  • Faith by Snarly Beast

    A college student must decide for love or career.

  • Grains Not Brains by Bitcoin Accepted

    The daughter of a zombie family declares that she will no longer eat brains and aspires to become a chef - for human food.

  • Hallmarked by Nimble Crewz

    Find your ride.

  • Harebrained by DMV Productions

    A Story about a boy, a bunny and the curious case.

  • Headbands for Harapastan by No Puns

    Justin is mistaken for a famous chef minutes before an important fundraising dinner, and he decides to go along with it. Disaster ensues.

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by 1st Class

    Oh so Tragic

  • Hex-Girlfriend by Untouchable Films

    The new girlfriend is smart, funny, loving, and maybe a witch.

  • Invasive by Conservatory Productions

    Jane must unexpectedly face her greatest fear.

  • Knock Knock by Team Yay Movies!

    A witty young girl must take action when a mysterious stranger pays her a visit.

  • Legacy by Generational Words LLC: Eyes of your Heart Entertainment

    Unknown to her, Zuri is the descendant of a powerful race of superhumans.

  • Love Always by Virtual Team

    A hardened detective takes the murder of a woman personally. Convinced the killer is the ex-boyfriend, Collins and her partner, Calhoun, works the case to place him behind bars.

  • Love Hertz by The Big Honkin

    Star crossed lovers

  • Love is a Piece of Cake by Unstopable (sic)

    Trevor embarks on some sinister endeavors to win over his love, revealing that love is not always a piece of cake.

  • Mean Cuisine by Shrug Productions

    Bad comments during a live stream leave a sour taste in Tina's mouth that can only go away with a little revenge.

  • Mise en Place by Speed Sloth

    Ed, a guy with nothing to live for, comes home to find a dead chef in his living room with no clues as to how he got there.

  • My Becca by The Breakfast Club Sandwich

    Becca spends her days playing board games, reading books, or watching TV like any young girl does. Then she's confronted with an unexpected surprise and must venture out of her safe haven.

  • My Tina by Cineronga

    Grace brings her fiancee home to her disapproving mother.

  • Not There by Jagged Edge Productions

    Young lady already dealing with anxiety and the recent death of her father now may be confronted with a stalker, as well.

  • Office Pawns by Fast, Cheap and Great

    A high powered consultant discovers that she isn't always the one in control.

  • Page 143 by Empty Elevator

    We’ll see the lengths one book club host is willing to go to determine who betrayed her Great Nana Betty.

  • Provisions by Buzzed Bunnies

    Young lovers face harsh choices in an apocalyptic world.

  • Real Priorities by CommandX

    Christina Price thinks that she's a successful adult. Until, her late nights and partying finally start to catch up with her.

  • Saint Trevor's Day by United Self-Taught Animators of Greater Logan Circle

    A diner cook looks back on growing up with his clever but flawed brother and tries to make sense of the different paths they took.

  • Scarlett's Diner by Actors with Strings

    You should think about just killing an Ant - especially at a Greasy Spoon

  • Sojourn by Plan R Films

    Two travelers test their limits at the end of the world.

  • Sound of Truth by Kingdom Glory Works

    A story about a young man with an unusual gift to see the truth behind our emotions through music.

  • Stella Blanchard, 33, Magician by Dupont Circle Pictures

    Stella is a different woman these days. Just how different is the question.

  • Still Not Free by Discordian Films

    Lessons from prison

  • Survivors Of Disasters Damnation by Depths of Field

    Three survivors Trying to survive an apocalyptic state Encounter an unknown for on the next supply run. Zander, the leader of the group struggles to keep his crew alive.

  • The Dinner by VRB Productions

    Trevor discovers his wife is cheating on him. With the help of a friend, he prepares a special meal for her.

  • The Dinner Party by Revil Media

    An spotted teen throws and elaborate dinner party to search for her long lost siblings.

  • The Killmartins by Day Off Films

    Two sister get tangled in a apartment complex murder string.

  • The Last Meal by Alternative Endings

    Upon making a tragic discovery, a busy young woman must confront her feelings of regret in order to deal with her grief.

  • The Little Things by Clairvoyance

    A handwritten greeting car from an unknown wordsmith sends an office out of whack.

  • Tunnel by //Machina

    A man on a scenic trip must decide if he is ready to journey through his pain.

  • USB Mine by CHELSEA's CLUMP

    A professional data hacker brings her wife along on a mission. As chaos ensues, she must choose between what is more important: a successful mission, or true love?

  • Welcome Aboard by Glass River Media

    Everyone needs a vacation.

  • Where There's a Will, There's a Way by Patriot Film Productions

    When a few friends hear about the large fortune left to their friend after his uncle's death, they attempt to kill him in hopes of obtaining it. However, things go terribly wrong.

  • Wingdog by Crash of Rhinos

    What happens when man's best friend stands in the way of true love?


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