Austin, Texas May 31 - June 2, 2019

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 Ten House Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film 6:15 will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

6:15 by Ten House Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Method by Free Rein Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Silent Train by Cryptic Jepegs

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November 1 - 3, 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Ryan or Rihanna Grenada, doctor
  • Prop: a belt
  • Line: "And who the hell are you? (And who the heck are you? also acceptable)"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Camp Grenada by Lava Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Brawl by Gorillaman Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Appointment by Alien Spaceman

Best Writing

Method by Free Rein Films

Best Editing

Camp Grenada by Lava Productions

Best Directing

6:15 by Ten House Productions

Best Cinematography

The Appointment by Alien Spaceman

Best Sound Design

Camp Grenada by Lava Productions

Best Musical Score

"Horror Music By Ronald" by Ronald Martinez Method by Free Rein Films

Best Music

Camp Grenada by Lava Productions

Best Song

"Family Forever" Written & Performed by Noah Christian, Jason Ratchford, Kelsey Nichols The Grand Granadas by BackyardBoyz

Best Acting

Silent Train by Cryptic Jepegs

Best Actor

Kenneth Wayne Bradley as "Ben Stevens" 6:15 by Ten House Productions

Best Actress

Blanca Gomez The Right Choice by An Unlikely Party

Best Special Effects

Little Brother by Edgen Films

Best Set Design

Silent Train by Cryptic Jepegs

Best Use of Character

Permanent Vacation by E|H Films

Best Use of Prop

Buckle Up by Dapper Jackal

Best Use of Line

6:15 by Ten House Productions

Best Use of Genre

6:15 by Ten House Productions

Best Costumes/Hair/Make-up

Silent Train by Cryptic Jepegs

Best Graphics & Titling

The Right Choice by An Unlikely Party

Best Stunts or Choreography

Little Brother by Edgen Films

PRODUCERS' AWARDS: 48 Beyond Borders

Method by Free Rein Films

PRODUCERS' AWARDS: Best Overall Adherence

The Grand Granadas by BackyardBoyz

PRODUCERS' AWARDS: Emerging Voice

Buckle Up by Dapper Jackal

PRODUCERS' AWARDS: Generation Next

Myndin & Lyrik Durban Little Brother by Edgen Films

PRODUCERS' AWARDS: Spirit of the 48

David Avila, for 30 competitions over 10 years, for his BTW documentary and upcoming How To workshops! The Maid by VOXAVILA PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCERS' AWARDS: Women in Film

Camp Grenada by Lava Productions

2019 Film List

  • 6:15 by Ten House Productions

    A man gathers his closest friends for strength to get through a defining moment in his life.

  • A Whole Lotta Doctor Grenada by Backdive

    A suspicious man meets a suspicious woman poolside. Together they scheme to free each other from the confines of being alive.

  • ADD Venture by Rockers

    Boy with ADD struggles with ADD to complete chores and enjoy himself with his vivid daydreaming.

  • Brawl by Gorillaman Productions

    A sports backyard brawling documentary and its descent into absurdity.

  • Buckle Up by Dapper Jackal

    Two friends, joined at the hip (literally), embark on a magical journey to avoid a terrifying curse, separate themselves physically, and grow closer in friendship.

  • Call Me, Tiger by Maganific Productions

    An undatable guy lets his coworker set him up on a blind date but then he soon realizes the got more than he bargained for.

  • Camp Grenada by Lava Productions

    Here's a tale where the ill, the lonely, and the insane meet a doctor who'd KILL to help them with pain. Dr. Ryan Granada would go to any measure to make sure that they were "saved." From near and far, he gained lots of patients, but he would soon find that his patience would start to run out....

  • Checking In by Chingonx Productions

    Roommates spend Saturday "recovering" after a rager, and wondering about Julie.

  • Earth Corp by Shipwreck Studios

    The best person for the job might not be who you think it is.

  • Gnome Owners Association by Bridge Burners

    Gnome-body leaves until Barry gets some answers.

  • Interrogation by CM9 Films

    Family conflict ends in death.

  • Left by Wild Canvas Media

    Two best friends go out on a drunken, bumbpy night.

  • Little Brother by Edgen Films

    Bullies never win.

  • Method by Free Rein Films

    A crazed director takes method acting to its limits, pushing a student to do something unthinkable.

  • Permanent Vacation by E|H Films

    After a tragedy at work, a young doctor struggling with her future goes on vacation where she is thrown into an emergency situation.

  • Plan C: A Life After Vegetables by RAD RAE

    A comedic journal investigation into the lives of people years after a catastrophe that destroyed all plant life and left meat as the only option for nutritional consumption.

  • Potzee by Flashing Happy Wallabies

    A group of friends get together for game night when a strange visitor changes the rules.

  • Right Place, Wrong Man by Studio E

    Evidence of collusion is everywhere. Or is it?

  • Rihanna's Anatomy by Yellow Legal Pad

    Two lifelong friends have one last hurrah before one of them moves away — or dearly departs.

  • Ryan by VontheThespian Productions

    A young man on his 18th Birthday finds out the secrets to his father’s past.

  • Saving Scott by Vintage

    A washed-up baseball phenom is confronted by his past, an uncertain present, and the future of his dreams.

  • Sete e by Entropy Workshop

    Film noire murder and medical

  • Silent Train by Cryptic Jepegs

    Shhhhhhh...

  • Slip Up by Team Texhoma

    A man struggles to escape his fate after learning he has a hereditary disorder that will cause him to die by slipping on a banana peel

  • Spirit Spectacles by TempleTerror

    Proof at last of ghost brought to you by a leading team of paranormal investigators

  • Stolen Innocence by LeadFeather Productions

    A newly promoted detective finds out that evil truly exists in the world.

  • The Appointment by Alien Spaceman

    An unwitting saleswoman must do what she can to survive when she learns the appointment she's made is not what it seems.

  • The Dentist by Team "We Cannes Do It"

    A doctor gets a surprise visit from an old flame who might want more than just a check up.

  • The Doctor Will See You Now by Closed Stacks

    Diane goes on a date.

  • The Grand Granadas by BackyardBoyz

    A close-knit family band discovers they have a long lost brother.

  • The Maid by VOXAVILA PRODUCTIONS

    A maid comes to "clean up" a mess for a wife.

  • The Right Choice by An Unlikely Party

    A woman learns her husband has developed a new method of manipulating her

  • This is Me by Rogue Argot

    An unusual teenager fights her mom and her doctor to maintain her identity

  • Too Much Fun by Team El Guapo

    Things aren’t always as they seem

  • Under the Knife by CAKE Films

    Another cheating wife, another paycheck.


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