Baltimore, Maryland June 8 - 10, 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 Bold Creative Media for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Den of Lions will go on to represent Baltimore against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Den of Lions by Bold Creative Media

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Crash Gavin in "Bomby-Babies" by BIRDFACE

Required Elements

  • Character: Kyle or Kimberly Tantallon, Motivational Speaker
  • Prop: A temporary tattoo
  • Line: "Things are looking up."

Best Writing

Mythical Creatures by Plaskett Forest Films

Best Editing

Made to Order by Dude Haus Rising

Best Directing

Crash Gavin in "Bomby-Babies" by BIRDFACE

Best Cinematography

Made to Order by Dude Haus Rising

Honorable Mention
The Guardian's Angel by Shrug Productions

Best Sound Design

Tell Me How by .audioGIF

Best Acting

Crash Gavin in "Bomby-Babies" by BIRDFACE

Best Graphics

Horseshoe by Actors with Strings

Best Special Effects

Silver Spirit: The World's Next Hope by Pre-Pre Productions

Best Use of Character

Crash Gavin in "Bomby-Babies" by BIRDFACE

Best Use of Prop

More Red by Can We Change This Later?

Best Use of Line

The Guardian's Angel by Shrug Productions

Spirit of Baltimore

1996 by Curioso Films

2018 Film List

  • #intervention by Grace Harbor Productions

    A group of tech-obsessed youth who are fed up with their friend, who actually wants to interact with them beyond a group chat, stage an intervention with the help of a motivational speaker but get a bit more than they bargained for.

  • 1996 by Curioso Films
  • Birth of an Internet Troll by Discordian Films

    Toy Story Meets Wolf of Wallstreet

  • Crash Gavin in "Bomby-Babies" by BIRDFACE

    Special Agent Crash Gavin investigates a get-rich-quick scheme that is too good to be true.

  • Den of Lions by Bold Creative Media

    A capitalist must leverage an opportunity to extract inside information regarding the trajectory of a risky investment opportunity.

  • Dream of Cats by Bright Boy Alert

    Excessive internet usage causes an epidemic of cognitive failures.

  • Encounter at Saw Mill Branch by BAT productions
  • Escalation by The Stallworth , Key And Foster Productions

    A rapper's jealousy of another in the same company creates a feud that turns violent. A regrettable decision is made and it becomes fatal for one of these rappers in the battle.

  • Horseshoe by Actors with Strings

    We can settle things without bloodshed

  • Incoming Bull by BladderProductions

    DON'T DO DRUGS

  • Kool Aid by Citra Productions

    Mourners at Kyle's funeral realize just how far far under his spell they had become

  • Made to Order by Dude Haus Rising

    After receiving a mysterious phone call, Internet Motivational Speaker Kyle Tantallon embarks on a crucial mission sent from the future. His future.

  • More Red by Can We Change This Later?

    A woman must deal with her cyberstalker.

  • Mythical Creatures by Plaskett Forest Films

    Mythical creatures just trying to fit in.

  • Self Help by Wytek Pictures

    A Motivational Speaker need to figure out how to travel back in time before his temporary tattoo wears off, or risk losing everything!

  • Silver Spirit: The World's Next Hope by Pre-Pre Productions

    When a high school senior finds himself with the ability to save the world, he must decide whether to rise to the occasion or back down.

  • Sticker Shock by Fenris Film

    Vlad finds a briefcase in the park and shares the content with his documentary crew friends.

  • Tell Me How by .audioGIF

    How can someone motivate themselves out of this murder?

  • Temporary by AE Productions
  • The Blueprint by KurtIsDestruction

    College doesn’t always take you where you need to go, but it’s a plan

  • The Guardian's Angel by Shrug Productions

    A down on his luck P.I. finds himself in the middle of a no win sum.

  • The Tantallon Effect by KickBack
  • Things are Looking Up by Paulie's Charm City Brawlers

    Couple has won a vacation but arrive to find the vacation place is a swingers resort

  • Verite by Apartment Door Productions

    In a world full of it, one hero can cut through the BS.

  • Welcome Back by Very Average

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