Chicago, Illinois August 23 - 25, 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 Kick A Rock for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Aphrodite INC will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Aphrodite INC by Kick A Rock

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Redesign Your Life by BearCat Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Trudy or Trevor Fenderson, Designer
  • Prop: A hat
  • Line: ""I'm looking for a friend of mine." OR "I am looking for a friend of mine.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Merch by Eschflix

Honorable Mention
Cabin Safety by Pure Region

Audience Favorite: Group B

Daywatch by Silent Cowboy Productions

Honorable Mention
Cerberus by Meals & Credit Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Follow Her by Fuzzy Planet Films

Honorable Mention
Tailored to Your DEATH by END Studios

Audience Favorite: Group D

Tied Up by Violet Tendencies

Honorable Mention
Navigating The Rough Seas of Office Politics by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group E

Project 51 by My Last Four Brain Cells

Honorable Mention
KHS: Morning Announcements by Make It Up Media

Best Writing

Aphrodite INC by Kick A Rock

Best Editing

Fahrenheit 78 by Visual Disturbance Productions

Best Directing

Redesign Your Life by BearCat Productions

Best Cinematography

Aphrodite INC by Kick A Rock

Best Sound Design

Aphrodite INC by Kick A Rock

Best Musical Score

Follow Her by Fuzzy Planet Films

Best Actor

Greg Norgaard Rideshare by Amber Eyes

Best Actress

Joette Waters Redesign Your Life by BearCat Productions

Best Graphics

Redesign Your Life by BearCat Productions

Best Special Effects

A Magic Match by Galaxy Maps

Best Choreography

Tied Up by Violet Tendencies

Best Costumes

Die, Fratboy! Die! by Obvious Mistakes

Best Use of Character

Redesign Your Life by BearCat Productions

Best Use of Prop

Project 51 by My Last Four Brain Cells

Best Use of Line

Aphrodite INC by Kick A Rock

2019 Film List

  • 20x20 by OkimotoFilms

    A young woman boxer sets out to prove herself against a male opponent.

  • 48 Seconds by CrazyFaithProductions

    Desperate to witness the last moments before a terrible tragedy, a mom seeks out the 48 Hour Project.

  • A Magic Match by Galaxy Maps

    A hot witch, looking for love, goes on a date with a man she meets on the internet. Hilarity ensues! Human men are the worst!

  • A Stray by Chicago Film Company

    A day in the life of a woman is interrupted by a man seeking help remembering where he is from.

  • Aphrodite INC by Kick A Rock

    Karen and Henry turn to a newly developed product to spice up their love life.

  • Beatrice and Fletcher Go to the Park by Nice Melons Films

    A romantic date goes awry.

  • Boo by Peterson Family Reunion

    This is the last one.

  • Broderick by YLAU

    Detective Broderick fights for her life

  • By Design by Highball Films

    Against all odds he doesn’t make it.

  • Cabin Safety by Pure Region

    A film crew documents the creative conflicts between an interior designer and a cabin owner.

  • Careful Who You Spy On by On The Square

    When spying on a neighbor, just make sure you're prepared to find what you're looking for.

  • Cerberus by Meals & Credit Productions

    A former CIA game designer must engage in a life-or-death game of chess with a rival, bent on revenge.

  • Chicks With Scripts by Cheevies Film Productions

    A story about a story and the people who hated it.

  • Clay Rider by Red Florist Pictures

    Bruce needs to get to comic-con, but has to use his distant twin brother for a ride; along the way they meet zany characters in an attempt to just get through the day.

  • Dad’s Last Trip by Saint Nick's 2.0

    Dad’s Wish teaches important lesson.

  • Daywatch by Silent Cowboy Productions

    Two graduated hall monitors look for a new calling.

  • Design Failure by Glen's Raptor Gang

    An out-of-work costume designer finds herself mistaken for an architect and attempts to make the best of it.

  • Die, Fratboy! Die! by Obvious Mistakes

    Two best buddies plan for a halloween party! It seems like they are on the same page, but one of them has a much darker plans.

  • Drawing the Line by Proud Salamander Films

    A young woman discovers the strength to chase down her passion while inspiring her friend.

  • Duael by AK Interactive Media
  • Fahrenheit 78 by Visual Disturbance Productions

    While on an unexpected journey of discovery about Global Warming, a grade school gym teacher finds that even the smallest climate change can have deadly consequences.

  • Follow Her by Fuzzy Planet Films

    An agent is assigned to follow Trudy Fenderson, a young woman who turns out to not be what she seems.

  • Forever Baby by doejo

    Trudy, a mortal realizes she wants to have Vlad's baby, a 300 year old ampire after her breakthrough session with her psychologist, but wants to break up.

  • Friended by Hoe Cakes Production

    Headless spirit helps broken kinkster find friendship.

  • Gaia's Garden by A Chicago State of Mind

    When a young intern encounters a plant-obsessed client, she quickly learns her potential project has more sinister motives.

  • Hat Tricks by Gem City Productions

    We follow the adventure of a hat through one day on the streets of Chicago.

  • Hiding Place by Fumo77

    Come out, come out, wherever you are!

  • JAM by 7-13 Productions

    A vacation with an ulterior motive leads to a sticky situation,

  • jealousy by BTRC

    A friend who hates his best friend.

  • Jump Suit by Red Herring Productions

    In an oppressive, dystopian future where individuality is a crime, one must decide to fall in line or Jump Suit.

  • K.I.S.S. by Wine With A Straw

    Trudy, a fashion designer, is having trouble completing an outfit for New York Fashion Week so she seeks inspiration in a random trip to Chicago

  • KHS: Morning Announcements by Make It Up Media

    It's Election Day at Kettlehorn High! Join the KHS News Team as they cover the day's events.

  • Kids' Table by Fozzboute!

    Being stuck at the kids' table at a wedding is so lame - unless there are hated politicians, murderous cooks, and rogue assassins on the menu!

  • Love By Design by Trash Boy Productions

    Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover that sometimes you can find love in an unexpected place.

  • Merch by Eschflix
  • Mission Hippossible by BSP Films

    On a surreal journey, an unlikely duo joins forces to help one of them find peace after an untimely accident.

  • Navigating The Rough Seas of Office Politics by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    A corporate HR training video is more than it seems

  • Nineteen by Free Radicals Media

    A friendly janitor encounters a sinister trespasser.

  • One Zero Two Four by Bottomless Mimosas

    In the not so distant future, a married couple in Chicago struggle with identity in the face of an increasingly oppressive government.

  • Pain, Sorrow and Revenge by This is Fine...

    Outlaws convene at a bar to divide their cash after a messy robbery.

  • Project 51 by My Last Four Brain Cells

    Trudy knows the truth that you don’t about Area 51 and the secrets that lie with the US government, thanks to her legendary great-grandma with ties to outer space.

  • Redesign Your Life by BearCat Productions

    Trudy Serendipity Evangeline Fenderson is a regular person in every way except one: she redesigns people’s lives. Trudy spends her days helping individuals bring texture and balance into their lives. This is not her work…this is her soul.

  • Reunion Anonymous by Mothlight Films

    Two worlds collide when an AA meeting and High School reunion find out their event space has been double booked.

  • Rideshare by Amber Eyes

    A lost and depressed Uber driver picks up three strange passengers on his 50th birthday.

  • Tailored to Your DEATH by END Studios

    A determined detective struggles to find out what happened to a poor zoning inspector.

  • The Agency by Dario Hill Productions

    There's heroes, there's sidekicks & there's us!

  • The Changeup by Moonlight Magic

    Two wannabe baseball announcers that never thought they would drift apart deal with the reality that change is inevitable.

  • The Designer's Program by Soft Cage Films

    A mysterious designer uses secret technology to test the boundaries of a fractured sister relationship.

  • The Inheritance by Filmmakers in action

    Family and drinking games don't work well.

  • The Third Party by Old Man Productions

    A campaign is thrown for a loop when a third party candidate enters the race.

  • Tied Up by Violet Tendencies

    Tied Up follows the story of Katrina Day, a rhythmic gymnast who finds herself accidentally involved in the murder of a prominent milliner. When the video footage is uncovered, Katrina is forced to face her past, her actions and her uncertain future.

  • Trouble in the Quad by Van Bishop

    A student journalist uncovers more than she bargained for while investigating a string of robberies on campus.

  • Wayward Sisters by Team Alligator Shoes

    Tensions rise as two estranged sisters find themselves in close quarters.

  • What Comes Next by Strangers In A Bar

    Inefficiency doesn't stop in the afterlife.


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