Cleveland, Ohio October 12 - 14, 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 Render Gang for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film My Skin Is Grey will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Bad Signal by Rainstick

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Technician by Handled Animals

Required Elements

  • Character: Allen or Alicia Redstone, cable repair person
  • Prop: a DVD
  • Line: "If you thought today was bad, just wait until tomorrow."

Audience Favorite: Group A

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

Audience Favorite: Group B

infected. by Burning House Productions

Best Writing

WHEN JUSTICE FAILS by Dark Horses Productions

Best Editing

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

Best Directing

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

Best Cinematography

God's Children by Heart and Fist

Best Sound Design

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

Best Musical Score

God's Children by Heart and Fist

Best Supporting Actor

Richard T Phillis You Can Run by Fly-By-Wire Films

Best Supporting Actress

Tina Goldfarb Sweetie Pie by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid

Best Ensemble Acting

infected. by Burning House Productions

Best Special Effects

Sweetie Pie by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid

Best Use of Character

Bad Signal by Rainstick

Best Use of Prop

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

Best Use of Line

Bad Signal by Rainstick

Best Use of Location

WHEN JUSTICE FAILS by Dark Horses Productions

Best Use of Genre

infected. by Burning House Productions

BEST COSTUMES & MAKEUP

Unicorn Bloodbath #47 by The Freke Showe

BEST LEAD ACTOR

Yang Miller Bad Signal by Rainstick

BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Lina Edwards My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

The Nice Cabin by White Midnight

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

MOST BLOOD SPLATTERED

Sweetie Pie by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid

MOVIE POSTER CONTEST GROUP A

My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

MOVIE POSTER CONTEST GROUP B

Unicorn Bloodbath #47 by The Freke Showe

SCREAM QUEEN

Taya Belle Losing Patients by Rant & Rave with Don Michaels

TRAILER CONTEST

Unicorn Bloodbath #47 by The Freke Showe

2018 Film List

  • Bad Signal by Rainstick

    Just another day for a cable repairman...

  • Baptism by Gone Fishin' Productions

    What would you do to feel important?

  • Before Your Eyes by Dullow Productions

    While everyone is born with a DVD full of moments from their entire lives, one girl must decide whether or not she takes a look into her own future.

  • Blood Moon by & Friends Productions

    Be careful what games you play.

  • Demons by Neon Telephone Productions
  • God's Children by Heart and Fist
  • Higher Stakes by le Black Square
  • How to Summon Your Demon by Maverick Cat

    A woman is held captive for a satanic ritual, but things don't go as planned.

  • infected. by Burning House Productions

    When a strange virus takes over the Florida waters, no one is safe.

  • Intrusion by Tealdor Films

    A widowed mother's fresh start may soon become her dead end.

  • Losing Patients by Rant & Rave with Don Michaels

    A mad doctor struggles to keep things scary for his victims.

  • Mental by Muhlbach Cinema

    A cable man is sent to fix a strange cable occurrence, but are he or his client who they say they are

  • My Skin Is Grey by Render Gang

    A romantic date takes a horrific turn into the madness of a serial killer.

  • Ravencrest by Renegades
  • Se Vincit by Macro Studio
  • Spudsy by Screaming Leprechaun Studios

    On what appears a seemingly normal day in the life of teen Tracy, a clown, Spudsy, takes a special interest in the young girl.

  • Sweetie Pie by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid

    A man goes to extreme measures to impress his friends with his new Girlfriend.

  • The Eldritch Experiment by Eldritch Armadillo

    A mysterious group seeks to conduct an experiment to bring a dark, destructive force to Earth, through the body of one woman. .

  • The Nice Cabin by White Midnight

    A young girl is trying to be the best freelance doctor that she can be, there’s only once problem, her teachers sucks. Then one day a mysterious stranger from a far off land comes and changes everything.

  • The Redstone Files by Hit Em With The Hein

    A human form A.I. is accused of attempted murder, but there's more to story than it seems.

  • The Technician by Handled Animals

    A loner teenager Halloween movie night takes a turn for the worst.

  • The Testimony of Alicia Redstone by Dream Team Productions

    Sometimes things aren’t always as they appear.

  • Trick or Die by Nightmare on North Park

    Four friends sneak into an abandoned house that turns out to be the hideout of a mad scientist.

  • Umbrage by The Brutal Flowers

    Wracked with guilt, a man must face his demons.

  • Uncle Herbert's Gift by Frankly Zoe Productions

    Everybody hates Aunt Ruth, including her late husband.

  • Unicorn Bloodbath #47 by The Freke Showe

    Young Sofia, leader of the Dumb Video Debate club, stumbles upon a DVD that takes her on a wild adventure!

  • WHEN JUSTICE FAILS by Dark Horses Productions

    ....We succeed

  • You Can Run by Fly-By-Wire Films

    A suburban mother wakes up to find herself captured by serial killers in an abandoned camp ground


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