Denver, Colorado September 25 - 27, 2020

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 Party People In The House Say YEAH for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film U-Bus will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

U-Bus by Party People In The House Say YEAH

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

A Second Shift by Ralitan Creative

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Suburbicide by Two Stoned Birds

Required Elements

  • Character: Jalen or Jada Gallery, Nurse
  • Prop: Reading Glasses
  • Line: ""I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open." OR "I am having trouble keeping my eyes open.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Sand Creek by Run N' Gun

Honorable Mention
The Sleepening by Stranger Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

Shattered by Ruff Ruff Dog Productions

Honorable Mention
Spotlight by Nebulus Visions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Nurse's Grind by Ghimself / Picasso / K-Hom

Honorable Mention
Burn Up by AR Productions

Best Writing

A Second Shift by Ralitan Creative

Best Editing

A Second Shift by Ralitan Creative

Best Directing

The Sleepening by Stranger Studios

Best Cinematography

Staircase to Nowhere by The Improvables

Best Sound Design

Breathe In by Olly Olly Oxen Free

Best Ensemble Acting

U-Bus by Party People In The House Say YEAH

Best Make Up

Punitive Desires by Regular Human Filmmakers

Best Use of Character

Breathe In by Olly Olly Oxen Free

Best Use of Prop

Staircase to Nowhere by The Improvables

Best Use of Line

The Sleepening by Stranger Studios

Best Visual Effects

Breathe In by Olly Olly Oxen Free

Best Performer

Thea Roland Stuck In A Field by Barely Legal Productions

Best Supporting Performer

Kate Hertz Stuck In A Field by Barely Legal Productions

2020 Film List

  • A Second Shift by Ralitan Creative

    A ranch hand finds a mysterious object in the barn.

  • Adventure Dad by Obama Gate Films

    Through his adventures a father reconnects with what he loves the most

  • Bloodshot by HoodMinds Productions

    After a car crash a woman mysteriously transfixed on something unseen somehow remains alive.

  • Breathe In by Olly Olly Oxen Free

    Alone in space, Commander Bell faces a life or death decision to save mankind.

  • Burn Up by AR Productions

    A musician's struggle with reality.

  • Delude by Fever Dream Films

    Death of friends dives you crazy!

  • Eighteenth Day by BAMBOOZLED

    Dead twin comes back to see her sibling on the living twins birthdays every year.

  • Flip the Script by Impossible Dreamers

    A team of five screen writers still working after 24 hours straight are struggling to develop a concept where their story, Unparalleled, is a world where African-Americans are the majority race. During their discussion on the topics of racism, discrimination, sexism, and bigotry it leads to real world tensions as art and life imitate and flip on each other.

  • Jada & Tommy: The Last Day by Pollyanna Productions

    Jada, an ambitious waitress, spends her last day working at the restaurant with her best friend, Tommy.

  • Jennifer by The Beatnik Avengers

    A hard boiled private eye is handed what appears to be the perfect assignment, or so she thinks.

  • Last Rites by Old Skool Films

    When your final prayer isn't answered

  • Misery Act by B. Mooregoode Productions

    To get to the "truth", he'll have to commit a Misery Act.

  • Nurse's Grind by Ghimself / Picasso / K-Hom

    After a long night shift, a lonely nurse, Jalen Gallery, coasts to the local skate parks to unwind, but work ends up finding him anyways.

  • People Don’t Die by Good Enough Films

    When a farmhand discovers his boss dead in the stables, he must dive into the seedy lives of his co-workers to find who, if anyone, can be brought to justice for the crime.

  • PERIPHERY by Twisted Ladder

    A retelling of the Narcissist.

  • Punitive Desires by Regular Human Filmmakers

    Two detectives receive a distress call but upon arrival they come in contact with a psychotic past lover. What will they do?

  • Ryan Tully by Bayard Street Pictures

    a glimpse at nurse-cop Jaden as he makes his never-ending rounds in the not too distant future...

  • Sand Creek by Run N' Gun

    Detective Don Harris is thrust into a life altering murder investigation - If he solves this crime, nothing will be the same.

  • Shady Lounge by She Devil Films

    Halloween party gone wrong

  • Shattered by Ruff Ruff Dog Productions

    A disorienting phone call sends a frantic mother on a search for her teenage son in the downtown night

  • Smash the Fash by Crack of Dawn

    Don't smash it if you can't fake it!

  • soon-to-be by Santakrebs Productions

    A soon-to-be divorcee waits with his soon-to-be more than friend in an attempt to catch his soon-to-be ex-wife cheating on him.

  • Spotlight by Nebulus Visions

    She's a struggling actress

  • Staircase to Nowhere by The Improvables

    After falling asleep in a strange, small-town hotel, a man is transported into an alternate reality where he encounters an enigmatic young woman who tries to help him escape his nightmare.

  • Stuck In A Field by Barely Legal Productions

    Two girls learn not to be so stressed to have a plan when their car breaks down and they get stuck in a field.

  • Suburbicide by Two Stoned Birds

    Ahead of a neighborhood garden competition, an unexpected visit from the HOA president upends a couple's plans to try a gory, new fertilizer.

  • The Hero's Hero by SinClu Productions

    A Prophecy brings together a lone wolf with a real life her, with her own secret.

  • The Sleepening by Stranger Studios

    Will our heroines survive this sleepless night?

  • Theater 3 by Team Deadcat

    Strange things are afoot in Theater 3.

  • Tuesday by Not Telling So You Can Go Ahead and Cram It Productions

    A down on his luck nobody finds himself risking it all for his chance to enjoy the rest of his afternoon.

  • U-Bus by Party People In The House Say YEAH

    Succubus group meets for their weekly session "U-Bus: People that Love to Death".

  • You'll Only Live Once by Springs Media Group

    3 weeks after Elsie's death, the Eisner's and Gallery's are trying to understand their feelings.


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