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 Bad Medicine Films for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film The Stepfather will go on to represent Des Moines against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.
Fiona knows we all grow and change, learning to forgive and accept can be the most difficult journey of all.
Stranded lady encounters strange old men in a cabin in woods.
When the love of her life goes missing she must do whatever it takes.
Always try to stay social.
Raymond Green struggles to accomodate the last wishes of his mother by finding a grandchild before she passes away, racing against time and family to be included in the will.
Unstuck in time, a man chases the fleeting image of a woman named Fiona who he believes to be his only constant. His consciousness travels through a loop of moments through his life on an endless quest to find answers.
Fangirls are a whole different animal.
Never mess with a mother.
There is no going back.
A desperate man on the run must do anything to keep his family safe. Even if it means killing them.
Pressure ramps up for a 'big shot' disc golfer as a tournament day approaches.
Young songwriter dreams of her first music video.
He notices her, but will she look up in time to notice him?
The competitive spirit lives on among two middle-aged men, who battle one another to be the first to cross the finish line.
A pizza delivery gone wrong.
At the request of his granddaughter, a retired private investigator tells the story of one of his most famous cases.
A short fun stroy of a high schooler who falls in love with a poet.
Sing along. Eat some cake. Disappear.
Struggling salesmen is on the clock to meet his quota. Will he do it in time?
When App dating becomes a event to watch
Freelance composer finds her new gig is more challenging than she expected.
A Detective that has a distorted perception of reality chases after the local serial killer.
Four friends out for a joy ride get trapped on a mysterious road.
Two women stand accused for a heinous crime. Their fate was decided by the simplest undertaking. See where the letters fall in this riveting retelling of an incredible story.
What would you do for $200?
He needed a fixer. And she needed money.
Where this film ends your fantasy begins.
A grieving mother makes an unbreakable promise to her son.
A poet tries to improve his writing through lucid dreaming, but will he take it too far?
Time travel is about to change Floyd Brown's life.
When waiting to try a new beer is too long and frustrating, just hop through time.
In a not-so-distant future, citizens of the former United States suffer under the authoritarian rule of a dictatorial Santa Claus, as Christmas slowly consumes their lives.
A man seeks out a lone fisherman in the woods with the intention to harm. However, he has difficulties after he discovers his victim is not who he seems to be.