Amsterdam, Netherlands 24 - 26 May 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 MacGuffin Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Joy will go on to represent Amsterdam against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Joy by MacGuffin Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Fammilieportreten by Berenprut Producties

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Moordkuil by Haags Licht

Required Elements

  • Character: Frits or Freija de Jong, Cartoonist (Frits or Freija de Jong, Cartoonist)
  • Prop: parfum (perfume)
  • Line: "Blinde vogels vliegen niet ver." ("Blind birds do not fly far.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Joy by MacGuffin Films

Honorable Mentions
Doorgaan by Playtime
Fammilieportreten by Berenprut Producties

Audience Favorite: Group B

Omhoger by The Post

Honorable Mentions
Even Blind Birds Fly by The Nightwriters
Dissipate by Take 23

Best Writing

Joy by MacGuffin Films

Best Editing

Weg by Filmmakers Collective

Best Directing

Merlijn Remmig Fammilieportreten by Berenprut Producties

Best Cinematography

Joy by MacGuffin Films

Best Sound Design

Omhoger by The Post

Best Music

Moordkuil by Haags Licht

Best Actor

Keanu Visscher Moordkuil by Haags Licht

Best Actress

Elodie Hooftman Joy by MacGuffin Films

Best Use of Character

Fammilieportreten by Berenprut Producties

Best Use of Prop

Even Blind Birds Fly by The Nightwriters

Best Use of Line

Fammilieportreten by Berenprut Producties

Best Art Direction

Joy by MacGuffin Films

Best Filmposter

Fris by SLAMMJ

2019 Film List

  • Dissipate by Take 23

    How many souls can you fit in a bottle? In search of the perfect trick a magician gets trapped by his own magic.

  • Doorgaan by Playtime
  • Even Blind Birds Fly by The Nightwriters
  • Fammilieportreten by Berenprut Producties

    Een aan lager wal geraakte sneltekenaar krijgt een spoedklus van twee zonderlinge broers die voor hun oude vader een laatste familieportret met moeder willen.

  • Fris by SLAMMJ
  • Joy by MacGuffin Films

    A young girl named Joy is more than meets the eye...

  • Kentering by Spring Flowers

    Je weet nooit wat er in iemands hoofd omgaat en wat het doet kenteren!

  • Let's Do It! by Dress Circle

    His close aunt died recently, but he cannot control his basic instincts even in this hour of sorrow.

  • Met De Wind Mee by Redacted

    In a world where we are constantly asked to go with the wind and follow the the status qua. What happens if we dare to make our own path?

  • Moordkuil by Haags Licht

    In onze friendzone ligt een lijk.

  • Omhoger by The Post

    Een jong stel heeft moeite elkaar te vinden, wanneer er plots een mysterieus figuur in hun achtertuin staat

  • The Nighthawk by Winos Productions
  • The Realist by Alicia in Kocaland Productions

    A cartoonist is struggling to sell his work to a publisher. When the publisher suggests his work lacks realism, just how far will he go to prove how real it actually is?

  • Vertekend Beeld by Heads Up Productions

    Three artists visit a retreat to find their way back to their creative selves.

  • Weg by Filmmakers Collective

    Ariel zorgt voor zieke Freija, maar die maakt het haar niet gemakkelijk


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