Aruba 4 - 6 October 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 Pro-duck-tion Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Perplexed will go on to represent Aruba against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Shoot! by DA VINCI

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Fried by We The Film People

Required Elements

  • Character: Eli of Elisabet Rosaria, Cientifico (Eli or Elizabeth Rosaria, Scientist)
  • Prop: Un caha di webo (An egg box)
  • Line: "Sigui hunga ku kandela te ora bo kima bo man." ("Keep playing with fire until you burn your hand.")

Audience Favorite

Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

Best Writing

Shoot! by DA VINCI

Best Editing

Ronney Dotel and Juan David Villar Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

Best Directing

Ronney Dotel Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

Best Cinematography

Juan David Villar Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

Best Sound Design

Fried by We The Film People

Best Actor

Darwin Winklaar Fried by We The Film People

Best Actress

Victoria Chirinos Shoot! by DA VINCI

Best Use of Character

Jean-Milo Croes Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

Best Use of Prop

Back To Back by Across The Waves

Best Use of Line

Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

Best Use of Genre

Back To Back by Across The Waves

2019 Film List

  • Back To Back by Across The Waves
  • E Herencia by Arutubers

    2 nieces get the most unexpected inheritance.

  • Fried by We The Film People

    Struggling with mental health issues, a young man seeks help from a healer..

  • Mondi Fierno by Singular

    Climate change or something more? Its up Dr. Rosario to uncover strange phenomenon

  • Perplexed by Pro-duck-tion Films

    A social media influencer is on the brink of losing everything when his girlfriend leaves him and tries everything to get her back.

  • Playing with fire by Umoja Crew

    When politics and past romance come together, it's like fire and water

  • Shoot! by DA VINCI

    When a girl meets a guy with a camera, one thing leads to another.


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