Brisbane, Australia 10 - 12 August 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 The Robert Polsen Experiment for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film The Slot Machine Effect will go on to represent Brisbane against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.

1st Place: Best Film of 2018

The Slot Machine Effect by The Robert Polsen Experiment

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Scribe by Sea Monster

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Mara Lockwood, a boss
  • Prop: a toy car
  • Line: "I just cannot wait any longer." ("I just can't wait any longer.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Grave Cafe by Justice League of Lenses

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Taste of Fame by Unfunded

Best Writing

Best Editing

Nic Leggat & Doug Lecole Scribe by Sea Monster

Best Directing

Benjamin Evans The Slot Machine Effect by The Robert Polsen Experiment

Best Cinematography

Nic Leggat Scribe by Sea Monster

Best Sound Design

Trent Kruger & Eden Guade The Slot Machine Effect by The Robert Polsen Experiment

Best Musical Score

Trent Kruger The Slot Machine Effect by The Robert Polsen Experiment

Best Actor

Mikey Wulff The Slot Machine Effect by The Robert Polsen Experiment

Best Actress

Isabelle Shaw Is That Blood? by CRAZY EVIL

Best Set Design

David Lawrence The Taste of Fame by Unfunded

Best Make Up

Jennifer Holt & Josleen Hawas Grave Cafe by Justice League of Lenses


Grave Cafe by Justice League of Lenses

2018 Film List

  • Child's Play by 1 million aaaaays

    A female spy is required to save the world from a man in a gas mask, but is faced with a moral dilemma - save the world or save her family.

  • Cockwood by QSFT
  • Estimated Travel Time by Precarious Production

    Nathan uses his time travelling hat to save his job but realises what is most important in life.

  • Fallacy by Betty's Poison Milkshake Bar

    When forced to attend a psychological evaluation, Lewis finds it increasingly difficult to prove he is fit to return to work.

  • Fist of Mixed Emotions by Molten Bath

    A woman tries to get on her boss's good side by attending his historical European martial arts society and hopes it's not as boring as it sounds.

  • Global Foam Bangers by Global Foam Bangers

    On Christmas eve, Mark Lockwood, the CEO of a sock distribution company, invites his receptionist, Janine, over for Christmas Pavlova with the family.

  • Grave Cafe by Justice League of Lenses

    Social Media crazed Mara Lockwood walks into a less than normal cafe that takes her breath away

  • Hyde-Ing by Neon Green Studio

    We're all hiding something.

  • Ignorance Is Bliss by Alpheous

    Discovering her husband's secret life brings untimely death but what can a small difference lead to?

  • Is That Blood? by CRAZY EVIL

    All too familiar with her ex boyfriends unwelcome visits, Mara discovers that Craig's latest drunken episode has turned into something far worse than just another night of self destruction.

  • Macchiato Impossible Or: How We Learned to Stop Bickering and Love the Bomb by Arcane Century Productions

    4 agents tasked with diffusing a bomb, 2 are too far away, the other 2 are the worst agents anyon'es ever seen.

  • Mellow by Everything is Awesome when you’re part of a Team.

    Two girlfriends and one fur baby move in together and kickstart a tumultuous journey through discarded pizza boxes, impromptu knife throwing lessons and a promotion, discovering along the way the realities of true friendship.

  • No Time Like The Present by The Ogre-achievers

    Wait till you find out what she got her family for Christmas.

  • Non-Existence by The David Lynch Mob

    A young girl tries to escape her dark past by using a technology-based drug.

  • One Shot One Kill by 48hr Party People


  • One Way by Hamm Productions

    A young couple take an unexpected road trip, a journey that reveals insights into their relationship that could make or break their future together

  • Purgatory by Orbital Films

    A crime film where the dead can talk.

  • ReplicaXion by Watchdog Films

    A school girl is kidnapped by thugs as her father, who is a clone, inserted a microchip under her skin.

  • Repression Protocol by Nonsense and Mayhem Productions

    A woman on the run with a strange device implanted in her head discovers there are reasons for giving up your past.

  • Running on Empty by Passion Productions

    When their car runs out of gas, two brothers are forced to settle their differences.

  • Scribe by Sea Monster
  • Strength of Will by Greedo Shot First

    In a corrupt city, one young lawyer with a secret must stand up to the mysterious Lockwood, who may be closer than our hero thinks.

  • The Long Way Round by AAJAX

    A young, motivated go-getter is assigned her very first business trip. All is well until she meets her bitter colleague for the first time and they're stuck on the road together...

  • The Slot Machine Effect by The Robert Polsen Experiment

    Post to exist. Pull to refresh. Rinse and repeat.

  • The Taste of Fame by Unfunded
  • The Time Machine Toy Car by Foath TV

    A young girl goes missing and the only suspect who was found near the crime scene with a key piece of evidence is refusing to cooperate with police investigators.

  • Tick Tock by Crow City

    Time cannot heal all wounds

  • Unreachable by Salty Fish Film

    An extreme selfish, workaholic young Chinese immigrant takes his job assigned by the boss more than anything else in his life. He sacrificed his whole life to his boss. He ignores his loving girlfriend, gives up looking at his dying father one last time. However, he still failed to complete one of his boss's mission and therefore got fired. At the very last moment, he realizes the other important things he has missed. He then decided to make a change.

  • Wrapped Up in You by The Spicy Boys

    A royalty obsessed girl meets the man of her dreams, but not all is what it seems.

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