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 Kalopsia Films for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Hammersmith: Hurdle of Dreams will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.
It's about a bing bada boom
Once their cheddar supply runs dry, three mice brave the outside world to feed their cheese addiction.
A woman's cyborg maid turns on her.
We are all trying to look good for something in this life. It can be something petty or it can be for someones death
Ryan Hammersmith, a pest control professional, struggles to find himself in a life full of choices.
Teen grapples with accepting parent's significant other.
Estee, a girl who loves her friend follows her to work at a porn set.
A quiet and peaceful evening in suburban Chicago reveals itself to be anything but.
Three friends wrestle with an odd occurrence between a pest control agent and a hostile pedestrian.
Ryan thinks he's going to have another easy day fighting bug invaders to Earth, but after an unusual encounter, he finds himself becoming one of them.
A pest control professional takes things a little too far with his travel agent, putting his marriage on the line.
Two time traveling siblings posed as pest control specialists search for an important document in an attempt to stop an evil elf.
Two old friends meet after years and reflect on their life choices and asperations.
A love struck vegetarian must compromise his core values to make the right impression and survive the most important dinner of his life with his future cannibal in-laws.
A mother and son come to terms with their relationship and their commitment to their pest control company.
An ambitious filmmaker will risk it all to see his Action/Adventure come to life!
Detective who can't let a case go, reopens it with surprising results
When a former race crew turn to a life of crime, they get in deep with the Japanese Yakuza.
There's always more room out than in...
Two strangers discover the twisted connection between them when inadvertently placed in an awkward encounter - a woman they're both very interested in, and an increasingly creepy trail of evidence against her.
One man's journey navigating relationships and reality.
Without friends, what do you have?
Karen is tired of being pushed around at work. It's time to fight back!
When trouble comes knocking, the last place you want to be is home.
A man, distracted by work, meets an unexpected visitor during a relationship crisis.
A woman who feels non-plussed with her marriage tries to spice up her love life in a potentially controversial way when a pest control specialist shows up at her front door.
Sometimes all you need to get over a bad breakup is a great friend.
A young female exterminator learns to fight the greatest pest of all: sexual harassment.
Where did you find that?
Following an accident, a woman wakes from a coma with the memories of a life supposedly not her own.
An overwhelmed cafe owner receives unexpected help with unexpected consequences from a sinister version of herself.
A merry band of insects sets out to get revenge on their exterminator nemesis.
A group of eccentric exterminators are hired to take out a "rat."
A man gets a chance to re-write his failed reality.
Two detectives investigate a missing persons case in an abandoned church.
Step into the light
A man who had no vision of his life is forced to change his ways.
An exterminator has his morals put to the test when faced with an unusual pest.
A mystery box shows up at a birthday party. The women wonder what's in the box.
A spate of car burglaries spurs a suburban man into action, becoming a cowboy in order to track down the punk who's behind the crimes.
It's not the end goal, it's the journey...right?
When Diane, a high school girl unhappy with her nonexistent love life, becomes host to an akuen entity, she must overcome her insecurities to change her situation.
They're not negotiators. But they want Sara's hoodie back.
Exterminator Ryan Hammersmith wraps up his last job, only to find bigger pests than he is used to.
Three female college students debate the risks of traveling through time when they learn that they might hold the key to engineering a functional time machine.
Love and Uncertainty in the age of online dating!
True love is just around the corner.
We'll get you there, anytime anywhen.
After running from an unseen threat for weeks, Rachel's group has grown tired of the secrets and a mysterious death triggers a dangerous coup.
After receiving a large inheritance, a loving cat owner seeks assistance for her possible homicidal companion.
Awoken by strange sounds in the night, a determined homeowner, in over his butt, teams up with a professional.