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 Illustrate for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Happy Hiltons will go on to represent Des Moines against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.
Faced with only three months left to live after a cancer diagnosis, a woman unexpectedly meets a stranger that completely changes her outlook on life.
The close friendship between a pair of women is threatened when the news of a significant life change is withheld from the other. The two must put things into perspective in order to face the road ahead.
A couple's romantic camping getaway takes a turn.
Murder. Mystery. Tennis balls.
Death has never been this funny.
With seven world leaders killed in the last three weeks, U.S. agents work around the clock to find the assassin and save the President.
A surprise visit from a distant relative alters not only the direction of a car salesman's life but the future of the entire world.
A bookkeeper is uniquely skilled at getting past due invoices paid.
After a scientist finishes her latest invention, a device that freezes time, she and a friend begin testing it and things go horribly awry.
""Something isn't right." OR "Something is not right.""
A couple and their nephew embark on a family vacation, experiencing ups and downs
Three buds. One haunted shack.
Finding love as an assasin is hard.
A young couple sits down for a movie on Halloween night but are interrupted by a mysterious intruder.
One man will stop at nothing to get to the next level.
The stakes are high, as two siblings hatch a plan to take down the neighborhood's cocky champion of a popular card game.
A colorful man is transported to a reality where spontaneous expression is discouraged.
There's someone for everyone.
There's a lot of money in Guinea Pig Fighting.
not your normal B&B
A group of spunky teenagers defy their teacher to save the Earth with the power of theatre.
A surprise connection from the past at a speed dating event threatens more than just a young woman's happy Valentine's Day.
When attempting to prank their teacher, two teens begin to realize they've involved themselves in more trouble than they bargained for.
A detective trades one mystery for another.
Young successful men are popping up dead and Detective Richard Nelson is trying to figure out why; the answer may be closer than he thinks.
Rihanna Hilton is a bookkeer for the local paper; The Campian Report. She wants to be a reporter but everyone doesn't think shes up for the task, or at least till she finds financials that my change that.
The stupidity of debates using snack foods.
We all suck a bit.
The story of LARPing from people who almost participate
Silent film about a degenerate who asks a local bookie for money in a tight spot only to gamble and ultimately lose the money by getting robbed. He then pawns his things to pay back the bookie but doesn't have enough so they rough him up until his girlfriend comes to his aid and pays off the bookie.
A love story....with blood.
One world has water problems and come to us, but we also have issues with water also.
When a man notices a grave that never gets flowers, he decides to give her some. But she's not who he thinks she is.
We're doing our part, are you?
Will the band Fuck Maryland ever make it big, or will their singer hold them back?