Hampton Roads, Virginia July 31 - August 2, 2020

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 DigitalPixelBits for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Where the Ramble Ends will go on to represent Hampton Roads against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

New Addition by Hidden Lion

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Mandemic by ComicKaze

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October 9 - 11, 2020

Required Elements

  • Character: Nelson or Nellie Kilcullen, Delivery Person
  • Prop: A To Do List
  • Line: ""I'd like to see you try." OR "I would like to see you try.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Artificial Blue by Green Light

Honorable Mention
Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

Audience Favorite: Group B

New Addition by Hidden Lion

Honorable Mention
Mandemic by ComicKaze

Best Writing

Mandemic by ComicKaze

Best Editing

Nathanael Allison Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

Best Directing

Daniel Brennan Carry Me Home by Shadow Silhouette Productions

Best Cinematography

Nathanael Allison Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

Best Sound Design

Nathanael Allison Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

Best Musical Score

Hacker Trail by Very Visionary

Best Actor

Hunter Nickless New Addition by Hidden Lion

Best Actress

Lisa Kearns Dryspell by Psychedelic Karma & Psychedelic Karma

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Lewis & Colin Lutz Hacker Trail by Very Visionary

Best Supporting Actress

Ariel Leon Carry Me Home by Shadow Silhouette Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

Best Graphics

New Addition by Hidden Lion

Best Special Effects

27-X by The Wolf Pack Productions

Best Costumes

Katelyn Jackson Mandemic by ComicKaze

Best Use of Character

Dryspell by Psychedelic Karma & Psychedelic Karma

Best Use of Prop

Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

Best Use of Line

Mandemic by ComicKaze

Best Use of Genre

Mandemic by ComicKaze

Best Practical Effects

Hollywood's Swan Song by Space Mustang Productions

Best Visual Effects

Dryspell by Psychedelic Karma & Psychedelic Karma

Best Titling

New Addition by Hidden Lion

Best Original Music Score

Daniel Brennan Carry Me Home by Shadow Silhouette Productions

Best Original Song

"Carry Me Home," by Daniel Brennan Carry Me Home by Shadow Silhouette Productions

Best Production Design

27-X by The Wolf Pack Productions

2020 Film List

  • 27-X by The Wolf Pack Productions

    Two contractors embark on a cross-dimensional journey in search of a missing scientist and a much desired mysterious element.

  • Artificial Blue by Green Light

    Katherine relives her trauma and must learn to forgive herself, even if she was indeed responsible for her best friend's death.

  • Carry Me Home by Shadow Silhouette Productions

    A package handler is inspired to pursue her dream as a country singer after finding inspiration from an unlikely source.

  • Delivery Boys by JAM Productions

    Opposite personalities in a stressful job cause these delivery guys to find common ground.

  • Dryspell by Psychedelic Karma & Psychedelic Karma

    The extinction of mankind is near,

  • Hacker Trail by Very Visionary

    Two detectives trail an infamous hacker, only to wind up in a worse situation.

  • Hollywood's Swan Song by Space Mustang Productions

    Since the accident, Amanda's having trouble rerecording Hollywood's favorite song. It takes a mysterious reminder by delivery to refresh Amanda's memory and help the band finish Hollywood's Swan Song.

  • It Came From Above by Capture Movement Films

    The year is 1989 and mysterious disappearances occur in the small town of Phoebus, Virginia.

  • Junior's List by The Triangle Plays

    A boy learns that todo lists can be helpful.

  • Mandemic by ComicKaze

    One make makes the ultimate sacrifice to stop a pandemic... with a few quick stops along the way.

  • New Addition by Hidden Lion

    An Automated Bionic Humanoid gets introduced to his new family.

  • Not Here by serendipitous 10

    Three well-to-do women turn up dead in this twisted story of deception and malice.

  • Pie Stream by Please Don’t Kill Us Productions

    A host tries her hand at live-streaming her pie decorating show when disaster strikes.

  • Postcard from Paradise by Ice Cream

    A cynical postman can't seem to escape his morbid reality until struck with a new perspective.

  • The Last Keg Stand by Rayolight Productions

    A thirty something party goer gets a head wound and retrospective look at the life she is living and the one that is moving on without her.

  • The Real Thing by Third Stone Studios

    Busy musician Starshine finds an upside to a global pandemic as she spends her day preparing for an unexpected gig during COVID-19, which is not all bad for some of her musician pals, who share their stories of success during a dark time.

  • Welcome to Utopia by 180° Entertainment Films

    Will tension arise as two clashing views collide on a Family's front steps.

  • Where the Ramble Ends by DigitalPixelBits

    Two brother embark on a trip where they reconcile with their past.


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