Houston, Texas May 3 - 5, 2013

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 Tercar Cinema Productions for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film Analog will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.


1st Place: Best Film of 2013

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

The Replacement by Gin & Tonic

Required Elements

  • Character: Susan or Simon Frances, Teacher
  • Prop: a dollar bill
  • Line: "I can do that."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Synapse by Cask Studios

Honorable Mentions
The Replacement by Gin & Tonic
Recreational Indiscretions by Juxtapose

Audience Favorite: Group B

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

Cyril HX by Action Seal

Honorable Mentions
Exodus by Fat Kids On the Block Film Crew
Car-Ma by Hamster Reel

Audience Favorite: Group C

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Sidekick by Gobo Gang
Counter Play by Inhale.Exhale

Audience Favorite: Group D

Crouching Ninja, Hidden Agenda by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Honorable Mentions
Dream Girl by OCD Films
Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs

Audience Favorite: Group E

Simon Says by Earth Sandwich

D.I.C.K.S. by Full Immersion Films

Honorable Mention
Never Die Twice by Films For Actors

Best Writing

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Cure by Popular Outcast Productions
Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

Best Editing

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Honorable Mention
Retribution by InOurSity Films

Best Directing

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Honorable Mentions
Pretty Boi by HCC Movie Makers
The Sidekick by Gobo Gang

Best Cinematography

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Honorable Mentions
Pretty Boi by HCC Movie Makers
Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Best Sound Design

Curve Ball by Echo Pictures

1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Honorable Mentions
Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions
The Sidekick by Gobo Gang

Best Musical Score

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

Honorable Mentions
Retribution by InOurSity Films
Pretty Boi by HCC Movie Makers

Best Song

Crouching Ninja, Hidden Agenda by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Honorable Mention
Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs

Best Actor

Life Guide by The Green Dress

Best Actress

Retribution by InOurSity Films

Honorable Mention
Bushido by Team Greater Heights

Best Ensemble Acting

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

Honorable Mentions
Counter Play by Inhale.Exhale
Curve Ball by Echo Pictures

Best Graphics

Cyril HX by Action Seal

Best Special Effects

Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs

Bushido by Team Greater Heights

Honorable Mentions
The Cure by Popular Outcast Productions
Curve Ball by Echo Pictures

Best Choreography

Bushido by Team Greater Heights

Best Costumes

The Sidekick by Gobo Gang

Honorable Mentions
Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs
Crouching Ninja, Hidden Agenda by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Best Use of Character

Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

Honorable Mentions
Crouching Ninja, Hidden Agenda by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions
The Sidekick by Gobo Gang

Best Use of Prop

The Cure by Popular Outcast Productions

Counter Play by Inhale.Exhale

Honorable Mentions
Retribution by InOurSity Films
Curve Ball by Echo Pictures

Best Use of Line

The Replacement by Gin & Tonic

Recreational Indiscretions by Juxtapose

Honorable Mentions
Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs
Simon Says by Earth Sandwich

Best Use of Genre

1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Cyril HX by Action Seal

Honorable Mentions
Retribution by InOurSity Films
Car-Ma by Hamster Reel

Best Set Design

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Honorable Mentions
Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents
1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Best Soundtrack

Car-Ma by Hamster Reel

Honorable Mention
Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs

Funniest Death Scene

Coercive by AutumnChild Productions

Car-Ma by Hamster Reel

Honorable Mention
The Sidekick by Gobo Gang

Best Ending

Car-Ma by Hamster Reel

The Replacement by Gin & Tonic

Honorable Mention
The Cure by Popular Outcast Productions

Most Improved

Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

Curve Ball by Echo Pictures

Honorable Mention
Retribution by InOurSity Films

Best Location

1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

Honorable Mention
Crouching Ninja, Hidden Agenda by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

Best Twist Ending

Simon Says by Earth Sandwich

Counter Play by Inhale.Exhale

Honorable Mention
Recreational Indiscretions by Juxtapose

Most Inappropriate Use of Teddy Bear

Dream Girl by OCD Films

Cutest Film

What I Did on My Vacation by Kid Filmz

2013 Film List

  • 1080P by Seeing Eye Cat Productions

    Mob deal goes south when an unexpected guest arrives

  • Agape by Long Paper Productions

    Two lovers trying to maintain their relationship

  • All Fall Down by Cone Man Running Productions

    In a world full of zombies, a father still tries to do that right.

  • Amidst by Ashford Studios

    A man tries to move past his wife's death but her memory fights back to make him remember something.

  • Analog by Tercar Cinema Productions

    A boy in love with the past makes a risky play for the girl of his dreams. Will she be his future?

  • Break the Date: A Susan and Frances Adventure by Burn the Reel

    two best friends and their crazy stories!

  • Bushido by Team Greater Heights

    A Mixed Martial Arts "Warrior" must battle his illusions and reality at the same time.

  • Car-Ma by Hamster Reel

    two professors hit a student with a car while dropping acide.

  • Caretaker by Sulfur Falcon Productions

    He was real.

  • Christmas on the Rocks by Tellurion Filmworks

    A family on Christmas facing a crisis gets an even bigger surprise.

  • Clownin' Around by Broccoli Lumberjacks

    There is a wisdom tooth in all of us.

  • Coercive by AutumnChild Productions

    A woman coerced by her alter egos, sends her on a killing spree.

  • Consequences by HCC Underdogs

    Man suffers the consequences after his infidelity.

  • Counter Play by Inhale.Exhale

    Two spies attempt to obtain a dollar bill before the other one can take it.

  • Crouching Ninja, Hidden Agenda by 4thCollective by Shabango Productions

    Ninjas go on an unexpected journey to protect their 2nd amendment rights.

  • Crusader by ManateeM

    She's fighting to clean up the community!

  • Curve Ball by Echo Pictures

    A professors loses and finds his daughter who was transported to another reality

  • Cyril HX by Action Seal

    A man's only friend gives him a boost in confidence, when he needs it the most.

  • D.I.C.K.S. by Full Immersion Films

    Let's Roll!!

  • Double or Nothing by Dark Sun Film

    Holiday stress brings out unintended adversity

  • Dream Girl by OCD Films

    Every school boys fantasy

  • EEEP by Chrimatistikos

    I can do that

  • Exodus by Fat Kids On the Block Film Crew

    A dying hero must sacrifice it all one last time.

  • Film Name by Test Old User

    Logline

  • Gender Roles by Two Cent Productions

    Two friends decide they need to meet other people of the same gender.

  • Hard Times by RandomProFilms

    Hormones Suck

  • Hell's Loop by Europa

    A remorseless killer is executed and then resurrected on the set of an alien reality show.

  • Let It Come Down by Stagger Lee Presents

    Our Obssessions are Our Downfall

  • Life Guide by The Green Dress

    Two unlikely buddies encourage each other to step out of their shells.

  • Misfire by Renaissance Head

    A hunter witness a murder in the woods.

  • Necrotherapy by Team Last Minute

    Three zombie losers attend group therapy to resolve their undead angst.

  • Never Die Twice by Films For Actors

    Spy vs. Comedy

  • Not Today by Stavi Productions

    The innocent child game of hide and go seek is taken to the extreme.

  • Old Fart by Fake Shemps

    An old-school superhero and a young badass fart their way through crime fighting in Houston

  • Pretty Boi by HCC Movie Makers

    An Unexpected Love

  • Principles of Kung Fu by Diffusion Productions

    Susan Has A secret

  • Rabbit Hole by Low Carbs

    A magical adventure, for a few days

  • Recreational Indiscretions by Juxtapose

    Everybody has skeletons in their closet.

  • Replicate by The Specials

    Money making machine changes a man's life

  • Retribution by InOurSity Films

    a woman's past returns after gooing out one night to unwind.

  • Retribution by SINematographers

    You can only hope that one would see the truth and not a story.

  • Safezone by Wobbly

    Survivors of a zombie apocalypse face a morale dilemma.

  • Simon Says by Earth Sandwich

    Simon can teach anyone to do anything. Really. Anything.

  • Soulmates by Broheim Productions

    A psychic has a very revealing session with a mysterious client

  • Spark by Praxinoscope

    What will be your spark?

  • Strike by Pin Deck Productions

    I can do that

  • Summer's Last Day by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    A boy imagines himself a drime fighter on the last day of summer

  • Synapse by Cask Studios

    A gifted professor transfers his abilities to a troubled young man to solve murders.

  • The Cure by Popular Outcast Productions

    In a dystopian future, a teacher rises to free the minds of three brainwashed citizens.

  • The Replacement by Gin & Tonic

    A dangerous agent is sent by a powerful crime boss to deal with a situation.

  • The Sidekick by Gobo Gang

    What does it take to be the perfect sidekick?

  • What I Did on My Vacation by Kid Filmz

    A little girl aspires to get rich on vacation

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