Inland Empire, California August 2 - 4, 2019

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 Jelikal Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Glass Elephant will go on to represent Inland Empire against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Glass Elephant by Jelikal Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Pyramid by co-DEPENDENCYfilm

Required Elements

  • Character: Dan or Danielle Steergarten, Plumber
  • Prop: An Envelope
  • Line: "Did you hear the news?"

Audience Favorite

Glass Elephant by Jelikal Films

Honorable Mentions
Film About Nothing by Elite Films
The Pyramid by co-DEPENDENCYfilm

Best Writing

notes by Syndicate Studios

Best Editing

Bitten by Love by Pryde Pierce Films

Best Directing

Glass Elephant by Jelikal Films

Best Cinematography

Glass Elephant by Jelikal Films

Best Sound Design

Drained by Studio Chaos

Best Musical Score

Quest of Quests by Talk to the Sun Entertainment

Best Acting

Ryan Fields and the flight of the Broken Moon by Space Door

Best Special Effects

Hell Childress by Green lightning

Best Costumes

Quest of Quests by Talk to the Sun Entertainment

Best Use of Character

The Pyramid by co-DEPENDENCYfilm

Best Use of Prop

Hell Childress by Green lightning

Best Use of Line

Have You Heard the Good News? by Filming Wizard Pictures

2019 Film List

  • Bitten by Love by Pryde Pierce Films

    A man's relationship is tested when a mysterious woman starts desiring him.

  • Drained by Studio Chaos

    A traditional baby boomer stuck in the 60’s has a killer rage against millennials who are addicted to technology

  • Film About Nothing by Elite Films
  • Glass Elephant by Jelikal Films

    Through a Vlog, an eccentric man was robbed and must find the culprit by investigating the clues left behind and interrogating the last people who were in his home on the same night he was robbed.

  • Have You Heard the Good News? by Filming Wizard Pictures

    Dan the plumber finds himself trying to escape the presence of a creepy man.

  • Hell Childress by Green lightning

    Dont piss off a witch

  • Legacy by Studio 7

    A family faces a dark day that ends in tragedy.

  • notes by Syndicate Studios

    Two detectives, who are longtime friends, are called to investigate a crime scene on a secluded farm. The investigation leads them on a quest for the truth.

  • Quest of Quests by Talk to the Sun Entertainment

    An unlikely replacement is plunged into a quest to defeat Kardissius the Destroyer and retrieve the Orb of Infinity.

  • Ryan Fields and the flight of the Broken Moon by Space Door

    Join Ryan Fields on his 48 hour adventure to find a mysterious item left behind by his missing uncle.

  • Simple Gestures by Chain Link Productions

    When love is on the line, the simplest gesture can mean the most

  • That's Dan's Game by J & K No Life Productions
  • The Kim's Vacation by FPP Productions

    She wanted to go to Paris. He wanted a bargain.

  • The Pyramid by co-DEPENDENCYfilm

    Patio Furniture the band hits the road for a 10 stop tour and has an adventure along the way.


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