Kansas City, Missouri 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 Vetter Brothers Filmworks for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder will go on to represent Kansas City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

XO by Best Friends Club

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Cope by MNOLTH

Required Elements

  • Character: Trevor or Tina Kleinfelder, Artist
  • Prop: A bag
  • Line: ""Interesting theory. Where's your proof?" OR "Interesting theory. Where is your proof?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

Audience Favorite: Group B

Wildflower by Advanced Production

Best Writing

The Lady Varnishes by Berkeley Square Media

Best Editing

Cope by MNOLTH

Best Directing

The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

Best Cinematography

The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

Best Sound Design

Broken Trail by Great Question

Best Actor

Broken Trail by Great Question

Best Actress

Cope by MNOLTH

Best Supporting Actor

XO by Best Friends Club

Best Supporting Actress

The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

Best Ensemble Acting

Arts and Crimes by The Beached Whales

Best Special Effects

FRAMED FOR MURDER by Bust a Movie

Best Make Up

A Box In Prague by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Use of Character

Arts and Crimes by The Beached Whales

Best Use of Prop

Bootleg Beatnik by Viking Vids

Best Use of Line

Camera this by Cross Park Productions

Best Poster

XO by Best Friends Club

KCWIFT "Representation Matters"

FRAMED FOR MURDER by Bust a Movie

2019 Film List

  • A Box In Prague by Blue Boy Cinema

    5 siblings take matters into their own hands and are willing to go to any depths to get what they feel they deserve...

  • A Cinder Match by Team KC Wellness

    A desperate devil finally gets a match, and seeks out a divine connection.

  • ART IS DEAD by SweetNSinful Lambs

    Logline: Presidential candidate Art Israel has been assassinated, but who is responsible? His wife, his mistress, or his running mate?

  • Arts and Crimes by The Beached Whales

    Something happened at the gallery last night.

  • Bootleg Beatnik by Viking Vids

    Looking to revive the Beatnik Poet Movement of the 1960s , two starving artists call on the help of an elementary school teacher, a bassist a drag queen and many more to perform at the very first “Beatnik: Rebirth”

  • Broken Trail by Great Question

    A Western artist is disturbed by sights and sounds that reveal a dark homestead secret.

  • Camera this by Cross Park Productions

    A young woman in a same sex relationship finds herself in a challenging situation when the biological father of her child comes into the picture.

  • Cope by MNOLTH

    We all cope with loss in different ways....

  • Exulansis by Definity Studios

    What has you trapped?

  • FRAMED FOR MURDER by Bust a Movie

    Blood is thicker than water

  • Good Ol' Trevor by Worldwide Hit Studios

    Vacations always go according to plan, right?

  • Innocent Postcard by MFB Productions

    A wife worries about her husband’s line of work.

  • Masterpiece by Team 410

    A wealthy painter faces a robbery over his valuable art

  • The Escape of Tina Kleinfelder by Vetter Brothers Filmworks

    An escaped convict makes a pit stop for some lost money but instead is offered lemonade.

  • The Lady Varnishes by Berkeley Square Media

    Detective Copp is without a case until SHE walks in. She is a beautiful painter in trouble, but he's willing to find out who is trying to kill this dame...for the right price and some fresh ground beef.

  • The Note by The Trio of Three

    A desperate agent. A mysterious note. And a missing rockstar.

  • Wildflower by Advanced Production

    A young girl becomes inspired by a popular climate change activist, only to find out he isn’t what he seems.

  • XO by Best Friends Club

    It's not every man, it's just you.


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