Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 7 - 9, 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 The Danger Company for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film after you. will go on to represent Milwaukee against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

after you. by The Danger Company

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Silver Dollars Are Forever by Ice Melons Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Walter or Wendy Hinchliffe, government employee
  • Prop: an extension cord
  • Line: "Psst! Come here."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Don't Lose Your Dinosaur by isr mke / pizza sutra

Best Writing

Don't Lose Your Dinosaur by isr mke / pizza sutra

Best Editing

after you. by The Danger Company

Best Directing

after you. by The Danger Company

Best Cinematography

after you. by The Danger Company

Honorable Mention
Silver Dollars Are Forever by Ice Melons Films

Best Sound Design

Listen by Kick A Rock

Best Musical Score

Power Walk by [REDACTED] Media

Best Acting

Billy Zastrow Don't Lose Your Dinosaur by isr mke / pizza sutra

Best Graphics

Listen by Kick A Rock

Best Special Effects

Listen by Kick A Rock

Best Costumes

Don't Lose Your Dinosaur by isr mke / pizza sutra

Best Use of Character

Don't Fear the Ranger by SemiPar Films

Best Use of Prop

Don't Fear the Ranger by SemiPar Films

Best Use of Line

after you. by The Danger Company

2019 Film List

  • after you. by The Danger Company

    After you... No. After You.

  • Don't Fear the Ranger by SemiPar Films

    Park Ranger, Walter Hinchliff assists a detective trying to solve mysterious murders at the state park.

  • Don't Lose Your Dinosaur by isr mke / pizza sutra

    Two best friends try to keep their favorite holiday alive.

  • IN THE WEEDS by Credenza Films

    A pair of private investigators struggle to reconcile their differences during a daytime stakeout.

  • Listen by Kick A Rock

    As Ludwig's world becomes more and more mundane, the universe tries to tell him that it's better than it sounds.

  • Our Future by No Studios

    A group of parents in a theater waiting for their kids production to start are put into an extreme situation.

  • Power Walk by [REDACTED] Media

    One woman is in the pursuit of serenity after a long day that just keeps getting longer.

  • Silver Dollars Are Forever by Ice Melons Films

    The trials and tribulations of a globe hopping secret agent.

  • Snapped by BTRC

    Teacher snaps on parents.

  • Soleil by Pogo Pro Films

    Soleil and Luna try to track down a voice that Luna hears in her head.

  • Sweetest Day by Chair on Stair Films

    Four couples, one waiter, and a never ending extension cord. Will love bloom this Sweetest Day?

  • Tools of the Trade by The Back Burner

    Work hurts.


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