Nashville, Tennessee August 16 - 18, 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 Serious Images Pictures for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film I.S.F.L will go on to represent Nashville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

I.S.F.L by Serious Images Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Moonflower, Chrysanthemum by Mossflower Pictures

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Rachel or Ricky Tacaro, Designer
  • Prop: Cake
  • Line: ""Now it's your turn." or "Now it is your turn.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Confection Cops by Yield-less

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Birthday Wish by Afternoon Stew

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Airhole by Controlled Chaos

Audience Favorite: Group D

Put it Down by Nephilim Pictures

Best Writing

Culture Inc. by Twisted Roots Productions

Best Editing

Inner Circle by BAKADABUS

Best Directing

Moonflower, Chrysanthemum by Mossflower Pictures

Best Cinematography

I.S.F.L by Serious Images Pictures

Best Sound Design

GRO by MOTO BANDIT

Best Musical Score

Moonflower, Chrysanthemum by Mossflower Pictures

Best Actor

Dean Shortland Time After Time by Big League Chew

Best Actress

Monica Hyde-Collins The Lift by Ruins

Best Supporting Actor

GRO by MOTO BANDIT

Best Supporting Actress

Bessie and Boone’s Westward Expansion by Thickthoughts

Best Ensemble Acting

The PROTOTYPE by Dreamland District

Best Graphics

Tacaro by The Frost Bros

Best Costumes

Faceless by Outside Our Means

Best Use of Character

Tacaro by The Frost Bros

Best Use of Prop

Best Use of Line

Put it Down by Nephilim Pictures

Best art direction

Moonflower, Chrysanthemum by Mossflower Pictures

Best Sound Mix

The Birthday Wish by Afternoon Stew

Best Special FX Make-Up

Party by Design by SpoonFed Productions

Defy Spark Award

Moonflower, Chrysanthemum by Mossflower Pictures

2019 Film List

  • Aggressive Negotiations by Canengusa Productions

    A police detective questions a suspect whose answers turn his world upside down.

  • ALIEN 51 by KEEP SWINGING FILMS

    A GROUP OF FRIENDS PLAN TO GET THEIR FRIEND BACK FROM AREA 51.

  • Alone by Take Two

    A man breaks into a woman’s home and makes her bake him a birthday cake.

  • Bar-lympics by Shit House Productions

    Barroom bullies push the locals too far, and things get weird.

  • Bessie and Boone’s Westward Expansion by Thickthoughts

    Bessie and Boone try and make it to the big city

  • CAKE UTOPIA by Studios of Valor

    Let them eat cake.

  • Carry On by The Reel Deals

    When a young man's relationship goes south, his friend gives him unexpected marital advice.

  • Confection Cops by Yield-less

    Detectives Sugar and Cupcake inspect a gruesome confection crime. Faced with life threatening odds, can they bring crime its Just desserts?

  • Culture Inc. by Twisted Roots Productions

    In a world where every day is a holiday, exhausted bakers stand up against Culture Inc. and one the person they need to stop creating all these superfluous holidays.

  • Drone by Give Us A Minute

    When two close friends design a drone together, tragedy interferes.

  • Egg Dog by Samurai Sasquatch

    After chickens go extinct, 3 scientists must find a way to genetically engineer a dog to lay eggs.

  • Faceless by Outside Our Means

    A crisis counselor is faced with a crisis of a different kind.

  • Find Your Love by First Unicorn Studios

    When Tacaro returns from a 3-month long business trip, his love Rachel makes him relive all those sweet romantic moments of their life before revealing a sweet surprise.

  • Fine by Forcone Films

    I'm fine

  • GRO by MOTO BANDIT

    A timid man is helped out by an unsuspecting gadget

  • I.S.F.L by Serious Images Pictures

    Two former high school best friends meet back up, after 10 years apart, to fulfill a promise they made to each other the night after their high school graduation.

  • I've Got the Power by RenderBeats

    A woman's mundane routine is transformed by the appearance of a fantastical being and forges a friendship.

  • Incoming by Fifth Wheel Productions

    Ricky unintentionally discovers a text conversation between his wife and a total stranger that could prove concerning for Ricky and his safety.

  • Inner Circle by BAKADABUS

    Rachel, an unlikely suspect in a bank heist must confront her fears in order to face her future.

  • Minor Infraction by Deep Run, Ohio

    In dire circumstances two inexperienced criminals steal a car

  • Moonflower, Chrysanthemum by Mossflower Pictures

    A couple designs a plan to defy the will of the eternal in order to rendezvous in the afterlife.

  • Mr. Right by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions
  • No Loose Ends by Happy Hippie Productions

    When Rachel’s husband is kidnapped, she’s dragged back into active duty to keep her plans for a powerful weapon out of the grips of those who would use it for evil.

  • Olive Branch by BARRON FILMS

    A conflicted detective forced to choose between the law and his family puts himself in an uncomfortable position in order to reconnect to his troubled little brother.

  • Out to California by LASERJUNGLE PICTURES

    When one of their crew catches a big break, a group of musician friends decides to take their shot together.

  • Party by Design by SpoonFed Productions

    Halloween party turned south.

  • Paths Crossed by 2 Twenty-Two Frames

    Friendship can last more than a lifetime

  • Present Day by Lone Pine

    A young musician finds himself at odds when his father shows up at a performance and brings up their sordid past.

  • Put it Down by Nephilim Pictures

    Put your phone down and experience life and love in real time

  • Rachel's Wish by Stoned Heroes

    A twelve-year-old girl desperately wishes for her mom to be around more, makes a wish then has a dream she is a twenty-five-year old workaholic.

  • Recipes From Our House To Yours by StratHouse

    A family has a unique way of keeping their friend from another world alive so he can take them there someday.

  • Tacaro by The Frost Bros

    Newby spy, Agent Ian Stone is sent undercover to infiltrate the eccentric fashion designer, Rickie Tacaro’s arms dealing operation, the "Boutique Bombers" during a high stakes blackjack game to gather intel, however, because of Stone's lack of experience and Tacaro's cunning mind things take a turn for the worst.

  • The 2020 Vice Presidential Debattle by Exit 10 Films

    The year is 2020, and congress has voted to remove the Vice Presidential debate in favor of a last-man-standing vice presidential battle royale.

  • The Airhole by Controlled Chaos

    Two couples on vacation find their AirBNB is double-booked... and not what they expected.

  • The Birthday Wish by Afternoon Stew

    After a tragedy, Emily thinks she'll never find love again, but love might just find her...

  • The Demise of Roger Rallins by Binary Dreams Media

    Two ruthless outlaws on the run are out of options, and must make hard choices.

  • The Game by Ranger 7 Studios

    In this mystery/thriller Detective John Isaacs must follow the clues (and the bodies) to catch a serail killer know only as, "The Carver".

  • The Happy Couple by Yeti Productions

    A young woman is terrorized when an unknown number begins sending her pictures of herself.

  • The Hitchhikers Guide To Murder by BloodHound Films

    Serial Killer who picks up and kills hitchhikers ironically picks up another serial killer.

  • The Items Three by SBP

    Will this hero ever make it back home?

  • The Last Earth Day by Fat Rabbit Entertainment

    Due to climate Earth is dying, Traveler comes to save a special group of people.

  • The Lift by Ruins

    Tired of her husband's selfishness, Rachel decides to have her cake and eat it too.

  • The PROTOTYPE by Dreamland District

    A wanna spy goes undercover to investigate a sex trafficking ring.

  • The Surprise Vacation by SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS

    Not even vacations can keep you away from your situation

  • Time After Time by Big League Chew

    Ricky Tacaro must go back in time to unite the greatest love story ever told to save the universe.

  • Tom's Goldfish and the Well of Souls by Fool's Pajamas Productions

    Two adventures travel to the Well of Souls to revive a friend's goldfish.

  • Unfettered by Kailen and the Jets

    A troubled woman confronts her past with a new therapist.

  • What Happened? by 128 Productions

    After an insane college party, Rachel wakes up to be reunited with a former boyfriend.


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