Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 12 - 14, 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 Film/Bit Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Spies Don't Need Saddles will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Spies Don't Need Saddles by Film/Bit Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Trick SHot by BREMMO Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Book of Myra by Chaos; Pandemonium Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Charlene or Charlie Rudachek, President
  • Prop: a can of paint
  • Line: ""I love it. What do you call it?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Book of Myra by Chaos; Pandemonium Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

Spies Don't Need Saddles by Film/Bit Films

Best Writing

The Dick by Stoops Ferry Productions

Best Editing

Spies Don't Need Saddles by Film/Bit Films

Best Directing

The Way Out by Seymour Films

Best Cinematography

Spies Don't Need Saddles by Film/Bit Films

Best Sound Design

Case Closed by The Asylum

Best Musical Score

Canvas by ShadowFrame Productions

Best Actor

Book of Myra by Chaos; Pandemonium Pictures

Best Actress

Hngri: President and the Pauper by Blue Knight Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Spies Don't Need Saddles by Film/Bit Films

Best Special Effects

Dimmet Time by Beginnings

Best Use of Character

Trick SHot by BREMMO Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Greatest Gift by Elephant Trunk Films

Best Use of Line

Orson! And the quest for wish fulfillment by Everything But The Team

2019 Film List

  • #lovelybabygorillaman by Team Magic Hands Reprise

    You will never make a monkey of me.

  • Book of Myra by Chaos; Pandemonium Pictures

    A young couple discovers a book about witchcraft inside an abandoned church and teleport back in time, coming face to face with a minister from Salem witch trial times.

  • Canvas by ShadowFrame Productions

    After a strange visit from a paint salesman, Kim uses painting to cope with a loss

  • Case Closed by The Asylum

    A Police officers final arrest

  • Dimmet Time by Beginnings

    Sometimes it takes more than a mirror to get a look at yourself.

  • Grass Man by Film Shockers

    An out of work guy ask his friend to help him be a crime fighter.

  • Hngri: President and the Pauper by Blue Knight Productions

    The way to success is through the stomach.

  • Love Slave by dogboydog

    Anime Club President Charlene Rudachek goes missing, and it's up to the no-nonsense detective Maroni to save her from her mysterious captor

  • Orson! And the quest for wish fulfillment by Everything But The Team

    Monster puppet wants to be a real boy

  • Primary by Kubrick Zirconia

    Two Friends, One Dead Body, Gratuitous Flatulence.

  • Salt & Pepper by Team Adventure Club

    An unsuspecting tech start up president is being watched on a date by more people than he thinks.

  • Smogville by Fellowship Productions

    A farmer tries to take down a business that is ruining the town's water.

  • Spies Don't Need Saddles by Film/Bit Films

    Two spy sisters confront their past and work against each other for a common goal.

  • Starless by Black Moose Productions

    A failing record company president needs his next star, if there's even one out there.

  • Steps by Team Babo

    A women takes her two estranged step children on a day hike and bond after suffering adversities.

  • The Campaign Trail by Tiny Tractor Productions

    An ambitious young woman embarks on a solo hike of the Red Blaze Trail, and what was supposed to be a peaceful journey through the forest turns out to be a sinister adventure.

  • The Debate by Blue Dragon Studios

    Two candidates vie for control of a tribe in a post-apocalyptic landscape.

  • The Dick by Stoops Ferry Productions

    A unwanted private eye paints the lady

  • The Greatest Gift by Elephant Trunk Films

    Intergalactic Peace will not be had until one young girl gives the greatest gift.

  • The Strange Case of Steely Stan by A Thin Line Studio

    A 48 Hours of writting, prepping, shooting, and trying to keep every one from having a emotional breakdown we made it and it feels good!

  • The Way Out by Seymour Films

    A teenage girl is kidnapped, and she must fight for her identity to find her way out.

  • There and Away by Reckless Amnesiac

    A current, western take on a Brothers Grimm classic fairytale.

  • Trick SHot by BREMMO Productions

    Brother and sister compete against each other after their father passes away in a "friendly" sport due to their family's traditions. A major upset occurs when a substitute player is thrown into the game in a contest to save the family bar.

  • Uninvited Guests by Carnegie Screenwriters

    Inspiration finally strikes a struggling artist when fighting assassins burst into his home.

  • What A House Brings Back by RedSlate Films

    Two high school friends meet back at a farm for sale, and they reconnect.


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