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 Dandelion for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Joan Dark:Folk Singer will go on to represent Portland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.
After a failed attempt at saving humanity with the "Brighten project" the world is dying and water is scarce. The man behind the project secretly keeps alive a strange sea creature, with his own water rations, nursing it to adulthood.
In the course of clearing his name, a disgraced dirty cop searches for a stolen alien artifact.
An injured British detective awakens to a grizzly discovery
Five urbanites set out on a wilderness adventure and on their trek they find more than they expected, in some ways and not as much as others.
A woman down on her luck seeks revenge from a man who has made a fortune off of a song she wrote
After a biological attack struck the Main Native American City of Springs, three warriors attempt to contain the outbreak.
"Let's get bloody."
Three friends on vacation unwittingly fall under the wrath of a devious boat captain intent on mayhem.
You can always find heros in unexpected places.
Approached by a former bandmate and lover, a washed up folk hero is inspired to play one more show.
Always being compared to her heroic grandmother, a young woman that is her namesake discovers how to be a different kind of hero for her own generation.
A woman becomes a folk hero through her attempts to get a stop sign installed at an intersection.
Four strangers wake up in an unknown location under dire circumstances, twisted siblings determine their fate in a game of horrors.
Rookie Agent Cora is left solo on a mysterious mission to obtain enemy information at an abandoned wrecking yard. She has to uncover the truth of why she's there as she sneaks and fights her way to completing her mission.
Edie is put in a gaming halfway house but she can't walk away from virtual reality.
Holiday about the folk hero Jim Dark and the 2 myths surrounding him.
We give Joan d'Arc a bad rap.
A tourist from an unknown location learns the rules of travel.
In a world of “No” Joan gets what she wants.
After pulling a dangerous stunt during her last performance, an unknown folk singer wakes up in the hospital to her only fan.
After her dad is killed, a young girl seeks revenge on the road.
A young woman is transformed after her descent into madness.
An upwardly mobile city gal moves into a new place and starts a new job, but finds some unusual challenges along the way. She learns a few life lessons the hard way and learns who her real friends are and aren't.
A street performer comes to accept who she is through a series of interactions spurred by a mysterious photograph.
With the "help" of a mime relationship counselor and experimental therapy, a couple's communication is put to the test.
Small time thieves run into trouble larger than life.
The legend of Jim Dark inspires a struggling musical artist.
A man uses his digital assistant to blackmail himself into achieving his goals.
A man seeks an audience for his music in a destroyed world.
A Film about the lingering effects on one’s life and loved ones.
A blogger seeks an interview with the last succubus on earth.
Two young loves are disrupted by family folk hero
Date night will never be the same.
A brother and a sister find common ground after reading a heroic story,
A small town man must reckon with his lack of baseball skills when his heroism lands him the first pitch at a local team's game.
It's not all easy living at this wild west ranch: the homestead operator is a real hard-ass.
A discussion about art, involving a sentimental older man and a jaded young woman, evolves into a heated debate about politics, human nature, and hero worship.
A Fan of a Rock legend of the past travels back in time to meet his idol
A man ready to give up on life is given a second chance.
"Is it supposed to look like this?"