Richmond, Virginia October 11 - 13, 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 Fish-sticks and Coleslaw for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Ursa will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Ursa by Fish-sticks and Coleslaw

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

The Collector’s Chest by NeVeRSeeN Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Red Handed by Team Flash Frame

Required Elements

  • Character: Chico or Cha Cha Rodriguez, ballroom dancer
  • Prop: a brick
  • Line: ""The third time's a charm." OR "The third time is a charm.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Redlining by Moon Day Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Collector’s Chest by NeVeRSeeN Media

Best Writing

The Frightful Pursuit of the Blackwood Beast by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Editing

The Collector’s Chest by NeVeRSeeN Media

Best Directing

Ursa by Fish-sticks and Coleslaw

Best Cinematography

The Collector’s Chest by NeVeRSeeN Media

Best Sound Design

The Collector’s Chest by NeVeRSeeN Media

Best Actor

Doug Blackburn Redlining by Moon Day Productions

Honorable Mentions
Cain Luke @rodchicod by BC (Mostly)
Jamie Day Ursa by Fish-sticks and Coleslaw

Best Actress

Emily Gerber Ursa by Fish-sticks and Coleslaw

Honorable Mentions
Janae Thompson Fine Wine by In My Mind Media
Tanya Kelley Red Handed by Team Flash Frame

Best Use of Character

Ursa by Fish-sticks and Coleslaw

Best Use of Prop

It Comes at Night by CineVentures

Best Use of Line

It Comes at Night by CineVentures

Best Use of Genre

Redlining by Moon Day Productions

Best Practical Effects

Hillbilly Science and the Death of Cha Cha Rodriguez by Eyesore Films

Best Blood Splatter

Red Handed by Team Flash Frame

Most Likely to Become a Cult Classic

Hillbilly Science and the Death of Cha Cha Rodriguez by Eyesore Films

2019 Film List

  • @rodchicod by BC (Mostly)

    A ballroom dancer ignores a cryptic message to dire consequences.

  • Anna Perkins by Good night Gracie... forever

    A demon released by a centuries-old Puritan cult returns, hungry for sacrifice.

  • Cleanse by The Mad HaTTers

    A group of friends find themselves in a precarious series of events after a little prank gone wrong

  • Coil by Pine Street Studio

    Two lovebirds go on a date with an unexpected end

  • Day Witches by Grace Period

    Problems arise when a makeshift coven attempts a summoning ritual.

  • Fine Wine by In My Mind Media

    Suffering from the pain caused from splitting from her husband, Cha Cha finds a solution to her problem...the best way she knows how.

  • Gone, Not Forgotten by Red Hills Productions

    Haunted by the loss of loved ones, an unexpected force prevents Laura from moving on.

  • Harper and David by The Berberich Brothers

    A young woman (Harper) and her emotionally stunned brother (David) are trying to navigate the world together. Her as his legal guarding and him as her protector. A situation occurs when Harper tries to get a present for David.

  • Hillbilly Science and the Death of Cha Cha Rodriguez by Eyesore Films

    A monster created by science hunts a small group in the backwoods.

  • It Comes at Night by CineVentures

    Guesses to Kate’s B&B never check out.

  • Red Handed by Team Flash Frame

    Two suspicious roommates find out more than wanted to know about each other.

  • Redlining by Moon Day Productions

    A young couple relocating to an upscale neighborhood faces discrimination from an aggressive real estate team.

  • The Bad Beat by DarkCloud Pictures

    When a man attempts to help a young woman with her metal cult, things go wrong.

  • The Collector’s Chest by NeVeRSeeN Media

    A young couple procures a mysterious chest, but there’s more to it than meets the eye.

  • The Frightful Pursuit of the Blackwood Beast by This is a Film About Something Productions

    Legend says the Blackwood Beast lurks in the darkness. Four friends, barricaded in an abandoned building, are about to find out if that's true.

  • The Layover by Ajnag productions

    Pregnant women carries demon baby who ultimately tried to bring hell onto Earth .

  • Ursa by Fish-sticks and Coleslaw

    A young woman with special abilities, trapped in isolation by her father, must gain the means and courage to escape her captor.

  • Who's Your Daddy? by Atlantic East Motion Picture Company

    Bringing a whole new psychotic twist to family fun.

  • Yield by PBJ productions

    a scientist experimenting with multi verse travel, yields unexpected results.


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