Saint Louis, Missouri May 31 - June 2, 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 New Sequence for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Recipe for Disaster will go on to represent Saint Louis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

False Flag by Limited Batch Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Sam or Samantha Cantwell, Chili Contest Winner
  • Prop: a towel
  • Line: "You and I need to talk."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Story Behind the Stories by Los Hermanos Politicos

Audience Favorite: Group B

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Audience Favorite: Group C

Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

Best Writing

Mike Rohlfing, Alex Docekal, Daniel Hoover, Garrett Henry, Harrison Farmer & Luke McGowan Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

Best Editing

Amanda Smith South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Directing

Kyle Dufendach South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Cinematography

Til death do us part by Slumber Party Snacks

Best Sound Design

Flew the Coop by Jazz Men Productions

Best Music

Eat Well by Studio C+

Best Actor

Terry L. TenBroek South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Actress

Jennifer Hodges Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

Best Ensemble Acting

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

Best Special Effects

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

Best Costumes

Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

Best Make Up

Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

Best Use of Character

Thumbs Up by Brain Freeze Productions

Best Use of Prop

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Use of Line

Flew the Coop by Jazz Men Productions

Best Use of Genre

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Credits

South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

Best Production design

Eat Well by Studio C+

2019 Film List

  • A Chili Day in July by Lone Fort Productions

    A young woman reconnects with her friends after a failed chili contest

  • A Tale of Two Wombats by MURRELL IMAGINATION

    Two wombats who at odds with each other must learn to come together before boarding Noah's ark.

  • And Repeat by NuxMedia

    A son helps gather ingredients for his moms award winning chili

  • Beanland by The Banana Boyes Do Movies

    In the dystopian near future, two teenagers steal food for the poor and for profit.

  • Blue Ribbon by Baumgartnerd

    A misled spy will face a moral decision that could end everything.

  • Bowen Law by ABi Productions

    Two shady lawyers promote their experimental law practices and show case their specialties and some testimonies.

  • Cheat Day by Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    Lil Momma attempts to celebrate Cheat Day with her boyfriend, Big Daddy, but soon discovers that he is not celebrating the holiday quite as she expected.

  • Dilemma Two: Chili Con Chaos by Lean Wisconsin

    New Case for the Cartels. . . Murder

  • Eat Well by Studio C+

    A cooking show host gets more than she bargained for on her first day.

  • False Flag by Limited Batch Productions

    Working under false pretenses, a woman and her crack crew of thieves attempt to pull a long-planned heist.

  • Flesh and Blood by Petty Cash Media

    A woman struggles to cope after a life-altering event.

  • Flew the Coop by Jazz Men Productions

    When two best friends and LLC owners are foced apart by the realities of adulthood, they decide to say farewell by taking on the one case they couldn't crack in all their years of professional pet-finding: El Pollo Diablo.

  • Fugue by Small Plastic Dinosaurs

    A young man’s return home is marred by psychosis.

  • Him by Lake Charles

    A young man struggling to face reality has to let go of his deceased grandpa in order to live.

  • In a Pickle by Slow Shed

    A repeated loser of his work chili cook off turns to time travel to finally get a win.

  • Loose Ends by AC/BC
  • Nice Guys Finish Second by ShigaYa

    Some guys really love their chili.

  • Orientation Affirmation by No Name Keychain

    Today Is The First Day of The Rest of Her Life

  • Politically Incorrect by Doritos n Mojitos

    Two Mayoral candidates go head to head...but one has a sneaky tactic to get what he wants.

  • Recipe for Disaster by New Sequence

    As a victim is tortured for secrets, a secret agent rushes to her aid.

  • Report to Mother by Couch Innovations

    A spy submits psychological report identifying the next target.

  • Secrets by 5 Star Pictures

    A woman, A brute, and a young girl are all in a room together. The secret of one might be the death of them.

  • Sir Bardolf by Anonymous Productions

    Sir Bardolf of Essex is accidentally transported to 2019; there he seeks to find his long lost love and return to the time from whence he came.

  • South City Rumble by Green Eggs & Cams

    Diego Rodriguez is late for the biggest boxing match of his life, but he needs a bathroom - fast. Can he defeat his opponent in the ring while battling the demon rumbling within him?

  • Still A Mystery by Bender Films

    A group tries to navigate making a 48 Hour film about a mystery.

  • The Barn by R&E Productions

    An abandoned barn said to be haunted, explored by two children who have no business being on the property

  • The Cantwell Family Honour by Spilt Milk

    Cousins Cam and Sam search for the secret ingredient that will help them defeat Corey Garbanzo in the Charming Chili Championship.

  • The Penny Rollers by Let's Go Film Something!

    When two internet vloggers try to step up their game things get a little too crazy! They must learn that life is not all about personal exploitation or risk losing themselves in the internet!

  • The Recipe by Z-Side Productions

    A woman spends her entire life trying to re-create her father's award-winning old-school chili much to the dismay of her children who want her to order new-world vegan.

  • The Return by Full Disclosure Films

    A man's car breaks down and forces him to reevaluate his life

  • The Story Behind the Stories by Los Hermanos Politicos

    A behind-the-scenes look at the politics involved in making a 48 hour film.

  • Thumbs Up by Brain Freeze Productions

    Two women are stopped from throwing in the towel when they pick up a stranger.

  • Tic by Berries Were The Cause Productions

    A detective unravels a cut-and-dry kidnapping case by harnessing the trust of her interviewees.

  • Til death do us part by Slumber Party Snacks

    After man dies he stays on earth to be a guardian angel for his wife

  • Tow’el FU by Piece Of The Pie

    Samantha Goes on a journey of self discover in the mean streets of St. Louis to find her self.

  • Two Flights Down by COME AT ME BRO! Films

    Two high school girls are accused of breaking a bone of a boy because of people gossiping. Both their school reputation and integrity are at risk.


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