San Diego, California May 17 - 19, 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 Big Shoes Production for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film There's Something Wrong with Hanner will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

One Plus One Night Stand by Kanari Storm

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Ghost Town Blues by Team Groovy

Required Elements

  • Character: Hanner or Hannah Arp, Math Teacher
  • Prop: a 'For Sale' sign
  • Line: ""Next time you won't be so lucky." OR "Next time you will not be so lucky.""

Best Writing

Christine Gatlin, David Raines, and Marianne Bates One Plus One Night Stand by Kanari Storm

Best Editing

Mason Beals There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

Best Directing

Mason Beals There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

Best Cinematography

Mason Beals There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

Best Sound Design

Mason Beals There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

Best Musical Score

Marie Haddad SHADOW ± LIGHT by state of flux

Best Actor

Zachary Downing Stay by Slappy Salamanders

Best Actress

Diane Rachel There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

Best Supporting Actor

Sidney Franklin One Plus One Night Stand by Kanari Storm

Best Supporting Actress

Marianne Bates One Plus One Night Stand by Kanari Storm

Best Choreography

Follow Me by To Be Heard Productions

Best Costumes

Follow Me by To Be Heard Productions

Best Set Design

First / Last by Bad Cat Films

143 by Kilna Companies

Best Make Up

The Ouiji Spot by Look at the Birdy

Best Use of Character

Erica Appel The Hateful 48 by Metal Pixel Foundry

Best Use of Prop

Final Derivation by Axiomatic Twist

Best Use of Line

Stay by Slappy Salamanders

Action Sequence

Fernando Jay Huerto Final Exam by Jabronie Pictures X Almost Good Films

Fight Choreography

Darren Deng Made you look by Hold on 1 second

2019 Film List

  • 143 by Kilna Companies

    A Math teacher and daughter visit a psychic to find out what happened to his wife and solve the equation.

  • A Star is Found by Banquet Productions

    On a desperate attempt for fame, The Banquet Boys take on a risky singer and experience highs and lows on their road to success.

  • Alberto by Comedians In Films Getting Booze

    A veteran under cover police officer reveals to his rookie partner a betraying secret while on a stakeout.

  • As Long As You're Happy by Painted Flower Productions

    It's Not A Choice

  • Awake by Old Timers

    A scientist bring an AI robot to life but when a burglar kills him, the robot must decide her fate.

  • Bad Mintons by Team Just In Time

    A former math teacher's quest to become World Champion.

  • Earth Is The Worst by Snarky Films

    A crew of aliens on a mission to save planet earth.

  • Equation by Sera
  • Final Derivation by Axiomatic Twist

    A reserved teenager is forced outside his comfort zone when he wakes up hungover and face-to-face with a dead body and a creepy calculus teacher.

  • Final Exam by Jabronie Pictures X Almost Good Films

    Two mercenaries must complete a dangerous task to secure their jobs.

  • First / Last by Bad Cat Films

    An Internet date goes well until it doesn't.

  • Fish Eye by Missing Frame Productions

    A fish observes their parent's struggle to survive an abusive relationship

  • Fish Need Water by Mesa College Film Club

    A fish man tries to find his place in the human world.

  • Fish Story by Team Seven

    As monumental as a tidal wave, a girl faces arousing feelings when Cupid’s arrow strikes.

  • Follow Me by To Be Heard Productions

    A teenage girl desperately wants a teenage boy to follow her.

  • Galactic Space Force and the Wizard of Tyleon by Juggling Bear

    Galactic Space Force investigates a ship which has gone missing and encounters a powerful wizard.

  • GAME OF POLLS by The 2880 Minute Movie Makers

    Senator Tom Kimball was the Democratic front runner for the Presidency. His campaign fell to pieces overnight after he made one fatal mistake.

  • Ghost Town Blues by Team Groovy

    An aging veteran of the wild west faces more than a case of the blues when he tries to sell the ghost town he and his late wife purchased together.

  • Hall Cop by High Tech High Studios

    An all-male junior police force is thrown in disarray when a female joins and begins to shake things up.

  • Identity by Form Over Function

    A treasure map is decoded with the help of an elegant math equation.

  • Innocence is Bliss by Cimitoro Productions

    A cold case is brought back 5 years after the death of a school teacher, shedding light on the truth of a school shooting.

  • Jesus John by DAMPT DCTR . HCON
  • Josh Pearman by Mystery Media

    A caretaker double books his property for the weekend.

  • Justin kietzman by Fool's Errand Films

    Aspiring athlete embraced the new age on his journey to become a pro

  • L'eternuement by WestWood Films

    Scarlett cannot rest until she tracks down the person responsible for the sneeze that is disrupting her life.

  • Last Lessons by Ed Wood Film School

    Last Lessons before passing

  • Leftovers by Third Eye

    2 families becoming one.

  • Made you look by Hold on 1 second

    Hired mercenaries try to find two USB drives said to be encrypted with a code for a virus only to find out there is a twist waiting for them.

  • Monkey Business by Tea and Bag Production Company
  • Mr. Blue by Connectivity Film

    Who is Mr Blue? Does this egg salad have mayonnaise?

  • No More by FPSN

    An abuse victim says no more and finally fights back.

  • No Phone Zone by DOG JAW PRODUCTIONS
  • Off the Deep End by Goverman Productions
  • On Edge by Slick Fox Productions

    The boring life of an 8th grade Algebra teacher is about to get a whole lot more interesting when he has a rendezvous with a sexy real estate agent during a midday encounter at one of her open houses.

  • One Plus One Night Stand by Kanari Storm

    After a date gone awry, two sisters comedically struggle with the aftermath.

  • Planes, Taints, and Automobiles by The Syndicate

    Some crap happens to some dudes.

  • Play, Watch, Eject by Armenica Pictures

    A father’s VHS tape leads his son to a surprising discovery.

  • PSYCHO by Spenceroo22

    Kids seek candy and thrills in an abandoned house on Halloween.

  • Push, Pull by Susana's Finest

    When tormenting images begin to prick at her memory, Breanne must link together the chains of events that are tethering her to her past.

  • Repressed by Square One

    a Detective and a psychic go through a house to solve a murder case and they are finding clues into the detective's past with an abusive teacher.

  • Room for Cream by Solo Flight

    Thought that it is just a prank, a detective seeks the help of a university math teacher in solving a puzzle in scripted in a bunch of numbers.

  • Sacrifice by The Clique
  • SHADOW ± LIGHT by state of flux

    We are all broken...that's how the light gets in.

  • She's Expecting by PLOT TWIST

    In an effort to display diversity and cooperative group effort amongst San Diego film talent. This film was created to give talent from diverse backgrounds, more specifically people of black/african american descent an opportunity to display their film making talents. Using many talented professionals behind and in front of the camera, this effort will display the ability to work together as a team and produce a product never seen before in the san diego 48 hour film competitive. Created by a diverse group of talent and created for all to see and enjoy!

  • Sing and Believe by Loco Muertos

    Billie is frustrated that his family can't support him in his desire to be a star

  • Six by Shooting Flares

    The day started out bad but the evening turned to horror. Little girls can be so scary.

  • Slumber by Project UwU
  • Spinners by Monkey's on the Bed

    A newly married math teacher with financial problems unknowingly gets entangled in the local foosball sports bar's underground tournament, uncovered by his irresponsible and lucky childhood best friend.

  • Stay by Slappy Salamanders

    A group of friends stay at an Air B&B by the lake.

  • Still Life by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS
  • The Ark by Colony Film Productions

    People fight over a house to buy it and the climate is changing during the fight, which kills the majority of them.

  • The Hateful 48 by Metal Pixel Foundry

    No one said the 48 was supposed to be easy.

  • The Message by Vivid Dreams Productions

    When phones and technology take over the world a mild mannered math teach tries to save himself and his family

  • The Not So Distant Future by Reactant Films

    When freedom is sold for the price of security.

  • The Ouiji Spot by Look at the Birdy

    Two friends go to extreme measures to find Love?

  • The Study Group by Digital Lemonade Stand
  • The Time We Have by Guerrilla Aesthete Productions

    After a cryogenic sleep, a man wakes to a new world and has to choose between his mortality and his family.

  • There's Something Wrong with Hanner by Big Shoes Production

    A widow and her son become suspicious of their peculiar new tenant.

  • Til Death by This is Happening
  • Tunnel Vision by LLively

    Daughter convinces reluctant father to solve a puzzle

  • Virtual by 180 Degree Films

    A math teacher uses VR to see his daughter again.

  • Waylay by Highly Dope Media

    A tormented man struggles to overcome a history of trauma, inhibiting him from leaving his own home.

  • We All Die Alone by Team Grooveko

    The course of true love never did run smooth.

  • Whatever It Takes by RAWMIX Productions

    Would you do whatever it takes to get back what you've lost?

  • Work Space Politics by Dumpster Fire Films

    A group of bickering employees have to respond to a crisis.

  • Yarrrd Sale by Dreadfully Punk

    One mans trash be another mans treasure!

  • You do the math by Mitzi Mayer Productions

    Determined to make his wife happy by putting their home on the market a man is perplexed as to why potential buyers are not interested in what it has to offer.


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