San Diego, California September 11 - 13, 2020

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 Let's Get Rolling for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film Lost Time will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

The Big Sit down by Jordan Does Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Time Hole by GrooveKo

Required Elements

  • Character: Raquel or Rocky Falk, Interior Designer
  • Prop: Musical Instrument (any kind)
  • Line: "Did you wash your hands?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Time Hole by GrooveKo

Honorable Mentions
The Big Sit down by Jordan Does Productions
Sound Bites by TwentyTen Productions
Earth's Last Shot by Almost Good Films X Jabronie Pictures
Where the West Begins by interim films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

Honorable Mentions
Clumanji by Kanari Storm
Destination: 2020 by ADHDtown & Dammit Karen Productions

Best Writing

Jordan Jacobo The Big Sit down by Jordan Does Productions

Best Editing

Jake Segraves Where the West Begins by interim films

Best Directing

Brandon Manderson Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

Best Cinematography

Jake Segraves Where the West Begins by interim films

Best Sound Design

Jake Segraves and Kevin Segraves Where the West Begins by interim films

Best Musical Score

Brian Smith Where the West Begins by interim films

Best Actor

Zachary Downing Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

Best Actress

Sydney Aaron Aptaker Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

Best Supporting Actor

David Raines Clumanji by Kanari Storm

Best Supporting Actress

Cristyn Chandler Time Hole by GrooveKo

Best Costumes

Time Hole by GrooveKo

Best Set Design

Tapestries in the Jalen System by Metal Pixel Foundry

Best Use of Character

Kiah Segraves Where the West Begins by interim films

Best Use of Prop

Time Hole by GrooveKo

Sound Bites by TwentyTen Productions

Best Use of Line

Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

Best Fight Choreography

Earth's Last Shot by Almost Good Films X Jabronie Pictures

Honorable Mention
Passenger by Short stack

2020 Film List

  • Clumanji by Kanari Storm

    A group of friends fall victim to an evil force while playing an online mystery game.

  • Destination: 2020 by ADHDtown & Dammit Karen Productions

    A blended family's pandemic-themed road trip proves to be even more action-packed and adventurous than they anticipated.

  • Earth's Last Shot by Almost Good Films X Jabronie Pictures

    A down and out angel attempts to stop the world from being destroyed by climate change.

  • Lost Time by Let's Get Rolling

    Raquel Falk is redesigning her childhood home when her estranged brother makes an unexpected visit.

  • Passenger by Short stack

    A driver headed to Los Angeles picks up a passenger who has different plans.

  • Redesign by RAWMIX Productions

    A man creates new opportunities to spend more time with the love of his life

  • Sarnayins by Reactant Films

    Take great risks for the one's you Love.

  • Sound Bites by TwentyTen Productions

    When being chased by zombies isn't even the worst part of your day.

  • Tapestries in the Jalen System by Metal Pixel Foundry

    Disastrous relationships

  • The Big Sit down by Jordan Does Productions

    Upon meeting a mysterious woman for coffee, a man is quickly forced to confront some unpleasant truths.

  • Time Hole by GrooveKo

    Are you going to eat that?

  • Where the West Begins by interim films

    A family feuding for generations over a harmonica finally finds harmony


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