Tampa, Florida July 26 - 28, 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 Metz-N-Gate for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Bodyhackers will go on to represent Tampa against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Bodyhackers by Metz-N-Gate

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Meg or Mark Jordanto, singer
  • Prop: an avacado
  • Line: "I wish I could help you."

2019 Film List

  • {memory lane} by Sardine Films

    Audrey helps Meg break into her old house to help Meg get over her breakup.

  • A first time for anything by FITUMI

    You'll never forget your first time!

  • A Yuletide Summoning by CineView Studios

    A struggling singer realizes that just because it's written in Latin, doesn't mean it should be sang aloud.

  • Altered Violet by The Eccentrics

    A young artist develops a second self that leads her down a destructive path for only herself but those she loves.

  • Avocado Man by Time Code Productions

    Avocado's to die for.

  • Banjoe Steve by Matthew Bistok Productions

    The always late great Banjoe Steve

  • Bodyhackers by Metz-N-Gate

    A daddy/daughter camping trip takes a turn for the worse.

  • Closet Disco by The Tree Saps

    A young man wants to break free, but his father has different plans...

  • Color of my life by Artistic Outcast Production

    A girl trying to find color back in her life, after losing the love of her life.

  • Fear Love & Hip Hop by 2 Dead Crew
  • Guac Is Extra by YASSSS! YASS. Yes. Productions.

    A man goes on a mission to find his sister with the help from his best friend and the most unlikely of characters!

  • Home on the Strange by Shaken Not Stirred

    A secret agent couple beat a confession out of a cowboy conspirator to solve a "Rushing" collusion.

  • It's Never Too Late by Andi's Kids
  • King Of Hearts by Two Sense Films

    Who Will Survive The King Of Hearts?

  • Lure by Sleep Deprived Studios

    Following the disappearance of local girl, Meg Jordanto, a succession of strange happenings occur on the beach.

  • Mark and The Maritan by space dream productions

    An agoraphobic singer/songwriter who lives alone in his secluded home is intruded on by a young alien who insists that this is her house now, and he needs to leave.

  • Meg & Margo by Potato Bird

    A mother daughter duo from the 90's find a spider in their car.

  • Pitiless by Kitchens on a Hill

    Young women seeks a singing career but life and fate conspire to thwart her efforts. She perseveres through all obstacles to realize her dream and make her own fate.

  • Psyche by Anjen Pictures

    A sophisticated psychiatrist, who specializes in the entertainment industry, is challenged when her clients make her question her reality.

  • The Avocado Affair by Ducks in a Row

    Prima Donna rock star Mark Jordanto's avocado goes missing before he gets his pre-show smoothie. Hilarity ensues.

  • The Widow Mary Kane by Sir Real and the Dream State’s Marvelous Motion Picture Show

    A widow learns more about her husband in his death than she did while he was alive.

  • They Can't Stop All of Us by YEET Films

    4 friends find themselves as nation wide fugitives when they take an internet meme too far.

  • Truth to Power by TDT Films

    The purpose of the media is to speak truth to power.

  • Up & Out by 7Scott Productions

    The journey a young man takes to learn that friendships can flourish even with distance.


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