Greensboro, North Carolina June 22 - 24, 2018

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 FILM-FLAM for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Pierre Poulet will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Pierre Poulet by FILM-FLAM

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative

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October 12 - 14, 2018

Required Elements

  • Character: Carrie or Carl Waters, lifeguard
  • Prop: bar of soap
  • Line: "I know exactly where this is going."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Drowning by Layla Films

Honorable Mentions
Point of Departure by Saturn Studios
Made in China by Cobra Kai

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Big Read by Sassafras Productions

Honorable Mentions
Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative
PSL by Attempting Fate

Audience Favorite: Group C

Scam by StumblePax

Honorable Mentions
Clean Kiss by MidnightSun Designs
Pierre Poulet by FILM-FLAM

Best Writing

Point of Departure by Saturn Studios

Best Editing

Pierre Poulet by FILM-FLAM

Best Directing

Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative

Best Cinematography

Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative

Honorable Mention
Fowl Play by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Sound Design

Pierre Poulet by FILM-FLAM

Best Musical Score

David Cortello, Composer Sunshine by PB&J Films

Best Song

Icarus Apagee (Over Before it Starts) Sweat Quest by General Pictures

Best Actor

Jamie Day as Carrie Waters Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative

Best Actress

Jessica Barrett as Carrie Waters Sunshine by PB&J Films

Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Roberge as Creep Chuck Drowned Last Night by Oh Shrimp Productions

Best Supporting Actress

Brenda Parsley as Old Lady Soop by Evocative Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Sweat Quest by General Pictures

Honorable Mention
PSL by Attempting Fate

Best Graphics

Scam by StumblePax

Best Special Effects

Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative

Best Costumes

Splish Splash by AstroJane Productions

Best Make Up

4240 by Mendicants' Delirium

Best Use of Character

Point of Departure by Saturn Studios

Best Use of Prop

Point of Departure by Saturn Studios

Honorable Mention
Clean Kiss by MidnightSun Designs

Best Use of Line

"Happy" Anniversary by TWILIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Honorable Mention
Point of Departure by Saturn Studios

2018 Film List

  • "Happy" Anniversary by TWILIGHT PRODUCTIONS

    i know exactly where this going

  • 4240 by Mendicants' Delirium

    A night of ghost hunting turns sinister for a father and his thrill-seeking sons

  • Best Behavior by Perky Film Productions

    What happens at Grandma's house stays at Grandma's house!

  • Chuck Drowned Last Night by Oh Shrimp Productions

    Chuck Wilders was found dead, floating in the neighborhood pool where he worked. Everyone liked and trusted Chuck, but the obvious signs of violence seem to contradict that. A series of interviews slowly reveal the secrets Chuck kept; secrets worth killing for.

  • Clean Kiss by MidnightSun Designs

    Retired spy checks up on daughter's first date.

  • Daniel and The Squire by Triad Film Collaborative

    A young knight (Sir Daniel) embarks on a journey in search of love. He is followed by his faithful squire (Carrie) and hunchback (Tim). Along the way learning that love is often found in the least expectant of places.

  • Dating 2.0 by Fat Jack Pictures

    Two single dads + two meddling daughters = lots of laughs.

  • Demon in the Woods by Birthday Suit Productions

    A brother warns his sister about a stretch of woods haunted by a demon who kidnaps children, and then the fun begins.

  • Drink For a Time by Floradar Films

    Two boys find a way to really get around.

  • Drowning by Layla Films

    Struggling with the concept of turning thirty, a young woman plans her dreaded birthday and learns her place in the world.

  • Evanescent by Camp Crafty

    A father tries to come to terms with and understand the strange disappearance of his wife.

  • Fender Bender: LIVE by Stick N' Poke Productions

    A local ska band grapples with the challenges of making it big.

  • For the Love of... by Rescued Castaways

    You say fetish, I say fascination.

  • Fowl Play by Bottom Shelf Films

    What do you do when trouble comes home to roost?

  • Just A Glimpse by NOSTALGIA

    It keeps playing over and over again in my head

  • Made in China by Cobra Kai

    A lifeguard finds a mysterious device at the pool, with unintended consequences.

  • Pierre Poulet by FILM-FLAM

    A fowl and corny love story.

  • Point of Departure by Saturn Studios

    Man trapped in a time loop is forced to come to terms with his own inevitability.

  • PSL by Attempting Fate

    Children home alone, attempt to summon the town phantom

  • Remember Me by Shades Of Soul Productions

    A lifeguard discovers some secrets do not always stay buried.

  • Sage by Twinscape Films

    An alcoholic deals with the loss of her girlfriend.

  • Sauveteur by Longbow Entertainment

    Help can come from anywhere, even within.

  • Scam by StumblePax

    Who's being scammed?

  • see ya by The Utes

    A son and father's relationship is tested when they both end up robbing the same office complex.

  • Shaolin Roommate Situation by Cosmic Creations

    Roommates can be a nightmare, even in Shaolin

  • Soop by Evocative Productions

    Good, clean fun.

  • Splish Splash by AstroJane Productions

    Sometimes it is not the Superhero that everyone needs

  • Stayin' Afloat: The Carl Waters Story by Shenanigans Junction Productions

    Spooning has a new hero. Carl dares us to believe in ourselves no matter the obstacle.

  • Sunshine by PB&J Films

    A woman struggles as she tries to escape from the confines of a human trafficking ring.

  • Super Heroes; Horrible Holidays by Eccentrics Anonymous

    A travel agency that employs cut rate superheroes sees them pull together to resolve horrible holiday mishaps.

  • Sweat Quest by General Pictures

    Excitement turns to strife as a band heads to their first gig.

  • The Big Read by Sassafras Productions

    A woman seeks intellectual stimulation but finds out that the members of her local book club aren't telling the whole truth.

  • The mystery of life by Zacks are Wild

    Life in pieces

  • Third Wheel by Press On Productions
  • TRVL M8S by Blue Bear Productions

    Swipe right for adventure.

  • Untitled Dark Comedy: A movie about Life experiences by Drama Center Pictures

    A dark comedy about life experiences


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