Halifax, Canada 31 August - 2 September 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 PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Prescribed will go on to represent Halifax against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Prescribed by PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Trip by Boshat Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Liam or Lily Frazer, Musician
  • Prop: an alarm clock
  • Line: "What a small world!"

Audience Favorite

The Trip by Boshat Films

Best Editing

Hope by Afro Viking

Best Directing

Evanescing by Goblin Den Productions

Best Cinematography

The Trip by Boshat Films

Best Sound Design

Evanescing by Goblin Den Productions

Best Musical Score

Lost and Found by Ascendence

Best Acting

Hope by Afro Viking

Best Special Effects

Prescribed by PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS

Best Costumes

Wink ;) by Train Gone

Best Use of Character

"Nightmares" by Hot Takes Productions

Best Use of Prop

Fireflies: The Runner by Once Upon A Time

Best Use of Line

Fireflies: The Runner by Once Upon A Time

2018 Film List

  • "Nightmares" by Hot Takes Productions

    When sleep paralysis, meets sleep deprivation. How our mind plays with us.

  • Arranged Love by FilmProv Productions

    Arranged marriages in today’s world!

  • Decrescendo by Unveiled Productions
  • Evanescing by Goblin Den Productions

    To get away from a divorce at home, Acadia takes a summer vacation to her grandparents new fixer upper, where mysterious events keep happening.

  • Fireflies: The Runner by Once Upon A Time

    Liam Frazer, a Runner of the spy agency, The Fireflies is more focused on his job than his relationship but his new mission puts things in perspective.

  • Hope by Afro Viking

    A young dad returns home to say goodbye to his father and hello to himself.

  • Lost and Found by Ascendence
  • Prescribed by PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS

    What should have been a good day for Lily Frazer, descends into a hellish nightmare when her home is invaded.

  • Purple Dream by Maritime Videographic
  • The Trip by Boshat Films

    Two brothers go on one more road trip to scatter some ashes.

  • Wink ;) by Train Gone

    Technology conspires against a Deaf person in their quest for a romantic date.


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