Hampton Roads, Virginia August 2 - 4, 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 Dark-Sol for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Crypto will go on to represent Hampton Roads against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Crypto by Dark-Sol

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Paper Trail by The Shredders

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Paramnesia by Capture Movement Films

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October 4 - 6, 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Frank or Frankie MacMander, Fisherman/Fisherwoman
  • Prop: medicine
  • Line: ""No, that's not right." OR "No, that is not right.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Cubicles & Copiers by Rayolight Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Let Sleeping Fish Lie by The Wolf Pack Productions

Honorable Mention
Why Spy? by Torchlight

Best Writing

Charles Townsend Crypto by Dark-Sol

Best Editing

Danielle Blevins, Danny McCusker, Austin Rowe Paper Trail by The Shredders

Best Directing

Charles Townsend Crypto by Dark-Sol

Best Cinematography

Austin Rowe Paper Trail by The Shredders

Best Sound Design

Austin Rowe Paper Trail by The Shredders

Best Musical Score

Threshold of Perception by AEP-4000

Best Actor

Brian Kunz Crypto by Dark-Sol

Best Actress

Kristen Boone Paramnesia by Capture Movement Films

Best Supporting Actor

Ernie Smith HIGH TIDE by Please Don't Kill Us Productions

Best Supporting Actress

Leticia Rivera Why Spy? by Torchlight

Best Ensemble Acting

Paramnesia by Capture Movement Films

Best Graphics

Why Spy? by Torchlight

Best Costumes

Cubicles & Copiers by Rayolight Productions

Best Make Up

NyrFaryn by Nomad

Best Use of Character

Fish in the City by Very Visionary

Best Use of Prop

Threshold of Perception by AEP-4000

Best Use of Line

Reel Life by Time4Play

Best Use of Genre

Speak by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

Best Visual Effects

Why Spy? by Torchlight

Best Titling

Why Spy? by Torchlight

Best Fight Choreography

Jomartin Yumul & Leah Rae Ozo Paramnesia by Capture Movement Films

Best Original Score

Chris Whitehurst Speak by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Douglas R. Duenow, "Take A Chance" Cubicles & Copiers by Rayolight Productions

Best Production design

Mark Roldan Paramnesia by Capture Movement Films

2019 Film List

  • Break from reality by Moo-Bee Studio

    A young disable woman seeks solace in imaginary friends portraying the perfect family she never had.

  • Crypto by Dark-Sol

    On a mission to track down all the monster of the world, crypto hunter Sans, and his team go to extreme lengths and face interesting challenges.

  • Cubicles & Copiers by Rayolight Productions

    The consequences of a friendly roll playing game, has life changing effects on a small office team.

  • Fish in the City by Very Visionary

    An unassuming fisherman gets evicted and has to make it in the big city.

  • Fisher of Men by East Wind Productions

    Carolyn turns to faith for forgiveness.

  • Frankie Found A Job by Found A Job

    Unable to afford medicine for her dying father, Frankie looks beyond the family fishing trade to find a new job. What she finds instead is trouble - and her own strength.

  • Gerald’s Rights by Organic Hippopotamus

    After going through a divorce, Gerald considers his social and economic beliefs while protesting at the park.

  • Guppy by Craft Services

    Frankie tackles his inabilities, while trying to learn the art of fishing.

  • HIGH TIDE by Please Don't Kill Us Productions

    A man makes a new friend while out fishing.

  • Learning Curve by Psychedelic Karma

    Lessons to Love By

  • Let Sleeping Fish Lie by The Wolf Pack Productions

    Expert detectives, Collins and Brendanawitz, investigate the death of a fisherman.

  • Mr. Blue and Mr. Green by Dream Cloud Films

    An unhappy couple hires hitmen on each other

  • Mr. Mayor by Freshman Filmaker

    Jaren, an intern at city hall goes on a mission to destroy the corrupt mayor but things don't turn out the way he wants.

  • No Fish Vacation by Space Mustang Productions

    After only being able to catch garbage two Fisher women decide to take a road trip vacation Virginia beach va.

  • NyrFaryn by Nomad

    An insomniac finds himself targeted by the very land he lives on.

  • On Hiatus by Wife on a Camel

    After spending 20 years as a fisherman, a man decides in a fit of boredom to throw caution to the wind and become an animal tech, but his new employer isn't your ordinary veterinary clinic.

  • Paper Trail by The Shredders

    Every paper route has a story.

  • Paramnesia by Capture Movement Films

    A young women must go out and find supplies under bad circumstances.

  • Power by Ward Bros. Entertainment

    After finding the Medallion in the water, Frank desperately tries to ignite it...but he is not the only one searching for this item of power.

  • Reel Life by Time4Play

    A found letter leads Peter to reevaluate the relationship with his family.

  • Reel Me In by Green Light

    After the death of her beloved husband, an avid fisherman, Sylvie embarks on a new life with the help of her caseworker. Althought it seems this new life is going well, Sylvie cannot seem to get over the loss of her husband and finds a way to be with him eternally.

  • Something About Family by Clap Happy Comrades.

    Family struggles with divorce and moving forward.

  • Something Fishy by Crimes of the Art

    Be careful what you fish for.

  • Speak by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

    We are Volcanoes.

  • The Kettle by Serendipity Productions

    A young girl struggles with a drug induced reality, fighting to determine what is real and what is fantasy.

  • Threshold of Perception by AEP-4000

    Looking for a medicinal solution, a scientist must cross the threshold of perception to find a fisherman with the answer.

  • Weird Vacation by ComicKaze

    A zealous lover will do anything for his partner... if he can solve her puzzle and find her!

  • When the Parents are Gone by $20 Budget

    Frank

  • Why Spy? by Torchlight

    A disillusioned spy develops a plan to escape his dead end job.


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