Houston, Texas June 28 - 30, 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 North Avenue for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Ryan Dutsch is a Murderer (Not Clickbait) will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Required Elements

  • Character: Ryan or Rianna Dutsch, Tennis Player
  • Prop: a broom
  • Line: "It looks like everything is falling into place."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Dog and Pony by Powderkeg Productions

Honorable Mentions
Brock Brockleman Presents Decision 2028 by Alpha Flight Films
Wake by lit films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Super Happy Fun-Time Ranch by McNorta Film Institute

Honorable Mentions
Grave Mysteries by Two Cent Productions
Porcelain by CoogTV
Family matters by Story Teller Films

Best Writing

Best Editing

Honorable Mentions
Super Happy Fun-Time Ranch by McNorta Film Institute
Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Best Directing

Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

Honorable Mention
Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Best Cinematography

Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

Honorable Mentions
Betta Late Than Never by Room 104
Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Best Sound Design

Honorable Mentions
Stop by Broheim Productions
Wake by lit films

Best Musical Score

Wake by lit films

Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

Best Actor

Josh Green Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Honorable Mentions
Garrett Mayock You'll Know It When You See It by Houston's Eleven
Blake McMahon Wake by lit films

Best Actress

Aedin Waldorf I'm In by the green dress

Taylor Nieland Wake by lit films

Honorable Mentions
Marianna Galvan-Sainz Bounce Back by Encrypted Nonsense
Madison Kelly Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

Best Ensemble Acting

Wake by lit films

Honorable Mentions
Dog and Pony by Powderkeg Productions
Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Best Graphics

Best Choreography

Dog and Pony by Powderkeg Productions

Honorable Mention
The Gathering by High Velocity Productions

Best Use of Character

Bounce Back by Encrypted Nonsense

Honorable Mention
Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

Best Use of Prop

Bounce Back by Encrypted Nonsense

Honorable Mentions
Dog and Pony by Powderkeg Productions
Brock Brockleman Presents Decision 2028 by Alpha Flight Films

Best Use of Line

Honorable Mention
I'm In by the green dress

Best Use of Genre

A Dog and Her Boy by Flash Mob Vigilanties

Bounce Back by Encrypted Nonsense

Honorable Mentions
I'm In by the green dress
Last Stop by Indie Pepper

Best Practical Effects

Super Happy Fun-Time Ranch by McNorta Film Institute

Honorable Mention
The Gathering by High Velocity Productions

Best Genre Mash Up

Betta Late Than Never by Room 104

Honorable Mention
The Gathering by High Velocity Productions

Best Poster

Betta Late Than Never by Room 104

Honorable Mention
A Dog and Her Boy by Flash Mob Vigilanties

BEST TRAILER

I'm In by the green dress

2019 Film List

  • A Dog and Her Boy by Flash Mob Vigilanties

    Ryan works to save his dog Hanna from his Aunt's evil designs.

  • A Time to Embrace by The B Rollers

    Change can be hard to accept

  • Aging by Monkey Productions

    "Senility is not confined to the aged" or "uh-oh, where dad go?"

  • Betta Late Than Never by Room 104

    When a woman's life hits rock bottom, an unexpected friend appears and helps her get back on track.

  • Bind by GraveTexan Presents

    After losing her wife, a woman discovers they're bound together in ways she could never imagine.

  • Blood On The Cul-de-sac by The Cryptic Heroes

    "Not a love story". - Detective Fischer -

  • Bounce Back by Encrypted Nonsense

    Two people in an AA meeting find they have more in common than they realized.

  • Brock Brockleman Presents Decision 2028 by Alpha Flight Films

    In a year of turmoil, can one candidate stand out over them all?

  • Day Zero by Mummers Farce

    When you've lost hope and find that happiness once again it sadly gets taken from you

  • Dog and Pony by Powderkeg Productions

    In this documentary, we see behind the curtains of overblown male bravado and gain insights into the first female US president's most important day.

  • Don't you know who I am? by Eden

    Preppy rich girl striving to be a pro tennis player, loses all her money, forced to go get actual job and fend for herself.

  • Double Fault by Cadence & Motion

    A spy on a high profile mission and is faced with a moral dilemma

  • Espionne by nonCompliant Productions

    A young female spy must escape the clutches of her bomb-loving rival to beat a deadline.

  • Family matters by Story Teller Films

    Hoping to score an open and shut case, a detective investigates a death in a close-knit family.

  • Forgiven For Debt by Gibb Films

    A debt collector makes it her mission to deliver the news to a familiar debtor.

  • Game of Ancients by Gems by Jill

    Aliens have been here since ancient Egypt and they can time travel.

  • Grave Mysteries by Two Cent Productions

    A new mystery pops up in a small town, and this tv detective is thew one to solve it.

  • I'm In by the green dress

    After finding the courage to pursue the boy of her dreams, River learns that cancer very well could ruin the future she imagined.

  • Last Stop by Indie Pepper

    One package left to deliver, when everything goes wrong.

  • Over Thumb by Victorious

    A distraught former tennis player finds hope following her family legacy.

  • Paradigm by ArchelionFilms

    Luna's owner finds herself in an unending loop of confusion and terror.

  • Pieces by AstroFilms

    The struggles of a professional athlete dealing with mediocrity post-fame and fighting with his own demons.

  • Porcelain by CoogTV

    Beth, a controlling housewife, likes to keep people close and perfect.

  • Requiem by Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

    A film student devoted to his work becomes obsessed with his upcoming project.

  • Ryan by The Break

    A professional tennis player has a knee injury and suffers from depression, when his dr tells him that he will be able to play again, his world changes with color.

  • Ryan Dutsch is a Murderer (Not Clickbait) by North Avenue

    4 teenagers investigate the strange disappearance of tennis player, Sven Joshi.

  • Sonder by StavisFilm

    Three strangers wake to find themselves held captive by a mysterious man from the future, sent back in time by an organization to save humanity.

  • Special Agent Gestapo by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    In World War II, the Germans plot to steal British secrets.

  • Stop by Broheim Productions

    A man encounters sinister events when he checks into a bed and breakfast for his vacation.

  • Super Happy Fun-Time Ranch by McNorta Film Institute

    Dude ranching it up, down ... all around.

  • The Death of Rianna Dutsch by 4381 Productions

    A young woman who struggles to properly mourn her abusive mother comes to a realizations.

  • The Gathering by High Velocity Productions

    When Love doesn't go your way, do you take it into your own hands?

  • The Last Trip by VontheThespian Productions

    A woman finds out that she’s on the brink of death and decides to step out of her comfort zone.

  • The Vapist by Johnny & The Leg Sweepers

    In an alternative universe where Apple products and vape pens existed in America the 1920’s.

  • There's Always Love in the World by Curio Filmworks

    After losing nearly everyone she loves, including a tennis coach, during the holiday season a young girl begins to doubt her purpose in life.

  • Wake by lit films

    Three estranged siblings come together after their mom passes away.

  • Why Won't She Die? by Keeping It Reel

    When three assassins are taken out by the Umbrella Effect caused by a geriatric penny saver.

  • You'll Know It When You See It by Houston's Eleven

    Two assassins have vastly different results with the same job assignment.


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