Lynchburg, Virginia May 25 - 27, 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 Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film House on the Way Home will go on to represent Lynchburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Remember by Jeffrey Stevens

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)

Required Elements

  • Character: Johnny or Juliette Meggers, substitute teacher
  • Prop: Grill Tongs
  • Line: "Who said that?"

Audience Favorite

House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Honorable Mentions
He Said, She Said. by This Is A Film About Something Productions
Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop
A Simple Song by Film Humans

Best Writing

He Said, She Said. by This Is A Film About Something Productions

Honorable Mentions
Remember by Jeffrey Stevens
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich
Bygones by Unearned confidence productions

Best Editing

Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop

Honorable Mentions
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich
In The Garden We Planted Fear by Lesser Lights
Remember by Jeffrey Stevens

Best Directing

House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Honorable Mentions
Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop
Remember by Jeffrey Stevens

Best Cinematography

Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop

Honorable Mentions
A Simple Song by Film Humans
Bekah by 03 Films
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Best Sound Design

The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)

Honorable Mentions
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich
I Am Necessity by Dingus Khan Productions

Best Musical Score

A Simple Song by Film Humans

Honorable Mentions
The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)
In The Garden We Planted Fear by Lesser Lights

Best Actor

Remember by Jeffrey Stevens

Honorable Mention
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Best Actress

House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Honorable Mention
The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)

Best Graphics

He Said, She Said. by This Is A Film About Something Productions

Honorable Mentions
Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop
The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)

Best Effects

A Simple Song by Film Humans

Best Costumes

In The Garden We Planted Fear by Lesser Lights

Honorable Mention
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Best Use of Character

House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

Honorable Mentions
In The Garden We Planted Fear by Lesser Lights
Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop
The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)

Best Use of Prop

Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop

Honorable Mentions
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich
Bygones by Unearned confidence productions
Your Own Understanding by Star City Filmmakers

Best Use of Line

Remember by Jeffrey Stevens

Honorable Mentions
In The Garden We Planted Fear by Lesser Lights
He Said, She Said. by This Is A Film About Something Productions

Best Poster

Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop

Honorable Mentions
He Said, She Said. by This Is A Film About Something Productions
Bekah by 03 Films
House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

2018 Film List

  • A Simple Song by Film Humans

    A young woman deals with being alone on Valentine's Day.

  • Bekah by 03 Films

    Who said that?

  • Bygones by Unearned confidence productions

    Two smooth criminals get their revenge on a looming business giant.

  • He Said, She Said. by This Is A Film About Something Productions

    A young couple debates the details of the first time they met.

  • House on the Way Home by Garry Jerry Larry Terry Gergich Gingrich

    When Steph's older brother disappears inside a haunted house, its up to her and her friend Danny to save the day.

  • I Am Necessity by Dingus Khan Productions

    A man insults and then confronts death.

  • In The Garden We Planted Fear by Lesser Lights

    A dark, artistic retelling of the Fall of Man.

  • Remember by Jeffrey Stevens

    This guy can't remember the words to Amazing Grace.

  • Star-Crossed by Whoopity Scoop

    On a day trip to the lake, five teens are steered off course by a cosmic phenomenon that actually drives them in the right direction.

  • The Right Time by Pretty Sizable Sebastian (Bentrospection Productions)

    Maybe we aren't meant to change the past.

  • Your Own Understanding by Star City Filmmakers

    When a grieving father wont tell his daughter about her later mother, she takes matters into her own hands, when she finds a keep sake and is taken on a journey to the past for a glimpse of the mother she never knew.


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