Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida June 1 - 3, 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 Greenlight & Cameras for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Prey will go on to represent Miami/Ft. Lauderdale against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Cry of Wolves by Film Gods

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Oscar or Olivia Bradley, Health Inspector
  • Prop: a fan
  • Line: "I love days like this."

Best Writing

Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

Honorable Mentions
Candy Bar by Team Trash
Corrupted by 2564 Films
Blind Spot by BC Films

Best Editing

Resort to Love - Undercover Rebels by Undercover Rebels

Honorable Mentions
Prey by Greenlight & Cameras
Karate Empty Hand by Big Foot/Extreme Delray

Best Directing

Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

Honorable Mention
The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

Best Cinematography

The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

Honorable Mentions
Deadlock by Monopolydog Films
Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

Best Sound Design

The Cry of Wolves by Film Gods

Honorable Mention
Please Make It Stop by VisceReal Studios

Best Musical Score

Miami the Musical Bro by Proud Puppy Productions

Best Actor

Greg Schroeder The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

Best Actress

Amy Hoerler Please Make It Stop by VisceReal Studios

Erica Nicole Blind Spot by BC Films

Best Ensemble Acting

The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

Best Graphics

Inspect the Unexpected by WAGG Films

Best Special Effects

X to Y by Third Cinema

Best Choreography

Please Make It Stop by VisceReal Studios

Best Costumes

Coopertown by Longsword Productions

Honorable Mention
The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

Best Set Design

Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

Candy Bar by Team Trash

Coopertown by Longsword Productions

Best Use of Character

SPITTOONIN' by Atomic West

Honorable Mention
Blind Spot by BC Films

Best Use of Prop

SPITTOONIN' by Atomic West

Honorable Mention
Headspace by JX2 Studios

Best Use of Line

Miami the Musical Bro by Proud Puppy Productions

Best poster

Out of Hand by Deni Domi Films

Best Poster 1st Runner UP

Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

Best Use of Awesomeness

Bourbon or Scotch by HOV Productions

Spirit Award

Inspect the Unexpected by WAGG Films

2018 Film List

  • 7 Days Inhale by The Interns

    Olivia and Carlos struggle to survive the week in their house awaiting rescue after the events of a cataclysmic gas attack.

  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Five Bucks Short

    A young couple with a dark hobby come to terms over the possibility of children becoming part of their routine.

  • Blind Spot by BC Films

    What do you do when you have blood on your hands and a health inspection the same day?

  • Bourbon or Scotch by HOV Productions

    When Foster fails to help his friend, he learns his actions can have disastrous consequences.

  • Candy Bar by Team Trash

    A store manager faces a day of crime.

  • Closed Until Further Notice by Team Insomniac

    When a restaurant is closed for health code violations, two co-workers, now out of a job, spend the day together.

  • Coopertown by Longsword Productions

    Lead by her instincts, a health inspector discovers Coopertown's darkest secret.

  • Corrupted by 2564 Films

    A woman wakes up in a strange house with a strange person with a head injury and needs to discover what happened to her.

  • Dark Matter by Vault Videos

    A health inspector has an unexpected encounter.

  • Days Like This by 10x productions

    Looks that kill.

  • Days Like Those by Cardarelli Productions

    A grief stricken father struggles to cope with his son's death.

  • Deadlock by Monopolydog Films

    A security guard walks into a social gathering gone wrong between two couples.

  • Dial H for Health Inspector by Hollywhut

    An aging detective investigates the mysterious deaths of restaurant workers.

  • Disappearance by Greek Productions
  • Fist Full of Water by Team UM

    A health inspector has to defend his honor in an unlikely standoff.

  • Headspace by JX2 Studios

    A story describing the night of a schizophrenic insomniac dealing with their inner struggles.

  • HOT MOMS by URBAN PROFESSIONAL LIFESTYLE & MEDIA, LLC

    These Moms are HOT in more ways than one.

  • Identity by Excelsior Unlimited

    Patients from a mental health facility wake up with their memories erased.

  • Inspect the Unexpected by WAGG Films

    A pizza man stands in a fiery kitchen defying fate.

  • Inspect The Unexpected by Positively Collaborative

    Robbers try to execute a simple heist but are met with difficulties after a visit from the Health inspector.

  • Karate Empty Hand by Big Foot/Extreme Delray

    Don't buy a gun learn karate!

  • Miami the Musical Bro by Proud Puppy Productions

    Bro, Prepare your ears.

  • North or South by Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers

    Clark and Sammy’s lives devolve to chaos after a visit from an unexpected houseguest.

  • Out of Hand by Deni Domi Films

    Dale, a failed musician has a second chance to redeem his self-worth by competing in a high-stakes office rock-paper-scissors tournament.

  • Please Make It Stop by VisceReal Studios

    A community is rocked by a school shooting.

  • Prey by Greenlight & Cameras

    When a mysterious entity preys on infected humans, a desperate man must find an antidote and make an impossible choice.

  • Resort to Love - Undercover Rebels by Undercover Rebels

    It's just another run-of-the-mill health inspection for Olivia, until a new love connection changes everything.

  • Road to Guantanamera by 47 Hour 59 Minute Productions

    A young man tries to gain the approval of his father in-law on the road to his final destination.

  • SPITTOONIN' by Atomic West

    A stubborn health inspector discovers a spittoon contest in a dangerous nightclub and tries to shut it down by beating the owner at his own game.

  • The Cry of Wolves by Film Gods

    A seemingly well manner cook is burglarized during a late shift and both he and the thief get more than they bargained for.

  • The Gemini Conspiracy by Movie Rejects

    Ashley Filmore is seeking answers to the death of her twin sister Jane Filmore. Which later involves a government conspiracy.

  • The Health Racket by Parranda Productions

    I spy the health inspector, unscrupulous restaurant owners and the FBI.

  • X to Y by Third Cinema

    It’s December 31st 1999 and evangelist everywhere are using Y2K as scare tactics. This affects some more than others.


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