Minneapolis, Minnesota May 31 - June 2, 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 Chunky Milk Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film The Chair will go on to represent Minneapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

The Chair by Chunky Milk Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Erica or Eric Drafton, Flooring Specialist
  • Prop: a watch
  • Line: "Today is my lucky day."

Audience Favorite: Group A

A Big Deal by Boomslang Productions

Honorable Mention
The No Zone Layer by Smorgasbord Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Honorable Mention
The Chair by Chunky Milk Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Killer Hike 7 by Above-the-Line Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Brother, Brother by Big Bad Wolf

Best Writing

Miles by Nerd Herd Productions

Best Editing

The Chair by Chunky Milk Productions

Best Directing

The Chair by Chunky Milk Productions

Best Cinematography

Wesley’s Darn Guitar by Four Eyes Films

Best Musical Score

Wesley’s Darn Guitar by Four Eyes Films

Best Acting

Brother, Brother by Big Bad Wolf

Best Effects

Trust and Believe by Kink Pig Farm Films

Best Costumes

Best Use of Character

Floor Plan by Splash Zone

Best Use of Prop

Miles by Nerd Herd Productions

Best Use of Line

Regionals by Diplodocus Pictures

2019 Film List

  • A Big Deal by Boomslang Productions

    Getting your drugs isn’t always easy

  • A Father's Love by Content Machine

    A father sends his son on a mission to save their family business.

  • A Ticking Crime by Scalar Productions

    A man has remorse over a tragic event.

  • Brother, Brother by Big Bad Wolf

    One brother tries to give his estranged brother a family heirloom and winds up going down the rabbit hole.

  • Capsule by Gill-otine Productions

    An event forces a failing college student to reflect on the past with an old friend.

  • Dumb & Numb by Northern Nights Productions

    Donny wants to be on 'Dumb & Numb'. His brother C.J. says there's NO WAY his stunts are cool enough. Can Donny prove his brother wrong?

  • Eric Drafton: Floorboards and Teatime by The Saucy Posse

    One vampire's journey to an unexpected ending.

  • Far From Home by Endless Productions

    Two brothers pick up a hitchhiker on their way to dispose of what they believe is the dead body of a flooring specialist who ruined their home renovation.

  • Floor Plan by Splash Zone

    When the flooring expert for the police department suffers a traumatic event, he swears he will never touch a floor again.

  • Floored by Sugar Water Production

    As his floor and relationship crumbles, a young man finds help and hope with the local handyman.

  • Guardián by J & J Pictures

    A successful couple deals with the psychological horror of a home invasion.

  • Heat Wave by We're Not Doctors

    In the future, tensions are rising with the temperature as a group of survivors struggle in this scorching heat.

  • Homeschool Class President by TheOddTodds

    Two homeschool kids run for class president.

  • Joe Hegle by Sweet & Sour Films

    A woman calls her brother with a simple request.

  • Keep Watch by Fresh Produce

    Erica Drafton dives into the unknown of online dating.

  • Kevin by Studio Gata

    The horrors of online dating.

  • Killer Hike 7 by Above-the-Line Entertainment

    5 teenagers go hiking the day before their high school graduation, and murder ensues.

  • Lucky Day by CaptiVader Productions

    Eric Drafton, a floor specialist tells the bartender at the bar he is working at a crazy story about what happened to him yesterday.

  • Mallification by HEREandTHERE.live

    Because everyone deserves a vacation.

  • Miles by Nerd Herd Productions

    3 friends take an annual road-trip to visit their friend Miles whom they haven't seen all year.

  • Pint Size Professionals by JK Productions

    Erica Drafton, a young entrepreneur, goes out on a sales call to find her nemesis, Tess, is already being considered for the opportunity.

  • Regionals by Diplodocus Pictures

    In a world where success is everything one ballerina struggles to stay on top.

  • Repairing by Distant Calling Pictures

    Fix it

  • Ryan by The Brothers Grams

    When a quick “errand” goes horribly wrong, a precocious young girl, her father, and uncle must work together to fight off Big Papa’s hitmen.

  • Safe at Home by Ninjakitty Airlines

    A woman can't wait to welcome her betrothed...but a minor change in plans changes everything.

  • Superposition by Jump The Shark

    Which reality counts when there are infinite possibilities?

  • Taming Dragons by Brodsky Bros

    A woman at a stuffy corporate business finds kinship with an unlikely group of coworkers after being shunned by the office elite.

  • The Chair by Chunky Milk Productions

    A man is haunted by a chair he cannot seem to get rid of. The chair itself is haunted by something else...

  • The Fallout by the doactcrazy group

    A family moves struggles to move on after losing their mother to a terrible accident.

  • The No Zone Layer by Smorgasbord Productions

    Things begin to heat up after the world ends.

  • Time Out by Red Panda Media

    "Today is my lucky day"

  • Transcend by Outer Rim Productions

    A couple on the run trying to survive as a something unworldly is happening to one.

  • Trust and Believe by Kink Pig Farm Films

    Trust and Believe, Daddy S.U.A.F. warned y'all. Basic bitches beware.

  • Watch Over Me by Screenwriters' Workshop

    A young, frazzled mother leaves her ill, six-year old daughter at home by herself while the mother picks up the girl’s medicine. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Wesley’s Darn Guitar by Four Eyes Films

    Eric the Cowboy discovers the best way to spend his time.

  • What About You by Hey Rube

    High schoolers spend summer vacation trapped in detention, but in another reality they escape to live as their true selves.

  • Wingman by Ben Hughes Studios

    After another unsuccessful date, Eric Drafton pursues the training of the best dating coach around to try to fix his love life.

  • Worker's Union by CPTN

    Hardworking union man Eric Drafton, Flooring Specialist is forced to work alongside his polar opposite: Luke Johnson, Ceiling Specialist.

  • You Okay, Barry? by JLynn Productions

    Barry keeps seeing a bear...is he okay?


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