New Haven, Connecticut July 26 - 28, 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 Get A Grip for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film freedom will go on to represent New Haven against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

freedom by Get A Grip

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Sunday Picnic by We Made The Puppet Film Last Year

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

DarkFeed by Jester Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: David or Deanna Limerock, Musician
  • Prop: A Paint Brush
  • Line: "Thanks for sharing."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Ghost Puncher by Film Gawds

Audience Favorite: Group B

DarkFeed by Jester Pictures

Honorable Mention
Sunday Picnic by We Made The Puppet Film Last Year

Audience Favorite: Group C

freedom by Get A Grip

Best Writing

Sunday Picnic by We Made The Puppet Film Last Year

Best Editing

Muse by NEWBREED FILMS

Best Directing

Vishnu Prasad A Good Home by FIXITINPOST

Best Cinematography

David Grant Last Show by CS50

Best Sound Design

After 48 Hours by CTFI

Best Musical Score

Every Wednesday by Dutch Elm Disease

Best Song

David Limerock's Song Sunday Picnic by We Made The Puppet Film Last Year

Best Actor

Jack DiFalco DarkFeed by Jester Pictures

Best Actress

Elly Smokler Summer School by Connecticut FilmWorks

Best Special Effects

Sense & Toxoplasticity by every one left new haven

Best Costumes

A Good Home by FIXITINPOST

Best Make Up

freedom by Get A Grip

Best Use of Character

Maybe Tomorrow by Cyclops-Snowman

Best Use of Prop

Gadget Guy by The Graduate(s)

Best Use of Line

Last Show by CS50

Best Use of Genre

Valley Reunion by Jabroni Studios

Best Cast

Sunday Picnic by We Made The Puppet Film Last Year

Best Iconic Shot of New Haven

Abortion Party by The Sad News Bears

Best Late of Disqualified Film

Ghost Puncher by Film Gawds

Best Youth Actor

Abigail Friend More Apples for Bullies by Jolly Bunny Films

My Crew Rocks

Alphonse Coles PICTURE A TUNE by Team Dada & The Human Tripod

Women of the 48 - via WIFVNE

Tara Kavanaugh Last Show by CS50

Honorable Mentions
Student - Emily Candal The Innocent by Incredible Productions
Runner-Up Arianna Thibodeau freedom by Get A Grip

2019 Film List

  • A Good Home by FIXITINPOST

    A gay couple uses their friend's mansion to impress a social worker who will either approve or deny their request to adopt a child.

  • Abortion Party by The Sad News Bears

    A group of friends hosting an abortion party get up to some wacky hijinx in this dark comedy.

  • After 48 Hours by CTFI

    An up-and-coming female detective embarks on a dangerous and high-profile mission where a fatal mistake leaves her desperate to save her career before the case goes cold in 48 hours.

  • DarkFeed by Jester Pictures

    Young musician on the hunt to find a fan that has been kidnaped.

  • Every Wednesday by Dutch Elm Disease

    Every Wednesday, opportunity awaits. Be open to accept it.

  • freedom by Get A Grip

    Man dragged into a land with no law tries to escape the anarchy that exists there.

  • Gadget Guy by The Graduate(s)

    A young gadget rental salesman with a dream to become a musician finds himself involved in a dangerous mission.

  • Ghost Puncher by Film Gawds

    Max Seguin along with his camera crew dedicate themselves to investigating the paranormal and eliminating evil spirits one punch at a time.

  • In a Bind by Happenstance Productions

    Stick together even when you're stuck together.

  • Last Show by CS50

    Two musicians fall in or out of love.

  • Make your way back by Perfect Pitch Productions

    sometimes you have to start from the bottom

  • Mama It's Cold Inside by Good, Bad and the Fugly

    A girl is meeting her partners family for the first time on Christmas, two brothers and the mom await their arrival at the house and the holiday festivities fill the night

  • Maybe Tomorrow by Cyclops-Snowman

    Two young students imagine wonderful things for themselves as they play at recess

  • More Apples for Bullies by Jolly Bunny Films

    Coming full circle.

  • Muse by NEWBREED FILMS

    A painters muse breaks out

  • Picasso's Blue Lipstick by Goya Productions

    Two girls from a lower class town - one in juvie, one on her way to an ivy league education - discover they are more alike than they are different when thrown together on a community service rehabilitation project.

  • PICTURE A TUNE by Team Dada & The Human Tripod

    Musician and Visual Artist battle for hometown turf

  • Portrait by Artists in an Ambulance

    Two kids bounce from foster home to foster home in search of their perfect family portrait.

  • Quiet on the Set: A Musician's Tale by CASAD Films

    A down on her luck young woman tries to find her artistic passion. Along the way, she enlists the help of an unconventional piano teacher.

  • Sense & Toxoplasticity by every one left new haven
  • Summer School by Connecticut FilmWorks

    A first day of summer school unlike any other.

  • Sunday Picnic by We Made The Puppet Film Last Year

    A couple's plan for an anniversary picnic is jeopardized by a magical creature and a series of peculiar trials.

  • That's How You Hench! by DaurSoul Productions

    Two henchmen walk into a bar.

  • The Company You Keep by Solara Lumina Productions

    When Papa volunteered to spend an evening with his grandson, Oliver, he was envisioning a little something different...

  • The Innocent by Incredible Productions

    A young teenage boy seeks revenge for being bullied.

  • The Longest Cord by Tired of People

    In the sport of competitive vacuuming, cords may be long, but fame can be retractable.

  • Two Sprouts by Rushed Productions

    Young girl makes a friend

  • Valley Reunion by Jabroni Studios

    In the not-so-distant future, our average Joe protagonist enters his virtual reality high school reunion, revealing a timeless truth: people aren’t always what they say they are.

  • Without You by Out of the Blue into the Black
  • Y2K by Hartford Film Club

    A young Financial Tech company experiences the woes and in-differences that come with Y2K upon them.


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