Orlando, Florida August 16 - 18, 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 Two Sense Films for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Social Silence will go on to represent Orlando against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Behind Closed Doors by MakeDo Entertainment

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Vacation Hot Spot by Rotten Rabbit

Required Elements

  • Character: Eli or Ella Varennes, Auctioneer
  • Prop: Nail Clippers
  • Line: "Did you hear what he said? (also acceptable: Didja hear what he said?)"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Behind Closed Doors by MakeDo Entertainment

Best Writing

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Editing

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Directing

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Cinematography

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Sound Design

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Music

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Actor

Michael Sheffield Behind Closed Doors by MakeDo Entertainment

Best Actress

Michelle Nuñez Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Vacation Hot Spot by Rotten Rabbit

Best Graphics

Toeny by Spiderflix

Best Special Effects

Love and Lesser Demons by Frower House

Best Choreography

Love and Lesser Demons by Frower House

Best Use of Character

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Use of Prop

Social Silence by Two Sense Films

Best Use of Line

Think Big, Shop Small by A TEAM OF THEIR OWN

2019 Film List

  • Behind Closed Doors by MakeDo Entertainment

    Sometimes the truth is better left...behind closed doors.

  • Bidding You Farewell by Endless Bit Productions

    Tom and Amelia struggle to handle their obnoxious roommate, Eli, while maintaining their relationship in a comedy of errors.

  • Ella by Castaldo Studio

    At the peak of her success, Ella is reminded that all debts must be paid.

  • For The Love of Doug by space dream productions

    FOR the LOVE of DOUG A Fairy Godmother helps to convince a single father that there's more to life than selling his clutter online. The Tell Tale Shadow A young man searching for love finds that skeletons are not always in the closet.

  • Happy Father's Day by Shoot The Box

    When a father gets a surprise from his daughter, the five stages of grief set in.

  • ITCH by Golden Wedge Productions

    Retired auctioneer struggles with new phone tech until he gets an ITCH, a beta app the lets him have the best of both worlds.

  • Love and Lesser Demons by Frower House
  • Love, Flowers, Death by TnT Productions

    A PI is called investigate his fiance's mother's death. A murder that seems to incinuate that he doesn't know everything about his fiance.

  • No Deal by Fate Entertainment

    An auctioneer who wants to make a deal.

  • Once Upon a Time in Florida by Hutch & The Claw Dogs

    Two animal activists are in over their heads when a daring dog rescue takes an otherworldly turn.

  • Perception by Panther Productions

    A girl goes to detention and experiences her severe paranoia because she's closing in on her senior year and she only has a limited time left.

  • Priceless by Focused In Entertainment

    What’s the price of a memory?

  • Rebellion by dMp

    Rebellions come in many forms.

  • Silent Strings by Infinity Pictures

    After a car accident, a woman is face with a terrible decision that could help restore her hearing back.

  • Social Silence by Two Sense Films

    Fear What You Can't Hear

  • Spy Guys by Creative Inlet Films

    A spy must make a drop off while enemy agents try to intercept the package.

  • Stolen Vacation by Fix It In Post

    Four friends take an adventurous vacation to Titusville, Florida.

  • Stream by The Premiere Pros

    A seemingly innocent conversation between two strangers is contrasted against a much different second meeting.

  • Study Group by Dismantled Pictures

    A group of students are studying for a big exam when an unexpected visitor stops by and reveals a shocking surprise leading to more drama than anticipated.

  • The Auctioneer by 1896 Productions

    During a dinner night with his girlfriend and her daughters, a detective makes a startling discovery that may lead to the truth about his own daughters disappearance.

  • The Ballad of Helena Hightower by Ruckalo Entertainment

    Space Adventurer, Helena Hightower is on a mission to apprehend the villainous, Auctioneer!

  • THE BIDDER END by Team Brevard

    Auctioneer Eli Varennes has been killed. But by whom and why?

  • The Last Reel and Testament of Oliver Pisse by Sheriff & Red Panda

    The final film of avant-garde film artist Oliver Pisse, previously thought to be missing, has recently been unearthed and is now being auctioned off to his fans. Eli Varennes, curator of the curious, helps us to to reacquaint ourselves with the life and times Mr. Oliver Pisse.

  • The Peril by Luck of the Iris

    Three applicants aiming to be CEO of a malicious company face the ultimate test, challenging their morals and values.

  • The Studio by T2TC

    two best friend try to get a job in hawaii, however they have to get past their pesky coworkers.

  • The Varennes Variable by Purple Box Films

    Two individuals find themselves the pawns of an Auctioneers, Eli Varennes, deadly game. When one of them gets the upper hand, will it finish in violence or victory?

  • Think Big, Shop Small by A TEAM OF THEIR OWN

    Even little minds can solve big problems.

  • Toeny by Spiderflix

    An unwanted toenail clipper searches for purpose.

  • Vacation Hot Spot by Rotten Rabbit

    When a deadly heatwave hits, a group of travelers become stranded inside a hotel, struggling to survive. With resources dwindling, the group must make some tough decisions but going outside means instant death!

  • Voice of EPP by Hubcap Productions

    A woman will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter.

  • You're My Bro by Aint Bout It Productions

    A college student saves a man from drowning and they become friends but its a abusive relationship


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