Paducah, Kentucky August 3 - 5, 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 Escapist Pictures for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film How Was Your Day? will go on to represent Paducah against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

Required Elements

  • Character: Earnest or Evelyn Cheltenham, College Professor
  • Prop: Grapes
  • Line: "What do you say now?"

Audience Favorite

Silver by Palindrome Pictures

The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

Best Writing

How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

Best Editing

How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

Best Directing

How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

Best Cinematography

The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

Best Sound Design

How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

Best Musical Score

The First Ride by The 8th Floor Productions

The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

Best Actor

Shanden Simmons Polar by Van Go Films with Socially Present

Best Actress

Vivian Robinson Respectable Clean Normal by Red Band Films

Joyride by Thirdsun Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

Best Costumes

Roll for Earnest Check by About Jam Time

Silver by Palindrome Pictures

Best Use of Character

The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

Best Use of Prop

un/seen by TwoFourty Films

Polar by Van Go Films with Socially Present

Best Use of Line

Roll for Earnest Check by About Jam Time

The First Ride by The 8th Floor Productions

2018 Film List

  • Dust by Real Productions

    A celebration of a life.

  • How Was Your Day? by Escapist Pictures

    A woman meets a grisly end as we learn a disturbing fact about her murderer.

  • Joyride by Thirdsun Productions

    Suspense thriller about two runaway teens who stumbled into a government cover-up.

  • Polar by Van Go Films with Socially Present

    Brad picks up a lone man walking down the road and he quickly realizes that the man is more contentious than he ever would have imagined.

  • Respectable Clean Normal by Red Band Films

    Young parents receive an invitation to a unique holiday celebration from a man with ulterior motives.

  • Roll for Earnest Check by About Jam Time

    After their Game Master doesn't show, a group of table top gamers search for their new anchor.

  • Silver by Palindrome Pictures

    A young musician sets out to make the greatest song ever, shall he succeed?

  • The Devil's Boots Don't Creak by Doctor Deuce

    A determined widow stops at nothing to avenge the death of of her husband.

  • The First Ride by The 8th Floor Productions
  • un/seen by TwoFourty Films

    An anxious teen faces a hard challenge as she has to unwillingly live a day being invisible.


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