Salt Lake City, Utah June 7 - 9, 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 Pooping Unicorns for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Hello, Caller will go on to represent Salt Lake City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Hello, Caller by Pooping Unicorns

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Acting Out by For Your Consideration

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

A Ring For Mandy by Undefinity

Required Elements

  • Character: Walter/Wilma Love, Talk Radio Host
  • Prop: An antique
  • Line: ""Wanna see something cool?" OR "Want to see something cool?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Acting Out by For Your Consideration

Honorable Mention
A Ring For Mandy by Undefinity

Audience Favorite: Group B

Hello, Caller by Pooping Unicorns

Honorable Mention
This is Not a Test by Rush Studios

Best Writing

Hello, Caller by Pooping Unicorns

Best Editing

This is Not a Test by Rush Studios

Best Directing

Acting Out by For Your Consideration

Best Cinematography

A Ring For Mandy by Undefinity

Best Sound Design

Voices by Shattered Globe

Best Musical Score

Méprisé by District 22 Studios

Best Acting

Acting Out by For Your Consideration

Best Special Effects

Cosmiquarium by Drugstore Saints

Best Use of Character

Thanks for Listening by People in Places

Best Use of Prop

Hello, Caller by Pooping Unicorns

Best Use of Line

Méprisé by District 22 Studios

Best Use of Genre

Lilah by Panscape Pictures

2019 Film List

  • A Ring For Mandy by Undefinity

    Walt presents a ring to his sweetheart.

  • Acting Out by For Your Consideration

    The greatest game ever played.

  • Blowhard Blowback by Crown Jewel

    Stay wide awake with Walter as the truth he seeks, seeks him back.

  • Cosmiquarium by Drugstore Saints

    A cosmic vagabond leaves the safety of his solitude to stake out a potential new home and a real connection.

  • H.O.E.H.S. Home of Exotic Hat Society by Happy Ham Productions

    Jim is invited by his new boss to a barbeque. He goes expecting a normal get together, but is soon plunged into the world of a strange society obsessed with hats.

  • Hello, Caller by Pooping Unicorns

    Gwen, works in an antique shop and has a crush on a frequent customer.

  • Home Sweet Home by Lens Slingers

    Roommates in a hellish situation

  • Lilah by Panscape Pictures

    In the wake of sudden unemployment, a young couple struggles to decide between keeping their dog and salvaging a sentimental antique.

  • Méprisé by District 22 Studios

    She was perfect, and so was he.

  • Red by Bad Still Films

    Red, the most expensive color.

  • Sweltering Sacrifice by Mega Hippo

    A family uses desperate measures to survive when temperatures reach over 140 degrees.

  • Thanks for Listening by People in Places

    A group of galactic scavengers stumble upon a mysterious radio show broadcasting from a plant that was supposedly wiped out decades ago.

  • The G.O.A.T by Half Square Productions

    A retired athlete finds out he is broke and must figure out a way to make money. But what is he to do to make ends meet?

  • The Senator by Super 1080

    A string of apparently unrelated thefts from his museum charity might be what finally topples the political career of Senator James Townsend.

  • This is Not a Test by Rush Studios

    Experience the end of the world.

  • Unwritten Chapter by HIGH TOWER FILMS

    Wanna see something cool?

  • Voices by Shattered Globe

    A view into the disconnect between the theoretical and practical points of a political discussion.


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