San Antonio, Texas 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 Atomic Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Fade To Grey will go on to represent San Antonio against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Required Elements

  • Character: Ivan or Iris Montague, Music Teacher
  • Prop: A penny or pennies
  • Line: "Are you asking me or telling me?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Honorable Mention
Felt So Good by Alamo Film Group

Audience Favorite: Group B

The System by Stryde Studios

Honorable Mention
Penny Arcade and the Digital Death Threat by Hidden Track Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Honorable Mention
Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Best Writing

Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Honorable Mentions
3rd Iris by Ali/Lava Productions
2nd Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Best Editing

Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Honorable Mentions
3rd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films
2nd Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Best Directing

1st Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Honorable Mentions
3rd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films
2nd Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Best Cinematography

1st Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Honorable Mentions
3rd For Love by 40 Days Production
2nd Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Best Sound Design

For Love by 40 Days Production

Honorable Mentions
3rd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films
2nd Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Best Musical Score

Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Honorable Mentions
3rd Lucky Penny by 4 REEL Entertainment
2nd For Love by 40 Days Production

Best Song

Drive In by Heron Productions

Honorable Mentions
3rd The Holiday Nobody Wanted by Studio E
2nd A Penny For Your Thoughts by Merky Waters Films

Best Actor

Mike Gassaway 1st, Reese Arrington 2nd Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Honorable Mention
Brian Hodges 3rd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films

Best Actress

Laura Nichols 1st Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Honorable Mentions
Gloria Bueno 3rd Love Lynk by Fountain of Joy
Alex Warren 2nd Think Twice by Helix Media

Best Supporting Actor

Nigel Cogburn 1st Love Lynk by Fountain of Joy

Honorable Mentions
Van Stripling II 3rd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films
Jared Austin 2nd Felt So Good by Alamo Film Group

Best Supporting Actress

Melissa Archer Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

Honorable Mentions
Joy Anderson 2nd Love Lynk by Fountain of Joy
Mallory Hynes 3rd For Love by 40 Days Production

Best Ensemble Acting

MASQUERADE by Vasílissa

Honorable Mentions
2nd The Holiday Nobody Wanted by Studio E
3rd Iris by Ali/Lava Productions

Best Effects

Rachel by RMX Studios/Suei films

Honorable Mentions
2nd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films
3rd Lucky by Pint Sized Pictures

Best Choreography

1st MASQUERADE by Vasílissa

Honorable Mentions
2nd The Holiday Nobody Wanted by Studio E
3rd Milo Hashtag Lame-O by Voxavila | Productions

Best Costumes

1st Love Lynk by Fountain of Joy

Honorable Mentions
3rd Wolfe Investigations: The Millennium Bug by Sticker Fridge
2nd MASQUERADE by Vasílissa

Best Use of Character

Think Twice by Helix Media

Honorable Mentions
2nd Winding Five Toed Penny Loafer Dragon Paw by Alpha Flight Films
3rd Milo Hashtag Lame-O by Voxavila | Productions

Best Use of Prop

Lucky Penny by 4 REEL Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
2nd Rachel by RMX Studios/Suei films
3rd Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films

Best Use of Line

For Love by 40 Days Production

Honorable Mentions
3rd Floundering by Oakmanor Studios
2nd Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

Best Use of Genre

Wolfe Investigations: The Millennium Bug by Sticker Fridge

Honorable Mentions
2nd Think Twice by Helix Media
3rd Bungalow of Terror by Futrell's Fuzzy Feltwerks

Best Innovation/Originality

Bungalow of Terror by Futrell's Fuzzy Feltwerks

Honorable Mentions
3rd Winding Five Toed Penny Loafer Dragon Paw by Alpha Flight Films
2nd Penny Arcade and the Digital Death Threat by Hidden Track Films

2019 Film List

  • 'Til Death Do Us Part by 129 CORNERBOOTH Productions

    Every date has its end. Good or bad.

  • A Penny For Your Thoughts by Merky Waters Films

    Working his mundane but sometimes chaotic job at a record store, Omar now has to train a new employee. What can go wrong?

  • A Penny for your Thoughts by Flagship Studios

    A music teacher uses her own life experience to teach her students about the ups and downs of life and love.

  • Bungalow of Terror by Futrell's Fuzzy Feltwerks

    Thackery Fagan and his cameraman, Seth, find proof of the paranormal in the Bungalow of Terror.

  • Chance it by GentleMadMen Productions

    Man is tasked with going to a hippy commune after threatened by his boss

  • Coda by Montexas Productions

    A teenager discovers that music lessons may not necessarily be the emotional outlet that her parents want.

  • Drive In by Heron Productions
  • ENCOUNTER by Bad Dog!! Media

    They walk among us...

  • Fade To Grey by Atomic Productions

    Everything fades.

  • Felt So Good by Alamo Film Group
  • Floundering by Oakmanor Studios

    A girl feels used when accompanying a boy to his homeschool prom.

  • For Love by 40 Days Production

    A disturbed wife a much needed vacation to test her husbands love.

  • Iris by Ali/Lava Productions

    A group of strangers comes together in the midst of a cataclysmic disaster.

  • Iris Out by TEAM LEFT FIELD
  • Looking Glass by Out-Cast

    In an alternative universe where people can see the future; An awkward introvert in risk his future wife by either choosing to act in an impulsive or to wite on the right moment.

  • Love Lynk by Fountain of Joy

    Love Transcends Time and Reason

  • Lucky by Pint Sized Pictures

    Guarding luck is a big job for little cowboy. He may be the most interesting character you don’t remember meeting.

  • Lucky Penny by 4 REEL Entertainment

    A story of luck and fate.

  • MASQUERADE by Vasílissa

    Tensions rise as one werewolf clan plans to harvest the lifeblood of another. An infiltration goes awry when an ancient ceremony takes a turn for the worst.

  • Milo Hashtag Lame-O by Voxavila | Productions
  • Number Neighbors by Those Guys Mediahouse

    Filmmakers document a new dating approach

  • On The Money by Suncow productions

    Five teenage siblings become closer as a result of a shocking discovery.

  • ORISON by Gorillaman Productions

    A TRUE FAMILY FILM!

  • Pay The Ferryman by Red Rook Films

    Suspenseful interrogation turns cat and mouse in this thiller.

  • Penny Arcade and the Digital Death Threat by Hidden Track Films

    A group of girl gamers playing the game of their lives end up in a fight for their lives.

  • Professor Montague and the Penny Pinchers by SM/PK Films

    Music professor Ivan Montague goes on a dark quest to uncover the magical secrets of his school.

  • Rachel by RMX Studios/Suei films
  • Steven And Laura And Norma And Nigel by Big Ass Glass Productions

    A pair of roommates plot to keep their third from abandoning them.

  • The Becker House by Rosebud Productions

    A paranormal enthusiast, an aspiring photographer, a quirky gossip, an outspoken friend, and the guy who invited himself attempt to solve the mystery of the abandoned house down the street.

  • The Holiday Nobody Wanted by Studio E

    An ambitious high school music teacher attempts to put on a show with leftovers.

  • The Interview by Coming Attractions

    The hunt for the big interview goes to hell.

  • The Remaining by Breakout Banshees

    Protect at all cause

  • The System by Stryde Studios

    A man reckons with the ghosts of his past.

  • Think Twice by Helix Media
  • Winding Five Toed Penny Loafer Dragon Paw by Alpha Flight Films

    It’s never too late to recapture old relationships.

  • With Blame by Red Twit Entertainment

    A young couple faces tragedy when something from their past comes back.

  • Wolfe Investigations: The Millennium Bug by Sticker Fridge

    A paranormal detective must prevent a Y2K virus.


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