Seattle, Washington July 13 - 15, 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 Team GnarWell for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Chateau de Soltiare will go on to represent Seattle against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Cheap-Assic Park by Red Shed Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Noah #1342 by Twisted Ladder

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October 5 - 7, 2018

Required Elements

  • Character: Noah or Noa Reuben, baker
  • Prop: puzzle
  • Line: ""Oh come on. It's only five bucks." OR " Oh come on. It is only five bucks.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

Audience Favorite: Group B

Pie Crime in Beautsville by Nornir Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Piece of cake by Team Redundant Crew

Audience Favorite: Group D

Party Favor by Offbeat Films

Audience Favorite: Group E

Cheap-Assic Park by Red Shed Films

Borislav by Team Mighty Tripod

Audience Favorite: Group F

I'll Be Around by Post EQ

Best Writing

Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

Best Editing

Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

Best Directing

Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

Best Cinematography

Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

Family Matters by LightForm

Best Sound Design

Anuunaki by Shadow Dreams

Best Musical Score

Cheap-Assic Park by Red Shed Films

Best Actor

Fernando Cavallo An Unconditional Recipe by Gum Wall Productions

Best Actress

Yolandra Phillips-White An Unconditional Recipe by Gum Wall Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

It's Not Raining by Mona Lisa's Eyebrows

Best Use of Character

Instahustle by Green Bananas Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Final Piece by Black Door Collective

Best Use of Line

Borislav by Team Mighty Tripod

Best Use of Genre

Noah #1342 by Twisted Ladder

Best Visual Effects

Cheap-Assic Park by Red Shed Films

48 Without Borders Award

It's Not Raining by Mona Lisa's Eyebrows

Best in City Honorable Mention

Borislav by Team Mighty Tripod

Emerging Voice

The Starter by Telegram Sam & the Western Union

Generation Next

Let It Slide by TwentySomethings Film

Farm House Mystery by The Flames

Women in Film Seattle "Buffy" Award

Pie Crime in Beautsville by Nornir Productions

2018 Film List

  • 27 by Celluloid Alchemists

    Struggling Musician receives mysterious gift from passing stranger.

  • 4th Annual BBQ by Coffee Shop People

    Their annual barbecue turns to disaster after some major regrets leave Noah feeling even more of an outsider than before.

  • A Place to Stay by Y2K Productions

    4 boys.

  • An Unconditional Recipe by Gum Wall Productions

    Marriage is brought to the brink when a baker and her adulterous husband find true meaning in love when death is at hand.

  • Anuunaki by Shadow Dreams
  • Borislav by Team Mighty Tripod

    A man confronts the dangers of living truthfully under imaginary circumstances while attempting to rescue his best friend from a hostile drug kingpin.

  • Burdened by ST Productions

    After a couple returns from visiting the future, their perspective quickly changes.

  • Chateau de Soltiare by Team GnarWell

    A dysfunctional group of adults consider whether or not they should be adopted into a new family.

  • Cheap-Assic Park by Red Shed Films
  • Communion by That Guy With The Beard Films

    Every Dad must make a choice.

  • Cornhole by House Recipe

    It's not just a game

  • Crumble by The Kids From Nowhere
  • Cupcake by VISION

    A modern family is thrown back in time only to discover that family dynamics never change.....

  • Disasters Consequence by MTR Films

    After Razor Cough has destroyed one girls life, she seeks revenge on who is to blame for the epidemic.

  • Edge by The Seattle Filmmakers of the African Diaspora
  • Fallout by No Name

    Trapped in their apartment, three roommates' relationships get tested when a dirty bomb prevents them from leaving.

  • Family Business by Maximum Overcast

    After a falling out with his brother, a man learns to cope with a lifetime of being a disappointment.

  • Family Matters by LightForm

    We al have only one life to live

  • Farm House Mystery by The Flames

    Kids have a strict babysitter for the weekend and have to complete a project, but something keeps getting in the way of their success.

  • Fear The Plague by SNI Studios
  • Friendly Neighbors by Love Mug Productions

    Noa Reuben finds her friendly neighbors are not forthcoming when her daughter goes missing.

  • From The First by Team Spitting
  • Gabby’s Greatest Hit by Team Mackaroni

    Two up and coming music producers will do almost anything to make it in the biz, even using a song they know they shouldn’t.

  • Get In by Industrial Conceit

    A well-meaning couple get more than they bargained for when they host their own diversity training retreat at their home.

  • Grace and Noa by Steel Sisters and Bohemian Dream

    A story about enduring friendship.

  • Hadley & Jane by Annie and the Splinters

    Hadley and Jane run away to find freedom and adventure on their own.

  • Hysteria by Iron Monkey Films

    Survival is no laughing matter for six people barricaded in a Seattle apartment.

  • I'll Be Around by Post EQ
  • Instahustle by Green Bananas Productions

    Vlogging around the world

  • It's Not Raining by Mona Lisa's Eyebrows

    A woman mourns the loss of her wife.

  • Joe Ptasnik by Super AZN Bros.

    On the way to a baking competition, a couple's car breaks down and they must work together to get it fixed before they are too late to make the competition!

  • June's Atonement by WE Belong

    June is in the afterlife and trying to save her sister. Will she succeed?

  • Legend of Fiver by Stupid Rain Productions

    Oh, come on, its only five bucks

  • Let It Slide by TwentySomethings Film
  • MINUS THE SHOOTING by Film Island

    "While watching soccer on TV, old rivalries begin to stir among a group of friends and over the course of the evening we come to find that mere oneupmanship may just be the tip of the iceberg."

  • Missing Piece by Green Cape Productions

    A shared tragedy divides and unites a group of estranged high school friends.

  • No longer be alone by Baseline Bouncers

    A down on his luck guy meets and helps a shy co worker overcome her shyness and they fall in love.

  • Noah #1342 by Twisted Ladder

    AI makes its own mind

  • Paralle Tracks by Confused Creations

    A young businessman finds himself stuck in an enigma. He should either find a way out of it or die!

  • Party Favor by Offbeat Films

    A surprise party awaits their guest of honor while two of the guests maneuver a surprise of their own.

  • Pie Crime in Beautsville by Nornir Productions

    There's been a Pie Crime in Beautsville!

  • Piece of cake by Team Redundant Crew

    In the world of competitive puzzle-making one man walks the fine line between rising or burning.

  • Resonance by 4 dudes & a chick
  • Rub a dub dub by Glass Iris Studios

    Cleaning up the streets is a dirty job and someone has to do it, too bad shea drunk.

  • Second chances by Imaginyte

    Given a second chance will you change?

  • Secret Ingredient by It's just me this time

    Demoralized by her sub-par baking abilities, a woman finds a most puzzling "secret ingredient" while battling unassuming invaders and rediscovering her inner warrior.

  • Shawn McConaghy by Destination Weird

    An aspiring baker finds a mysterious cook book that leads him down an unexpected path.

  • Sign Here by Lt. Black

    A household is at their wits end thanks to a magical contract.

  • Speed Date by Team shenanigans

    You can find love in the wrong place.

  • Spirit Loaf by The Lone Rangers

    Finding a recipe in her deceased mother's attic, Noa must enlist friends and family to bring her ingredients to bake the legendary "Spirit Loaf".

  • Spirited, A Waste by WildTry

    Death is the final embrace.

  • Strike 9: The Spy Who Spied Me by Film Vandals

    An agent deep undercover is tasked with taking out a man who stuck his nose where it doesn't belong.

  • Tangerine Dreams by Clippy Studios

    After the unexpected death of her boyfriend, a woman must must choose whether to confront his killer.

  • The Assist by Bothellwood Pictures

    Therapy really does work.

  • The Dough Master by Igly Film
  • The Fast Track by Three Dog

    An aspiring pro cyclist is forced to make a decision between integrity and family.

  • The Final Piece by Black Door Collective

    While planning for changes in her life, a woman makes a puzzling discovery that may change her life or end it.

  • The Glyph by Papercut Productions

    Baker, Noa Reuben lives with demons every day. Humphrey Slade, the titular hero, has always come to her aid. But this time, will change both their lives.

  • The Grass Is Greener by Spagyric Nabobs

    A baker gets burned when a seemingly green deal goes sour.

  • The Last Circus by Caveglow

    A baker answers a Craigslist ad assuming that it's for Cirque du Soleil.

  • The Man That Time Forgot by Team Smarticle Productions

    Hard-edged detective Ruby is charmed by a mysterious client, strangely of his own era, who hires her to confirm his suspicions of a cheating wife. She soon unravels his web of lies, and is forced to make a decision about her future.

  • The Missing Pieces by The Newer Originals

    When three young women buy an incomplete jigsaw puzzle from a yard sale, a mysterious figure sends them on a dangerous quest to recover the three missing pieces.

  • The Starter by Telegram Sam & the Western Union

    At-home bread maker seeks quick solution to failed bread experiments, only to find that leaving life doesn’t come without its consequences.

  • The Workout by Lorayne Girard Cinematics

    A woman gets a killer workout.

  • Turtle by Coffee Pot Productions

    Turtles are turtles and people are people.

  • Un Plugged by Scheherazade

    Parents go on a quest to learn the wisdom of their teen.

  • Well Done by Reality Just Ahead

    Passing down the old family recipe

  • You Don't Bring Me Flour Anymore by Flimsy McFilmFace

    Noah's descent from happily married, award winning baker to divorced, alcoholic line cook invites a dark encounter with his ex.

  • You're Goddamn Right I Do by Blind Bison

    She needs passion, he kneads that dough.

  • You're Next by Take One

    A couple stranded on a desolate road with a broken down car seeks help from an ultra religious family and gets more then they bargained for.


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