Seattle, Washington October 5 - 7, 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 Skeleton Crew for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Master Control will go on to represent Seattle against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Master Control by Skeleton Crew

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

Blind Boys Bluff by Imaginyte

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Blood, Sweat, & Fears by ST Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Bob or Barbara Barnes, yoga instructor
  • Prop: a pair of scissors
  • Line: "Oh please. It's not that impressive."

Audience Favorite: Group A

FRATRICIDE by Twisted Ladder

Audience Favorite: Group B

Sacred by Three Warriors

Audience Favorite: Group C

Running #withscissors by Industrial Conceit

Audience Favorite: Group D

Welcome to the Lake House by Lorayne Girard Cinematics

Best Writing

Attack of the 5-Foot Creature from Antartica by T-Rexy

Best Editing

Abscessed by Bothellwood Pictures

Revitalize by Gum Wall Productions

Best Directing

Sarah by Concinnity

Best Cinematography

Area 43 by Team Gnarwell

Best Sound Design

Blind Boys Bluff by Imaginyte

Best Musical Score

FRATRICIDE by Twisted Ladder

Best Actor

Jesse Lee Keeter Area 43 by Team Gnarwell

Best Actress

Ellen McClain Sarah by Concinnity

Best Ensemble Acting

Area 43 by Team Gnarwell

Best Special Effects

Master Control by Skeleton Crew

Best Use of Character

In Her Demons by Dark Spit (AKA Team Spitting)

Best Use of Prop

Kill the Stream by Film Vandals

Best Use of Line

DOOMICILE by Destination Weird

Best Use of Location

Master Control by Skeleton Crew

Best Use of Genre

Abscessed by Bothellwood Pictures

Best Visual Effects

Blind Boys Bluff by Imaginyte

Best Scream

Welcome to Robotica by The Magic Atmosphere

Highest Body Count

Master Control by Skeleton Crew

Best Acting - Comedy

In Her Demons by Dark Spit (AKA Team Spitting)

Best Acting - Drama

Sarah by Concinnity

Best Film Title

Attack of the 5-Foot Creature from Antartica by T-Rexy

Best in City Honorable Mention

FRATRICIDE by Twisted Ladder

Creepiest Villain

No Joke by LightForm

Future of Film

Manifest by Kaleidoscope

2018 Film List

  • 077 101 084 111 111 by Kill Rich Productions

    #metoo

  • Abscessed by Bothellwood Pictures

    A mother begins to isolate her family and question her own sanity as her dental phobia worsens.

  • Anti-Social by Mona Lisa’s Eyebrows

    A married couple and close friend enjoy an intimate dinner party until social media and an insidious outside force manipulate them into confronting a dark secret.

  • Area 43 by Team Gnarwell

    Even abductees have to go through customs. Especially abductees.

  • Atrament by The Losers Club

    A monster terrorizes some students.

  • Attack of the 5-Foot Creature from Antartica by T-Rexy

    A murderous love story about a woman and her 5 foot tall penguin creature.

  • BeamMeUp by Kojak Productions

    Scotty takes a sick day and things go wrong.

  • Blind Boys Bluff by Imaginyte

    Three girls play a game with a dark history.

  • Blood, Sweat, & Fears by ST Productions

    When Zack is left out from the horde, he makes a lifestyle change.

  • Crafty Mind Tricks by The Mackaroni Project

    In fear of one danger a group wonders into true danger.

  • Cutting Ties by Igly Film

    Bob Barnes just wanted to be a yoga instructor with his own studio, but in this troubled economy he can't get the funding for one so he preoccupies himself with other... activities.

  • DOOMICILE by Destination Weird

    When is a house not a home? When it's a ... BUM, BUM, BUM! DOOMICILE!

  • Dual Lotus by Mozaic

    Yoga won't cure your inner demons.

  • FRATRICIDE by Twisted Ladder

    A brothers retribution for his murder.

  • Homeward Bound by Vision

    Can't live with 'em....Chucky's Lil Sis will chop you to bits without 'em....

  • I Hear You by Clicker Pen Productions

    An everyday accident leaves an otherwise difficult teen convinced she has a strange new power.

  • In Her Demons by Dark Spit (AKA Team Spitting)
  • In Loving Memory by Fresh Pineapple

    Found footage of a paranormal investigation team finds a little more than they were searching for.

  • In The Dark by The Auslers

    A father and son overnight turns into an evening of horror.

  • Kill the Stream by Film Vandals

    A new dark web site featuring the murder of innocents trapped in a nearly inescapable room goes viral.

  • Kill Zil Vol 1 by Glass Iris Studios

    Some pets can be monsters.

  • Lilith's Line by Misfits Journey Productions

    A Yoga Instructor in a park to find a nice place to exercise instead finds more then she expected.

  • Loved then Lost by Corny Stew

    A brokenhearted Stella uses magic to fix their problems, but instead invokes the wrath of a vengeful ghost.

  • Manifest by Kaleidoscope

    Alice can see the dead, worse, they can see her too.

  • Mara by Shenanigans

    Everyone's favorite sibling seeks only to have a fun day of play while their mothers away.

  • Master Control by Skeleton Crew

    Some people will do terrible things to work in TV

  • No Joke by LightForm

    A clown with a shotgun.

  • Noctis Noctuae by Studio 12

    A young couple discovers a cursed object within their crawlspace.

  • Re-Birth Day by Stupid Rain Productions

    A group of unsuspecting Yogi's attend a new kind of class.

  • Revitalize by Gum Wall Productions
  • Roommates Shouldn't Play with Brett's Things by Monstaphor Media

    Brett's roommates are the worst. They just won't stop messing with his stuff. Today, they're going to wish they'd never touched Brett's things.

  • Running #withscissors by Industrial Conceit

    Man and woman enter building. Terrifying hilarity ensues.

  • Sacred by Three Warriors

    Seeking to collect a debt from a medicine man, Jacob begins piecing together a taboo ceremony on haunted ground in the hopes to bring his fiance back to life.

  • Sarah by Concinnity

    After the loss of her son and husband a yoga instructor's mom talks her into adopting an android daughter. When the android is hacked it spells doom for the remainder of her and her family.

  • Something Nasty by Dark Works
  • The Ape That Should Not Exist by Lonesome Light Films

    After a brutal divorce, Chris & Sean take their friend to a yoga class in the middle of nowhere. Little do they know, much more than yoga resides within these woods.

  • The Darkening by DCT Projects

    When you open your mind, beware of what you let in.

  • The House of The Seven by Space Dragon Entertainment

    A man is invited to a strange dinner party by six deadly sins only to become the subject of a gruesome experiment to make him one of them.

  • The Nightmare by The Flames

    Don't do yoga, it's deadly.

  • Thirst by Telegram Sam and the Western Union

    In a post apocalyptic world where supplies are scarce, thirsty boys don’t last long.

  • Track by Bear Bones Productions

    A Halloween run takes a wrong turn...

  • Transference by Silent Debate

    Two women make special preparations for the arrival of a new father figure with a special appearance from their old one.

  • Uninvited by Pulled Prok Productions

    There are some problems that can't be unplugged.

  • Welcome to Robotica by The Magic Atmosphere

    Barbara loves the health benefits of being a yogi, however, she'd also love having health insurance.

  • Welcome to the Lake House by Lorayne Girard Cinematics

    Somebody targets a group of friends at a lake house, and they begin to suspect that it's one of their own.

  • What If by That Guy With The Beard Films

    The only thing kids have to fear is fear itself.

  • Who's Got A Banana? by The Freya and Walter Show

    Two dogs face off in a battle for dominance, going to extremes with the help of an unsuspecting toy.

  • Wrap it Up by DarkSyde

    A young actor is tasked to make a short film, what he doesn't know is that the location is haunted and the crew has been possessed.


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