Austin, Texas November 2 - 4, 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 Red Twit Entertainment for winning Best Film of 2018. Their film Solemate will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.


1st Place: Best Film of 2018

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

2nd Place: Best Film of 2018

The Only Way by MetzNGate

3rd Place: Best Film of 2018

Speak To Me by Active Shooter Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Hannah or Harland Rock, Rebel
  • Prop: eyeglasses
  • Line: ""I'm afraid that science proves you wrong." or "I am afraid that science proves you wrong.""

Best Writing

Speak To Me by Active Shooter Productions

Best Editing

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Directing

Taking The Wheel by Dune Squad

Best Cinematography

Windstorm by CM9 Films

Best Sound Design

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Musical Score

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Song

Mystery Gypsy by Brandon Bombadier Developing Minds by 48 hr Party People

Best Actor

Jordan Heitkamp Speak To Me by Active Shooter Productions

Best Actress

Shanna Lea Digital Rebels by Team El Guapo

Best Ensemble Acting

Taking The Wheel by Dune Squad

Best Graphics

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Special Effects

The Only Way by MetzNGate

Best Costumes

Digital Rebels by Team El Guapo

Best Set Design

The Only Way by MetzNGate

Best Use of Character

Speak To Me by Active Shooter Productions

Best Use of Prop

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Use of Line

Taking The Wheel by Dune Squad

Best Use of Genre

Eternium by A Texas Made Film

Best Stunts

The Only Way by MetzNGate

Emerging Voice

Amongst Us by Angry Bumblebees

Generation Next

Eternium by A Texas Made Film

Overall Adherence

Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

Women in Film

Digital Rebels by Team El Guapo

2018 Film List

  • Amongst Us by Angry Bumblebees

    A family comes together.

  • Apophis Descending by Forgotten Door Studios

    A survivor of a space born virus defends her home from a most unusual intruder.

  • Developing Minds by 48 hr Party People

    A young girl who is bullied decides to take matters into her own hands with unusual consequences.

  • Digital Rebels by Team El Guapo

    Six minutes to save humanity

  • Eternium by A Texas Made Film

    A couple is willing to pay the price to become young again but a rebel robbery goes wrong.

  • Solemate by Red Twit Entertainment

    In a distopian future a man will do anything to find love.

  • Speak To Me by Active Shooter Productions

    A budding astronomer makes a strange discovery that will change his family’s life forever.

  • Taking The Wheel by Dune Squad

    Female AI rebels against human creators.

  • The Adventures of Harland Rock: Episode VGR100 by Laughing Head

    Mayhem ensues when a ragtag group of intergalactic smugglers discover all is not as it seems.

  • The Last Shot at Love by Vintage

    Can science affect the outcome of a dating reality show?

  • The Only Way by MetzNGate

    They're cops; they're buddies, and one's a robot.

  • The Workshop by Entropy Workshop

    Angry man gets bad brain from work while dealing with the everyday stresses of man.

  • Windstorm by CM9 Films

    Survival in the dystopian aftermath of an alien invasion.


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