Duluth, Minnesota July 19 - 21, 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 Stoney Pointe Productions for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Stone Cold Skipping will go on to represent Duluth against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Stone Cold Skipping by Stoney Pointe Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Truly Happy by Neato Mosquito Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Caught Looking by Distant Calling Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Darla or Duane Debuchy, retired athlete
  • Prop: a lock (any kind -- padlock, bike lock, etc.)
  • Line: "What's the matter with you? Or What is the matter with you?"

Best Writing

Stone Cold Skipping by Stoney Pointe Productions

Best Editing

Vote Murder by Death Calm Studios

Best Directing

The PLAN by MotherSon Productions

Best Cinematography

Truly Happy by Neato Mosquito Media

Best Sound Design

The Horn by Diplodocus Pictures

Best Music

Mind Vacation by JK Productions

Best Acting

Caught Looking by Distant Calling Pictures

Best Special Effects

What is The Matter With You? by Guy Manly Films

Best Costumes

The Swordswoman by Battlemage Films

Best Use of Character

The Dead are Home by Pirates Du Nord

Best Use of Prop

Spaghetti Western by Flashing Star Productions

Best Use of Line

Unlocked by Monster Wave

2019 Film List

  • Caught Looking by Distant Calling Pictures

    A retired baseball player seeks to redeem his life by repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter.

  • Mind Vacation by JK Productions

    Darla takes her social-media-obsessed daughter, VJ, to visit her hometown.

  • Spaghetti Western by Flashing Star Productions

    Spaghetti Western! Bringing Justice, for the Noble cause of being hungry

  • Stone Cold Skipping by Stoney Pointe Productions

    You can't skip this rivalry.

  • The Dead are Home by Pirates Du Nord

    Duane Debuchy, cable televisions least believable paranormal investigator, becomes a true believer after a trip to Duluth.

  • The Horn by Diplodocus Pictures

    A down on his luck man gets help from some childhood friends to get back on his feet.

  • The PLAN by MotherSon Productions

    Two sisters with a plan the goes horribly wrong.

  • The Swordswoman by Battlemage Films

    A wounded swordswoman returns to the tournament scene when her treacherous rival threatens the safety of the kingdom.

  • Truly Happy by Neato Mosquito Media

    Beatrice heads out of town to help her dad and thinks shes found paradise.

  • Unlocked by Monster Wave

    High school athlete tries to save her coach from her unhinged mother.

  • Vote Murder by Death Calm Studios

    You can't campaign your way out of this.

  • What is The Matter With You? by Guy Manly Films

    In an attempt to make a 48 hour film about a retired athlete, a group must battle the contest and themselves to produce something.


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