Halifax, Canada 18 - 20 October 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 Afro Viking Pictures for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Keep will go on to represent Halifax against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Keep by Afro Viking Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Liar by Goblin Den Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Ivan or Ivanka Parker, Consultant
  • Prop: a mask
  • Line: "If I'm not back in 5 minutes..."

Audience Favorite

Feelin' Squirrelly by Toothpick Flicks

Honorable Mention
The Unicorn by Once Upon A Time

Best Writing

The Unicorn by Once Upon A Time

Best Editing

Liar by Goblin Den Productions

Best Directing

Feelin' Squirrelly by Toothpick Flicks

Best Cinematography

Keep by Afro Viking Pictures

Best Sound Design

Liar by Goblin Den Productions

Best Musical Score

Kelpie by Skeleton Heart

Best Actor

MURRAY MUNRO Liar by Goblin Den Productions

Best Actress

GIL ANDERSON Keep by Afro Viking Pictures

Best Graphics

Haunted by Lemon Powered

Best Use of Character

Close Enough by boshat Films

Best Use of Prop

Rod of Iron by Grassroots Film Productions

Best Use of Line

Haunted by Lemon Powered

Best Visual Effects

White Papers by Malta Productions

2019 Film List

  • Close Enough by boshat Films

    2 guys trying to get a job done.

  • Feelin' Squirrelly by Toothpick Flicks

    A man, living his life in a park as a squirrel, faces a tough decision when his loved ones hold an intervention.

  • Haunted by Lemon Powered

    Hello, my name is Steve, and I'm a Paranormal Exterminator.

  • Keep by Afro Viking Pictures

    Keep (2020) Chloe has been hoarding items since her mother left her and her brother Kyle when they were kids to fend for themselves, but now she risks losing everything if she cannot find a way to stop her destructive compulsion.

  • Kelpie by Skeleton Heart

    A man who's wife recently drowned, begins seeing here everywhere, calling him to an island.

  • Liar by Goblin Den Productions

    One his last day before retirement, Detective Nigh must find the killer of Ivan Parker before the day runs out.

  • Rod of Iron by Grassroots Film Productions

    A concerned detective discovers the truth about a mysterious disappearance.

  • The Unicorn by Once Upon A Time

    The Hills invite a unicorn for a threesome but things go awry

  • White Papers by Malta Productions

    Caught up in a friends disappearance, a young comedian calls the gang together to solve the mystery.


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