Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 28 - 30, 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 Retrospec FIlms for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Road Block will go on to represent Oklahoma City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

3rd Place: Best Film of 2019

Prone to Violence by Dark Horse

Required Elements

  • Character: Ethan or Ella Rain, Regional Sales Manager
  • Prop: A Clothespin
  • Line: "Well, that was a lie."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Selling Ella by TacoDog

Audience Favorite: Group B

Laundry Day by The Cinebites

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Big Kid by Paul and the Boyz

Best Writing

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

Best Editing

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Best Directing

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

Best Cinematography

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Best Sound Design

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Best Musical Score

Dust to Dust by Option [D] Productions

Best Actor

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

Best Actress

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Best Supporting Actor

Prone to Violence by Dark Horse

Best Supporting Actress

Listen by Elephant TreeHouse

Best Ensemble Acting

Marshmallows by Team Phoenix

Best Costumes

Prone to Violence by Dark Horse

Best Set Design

Prone to Violence by Dark Horse

Best Make Up

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Best Use of Character

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

Best Use of Prop

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

Best Use of Line

Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

Best Use of Genre

Dust to Dust by Option [D] Productions

Best Visual Effects

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Best Poster Art

Listen by Elephant TreeHouse

Best SFX Makeup

Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

Producers Choice Award

The Big Kid by Paul and the Boyz

2019 Film List

  • Cabins by BCP

    Three hardened strangers pass the time with a card game where the prize is their life.

  • City of Night by Black Mask

    Invasion from another realm, a few seek to stop it.

  • Closers by Prairie Lens

    Fantasy thoughts of Ella Rains are invaded by her chaotic career as a sales manager

  • Dead Line by Fort Hewin

    A crew for the 48-hour film project has to meet their deadline without killing each other first.

  • Do Not Play by Pickaxe Pictures

    Brother and sister, Chris and Jill, stumble upon a garage sale and get more than they bargained for. A mysterious video game takes them on an epic adventure. What will they run into?

  • Doin' Good by Adamant Smile

    Don't worry, you're really goin' to like it here.

  • Dust to Dust by Option [D] Productions

    During the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, a poor farmer's trust in God is put to the test.

  • Hop Squatch by Stroud Arts

    When you make a documentary, you have to expect the unexpected, and just keep on going.

  • In a Dark Room by The WAFTI Show

    A woman caught in an affair with a co-worker receives a troubling diagnosis which she's faced with resolving alone.

  • It’s All Relative by Team Run for the Borders

    Time Changes All.

  • Laundry Day by The Cinebites

    After hitting it off with a local musician, a woman finds herself in a crappy situation — literally.

  • Life, Upgraded by Reckless Abandonment

    A forbidden romance between an android, Isaac 3, and Alicia, the daughter of the engineer who built him, is tested when Isaac’s memory is ordered to be erased, forcing the couple to choose between the life they were made for and the love they have found.

  • Listen by Elephant TreeHouse

    4 teens find out that everyone is talking but no one is listening.

  • Make Women Great Again by Team Scissor Sisters

    In an effort to meet society’s beauty standards, Nik takes extreme measures testing the boundaries and ethics of science.

  • Marshmallows by Team Phoenix

    In a dystopian age, Elliot, a special youth and his mom help a gentleman caught up in the future, a woman stuck in the past, and a young man plagued by insecurities get where they need to go.

  • Midnight Fun Run by No Comment

    Two brothers discussing life’s greatest mysteries while waiting on a job.

  • Missing Jasmine by Devoted Media

    Never go against the agenda.

  • OCCULT by Hirani Dreamers Entertainment

    3 friends going to a cabin get ambushed by a colt

  • Prone to Violence by Dark Horse

    A reformed ex-con returns home and is forced to do one last job for the criminal who put him away.

  • Road Block by Retrospec FIlms

    Two salesman embark on an accidentally adventure, where they will need more than clothespins to keep them together.

  • Selling Ella by TacoDog

    The musical story of a job applicant's journey to regional sales manager.

  • The Big Kid by Paul and the Boyz

    Who’s the murderer, and will the goat be able to help?

  • The Boom Boom Room by RENT FREE - Trés Amigos

    1, 2, Tres! A shy Mormon Sales representative is reborn and Roller Derby is her new Life.

  • The Chase by KilkennyVFX

    A kid gets his phone stolen and a chase ensues through town.

  • The Mix Up by Team T Town

    A couple of sales representatives are berated by an incredibly angry regional sales manager, but he isn't who they think he is.

  • The Unicorn Drive by Maverick Films

    The Unicorn guards its secrets.

  • Who is Ethan Rain? by Broncho Films

    Two young activists must identify the notorious Ethan Rain, in order to save the themselves from a world of corruption.

  • With the Fishes by Star Swamp

    Ethan meets his crush's family, only to find out the family secret.


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