2018 Timelapse Film Festival Winners! 


August 4, 2018
joshua tree retreat center
joshua tree, california

Winners where chosen from 133 Submissions, across 27 Countries

(trailer music by Ryan Post)

2018 Best in Show

filmmaker: Jason lee
country: usa
    2018 timelapse film festival best-in-show
    1st place - documentary / social commentary category

Filmmakers Note: Windows is an experimental film exploring the concept of security and surveillance. The visual tone is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window".

An open window becomes an invitation to look inside—but who is watching? In the digital world, our private lives are being shared with others, and it's not always being shared voluntarily. Fragments of data are collected, patterns are recorded, our habits are on display.

2nd Place Overall

filmmaker: lance page
   2nd place overall
   1st place / humans and nature category

Filmmakers note: After dusk in the high desert, as the sky quickly darkens, a lone hiker stumbles across a window into another world. As the man approaches the portal, he is met with his own reflection and we suddenly sink into the ReflectionVOID.

"A Taste of New York"
3rd Place Overall

FILMMAKER: Peter Jablonowski
COUNTRY: Austria
   3rd place overall
   1st place - living in the city category

Filmmakers Note: In September 2016 we visited this awesome city to try out some new time lapse stuff. It took us 10 days, a lot of burgers and one helicopter ride to produce this video. 10 days is very little time to discover this city of endless opportunities, so we hardly slept anything and shot day and night for this time lapse film. The city that never sleeps indeed!

4th Place Overall

FILMMAKER: paraic mc gloughlin
COUNTRY: ireland
   4th place overall
   1st place experimental category

Filmmakers note: A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground - Arena.

Our top 4 winners receive a Pluto Trigger!

All Winners by Category

We had an amazing collection of films for 2018!


humans and Nature 

living in the City


  • 1st Place: Arena by Paraic Mc Gloughlin • Ireland

  • 2nd Place: Chase by Paraic Mc Gloughlin • Ireland

  • 3rd Place: Nessun Dorma by txema ortiz • Spain

Documentary / Social Commentary

  • 1st Place: Windows by Jason Lee • California, USA

  • 2nd Place: Adam by Emma Allen • United Kingdom

  • 3rd Place: Chai (Demolish) by Joe Nafis • USA

Thanks to all of the Filmmakers, Judges,
Festival Attendees and Sponsors!

see you in 2019
our 2019 theme is
"tell me a story"