Adelaide, Australia 20 - 22 October 2017

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 L7 for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Don't Fuck With Mother will go on to represent Adelaide against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

A Cliff Too Far by Room 409

Required Elements

  • Character: Dave or Davina Sanchez, Dive Instructor
  • Prop: a mop
  • Line: ""Looks like trouble in paradise. ""

Audience Favorite: Group A

A Fish Out Of Water by Sunset Odyssey

A.R.S.E by Mack & Rose

Audience Favorite: Group B

Time to Dive by Ballttz

Hobby Horse by T.K. Dmmk

Best Writing

A Cliff Too Far by Room 409

Best Editing

Best Directing

A Cliff Too Far by Room 409

Best Cinematography

Home Boy by Sweet Potatoes

Best Sound Design

Best Musical Score

Key Silence by Blitz-Gen Films

Best Actor

Edmund Pegge A.R.S.E by Mack & Rose

Best Actress

Lucy Rasheed Don't Fuck With Mother by L7

Best Graphics

The Art of Writing Backwards by Just Add Water

Best Special Effects

Dive Squad by Misfits

Best Choreography

Best Costumes

Dancing In Disguise by The Dee Cees

Best Use of Character

A Cliff Too Far by Room 409

Best Use of Prop

Home Boy by Sweet Potatoes

Best Use of Line

Mumma Needs Space by The Family Unit

Best Use of Genre

A Cliff Too Far by Room 409

2017 Film List

  • 5:00 by ArcadeTwo

    Three people wake up in a room. They've got 5:00 minutes to decide who lives or dies.

  • A Cliff Too Far by Room 409

    Detective Keith Green, a renegade police detective, finds himself entangled in a case that will change his life.

  • A Fish Out Of Water by Sunset Odyssey

    A big fish story about a boy cleaning up jus grandpa's mess.

  • A.R.S.E by Mack & Rose

    A murder at A.R.S.E (Adelaide Retirement home for the Senile and Elderly) uncovers the dark under belly of the Aged Care World. And the unlikely suspects must fight to prove their innocence.

  • Alienation by Cowboy Toy Entertainment
  • Bloody Mop by Genesis productions
  • Dancing In Disguise by The Dee Cees

    A self-conscious boy attempts to impress a girl at a school dance.

  • Dark House by Royal Motif
  • Dawn Of Time by Wingspan Pictorials

    A wife travels back in time, given the opportunity, to change an attitude that seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

  • Dive Squad by Misfits

    Disgruntled divers dive deep to discover a defector.

  • Diving Head First by The Shawshank Direction

    Awkward first dates always take a dive

  • Don't Fuck With Mother by L7

    A vengeful mother goes out on one last ride, to save her kids from her ruthless ex-husband, dive instructor and drug dealer Dave Sanchez.

  • Don't Judge a Book by its Cover by Jil's Rag
  • Douche Dad by The Dingleberries
  • Empty Plates by Blueprint Cinema
  • Flashback by Times New Sasquatch

    Looking back on his life, an old man finds a box of memories and reminisces on his past mistakes.

  • Hobby Horse by T.K. Dmmk
  • Home Boy by Sweet Potatoes
  • Hydrophobia by Opposite Direction

    To most people water's just water

  • It's beer too long by Grubscrew Productions

    After a hard day working the field Russell stumbles inside to find that somebody has tampered with his beer. Only waking to find that he's not in his own home.

  • Key Silence by Blitz-Gen Films

    Outcasted from society, Oliver Greenstead breaks the boundaries and defies all odds in his journey for acceptance in a "hearing" world as a deaf pianist.

  • Love is a Cleaning Ground by Sandy
  • Mumma Needs Space by The Family Unit

    All these kids want to do is give their Mumma an experience which is out of this world – but can she handle what they’ve got in store?

  • Pirate by Fury Fingers
  • Slight of Man by 900 Dollarydoos
  • The Art of Writing Backwards by Just Add Water

    A woman bids for her final flush of fame in her later years, only to discover not one, but an infinite number of chances to live out the penultimate years of her life.

  • The Bird & The Bull by Ragtag Misfits

    Dave Sanchez loves to dive deep but not into his commitments, so when his he realises he's in love with his girlfriend, he's desperate to come up for air. The best place to do that? The middle of nowhere, Hannah's B'n'B. One problem: she never takes a breath.

  • The Heirloom by Flipside Productions

    A young girl is left a family heirloom by her deceased grandfather that could help right the wrongs of the past, only to learn that it may in fact be better left undisturbed.

  • The War on Grime by Jufofu

    The war on grime is a never ending battle and we have just the team to fight it!

  • Time to Dive by Ballttz
  • White Flag by ClassMate Productions

    One place. Two sides. Three races.


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