Asheville, North Carolina June 20 - 22, 2014

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 SkullThunderFilms for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Split Decision will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Split Decision by SkullThunderFilms

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Summer School Sleuths: Something Stinks in the Gym by Team UNCA

Required Elements

  • Character: Cynthia or Cedric Peters, Gym Instructor
  • Prop: a bell
  • Line: "It's your choice. What are you gonna do?" (or "It is your choice. What are you going to do.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Split Decision by SkullThunderFilms

Audience Favorite: Group B

Brown Fat by Team Long Shot

Audience Favorite: Group C

Saved by the Bell by Yes We Cannes

Best Writing

Honey - Do by After 5 Productions

Best Editing

Split Decision by SkullThunderFilms

Best Directing

Split Decision by SkullThunderFilms

Best Cinematography

Broken by Alone In A Crowd Productions

Best Sound Design

Seeking Shelter by Forrader Photoplay

Best Musical Score

Broken by Alone In A Crowd Productions

Best Actor

Martin Robinette Brown Fat by Team Long Shot

Best Actress

Saundra Cuyler Crazy Love by Fuse

Best Ensemble Acting

Summer School Sleuths: Something Stinks in the Gym by Team UNCA

Best Graphics

Broken by Alone In A Crowd Productions

Best Special Effects

Cedric Peters' Elixir by Cow Tipping Dwarfs

Best Costumes

Cedric Peters' Elixir by Cow Tipping Dwarfs

Best Make Up

Honey - Do by After 5 Productions

Best Use of Character

Brown Fat by Team Long Shot

Best Use of Prop

Choice by B.R.C.

Best Use of Line

Shattered Pieces by Jessa Belle

Best Use of Genre

Honey - Do by After 5 Productions

Best Makeup

Honey - Do by After 5 Productions

2014 Film List

  • Asunder by Screen Artists Co-op

    It's your choice. What are you going to do?

  • Bed Sheet Man by Reluctant Gentlemen

    After his brother's mysterious murder, apathetic Cedric Peters questions the existence of God.

  • Blood Smoke by Tom Hanks Will Not Be Appearing In This Film

    A private eye teams up with his old partner to save a man from the clutches of the mob.

  • Broken by Alone In A Crowd Productions

    As the story of a killer and a victim unfolds, things are not as they seem

  • Brown Fat by Team Long Shot

    Sometimes the last resort is the only resort.

  • Cedric Peters' Elixir by Cow Tipping Dwarfs

    Set in 1800's, a small western town is amazed by a mesmerizing salesman.

  • Choice by B.R.C.

    Two characters make a choice

  • Crazy Love by Fuse

    Anything for Mom

  • Denouement by Team WPCC

    A man is given the chance to go back in time to correct a past that haunts him.

  • Dummy Mission by Green Leaf Arts

    Two guys who are trying to make it to a friends wedding accross the state get detoured.

  • Grace and Ferrari by Appalachian Pictures
  • Honey - Do by After 5 Productions

    A husband's struggle to balance his wife's needs with his own

  • Next by XOAVL

    Girl taking pause to fill in the gaps

  • Now Or Never by DeeMelvillelious
  • Peace Be With You by Project EFF

    A man in love with a girl briefly becomes deaf on his quest to win her heart.

  • Saved by the Bell by Yes We Cannes

    a short about a fired gym instructor who wants use a hightech device to run away from his problems.

  • Seeking Shelter by Forrader Photoplay

    A blind man reminisces with his seeing eye dog

  • Shattered Pieces by Jessa Belle

    a lovesick artist commits suicide after mourning the loss of his love

  • Speed Date by ABTech Digital Media

    People search for romance at a speed dating event.

  • Split Decision by SkullThunderFilms
  • Summer School Sleuths: Something Stinks in the Gym by Team UNCA

    A group of brainy kids goes to summer school for PE and discovers more than how to do jumping jacks.

  • Tatyana by audaci

    a young Jewish mother gets separated from her daughter and gets shipped to Janowski Labor Camp.

  • The Beckoning by All Around Artsy

    The 3 wives of a polygamist goat herder compete to be his best wife while their daughter runs away.

  • The Bells of Love Chapel by Quantum Ascension

    A Reporter and a team of mercenaries fall victim to a wraith of an abandoned asylum

  • The Fairy of Christopher's Garden by Torg Stories

    Who says there's no such thing as fairies?

  • The Kelley Case by Winklettes

    Hard-nosed Detective Jack Nelson finds himself obsessed with the Kelley Case

  • Troubled Waters by Enter Tame Us

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