Austin, Texas June 12 - 14, 2015

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 White Peak for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film New Verve will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

New Verve by White Peak

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Super Walter by Reich Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Fist Puncher 3D: The Fistening by Ginger Peach

Required Elements

  • Character: Walter or Wendy Buckley, Locksmith
  • Prop: medicine
  • Line: "Where did you put it?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Fist Puncher 3D: The Fistening by Ginger Peach

Audience Favorite: Group B

Pop Lock & Drop It by Power Fist

Audience Favorite: Group C

Grass Man: A Documentary by Dreamtown

Audience Favorite: Group D

459 by The Cool Kids

Best Writing

Super Walter by Reich Productions

Best Directing

The Making of The Lost Son by Omni Presents

Best Cinematography

New Verve by White Peak

Best Sound Design

New Verve by White Peak

Best Musical Score

New Verve by White Peak

Best Acting

Super Walter by Reich Productions

Best Graphics

New Verve by White Peak

Best Special Effects

Fist Puncher 3D: The Fistening by Ginger Peach

Best Choreography

Fist Puncher 3D: The Fistening by Ginger Peach

Best Costumes

Abra Cadaver by Closed Stacks

Best Use of Character

Sincerely, Walter by Straight to DVD

Best Use of Prop

Walter by Aman Johnson Films

Best Use of Line

Super Walter by Reich Productions

2015 Film List

  • 459 by The Cool Kids

    A pill popping burglar disrupts a quiet Austin community.

  • 459 by Fix It In Post Films

    A boy with crippling anxiety goes on a crime spree filled with locksmiths and dead dogs.

  • A Perfect Dose by Adios MoFo

    A young woman must overcome her ever-changing strange surroundings before she'll succumb to "them".

  • Abra Cadaver by Closed Stacks

    A locksmith is called to open a magician's mysterious box.

  • ANSWERS by 665 East Productions

    An angst filled conspiracy theorist searches for answers

  • Bugged by LoneManMountain

    All of Chris' worst fears are realized when his friends take him camping for the first time.

  • Chains by Austin Motion Artists Group

    Where did you put it?

  • Clarity by Night Owl
  • Fist Puncher 3D: The Fistening by Ginger Peach

    Two friends set out on an epic adventure to rescue the girl of his dreams Fist Puncher style!

  • Flash and the Locksmith by Mutant Mack

    A girl's dog gets trapped in a car. Will the locksmith make it in time?

  • Grass Man: A Documentary by Dreamtown

    Hubert Fitzgerald has developed a sudden, unexplainable obsession with grass.

  • Happy Pills by WeirdAssAustin

    Romance blossoms,A casual encounter brings possibility of love,but you can't run away from your past

  • Hell's Half Acre by Austiquerque

    Impossibility is relative...

  • I Prefer Bio-Security by Studio E

    Walter has had it with his cubicle mate.

  • Jeff Goes Bowling by Weped Depew

    *see above

  • Liability by Media Offline

    A detective must make a choice between fulfilling his obligation to his client or exposing the harsh truth.

  • Lock & Load by Constat Ex Productions

    Thriller

  • Lumen-42 by MadJack Productions

    The Medicine for last words

  • New Verve by White Peak

    A young man takes too much medicine and has a life-changing experience.

  • No Outlet by The Favorites

    Two intreped adventures search for the key that will complete their quest

  • normal by FDP

    we all have issues

  • Normalcy by Arctic Mirage Productions

    Two teens, fed up with their parents absurdity, try to be normal, and lose something important.

  • Off Book by A to B Productions
  • Partners in Crime by Below The Line

    Even with the best of partners there are secrets

  • Pierde Almas by YOUvolution

    Judd has decided to end his own life. The only problem is... he's already dead.

  • Pop Lock & Drop It by Power Fist

    Caught in the act, Walter Buckley has to find a way out.

  • Room 17 by The Reel Shield

    Three women must turn on each other in order to escape from their captor.

  • Safety First by Cogburn Studios

    An important reminder during a dangerous holiday.

  • Self Help by Charlotte Corday

    Sometimes the best self help comes from within.

  • Sincerely, Walter by Straight to DVD

    Walter was having a lazy day until he got a call that might change everything.

  • St. Buckley's Holiday by Tsuki Mah

    Where Did You Put It?

  • Stiff by Space Jam Productions

    Daniel finds help unlocking a successful suicide mission, after life has been so hard-on him.

  • Stringboy by Joshua

    A young boy, once an outcast, uses his peculiar enthusiasm for strings to help Dad save the day.

  • Super Walter by Reich Productions

    Walter, a 30yr old Locksmith, dreams of being larger than life and a hero to Wendy.

  • Tell Me Something Happy by Cathedral Films

    A rookie holiday card writer must learn the ways of the business under a crooked partner.

  • The Dark by Van Loan Productions

    Some people can only see the world clearly in the dark.

  • The Dinner is Cold by DeafNation

    Husband and Wife find out what they have been keeping from each other.

  • The Great Advice by Feast or Famine Films

    Grandma knows best.

  • The Job by Cinema Squad

    After a woman gets home from work her life changes forever.

  • The Locksmith by Bort

    The most open town in the West hides its dark secret.

  • The Making of The Lost Son by Omni Presents

    A production team struggles to finish their movie due to its hostile work environment.

  • Walter by Aman Johnson Films

    A young "locksmith" finds his way in the world.

  • Walter Gone Wild by DK Productions

    Survivalist Walter Buckley shows hows off his survival techniques in his hit TV show.

  • Web of Lies by Party Bird Studios

    A woman caught in a web of lies must find evidence to end the corruption.

  • Working Late by [Insert Name Here] Productions

    Things get scary when a group co-workers get locked in.

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