Austin, Texas August 24 - 26, 2012

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 Edwards Media for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Extreme Anxiety Disorder will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

3rd Place: Best Film of 2012

Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

Required Elements

  • Character: Alan or Alana Abercrombie, Hypochondriac
  • Prop: a marker
  • Line: "Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you." ("Even if I knew, I would not tell you.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Tent by Studio 201 Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Aiding Alana by Shabango

Best Writing

Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

Best Editing

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Directing

Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

Best Cinematography

Moving On by Austiquerque- ABQ to Austin

Best Sound Design

Sick by 2 Tacos

Best Musical Score

Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

Best Acting

Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

Best Graphics

The Vacation by Visual Alchemy

Best Special Effects

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Choreography

Venus Needs Men by Team Peckinpah

Best Costumes

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Use of Character

Aiding Alana by Shabango

Best Use of Prop

Spam by Bad Joey Productions

Best Use of Line

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Use of Genre

Sick by Possumbox

2012 Film List

  • A Convenient Mystery by the Ateam

    Detectives don't run on luck

  • Aiding Alana by Shabango

    Alan attempts to mercy kill his dog, unless she can stop him.

  • Beyond Words by Angry Nun Productions

    A deaf writer and a deaf artist fall for each other and find they must choose between art and love.

  • Breaking News by Point Shoot Record

    A man robs a bank to pay for his cancer treatment.

  • Celebrity Match-up by Thunder Mountain Films

    Tired of the normal dating scene, Alana tries her hand at a dating game show!

  • Conscious Dissent by Thirty Twenty Five

    Memories are connections we make with the past, but from time to time they appear in the present

  • De(f/t)ective Relationships by Cinevengers

    A private investigator on a stakeout uncovers a plot she herself put into motion.

  • Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

    What would you do for a second chance?

  • Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

    Two friends get lost and ill in the woods.

  • Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

    One man learns to embrace his social disorder through the support of a rag-tag therapy group

  • Free the by Van Loan

    Will you pay the price to use the word?

  • Fugue State by Camposcuro

    Is hearing voices crazy if it's your job?

  • In The Eyes Of Fido by Storyteller Productions

    The viewer is transported into the vantage point of Fido a family dog who witnesses a test of faith.

  • Kiss of Chocolate by Plan X

    A Life Lived in Fear is Not Living Any Life

  • Lost Heroes by PowerFist

    A forgotten hero from times past finds herself in present day through the imagination of an artist.

  • Love, Simple by We're Money, baby!

    Hotels never actually double book people in the same room. Or do they?

  • Lucky Guess by Brazos Film

    three clueless suitors looking for love

  • Moving On by Austiquerque- ABQ to Austin

    Mother and Son discover that keeping up

  • one night spite by Team Zissou

    after a one night stand one girl decides to get even.

  • P.A. by Broken Records Austin

    Recent grad starts work at a Horror Film production house, finds out quickly the films are reality

  • Patient 0 by Violent Clowns

    Time to take your medicine

  • Rise, Tiny Metal Things by Chromacolor Films

    Time travel is just another thing for the average consumer, but it is not without its technical bugs

  • Root Beer by Blink Productions

    One woman discovers the talents of a postal worker.

  • Sheltered by Voxavila Studios

    The story about one suburban family with a bomb shelter.

  • shhh by Alcide Bava Films

    creepy family repurposes body parts

  • Sick by Possumbox

    A recovering hypochondriac must decide what is real as his body begins to fall apart.

  • Sick by 2 Tacos

    A man who fears disease does the unthinkable as his mind slowly decays.

  • Spam by Bad Joey Productions

    A sexually frustrated man discovers his 18 year old daughter's

  • Spoonful of Sugar by Hack Studios

    A young couple deals with a serious issue

  • Tent by Studio 201 Productions

    An unusual tent that helps a mother and son confront their heartache.

  • The Box by Dragon Company

    A man walking in the woods discovers two strange people in a box and goes on a quest with them.

  • The Harvestor by Integumentary Films

    One man’s struggle with his unrequited love of a mysterious hypochondriac with a very dark secret.

  • The Prophet by Forgotten Door Productions

    A lovesick man has lost his love, and only the Prophet knows where. But where is the Prophet?

  • The Serial Adventures of Mitch Taggart by Ready For My Close-up

    Everyday Mitch Taggart transforms into a real super hero to fight evil and save lives.

  • The Vacation by Visual Alchemy

    As a mother prepares for her upcoming vacation, her son doesn't understand why he can't come along.

  • They'll never get to Mars by Betas for Life

    Two astronauts are en-route to Mars, but they won't get there.

  • Venus Needs Men by Team Peckinpah

    A man is magically transported aboard a sexy space ship and experimented on.


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