Austin, Texas October 13 - 15, 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 Hack Studios for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Two Bits will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Two Bits by Hack Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Required Elements

  • Character: Clay or Claire Vernon, Help Desk Representative
  • Prop: Breakfast Taco
  • Line: "You jinxed it!"

Best Writing

Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Editing

Escalation by Team El Guapo

Best Directing

Two Bits by Hack Studios

Best Cinematography

Facial Recognition by The BOO Crew

Best Sound Design

Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Musical Score

Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Actor

James Drake Coleman Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
Josh Phipps Two Bits by Hack Studios
Caleb Richardson Double, Double Toil and Troublshoot by BONE MEN

Best Actress

Lori Kovacevich She Wore Pink and Red by Maxine's Castle

Honorable Mention
Hailey Escajeda & Destiny Grimes The Ravens Claw by BellCurve

Best Ensemble Acting

Two Bits by Hack Studios

Honorable Mentions
Double, Double Toil and Troublshoot by BONE MEN
Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Graphics

Thank You for Calling by SSB Films

Best Special Effects

Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Choreography

Two Bits by Hack Studios

Best Costumes

Two Bits by Hack Studios

Best Set Design

Two Bits by Hack Studios

Best Use of Character

Best Use of Prop

Best Use of Line

Two Bits by Hack Studios

Best Use of Genre

Curse of the Flesh by Forgotten Door Studios

Double Trouble Award

Lisi Wilson, for acting in TWO 48HFP films in ONE weekend! Escalation by Team El Guapo

Most Organized Team

For delivering their Dropoff paperwork in a binder, with tabs and everything! The Ravens Claw by BellCurve

The "I'm Spartacus" Award

For including THREE elemental characters in their film! Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

2017 Film List

  • Curse of the Flesh by Forgotten Door Studios

    No one can escape the Curse of the Flesh.

  • Digital Sympathizer by Glued On Mustache Productions

    Girl gets revenge after being chased by a masked maniac cyborg.

  • Double, Double Toil and Troublshoot by BONE MEN

    A trio of witches, unable to perform a spell, contact a magic customer support line to troubleshoot the issue.

  • Escalation by Team El Guapo

    a woman suffering a loss runs into unexpected circumstances at work

  • Facial Recognition by The BOO Crew

    A smartphone upgrade threatens a young couple’s relationship... and maybe even the world.

  • Holism by Red Twit Entertainment

    A member of an underground Dimension hopping society is captured by a mad scientist, in an effort to construct a way to use their powers.

  • No Souls Left Behind by ShipWreck Studios

    Two Ghostly Ghouls attempt to kill their first victim. The only problem is they don't know how to kill the victim.

  • She Wore Pink and Red by Maxine's Castle

    Mental help desk rep,Claire, is plagued by a reoccurring caller. As the phone calls become more threatening, she realizes that all may not be as it seems.

  • Thank You for Calling by SSB Films

    2 Ghost Hunters get more than they bargain for when investigating a haunted house and dealing with technical support.

  • The Darkness by Vatos Locos Forever

    A group of travelers come across a cursed dagger in a museum from the wild wild west.

  • The Ravens Claw by BellCurve

    Cursed necklace of little girl brings havoc to all

  • Tripas by Promethean Pictures

    Lost and exhausted, a family seeks shelter in a resort that is not what it seems.

  • Two Bits by Hack Studios

    A newlywed couple bites off more than they can chew on Halloween night.


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