Austin, Texas October 9 - 11, 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 Hug It Outs for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Adam will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Adam by Hug It Outs

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Open House by Demented Forever Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Paranoid Polaroid by Bad Walrus Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Daniel or Danielle Hanna, Secretary
  • Prop: a burnt photo
  • Line: "It's never good when you smile..."

Best Writing

Open House by Demented Forever Films

Best Directing

Adam by Hug It Outs

Best Cinematography

Serial Smiles by Imagine Your Dreams

Best Sound Design

Adam by Hug It Outs

Best Musical Score

Adam by Hug It Outs

Best Acting

Open House by Demented Forever Films

Best Graphics

Adam by Hug It Outs

Best Special Effects

Adam by Hug It Outs

Best Choreography

Open House by Demented Forever Films

Best Costumes

Crimson Matrimony by Team Tsuki Mah

Best Use of Character

Adam by Hug It Outs

Best Use of Prop

Open House by Demented Forever Films

Best Use of Line

Open House by Demented Forever Films

2015 Film List

  • (ri-gret) by ShipWreck Studios

    Richard has just commented an accidental crime he was able to get away with it. Or so he thought.

  • Adam by Hug It Outs

    Dealing with a loss, technology helps a group of friends reconnect.

  • Crimson Matrimony by Team Tsuki Mah

    Two vampires attend a vampire ceremony.

  • Employee of the Month by Hideaway Films

    Work can kill you.

  • Found Death by Crossing Lines Productions

    Seeking survivors

  • Friends Forever by Créatif

    When you don't believe in your child's imaginary friend bad things can happen.

  • Open House by Demented Forever Films

    Annette has a deal to die for and no one can refuse.

  • Paranoid Polaroid by Bad Walrus Films

    A man believes he saw a murder, but no one believes it really happened.

  • Rebecca's Coffin by Forgotten Door Studios

    Young Katie is psychic awakening threatens to expose her mother's darkest secret.

  • Scarlet by WTFuego

    Young gothic vampire looking for identity finds her freedom.

  • Serial Smiles by Imagine Your Dreams

    You'll smile so much it hurts

  • Soul Whisper by Feast or Famine Films

    If see a burnt picture in the woods, don't touch it.

  • Squatters (tentative) by Escape Plan Productions

    A young couple inherit a run down farmhouse with some baggage attached

  • Tribal Sever by Kubota People

    A young girl finds hope in the eyes of a trusting doctor, she gets more than she expected.

  • Uninvited by Cogburn Studios

    Five guests meet up to unwind not expecting the uninvited

  • You Know What You Have To Do by The Night Shift

    Beauty driven to monster


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