Austin, Texas October 21 - 23, 2016

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 PartyHat Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Totem will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Totem by PartyHat Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Scorpion by E|H Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Octopod by 3D Distributed

Required Elements

  • Character: Shawn or Sherri McDonald, Mechanic
  • Prop: a toy animal
  • Line: Your place or mine?

Audience Favorite

Best Writing

Octopod by 3D Distributed

Best Editing

Totem by PartyHat Productions

Best Directing

The Scorpion by E|H Films

Best Cinematography

The Scorpion by E|H Films

Best Sound Design

Octopod by 3D Distributed

Best Musical Score

The Scorpion by E|H Films

Best Actor

James Drake Coleman as "Adam the Android" Day 3 by Red Twit Entertainment

Best Actress

Avi Lake as "Alice/Emma" [Alice] by Error Domain

Best Ensemble Acting

The Scorpion by E|H Films

Best Graphics

Octopod by 3D Distributed

Best Special Effects

Totem by PartyHat Productions

Best Choreography

Totem by PartyHat Productions

Best Costumes

Space Raiders by Inside the Box

Best Set Design

Space Raiders by Inside the Box

Best Use of Character

Signal From Space by Forgotten Door

Best Use of Prop

The Escape by Team El Guapo

Best Use of Line

Octopod by 3D Distributed

Best Use of Genre

Totem by PartyHat Productions

2016 Film List

  • [Alice] by Error Domain

    Confronted by a group of mysterious strangers, a girl unlocks an extraordinary ability.

  • Captain Denver's Android Emporium. by Evil Grin Gift Box

    It's what's on the inside that counts

  • Copacetic by Film Presence Players

    Can you tinker with your world and still be happy?

  • Day 3 by Red Twit Entertainment

    A mechanical genius. An android. What will happen Day 3?

  • Duplicity by The Texas Film Revolution

    Couple can't go both ways.

  • Octopod by 3D Distributed

    On the brink of world-wide destruction, an unlikely pair must figure out how to save the earth.

  • Signal From Space by Forgotten Door

    One man's desire to reconnect with his family will put everything at risk.

  • Space Raiders by Inside the Box

    3 space pirates are searching for a new ship leave no witnesses

  • The Escape by Team El Guapo

    Cute robot comes alive

  • The Scorpion by E|H Films

    A former mechanic goes into hiding after unknowingly helping a band of rebels fix their broken vehic

  • The Shed by Mark Shepherd Films

    Love is always young when you have a time machine.

  • Totem by PartyHat Productions

    Totem takes us to a mysterious forest where 3 adventurers seek to obtain the Lion's Head.

  • White Flower by emulsion = emotion

    Science gone wrong


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