Baltimore, Maryland June 1 - 3, 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 Star Wipe Films for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Welcome to the Neighborhood will go on to represent Baltimore against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Falls by 15Four

3rd Place: Best Film of 2012

Ol Bay by DC Dogs

Required Elements

  • Character: Louis or Louise Ledbetter, Neighborhood Busybody
  • Prop: a dog collar
  • Line: "If you want me, you know where to find me."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Falls by 15Four

Audience Favorite: Group B

Ol Bay by DC Dogs

Planet America by Digital Earth

Audience Favorite: Group C

Scaredy Cat by Falling Three Stories

Audience Favorite: Group D

Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

Best Writing

Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

Best Editing

Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

Best Directing

Falls by 15Four

Best Cinematography

Falls by 15Four

Best Sound Design

Falls by 15Four

Best Musical Score

Mobtown Romance by MobTown Media

Best Actor

Doug Powell Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

Best Actress

Jeanie Clark Falls by 15Four

Best Graphics

Finding Ella by AVA Productions

Best Special Effects

The Reclaimation of Louis Ledbetter by Apsis Motion Pictures

Best Costumes

Finding Ella by AVA Productions

Best Make Up

Living Challenged by Purple Watermelon

Best Use of Character

Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

Best Use of Prop

The Munchies by None of Us Have Dates

Honorable Mention
Planet America by Digital Earth

Best Use of Line

Once Upon an Elevator by Citra Productions

Honorable Mention
Ol Bay by DC Dogs

Best Use of Genre

Ol Bay by DC Dogs

Best Use of A Dog

Move In? by HOTEL 65

Best Title

An Angry Man & His Suspicious Czech Wife by Nic(k)² Productions

Innovator's Award

Mobtown Romance by MobTown Media

2012 Film List

  • A Moral Panic by Hurst Street Studios

    What are you're kids doing these days?

  • An Angry Man & His Suspicious Czech Wife by Nic(k)² Productions

    A perturbed husband desperately fights to rekindle his failing marriage while combating challenges

  • Answers To "Lunchbox" by Lion Eating Poets In The Stone Den

    A search for a missing dog pushes a man to the brink

  • Back In Time by Bladder Productions

    Not every Amish woman's dreamis 2 Mennenite

  • Beast: Return of the Beast by Make Out Movies

    Be Our Guest... Again

  • Body Issues by Steak In A Suit Productions

    Sometimes the biggest issues are with someone else's body

  • Broke Even by Lledsnard Productions

    The only real friends you have are the ones you pay for

  • Current Events by The Orange Hornet

    Inspired by current events, a man justifies his act of murder in a world that is going insane.

  • Date My Superhero by Problem Solvers Productions

    A superheroine, looking for love, relies on her busybody friend to find her match in the galaxy.

  • Divided by Lucid Penguin Media

    A conflict at home divides a couple, and sends them to the road to find a solution.

  • Dog Gone Love by I+H Productions

    Sometimes you have to lose to find love

  • Doubles by Stinklewinks Cat, Inc.

    Film crew portrays the highs and lows of romance in less than 7 minutes

  • Drake and the Enchanted Dog Collar by Charm City DSLR Filmmakers

    Be careful what you wish for!

  • Falls by 15Four

    A woman recounts the stories, memories, and people that make up the town she knows and loves.

  • Finding Ella by AVA Productions

    Cities and people - they reveal themselves at night.

  • Grab & Go by Two Daze Films

    When a young woman unknowingly steals a cop's cell phone, the pressure and the chase are on.

  • Grin and Bear It by Running Storm Productions

    Man vs. Bear

  • Guns Smoking by Actors with Strings

    Cloudy-with-a-Chance-of-Rain comes to a new town and finds love

  • Have You Seen Me? by EMP COLLECTIVE

    A lonely man's quest to commemorate his lost friend.

  • heel by Future Blob

    In another dimention... a young man named Louis struggles to find what is missing in his life.

  • Living Challenged by Purple Watermelon

    President Obama signed the Living Challenged Act declaring nobody shall be denied the right to work.

  • Lou's Lips by Team Pterodactyl

    Nobody likes a gossip

  • Misery's Tear by Swine Flu

    An young wizard finds the strenght he lost many years ago

  • Mobtown Romance by MobTown Media
  • Move In? by HOTEL 65

    This moving tail follows the misadventures of a loveable neighborhood busybody and his best friends.

  • Nothing by Suicidal Squirrels Productions

    Seeing life living around you and doing nothing about it means not living life.

  • Number One Son by Flying Over Trout

    Number one son, mom!

  • O.M.God: A Bridal Musical by Mickella Simone Productions

    A wild ride with a crazy bride, a fiery fiancé and interesting bridesmaids a day before the wedding.

  • Ode To Joy by Outback Pictures

    If you want me you know where to find me

  • Ol Bay by DC Dogs
  • Once Upon an Elevator by Citra Productions

    Once upon an elevator a young couple meet.

  • One Good Reason by FutureHistoryLabs

    After one last party with friends boy wonders if he will spend the rest of his life in jail.

  • Other Rooms by Marvelous Party Productions

    Sometimes we just don't know the truth of other people's lives

  • Owens Court by Scout's Honor

    In a typical suburban neighborhood, a young woman finds fault with a seemingly suspicious neighbor.

  • Paradise tirring by Mudpuddle Creations

    When a group of young adults prepare for the end of the world things aren't always what they seem.

  • Party Games by Media Baby

    Paranoia gets the best of a growing suburb.

  • Planet America by Digital Earth
  • Raining Heart by ActinDude Productions

    A Boy Seeks Love

  • ROBOTICA by Wytek Pictures

    A personal robot is discovered by two teenagers who are house-sitting for their Aunt.

  • Ruff Love by Quality Control

    Two morons take on a job to rob a dog collar for their boss and everything goes wrong.

  • Scaredy Cat by Falling Three Stories

    An im-PAW-sible story of a feline fatale!

  • The Bully Pulpit by Awkward Trio Productions

    A candidate for governor is confronted by his darkest secret.

  • The Lion King by Bird Face

    There is a hunter in everyone.

  • The Munchies by None of Us Have Dates

    When a naive girl smokes weed with her friends for the first time, hunger pains turn deadly.

  • The Reclaimation of Louis Ledbetter by Apsis Motion Pictures

    A meandering busybody's meddling results in the enslavement of a community of Engineers.

  • The Ride by Eastern Avenue Films

    A man going through a divorce wants back what he's lost.

  • Time Out by Ludicrous Speed

    Its a daycare in a bar!

  • Welcome to Sycamore Street by Saturday Morning Party

    A documentary about two very different men running for Home Owners Association President

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood by Star Wipe Films

    A nosey neighbor helps a woman move in while keeping the neighborhood in order.


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