Baltimore, Maryland July 8 - 10, 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 Bold Creative Media for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Rat Facts will go on to represent Baltimore against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Push of a Button by Dude Haus

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Exterminator: Pestilence Rising by Citra Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Don or Dot Benway, Exterminator
  • Prop: Lawn Ornament
  • Line: "And yet you carry on."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Drop by Flat Feet Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Insurance by Falling Three Stories

Audience Favorite: Group C

Ubervore by Twelvesteed

Push of a Button by Dude Haus

Audience Favorite: Group D

Pet Whisperer with Agustaz Florence by Shrug Productions

Best Writing

Insurance by Falling Three Stories

Insurance by Falling Three Stories

Best Editing

Push of a Button by Dude Haus

Push of a Button by Dude Haus

Best Directing

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

Best Cinematography

The Drop by Flat Feet Films

The Drop by Flat Feet Films

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

Best Sound Design

Push of a Button by Dude Haus

Best Musical Score

The Fist by CURIOSO Films

Best Music

The Fist by CURIOSO Films

The Fist by CURIOSO Films

Best Actor

Altorro Prince Black The Exterminator: Pestilence Rising by Citra Productions

Altorro Prince Black The Exterminator: Pestilence Rising by Citra Productions

Best Actress

Brynne Kessler Gluttony for Glory by B*A*T productions

Brynne Kessler Gluttony for Glory by B*A*T productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

Best Costumes

The Fist by CURIOSO Films

The Fist by CURIOSO Films

The Office of Doom by The H48ful Eight

The Office of Doom by The H48ful Eight

Best Make Up

Insurance by Falling Three Stories

Insurance by Falling Three Stories

Best Use of Character

#Misfit Mikey by MisfitMedia

Best Use of Prop

Apocalypse Gnome by Yellow Sign Theatre

Apocalypse Gnome by Yellow Sign Theatre

Best Use of Line

The Exterminator: Pestilence Rising by Citra Productions

Best Visual Effects

The Drop by Flat Feet Films

The Drop by Flat Feet Films

Flamingo Moon by Plan R Films

Flamingo Moon by Plan R Films

Best CGI

Akiro saves the World by Actors with Strings

The Golden Plunger Award

The Benway Way by Mango Handgrip Films

Film Most Likely To Cause A Riot in 1920’s Paris

Fish Person Sitting on a Bench for Four Minutes and Nineteen Seconds by BIRDFACE

2016 Film List

  • #Misfit Mikey by MisfitMedia

    A boy and his family must face the monsters that have invaded his room.

  • #ThisMeansWar by One by One Films

    War is hellaciously silent

  • 425 Fenwick Drive by Awkward Trio Productions

    Three kidnapping victims get tied up in a love triangle in a basement.

  • 48 hrs To Live by F and T Productions

    48 hours project were participants disapear one at a time

  • Akiro saves the World by Actors with Strings

    A group of explorers/conquerors visit Earth and suffer loss

  • Apocalypse Gnome by Yellow Sign Theatre

    A documentary about the Baltimore Lawn Ornament War

  • Birthday Patrol by Left Exit

    It's Lt. Steve Sterling's birthday, and he's on the hunt for his presents.

  • Dodging Balls by Conservatory Productions

    Pat, a dodgeball wussy, recruits the help of a former dodgeball star to defeat his nemesis.

  • Don Benway: Awesome by Sweep the Leg, Johnny!

    "The Most Interesting Exterminator in the World"

  • Exterminate! by Lion Eating Poets in the Stone Den

    Two women become bigger pests to their clients than the vermin they're hired to get rid of.

  • Finding bug by Easy Manifestations Films

    Real or not , and yet you carry on.

  • Fish Person Sitting on a Bench for Four Minutes and Nineteen Seconds by BIRDFACE

    Fish 4 FIsh

  • Flamingo Moon by Plan R Films

    Alone and afraid and on the line.

  • George by 16 West Studio

    At the end of his rope, an exterminator is forced to face his demons, finds hope in a strange place

  • Gluttony for Glory by B*A*T productions
  • Gnome Or Pests by Wytek Pictures

    Two exterminators embark upon a road trip after discovering a glittery surprise.

  • Heroes Anonymous by M'oonk Films Devoted

    Superhero Problems...?

  • Insurance by Falling Three Stories

    What's life without insurance?

  • Lawn Lost Love by Back2One Media

    Your one shot at love was sitting next to you all a lawn.

  • Liberty by Pabby Productions

    A story of freedom misunderstood in the lives of 3 sisters as told by a family treasure.

  • Pangs by Reeling Monarchs

    A woman struggles with her self worth and body image through her relationship with food.

  • Pearl by Gadugi

    A distant family reunites on their journey for a lost treasure

  • Pet Whisperer with Agustaz Florence by Shrug Productions

    Agustaz Florence

  • Procure by Left on Light Studios

    The cost of competition

  • Push of a Button by Dude Haus

    A depressed exterminator must deal with the consequences after he discovers time travel.

  • Rage Quit by Sea Lizard Productions

    A competitive online gamer is having a bad day.

  • Rat Facts by Bold Creative Media

    An exterminator faces his most annoying test, and finds the answer in an unexpected place.

  • Something's Fishy by Rebel Alliance Film Coalition

    A fish named Jimmy warns visitors of the dangers ahead.

  • The Benway Way by Mango Handgrip Films

    Trying to create a new life, a man with unusual problems struggles to achieve normalcy.

  • The Benways of Baltimore by The Old Clapper Sticks

    A Mixed race family confronts and is transformed by the innocence of a 7 year old's solution.

  • The Drop by Flat Feet Films

    Sometimes its better not to get involved.

  • The earring by SiS Productions

    traveling through time to save famous art

  • The Elephant in the Room by SWAN Films

    And so, we carry on

  • The Exterminator: Pestilence Rising by Citra Productions

    A man with destructive powers wrestles whether to dilfillhis mission at the expense of destruction.

  • The Fist by CURIOSO Films

    When an evil exterminator and his equine henchmen threaten the city,only The Fist can stop him.

  • The Office of Doom by The H48ful Eight

    When a group of super vilians faces layoffs, the most inept member battles for his job and survival.

  • The Princess Who Killed Her Chances by Mudpuddle Creations

    Not All Kisses Lead to Mrs

  • The Purple Flamingos by ActinDude Productions

    Your weekly superhero adventure

  • The Weekend Shift by Savage Dog Productions
  • Three to Love by Sweets

    A couple finds unexpected love when a stranger enters their lives.

  • Ubervore by Twelvesteed

    Man awkwardly finds himself at a hate filled, cannibal picnic.

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