Boston, Massachusetts May 1 - 3, 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 The Studio for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Dynocorp will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Dynocorp by The Studio

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

BOS -> LAX by Wax Idiotical Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Shawn or Sharon Middleton, Wordsmith
  • Prop: ice
  • Line: "This is the future."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Rhyme and Punishment by Robot and the Ready Readies

Audience Favorite: Group B

DSL "Cereal Intent" by Lyve Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Moose Tracks by Moose Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Max Cool Slide by Hoover Products

Audience Favorite: Group E

Sandy by Maquillage Films

Audience Favorite: Group F

Love on the Rocks by Tooting in the Leaves

Best Writing

Dynocorp by The Studio

Honorable Mention
DIEnamics by First Day of School Pictures

Best Editing

BOS -> LAX by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Directing

BOS -> LAX by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Cinematography

Take Two by SparkStart Productions

BOS -> LAX by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Sound Design

Vent by First Riverbed Canvas

Best Music

Dynocorp by The Studio

Best Actor

Eddie Nicolau Dynocorp by The Studio

Best Actress

Anne Colpitts Note-worthy by Brainfox/In The Car

Best Ensemble Acting

BOS -> LAX by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Costumes

DSL "Cereal Intent" by Lyve Media

Best Use of Character

DIEnamics by First Day of School Pictures

Best Use of Prop

Take Two by SparkStart Productions

Best Use of Line

The situation by Corrupted File

Best Use of Genre

DSL "Cereal Intent" by Lyve Media

Best Titling

DSL "Cereal Intent" by Lyve Media

Best Catering

Magic Meeting by Donut Pirates

Best Alien Laugh Track

Human Family Unit by Pica Films

Women in the 48 Grand Prize

A Thread of Truth by GoGulls Productions

Honorable Mentions
Love on the Rocks by Tooting in the Leaves
Take Two by SparkStart Productions

Outstanding Youth

Fleep and Meev's Big Adventure by The Piano Men

Retro 48 Award

Los Locos Dientes by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Best Ending

Note-worthy by Brainfox/In The Car

2015 Film List

  • "With His Gills Taped Shut" by Fried Nostalgia Films

    When the ice is missing, Sharon Middleton uncovers the truth.

  • A Non-Christmas Carol by Top Feeg

    Shawn Middleton must write carols for obscure holidays.

  • A Thread of Truth by GoGulls Productions

    Two very different women, in two very similar situations, find the liberation in the written word

  • Acceptance by Shoot the Moon Films

    A group, on the brink of mourning, must open their hearts and their minds.

  • AFTER DARK by Brilliant Gem Productions

    A dark night, a beautiful woman through sparling lit windows - we hear watcher's voice.

  • All the Children of Sarah Fancy by Sparkle Motion Pictures

    A child actor is called in to take the lead on a soap opera.

  • Awakw by Vitamin Snake

    A Horror movie about a man

  • Being Sean Middleton by Team Torpor

    The puppets are pretend, but the angst is genuine

  • Best Man? by Fat Foot Films

    A bachelor that is out of this world.

  • BOS -> LAX by Wax Idiotical Films

    You are now free to move about your life.

  • Breaking the Ice by MetroWest Media Productions

    Sometimes, the future is written.

  • C.A.R.A. by Good Natured Dog Productions

    A companion robot comes to grips with what it means to exist in a human world.

  • Can You Pass Me a Marshmallow? by Weekend Warriors

    Two friend share the story of a scary basement.

  • Caving In by Gwowl Productions

    A group of seven kids living in the stone age try to get along through a series of quarrels.

  • Charlie and the Massholes by Jack Flash Films

    Two New Yorkers become an unlikely hero in Boston

  • Comic Love by Garmonbozia Productions

    A young man falls back on his childhood love for support.

  • Corporate Glee by Third Eye Agency

    Mark goes for an interview where he sees the corporate nightmare and manages to escape with his life

  • Cyborg of Justice by Self Unemployed

    A drifter is out for justice... then finds trouble in a post-apocalypic town.

  • Damage Control by UMass Boston Movie Making Club

    A top public relation agent has to keep her top client from jeapardizing his career

  • Days Left by Grassfed Productions

    What would you do with not much time left?

  • DIEnamics by First Day of School Pictures

    Success waits for no one.

  • DSL "Cereal Intent" by Lyve Media

    Two Detective sift through the cereal of clues to get to the bottom of the bowl

  • Dumb it Down by Charles River Swimming and Diving Team

    A silent film title card writer learns how to simplify.

  • Dynocorp by The Studio

    Dynocorp Solutions: Creating harmony for corporate downsizing.

  • Fleep and Meev's Big Adventure by The Piano Men

    Fleep and Meev, alien friends, partake in a series of comedic attempts to hide and bury a dead human.

  • Gone to the Dogs by Spacetime

    A women reacts to her crazy world

  • Grow-A-Date, Inc. by Scrupulous Productions

    Dark magic has taken over the dating/matchmaking industry

  • Hey Buddy! by Obnots

    In the future, lonely people turn to medication to provide synthetic companionship.

  • Holiday for Hire by Until Further Notice

    Sometimees the hardest part of the holidays is casting them.

  • Home for the Horrordays by F.I.L.F. Squad

    It's a gay ol' time when Bryce introduces his boyfriend to his family for the holidays.

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Trampoline by Stand Up Mandy

    She was bouncing into the her future, one man at a time.

  • Human Family Unit by Pica Films

    On another planet human slaves are forced to create situational comedy

  • Ice by Fix It In Post

    A dream about what life could have been

  • Icebreaker by MillieCat Productions

    A CIA Agent tries to get to a rogue Russian before he cracks the code and the wordsmith.

  • It Never Stops Moving by Extra Medium

    A theoretical physicist creates a time machine & debates the consequences of its use w/ a colleague.

  • Leave It To Dick by Team Otis

    A charming sit com situated in the matriarchal 1950s we all remember.

  • life in the bike lane by box house productions

    A cop's life takes an unexpected turn after a traffic stop

  • Los Locos Dientes by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

    An unsuspecting man with a toothache ends up at a vampire dentist

  • Love on the Rocks by Tooting in the Leaves

    A woman fantasizes about the perfect guy and discovers he's only a click away.

  • Love... Love... Lost by Team Wednesday

    The future of love... Is loss.

  • Magic Meeting by Donut Pirates

    A CEO is taken by fairies and must battle an evil warlock in order to make a very important meeting

  • Max Cool Slide by Hoover Products

    An infomercial man isn't sold on the industry

  • Mercenaries of Moranth by Waverley Knobs Entertainment

    A journalist goes undercover into a wacky support group that may change him forever!

  • Misophonia by Street Ninja Productions

    Hatred of sound

  • Moose Tracks by Moose Films

    Two high school troublemakers search for the school's missing mascot

  • Muaf by Bottom of the Barrel

    Fed up couple leads to break up.

  • Note-worthy by Brainfox/In The Car

    Singing telegram

  • Overcast by Allen & Gerritsen

    A government conspiracy that twists into the entertainment industry.

  • Rhyme and Punishment by Robot and the Ready Readies

    A bored librarian finds her voice in an unusual situation.

  • Sandy by Maquillage Films

    Man's Best Friend

  • Sean Midleton and the Western Warehouse by Chau's Creative

    When Sean Midleton runs into a warehouse to hid,

  • See You in Tahiti by The Java Cats

    You never know what happens behind closed doors

  • Sip by Hop and Pop Productions

    A crooked cop struggles with her assignment from the mob to kill an old friend.

  • Storyboard by Crazed Weasel Entertainment

    Some stories are best left untold.

  • Strangler by 1 AAA Actor Team

    A woman fears a serial strangler may be in her neighborhood.

  • Take Two by SparkStart Productions

    What if you freeze a moment to fix the future?

  • The Family Business by Broken Compass Videos

    A dying mob boss asks his two daughters to stop a reporter from exposing them.

  • The Ice Cube by Now Shooting

    Good cop. Bad cop. Crazed killer. The same old police story...or THE MOST UNCANNY SECRET EVER TOLD?!

  • The Killer of Choice by Groton Tomatoes

    Desperate journalist in a difficult situation faces off against dangerous serial killers.

  • The Mirage by Pelham Productions

    The chase is better than the catch

  • The Sam McCockrooster Story by Glasseye

    The Rise and fall, and fall again of a punk banjo pioneer, hallucinating his way through the 70s in

  • The situation by Corrupted File

    a young couple awaits the results of a pregnancy test and debates how to tell their parents.

  • The Truth Lies by FRED-TV

    When the truth is exposed, one man is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

  • Thermogenic by Warehouse

    The heat has dragged us into an interesting future

  • Timewarp Espionage by Illest Villians

    Spy agency recruits a young adult by putting him through vigorous testing, involving time travel.

  • To Love and To Cherish by Clockwork Productions

    A young woman faces her biggest fear, her husband's inability to conceive a child.

  • Too lucid by The Super Secret Improv Collective

    to be better with the ladies, a man seeks an alternative medicine. But the Dr has a sinister motive.

  • Top That by The Mason Jars

    A misogynist attempts to best his father by bedding four women in one day.

  • Vent by First Riverbed Canvas

    her new neighbors are not who she expects

  • Viral by Lang Productions

    A physical altercation caught on video derails the lives of a suburban couple.

  • Wordsmith Wizard by Collective Subconscious Productions

    Can you afford not to sign up for Wordsmith Wizard?

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