Boston, Massachusetts May 13 - 15, 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 Hoover Products for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film That's a Rapp will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Required Elements

  • Character: Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur
  • Prop: an envelope
  • Line: "What's that supposed to mean?" (or "What is that supposed to mean?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

April Fool by Brainfox / In The Car

Audience Favorite: Group B

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Audience Favorite: Group C

Lacrimosa by Rascal Stray

Audience Favorite: Group D

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Audience Favorite: Group E

Salad Days Are Over by Team Otis

Audience Favorite: Group F

Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

Best Writing

Dave Connors, Cam Cronin, Sean Caasey, and Michael Dillon That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Editing

Pelham Productions Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

Best Directing

Hoover Products That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Ensemble Acting

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Special Effects

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Best Use of Character

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Best Use of Line

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Visual Effects

Marcus Blair Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

2016 Film List

  • April Fool by Brainfox / In The Car

    A man is determined to no longer be the victim of April Fool's pranks.

  • Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

    A talking dog takes an eye opening journey to learn what's truly important in life.

  • Lacrimosa by Rascal Stray

    A young man tries to obtain his girlfriend's suicide letter from her grandfather.

  • Salad Days Are Over by Team Otis

    Lew Comes of Age on His 80th Birthday

  • That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

    Two buddies pitch their new app idea to the app connoisseur himself.

  • Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

    A tale of confusion, friendship, and stupidity


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