Boston, Massachusetts June 2 - 4, 2017

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 Extra Medium for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Desmond Lewis Presents: Fists of Clay will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Lost in Time by Hoover Products

Required Elements

  • Character: Lauren or Lawrence Soto, Mentor
  • Prop: a bracelet
  • Line: "I couldn't have said it better myself."

Audience Favorite: Group B

Very Hairy Species by Lockbridge Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Lost in Time by Hoover Products

Best Writing

P.J Hout, Ben Peirce and Jay Syrene Don Is the New Death by Pilotgroove

Best Editing

Steve Lewis Desmond Lewis Presents: Fists of Clay by Extra Medium

Best Directing

Lost in Time by Hoover Products

Best Cinematography

Joed Polly and Nick Figueiredo The War of Two Sides by Slaaka Obnots

Best Music

Bizbongo and Yanivi Lost in Time by Hoover Products

Best Actor

Ben Peirce Don Is the New Death by Pilotgroove

Best Actress

Annie Cicero Journal by Wax Idiotical Films

Marielle O’Malley The Evel Bracelet by MadCat Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Lost in Time by Hoover Products

Best Special Effects

Sean Casey and Ben Heider Lost in Time by Hoover Products

Best Costumes

Jordan Pacheco Very Hairy Species by Lockbridge Productions

Best Use of Character

Best Use of Prop

The Evel Bracelet by MadCat Productions

Best Use of Line

True Comedy by HIVE MEDIA

Best Use of Genre

Don Is the New Death by Pilotgroove

Best Catering

Chris Aimola and Kevan Budrow Bracelet Instinct by Breakfast Lobster

Kendea Oliver Probation by Donut Pirates

Best Concept

Best Opening Shot

Mike Robinson and Kevin Bowers Journal by Wax Idiotical Films

Nick Kolinsky and John McCarthy Pandora's Charm by Good Natured Dog Productions

Best Titles

Let's Talk about Us by Pica Films

People of Color in the 48 (Behind the Camera)

Tamara Tavares Menstruation by EFM

Women in the 48

Gwyneth White Small Business by Gwowls Productions

Women in the 48: Grand Prize

Tamara Tavares Menstruation by EFM

Women in the 48: Runner Up

Eileen Slavin Very Hairy Species by Lockbridge Productions

2017 Film List

  • Bad Memories by Lang Productions

    Forgetting why he has abducted his victim, a kidnapper and his prey put their heads together to solve the mystery.

  • Bracelet Instinct by Breakfast Lobster

    Hostage situations can be a romantic minefield.

  • Desmond Lewis Presents: Fists of Clay by Extra Medium

    A 4 year old storyteller tells a tale with clay.

  • Don Is the New Death by Pilotgroove

    Due to a technicality in the Death Code, a reluctant ann ill prepared ,Don Forman becomes the new Death.

  • Expiration Date by Striving Artists

    John's life spirals into a nightmare after eating expired yogurt.

  • Journal by Wax Idiotical Films

    Friends discuss to read the journal a friend who recently committed suicide

  • Let's Talk about Us by Pica Films

    When it's too much work to make "making it work" work

  • Lost in Time by Hoover Products

    In a time when time travel is mundane, Larry travels back a day to find his lost journal, and ends up meeting himself during a layover in 2009.

  • Menstruation by EFM

    In a world where men have started having their periods, one woman has the toughest job on earth.

  • Pandora's Charm by Good Natured Dog Productions

    Most people don’t box up their feelings, others do.

  • Probation by Donut Pirates

    A parolee must choose between following the rules of his release or seeing his daughter.

  • Small Business by Gwowls Productions

    A young girl aspires to make it hbig in small business and learns that success comes from persuing her true interests.

  • The Cornhole Kid by Charles River Swimming & Diving Team

    A washed up cornhole player trains a novice to take on the reigning champion.

  • The Evel Bracelet by MadCat Productions

    After a regrettable date with a wizard, Julia must embark on a quest to win back her magic bracelet.

  • The War of Two Sides by Slaaka Obnots

    One family's wartime journey leads to an unexpected discovery.

  • True Comedy by HIVE MEDIA

    A mockumentary about 2 brothers that travel the country and teach comedy.

  • Very Hairy Species by Lockbridge Productions

    An '80s valley girl and her creature friend have trouble adjusting to their new surroundings when a mysterious VHS tape transports them into the present.


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