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

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

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

Mark Marshall and Kyp Pilalas The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

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 Cinematography

Nick Kolinsky Midnight Rebel by Good Natured Dog

Best Sound Design

Christopher Kelly, Haroon Wahid, and Jay Sheen Midnight Rebel by Good Natured Dog

Best Musical Score

Shao Jean Sim Snow Day by Weekend Warriors

Best Actor

Mark Marshall The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Actress

Melody Martin Love Unlocked by Donut Pirates

Best Ensemble Acting

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Special Effects

El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Best Costumes

El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Best Use of Character

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Best Use of Prop

El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Best Use of Line

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Use of Genre

xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Best Visual Effects

Michael J. Epstein El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Marcus Blair Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Person of Color in the 48: In Front of the Camera

Chris Martins No Ice by Silver Monkey Productions

Women in the 48: Outstanding Youth

Devin Castaño Real Friends by Maquillage Films

Person of Color in the 48: Behind the Camera

David Grannum Neighbor: An Urban Fable by KayBella Productions

Women in the 48

Lisa Aimola Love Unlocked by Donut Pirates

Honorable Mention
Mei Chen xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Best Titles

xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Best Catering

Kendea Oliver Thanks Dad. by Breakfast Lobster

2016 Film List

  • 'Wich Way by Deer Lord Pictures

    A journey to find the right ingredients

  • "Can I Have Your Attention?" by Lang Productions

    An easily distracted family commits high-stakes robberies with limited success.

  • "When did you say you'd be back?" by Gwowls Productions

    A girl gets more than she bargained for when a group of parents abandon them.

  • A More Human End by Extra Medium

    During the making of a 48 Hour Film, the female producer/writer takes a stand.

  • All In by Shoot the Moon Films

    Sometimes you just have to go all in.

  • Another Superhero Movie! by The Troglodytes

    Another Superhero Movie

  • April Fool by Brainfox / In The Car

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

  • Atelophobia by GoGulls Productions

    An actor dealing with his self doubt

  • Beyond Cheesecake by Hop and Pop Productions

    Suicidal fired TV foodie Paulette confronts her betraying producer and millennial replacement.

  • Bobbing for Redemption by Robot and the Ready Readies

    A broken former bobbing for apples champion searches the road of the redemption.

  • Boston Survival Tour by Longshot

    Homeless man opens a tour service in Boston were tourists live off garbage

  • Breakdown by Dead Pixel Productions

    2 teens, a car, and a body

  • Captain Eureka: Graduation Day by Moose Films

    Captain Eureka's evil brother returns to steal the Source Stone & is defeated by ultimate sacrifice

  • Cereal Delirium by Self-Implode

    One small mix up leads to a saucy experience for a sweet connoisseur.

  • Cough by Collective Subconscious Productions

    Johnson a fiendish plot. And knows he has to do something about.

  • Drafted by 6 men and a Sydney

    Lewis tells his girlfriend that he has to go to war and tries to survive

  • Ducks by One Man Show

    After a global catastrophe, one ordinary man finds that being alone may be better after all. tastrophe, one ordinary man finds that being alone may be better after all.

  • El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

    Life is meaningless...

  • Ellis 2.0 by The Piano Men

    Paulette Kubiak will do whatever it takes to cure her sick robot patients. And then she meets Ellis.

  • Enameled with You by Striving Artists Theatre Company

    Office staff try to connect lonely dentist with the pharmaceutical rep of his dreams

  • enter The Shillelagh by RAZ

    An early childhood event sets the course of martial arts training for our heroine.

  • Fifty fifty or die trying by Warehouse

    odds are fifty fifty

  • Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

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

  • Find My Friend by FRED-TV

    A best friend uses her detective skills to find the daughter of a father who is kidnapped for money.

  • Idaho James, Treasure Hunter by Obnots

    An adventurer has many near death experiences in the course of saving the world.

  • Just Listed by Greenline Extension

    Real Estate agent and single mom of 4 continually loses listings to rival "squatter" agent

  • Killing It With Kubiak by Fat Foot Films

    Kubiak and Friends try to solve a double murder

  • l'enveloppe by Fix it in Post

    A visually impaired woman has two stalkers, one loves her, one kills her

  • Lacrimosa by Rascal Stray

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

  • Le Connoisseur by The Java Cats

    Wine and intrigue swirl together in this suspense filled drama

  • Life After Goremaxx by Madcat Productions

    A coming of age story about two Hollywood friends turned enemies, with a martial arts twist.

  • Life on Kepler by J. Kern Productions

    The only three survivors of the Kepler Civil War are approached by a plastic bird- with a message.

  • Love Unlocked by Donut Pirates

    A man steals his coworkers heart by helping her steal from her ex.

  • Midnight Rebel by Good Natured Dog

    A young student discovers the Truth behind the Fiction.

  • My Kinda Family by Street Ninja Productions

    Family is more than just blood relations, You make your own family!

  • Neighbor: An Urban Fable by KayBella Productions

    A single mom realizes that her neighbor's life isn't as free as it seems.

  • No Ice by Silver Monkey Productions

    A meeting of water connoisseurs goes horribly wrong when one guest is not who they appear to be

  • No Pickle by The Studio

    Pickle Connoisseur Paulette Kubiak is excited to finally mail out her pickles.

  • Off The Grid by Illest Villains

    A Fourth of July spent in the woods goes terribly wrong for a group of youngsters

  • Park Me? No, Park You! by Safari Punch Productions

    A turf war of convenience goes awry.

  • ProPortion by Mapleway

    Sommelier is asked to conduct a satanic ritual.

  • Radio Hero by Metrowest Movies

    Former super hero is inspired by those who she has inspired to reconsider after new insights

  • Real Friends by Maquillage Films

    two seats, one ticket

  • Revival by Chau's Creative

    Two revival college girl try to earn extra money by providinv revival service illegaly at home.

  • Salad Days Are Over by Team Otis

    Lew Comes of Age on His 80th Birthday

  • Slideher by One Last Run Projections

    A man meets with a girl from a dating app who ends up being an assassin who attempts to kill him.

  • Snow Day by Weekend Warriors

    On a precious snow day, two girls face the biggest evil in the wild, wild suburbs.

  • Songbird by CaasIcam Pictures

    A story of Romance War and Heartbreak.

  • Soy Sauce, Cheese and Water by Junction Z

    Be the water, my friend.

  • Strange Nightstand by Hive Media

    Guy gets sober after an unusual one night stand.

  • Swish: A Love Story by Pica Films

    On a lazy Sunday, a man enters his basement.

  • Thanks Dad. by Breakfast Lobster

    A young man discovers a major change in his life brought on by an unexpected visitor.

  • That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

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

  • The 48 Hour Treatment by Unfinished Draught

    Found footage of a corporate backed rehab fascillity faces dangerous experiment

  • The Advetures of Zacharia and Jebadiah by Bottled Lightning

    Rumspringa meets Craigslist

  • The Cold Leash by Sly Ponders

    A private dick takes a canine case from a hot dame, 'nuff said.

  • The Connoisseurs by The Royal Nonesuch

    Gary just moved from Indiana and finds his new home a little more pretentious than he's used to.

  • The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

    Three siblings reflect on their parents moving out of their childhood home.

  • The House Trap by Playomatic

    Paulette plans to move but the upstairs residents beg to differ

  • The Last Shot by Tenacity

    A recollection of combat with a final twist to put it all together

  • The Man, The Wolf, The Badger And The Hare by Heaven Can Wait Productions

    Three wild beasts learn the ways of man from a human egg connoissuer.

  • Tina's Journey by Farhat Farhat Productions

    The story of a dog that loses its owner

  • Two Idiots and a Dummy by Science Team Films

    Two men and a mannequin take a journey down memory lane.

  • We'll Figure It Out by Perfectly Midnight

    Three friends venture to drop off a dead body.

  • Will We by Snaggletoof Productions

    A young couple planning to

  • Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

    A tale of confusion, friendship, and stupidity

  • xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

    an awkward man uses a time-travelling copy machine to spark his love life

  • Yeah Buddy by box house productions

    Three fine gentlemen search for an apartment.

  • You Wish by Crazed Weasel Entertainment

    A woman reads from an ancient text summoning a genie. He can't leave her until she makes a wish.

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