Buffalo, New York August 15 - 17, 2008

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 BeHoLD Films for winning Best Film of 2008. Their film Life, Before Your Eyes will go on to represent Buffalo against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2009.


1st Place: Best Film of 2008

Life, Before Your Eyes by BeHoLD Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Jason or Judy Giordano, Psychic
  • Prop: a cardboard box
  • Line: "Please forgive me. It won't happen again."

Best Writing

Life, Before Your Eyes by BeHoLD Films

Best Editing

Traveling Salesmen by Ma's Meatloaf

Best Directing

Traveling Salesmen by Ma's Meatloaf

Best Musical Score

Breaking the Box by Lady Bird

Best Costumes

Judy & Jason’s Psychic Time Holiday Special by RPM

Best Use of Character

Judy & Jason’s Psychic Time Holiday Special by RPM

Best Use of Prop

Box of Riddles by Vid Kidz

2008 Film List

  • Box of Riddles by Vid Kidz
  • Breaking the Box by Lady Bird
  • Judy & Jason’s Psychic Time Holiday Special by RPM
  • Life, Before Your Eyes by BeHoLD Films
  • Strikes by The Automatic Buffalo
  • Traveling Salesmen by Ma's Meatloaf

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