Charlotte, North Carolina August 11 - 13, 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 Unstoppable Failure for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film The House Inspector of Usher will go on to represent Charlotte against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

The House Inspector of Usher by Unstoppable Failure

Required Elements

  • Character: Teresa, Travis or Trevor Bookman, Housing Inspector
  • Prop: a ball
  • Line: ""Let's do it again." (Also acceptable, "Let us do it again.""

Best Writing

The House Inspector of Usher by Unstoppable Failure

Best Editing

Delayed by Studio GreyBlue

Best Directing

Doghouse by Brooska

Best Cinematography

Delayed by Studio GreyBlue

Best Sound Design

The House Inspector of Usher by Unstoppable Failure

Best Musical Score

Lost and Found by Set Apart Productions

Best Acting

Delayed by Studio GreyBlue

Best Graphics

The House Inspector of Usher by Unstoppable Failure

Best Special Effects

Lucille by Robot Johnson

Best Costumes

Bacon Bits by Wolf359 Productions

Best Use of Character

Mark by Cosmic River Films

Best Use of Prop

Inspections by TEAM RED

Best Use of Line

Delayed by Studio GreyBlue

Best Of: Audience Choice

Last resort by Take 26

2017 Film List

  • Appraisal by BLUR

    It’s a secret...

  • Bacon Bits by Wolf359 Productions
  • Clipped by Common Strangers
  • Delayed by Studio GreyBlue

    Unexpected encounter at music venue

  • Doghouse by Brooska
  • Forever Evergolds by 4th Avenue Cab Co.
  • Get Away by Top Shelf
  • Get Righteous by Sacred Seagulls
  • Headlock by Bestine
  • Hold Your Horses by Artivational

    After a Grandpa is asked by his granddaughter about the family's history, he begins to explain how the name came to be... from the very beginning!

  • Home Alone: In the Hood by MidnightSun Designs
  • Inspection by The Cashew Gallery

    She doesn't want to lose her home. She'll do anything to keep it.

  • Inspections by TEAM RED

    A house inspector gets more than he bargains for in this mysterious social commentary.

  • Last resort by Take 26

    A couple take a room you take a trip to the country when things don't necessarily go as planned

  • Lost and Found by Set Apart Productions

    When Beth, a high school student, goes missing her childhood friend, Clay, is left searching for her. With a dark past and no clues, Clay hits a dead end. Hoping to find answers, Clay looks to their past for some sense of closure.

  • Lucille by Robot Johnson

    Sometimes love hits you square in the face.

  • Mark by Cosmic River Films
  • Matters of the Heart by Royal Court Productions

    An engaged couple faces a tough choice.

  • Open House by The Queen's Miscreants

    A woman reminisces about her life at a home that she has to leave.

  • Pause by A Work In Progress Productions

    A group of friends discover a dead body and consult the internet for help.

  • Premonition by Milwaukee's Best

    Sometimes dreams come true.

  • Pure and the Primitive by Midnight Crow Productions
  • Random Choice by DoveSpoon Productions
  • Redthorn Suites by ChreatoR Productions

    At RedThorn suites YOU are our priority. Where checking in is easy and staying is even easier.

  • Reply Hazy by Studio Mayday

    If at first you don't succeed...

  • Son of a Gun by Potluck

    A single mother and Assassin, Yolanda is afraid her life may be exposed. Pulling double duty as an assassin and great mother is beginning to wear on her when she makes the mistake of a lifetime.

  • The House Inspector of Usher by Unstoppable Failure

    Home inspection of an Old Classmate's Estate takes a dark poetic turn. emphasis on the Poe.

  • The Last Cowboy by HickApp
  • War Ready by Mastermind Pictures

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