Charlotte, North Carolina August 12 - 14, 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 Firmament/Redacted Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Unbottoned will go on to represent Charlotte against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Unbottoned by Firmament/Redacted Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Awaiting Grace by Dusty Buzzard

Required Elements

  • Character: Mary or Mark Zickean, Chef Trainee
  • Prop: keys
  • Line: "That's not what I said." (or "That is not what I said.")

Best Writing

Awaiting Grace by Dusty Buzzard

Best Editing

Mild, Mild West by The Magic Shop

Best Directing

Salvation by Baker's Dozen Films

Best Cinematography

Unbottoned by Firmament/Redacted Films

Best Sound Design

Hunger by Last 48

Best Musical Score

A Bit of Danger by Rogue Taurus

Best Acting

Awaiting Grace by Dusty Buzzard

Best Graphics

A Bit of Danger by Rogue Taurus

Best Special Effects

Salvation by Baker's Dozen Films

Best Costumes

by Wolf359 Productions

Best Use of Character

by Bestine

Best Use of Prop

Gerald's Pass by Milwaukee's Best

Best Use of Line

Intervention by Entercainment Productions

2016 Film List

  • A Bit of Danger by Rogue Taurus

    The line is blurred between pixels and reality in a world overrun by video games

  • Awaiting Grace by Dusty Buzzard

    Mark's only chance at a future, is the future.

  • Gerald's Pass by Milwaukee's Best

    Watch what you eat.

  • Hunger by Last 48

    A traditional man determined to over come his past to be triumphant in his not so traditional future

  • Intervention by Entercainment Productions

    A dysfunctional family reunites under questionable circumstances.

  • Mild, Mild West by The Magic Shop

    A Western bedtime story comes to life through the eyes of a child and a terrible babysitter.

  • Salvation by Baker's Dozen Films

    Two priests meet a distraught family in need.

  • Unbottoned by Firmament/Redacted Films

    Sometimes to get what you want, you have to break the rules.

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