Chicago, Illinois August 14 - 16, 2015

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 Broad Street Films for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Double Exposure will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Double Exposure by Broad Street Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Sweet by Playa Peligrosa

Required Elements

  • Character: Andrew or Annie Dundalk, Musician
  • Prop: a plate
  • Line: "Don't touch me." (or "Do not touch me.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

prostarz video.pro by Seriously No One Cares About Your Red Camera

Honorable Mention
Duet by Sixth Floor Cinema

Audience Favorite: Group B

Bestest Friends by Falling Light Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Sweet by Playa Peligrosa

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Small Accordion by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Brothers by Joy Wreck

Audience Favorite: Group D

Kinda Sorta by David Skaggs Films

Honorable Mention
Recovery by Back 40 Productions

Audience Favorite: Group E

Some Buddies by Blacklight Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Home Invasion by Kick A Rock

Best Writing

Double Exposure by Broad Street Films

Best Editing

Recovery by Back 40 Productions

Best Directing

Sweet by Playa Peligrosa

Best Cinematography

Double Exposure by Broad Street Films

Best Sound Design

Duet by Sixth Floor Cinema

Best Musical Score

Double Exposure by Broad Street Films

Best Actor

S. JanJay Knowlden Double Exposure by Broad Street Films

Best Actress

Karin Anglin Recovery by Back 40 Productions

Best Graphics

Home Invasion by Kick A Rock

Best Special Effects

When Are We by Bargain Secrets Productions

Best Costumes

Duet by Sixth Floor Cinema

Best Use of Character

Fare Thee Well by Definition Studios

Best Use of Prop

When Are We by Bargain Secrets Productions

Best Use of Line

Recovery by Back 40 Productions

2015 Film List

  • Affliction by Ai Wisconsin

    Five angsted teens learn to accept life at the most pivotal and unexpected moment.

  • Alien Hearts by Bug Eye Films

    N/A

  • Anne... by Brown Wolf Production

    Anne Breaks away from the imaginary chains.

  • backflash by Who's Reality Productions

    A former hero has a dark past to overcome.

  • Bananafish by Bananafish

    Boys. Bikes. Bananas.

  • Bestest Friends by Falling Light Entertainment

    Princess shows up to a party and receives the surprise of her life!

  • Beyond The Door by Erica's Greatest Dance

    Annie and Andrew are shocked when a dead co worker shops up on the job.

  • Brothers by Joy Wreck

    Who's my brother?

  • Catch Up by Fennimore Productions

    A dinner party that no one wants to happen

  • Day Job by Peregrinari Films

    Two buddies face uncertainty and tension as they wrestle.

  • Devil's Breath the Tale of Succubix by Cinematic Insomniacs

    When an inspiring young musician meets a soul hungry siren.

  • Dick-tective by Kids With No Money

    Tensions escalate when a detective joins an usual crew pursuing a serial killer.

  • Double Exposure by Broad Street Films

    A photographer is distraught after capturing an image of domestic violence that goes viral.

  • Drifter's Song by Indie Film Group

    A musician from a small town goes into a trendy bar with an open mic and finds himself out of place

  • Duet by Sixth Floor Cinema

    A pair of street performers are brought together to avenge a robbery.

  • Fairy Fairy by True Visionary Productions
  • Fantastical Follicles by Kubrick Zirconia

    Not all Fantasies are Fantastic.

  • Fare Thee Well by Definition Studios

    What's fare is fair...

  • Home Invasion by Kick A Rock

    A high-strung suburbanite takes matters in his own hands when he finds strangers invading his home.

  • I Can Play by Spilt Milk Productions

    Andrew doesn't want to admit to his friends that he can't play guitar.

  • Irreverent by Friends with Films

    A Pastor becomes reconnected with humanity developing a sermon.

  • Key Friends by The Goon Squad

    Friendship knows no bounds.

  • Kinda Sorta by David Skaggs Films

    Somewhere along the line the rules changed.

  • May the Fourth Be With You by Dragons Eating Salads
  • Mom Knows Best by Viking Ship Productions
  • Ode to Lucille by Never Finished Filmworks

    Lucille falls prey to a dark and twisted obsession and seeks revenge using a old family traditions.

  • On The Nose by Couch Fire Films

    A struggling bands comes to grips with the cost of fame.

  • Play It Again Annie by Midwest Mad Hat Productions

    The best time to exit is when you're at the top of your game.

  • prostarz video.pro by Seriously No One Cares About Your Red Camera

    A busy week trying to hock videos for a living.

  • Recovery by Back 40 Productions

    Karen, recovers from a traumatic event with no memory and many questions for the man in her life.

  • RETRIBUTION by Imaginary Banana (Road Team)

    When a young woman is abducted, not everything is as it seems.

  • Sexy Saviors by Tiny Opus Films

    Dont touch me.

  • Sojourn by Homeopathic FilmsChicago

    A couple sets out on a romantic road trip.

  • Some Buddies by Blacklight Entertainment

    One man gets more than he bargained for when he turns to the internet to find a best buddy.

  • South Loop by 2-2-2-9 Films

    An gullible out-of-towner meets a host of colorful characters while searching for missing luggage.

  • St. Gruener's Eve by Team Cinestone
  • Strings by Dark Catt Studios
  • Strings by Smoke Break Productions

    A man with a lifelong obsession with music leads him to discover truths about himself and others.

  • Sweet by Playa Peligrosa

    The near future: sugar has been outlawed.

  • Sweet Chicago by Hamsters

    Strong women fights traditional thinking to improve Chicago tourism

  • Sweet revenge by Filmmakers In Action Meetup

    Love is sweet , revenge is sweeter.

  • The Last Monday of May by Gratuity Not Included

    A struggling between is adjusting to home life with no help from his brother.

  • The List by Figments of Imagination

    A boy risks his life to see his dead military father again.

  • The Ol' Two Step by Film Flam Pictures

    Dick Johnson is finally off of suspension. But will he be able to redeem his past mistakes.

  • The Small Accordion by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    Detective Morris is looking for Mrs. Dundalk's missing husband.

  • The Wake Up by Aspire Productions

    A man arrives at his dead girlfriend's wake only to discover that she was already married.

  • Three of a Kind by Black Jacket

    Are you in or not!

  • Uninvited by RCK

    Come over....and die.

  • Unlikely Mentor by Jay Loves Waffles Productions
  • Untitled by Eight-Twelve Productions

    A lost dog brings two lost people together

  • When Are We by Bargain Secrets Productions

    Two couples who shared the same living space, decades apart, experience each other's memories.

  • Wouldn't You Like To Know by Stays In Saugatuck Productions

    Don't Touch Me.

  • You Need Help by Porter Productions

    A deeply tormented woman battles her demons with the help of a suicide hotline.

  • zero-two-six by Visual Disturbance Productions

    Musician gets a high-tech tune-up.

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