Chicago, Illinois July 29 - 31, 2011

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 Situational Irony for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film Graduation will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.


1st Place: Best Film of 2011

Graduation by Situational Irony

2nd Place: Best Film of 2011

Midwest by Scout Stories

3rd Place: Best Film of 2011

The Trouble Seeker by Rascals & Rogues

Required Elements

  • Character: Lyle or Lora Engdahl, Writer
  • Prop: a balloon
  • Line: "I better not see this on facebook."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Honorable Mention
Graduation by Situational Irony

Audience Favorite: Group C

Still, Moving by Wretched Jester Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Funny Business by Serious Film Professionalz

Best Writing

Graduation by Situational Irony

Best Editing

Graduation by Situational Irony

Best Directing

Graduation by Situational Irony

Best Cinematography

Midwest by Scout Stories

Best Sound Design

Still, Moving by Wretched Jester Films

Best Musical Score

Word of Honor by Nevaeh Film Productions

Best Actor

Undone by Eye Poppy Films

Best Actress

Funny Business by Serious Film Professionalz

Best Graphics

Funny Business by Serious Film Professionalz

Best Special Effects

I AM... EXCELSIOR! by Be Creative Studios

Best Costumes

The Trouble Seeker by Rascals & Rogues

Best Use of Character

Graduation by Situational Irony

Best Use of Prop

Word of Honor by Nevaeh Film Productions

Best Use of Line

Fire Belly by Unicorn Gynecologists

2011 Film List

  • Fire Belly by Unicorn Gynecologists
  • Funny Business by Serious Film Professionalz
  • Graduation by Situational Irony

    A man believes that a popular teen novel series can accurately predict the future.

  • I AM... EXCELSIOR! by Be Creative Studios

    A golden age retiring superhero meets with an enthusiastic writer to talk about the new generation of heros until one interupts their conversation.

  • Midwest by Scout Stories
  • Still, Moving by Wretched Jester Films

    A man with a unique afflication, tries to break the bonds of his less than ordinary existence.

  • The Trouble Seeker by Rascals & Rogues
  • Undone by Eye Poppy Films

    A story of lives rewritten

  • Word of Honor by Nevaeh Film Productions

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