Chicago, Illinois August 26 - 28, 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 H2 WOAH! for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by H2 WOAH!

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Wyldside Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Reina B Productions

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Lyrics, Rhymes, Nickels, & Dimes by Kick A Rock

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Human & Resources by Decent Exposures

Required Elements

  • Character: Ian or Iris Burrmon, Treasurer
  • Prop: a cassette tape
  • Line: "It can't be that difficult." (or "It cannot be that difficult.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Breakthrough by Brown Wolf Production

Lightnin' In A Bottle by Visual Disturbance Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Cicada Man by The Guacamole Conspiracy

Blast from the Past by Saikouba Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group C

Turning Tricks by Eight-Twelve Productions

MY Fathers dream by (555) 555 - 5555

Audience Favorite: Group D

Into The Game by Eschflix

The Beat by Definition Studios

Audience Favorite: Group E

Time Tent by Time Tent

Taking Time by 31219 Productions

Best Writing

The Sex by Hack Magic

Best Editing

Cuddlebooshmax vs. Jigglejammer ltd. by Seriously no one cares about your red camera

Best Directing

Lyrics, Rhymes, Nickels, & Dimes by Kick A Rock

Best Cinematography

Filthy by Ai Wisconsin

Best Sound Design

Funny Money by Galaxy Maps

Best Musical Score

BloodSpray: The Musical by Drinks on Monday

Best Actor

Felix Mayes The Good Folk by Mighty Mouse Media

Best Actress

Rose Sengenberger Blood Magic by Otherly Pictures

Best Graphics

The Sex by Hack Magic

Best Special Effects

Blood Magic by Otherly Pictures

Best Choreography

Lyrics, Rhymes, Nickels, & Dimes by Kick A Rock

Best Costumes

Funny Money by Galaxy Maps

Best Use of Character

Blood Actually by Unsolicited Advice

Best Use of Prop

Blood Actually by Unsolicited Advice

Best Use of Line

IRIS by Tom Selleck's Mustache

2016 Film List

  • 7 Minutes in Heaven by McCalhoun, Danbury, & Wine RFD.

    5 childhood friends 1 lifetime secret

  • Artificial Jellyfish by B.A.B.F. Brigade

    Ian Burrmon wants to be the treasurer of his school but doesn't think he is is cool enough.

  • Be Yourself by Hancock? I barely know her!

    A depressed man tries to turn his life around after finding a motivational cassette tape.

  • Blast from the Past by Saikouba Entertainment

    Cut me a peice of that dream!

  • Blood Actually by Unsolicited Advice

    As a serial murderer finishes his kill, an unsuspecting guest changes everything.

  • Blood Magic by Otherly Pictures

    A mage seeks a cure for her brother's addiction to blood magic.

  • BloodSpray: The Musical by Drinks on Monday

    Young, dumb and full of blood!

  • Breakthrough by Brown Wolf Production

    it can't be that difficult

  • Cicada Man by The Guacamole Conspiracy

    The Cycle Of Life Continues for Cicada Man

  • Confidence & Arrogance by Lionhearted + Templar

    Iris finds new strength when she uncovers the difference between arrogance and confidence.

  • Contingency by Lesser James

    Love is not a backup plan

  • Continuum by District8Films

    A mans quest to find the right from the wrong in time.

  • continuum by Dramatic Irony

    time isn't what it seems

  • Cuddlebooshmax vs. Jigglejammer ltd. by Seriously no one cares about your red camera

    a day in the life of a deposition videographer

  • Emersion by Liftoph Productions

    Would you give up your future to change your past?

  • Filthy by Ai Wisconsin

    The streets ain't pretty.

  • Funny Money by Galaxy Maps

    Documentary crew follows a troop of clowns on their way to the Will County

  • Go by Wolfen Films

    Because Game is Life

  • Hank of the Future by Clerestory Productions

    A time traveler infiltrates a secret group tasked with ruining the reputations of the famous

  • Hoffa 'Live'! by Well of Souls

    What really happened to Jimmy Hoffa...

  • Home for the Holidays by Falling Light Entertainment

    A man with terminal cancer brings his girlfriend home for one last Christmas dinner

  • Honor among thieves by Brown and Tan Productions

    A small time crook finds a gun for hire in the condo he is s robbing.

  • Human & Resources by Decent Exposures

    A group of mystical beings sit down for their weekly role playing game of H&R: Human and Resources

  • Into The Game by Eschflix

    It gets better

  • Invariant by Root Level Development

    A time travel film written, shot and edited by team root level development aug 26-28.

  • IRIS by Tom Selleck's Mustache

    How far would you run to save a loved one who can't save themselves?

  • Keep Safe by Concealed Capture Studios

    A daring woman named Iris Burrmon is captured after choosing to track the deadly robbers who recentl

  • Lightnin' In A Bottle by Visual Disturbance Productions

    A washed up underdog attempts a triumphant comeback after being spurred on by his loving wife

  • Lil Coulro by Cinemagic

    His superpower is dropping dis tracks on your enemies...and flying.

  • Love. by Red Ink Productions

    A young, pregnant couple struggles with their relationship.

  • Lyrics, Rhymes, Nickels, & Dimes by Kick A Rock

    A corporate girl struggles between following her dreams and facing reality.

  • Matilda by Light FX

    A Couple Reminisces thier Beginnings.

  • MY Fathers dream by (555) 555 - 5555

    Doesn't involve me

  • Out of the Loop by Vega Hill Productions

    Sometimes a day is all you have to figure things out...

  • Proximity by Nothing Without a Company

    A superhero is captured by the government.

  • Remember Forget by The Dope Lightbulb Vision

    A women who forgets a painful past and is reunited with that memory

  • Rubber Band by Aspire Productions

    Two brothers work to expose a deadly corporation that gave them their strange abilities.

  • Salvage by Sixth Floor Cinema

    Everyone brings their treasure to The Treasurer

  • Smile by Saint Nick's 2.0

    Exploration of the human shadow and how it exploits.

  • Taking Time by 31219 Productions

    A selfish woman with extraordinary abilities considers doing good for a change.

  • Tea Time by Lack of Pies

    Treasurer hires a private investigator to catch a thief and end his good times.

  • The Beat by Definition Studios

    A man, who’s passion is to help those in need, finds hardship in an overly sensitive society

  • The Good Folk by Mighty Mouse Media

    When It's Time, They'll Find You.

  • The Perfect Date by Team S'mores

    A man struggles to move on after missing an opportuniy with the perfect girl.

  • The Road Home by Safe Trip

    When a young women embarks on a road trip it becomes an unexpected journey.

  • The Sex by Hack Magic

    Some mysteries should be left unsolved.

  • The Spider by Like Butter

    A woman and her boyfriend ask his grandfather for money to pay for her cancer treatment.

  • The Spirit of Christmas by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    An arrogant CEO is not displaying the Holiday spirit.

  • The Wrong Man by Good Land Media

    Eleven years might be a long time in a cage, but its an even longer time to wait for revenge

  • Time Tent by Time Tent

    First-time filmmakers tackle the complexity of time travel--in a tent.

  • Travelers Three and the Treacherous Trials by Second Shift Media

    3 Friends seek adventure, however adventure sought them.

  • Treasure's chest by The 7th Eye

    family holiday film

  • Turning Tricks by Eight-Twelve Productions

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