Cleveland, Ohio July 14 - 16, 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 Maple Films for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Clickbait will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Clickbait by Maple Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Final Shot by Rephase Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Unamused by FNA Productions

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October 13 - 15, 2017

Required Elements

  • Character: Dan or Darla Robbins, contractor
  • Prop: a pizza pan
  • Line: "I only love my job when I'm on vacation."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Maestro by Happy Dog Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

Deep Dish by Garage Creative

Audience Favorite: Group C

Karma by CLEver Productions

Best Writing

Clickbait by Maple Films

Best Editing

Karma by CLEver Productions

Best Directing

Final Shot by Rephase Films

Best Cinematography

Deep Dish by Garage Creative

Best Sound Design

Maestro by Happy Dog Studios

Best Musical Score

Hating Tom Planks by A Velvet Tot Production

Best Song

Maestro by Happy Dog Studios

Best Actor

Antonio Harper Gesundheit by West 10G Productions

Jason Klingensmith Sunset Fist 2 : Fist Harder! by Cosmic Octopus

Best Actress

Cat Anderson Unamused by FNA Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Rich Phillis Clickbait by Maple Films

Best Supporting Actress

Michelle Burlingame Auto Fist: The Last Aldous Movie by Aldous Mustache

Best Ensemble Acting

Karma by CLEver Productions

Best Graphics

Sunset Fist 2 : Fist Harder! by Cosmic Octopus

Best Special Effects

Deep Dish by Garage Creative

Best Use of Character

Final Shot by Rephase Films

Best Use of Prop

Gesundheit by West 10G Productions

Best Use of Line

Clickbait by Maple Films

Best Costumes & Makeup

Sunset Fist 2 : Fist Harder! by Cosmic Octopus

Best Location

Tied Up by Cold Robot Studios

2017 Film List

  • Alexandra's Debut by HighSaun-Calhoun Films
  • Always Greener by Y.N.A.T.A. (You'll Never Amount To Anything)

    Old friends trying to outdo each other based on perspective.

  • Auto Fist: The Last Aldous Movie by Aldous Mustache

    He's the last Fist: the Auto-Fist. Wielder of the brand new martial arts secret ability to turn enemies into cars with a single punch. But the Fist Hunter is on his tail. And time is running out.

  • Ball Buster by Films In Space Productions

    Big Lebowski meets the Departed. Two detectives struggle to stop a illegal betting ring in their community open bowling league.

  • baxter and hawley subcontract a crime and one of them dies by 1 Red Cup

    Baxter and Hawley subcontract a crime and one of them dies.

  • Call me!! by Johnnymop Productions
  • Clickbait by Maple Films

    A team of tabloid journalists accidentally scoop a real story.

  • Consumed by Studio330

    The death of a young girl sparks an investigation by an eccentric detective.

  • Criada de Leche by Green Screen Avengers
  • Deep Dish by Garage Creative

    When you aren't looking for love, love just may find you.

  • Dismal by Put A Bird On It Productions

    A documentary team investigates a series of alleged UFO sightings in the town of Dismal, Indiana

  • Driving Darla by Joatee
  • Family Dissension by White Midnight

    A battle for control between two brothers, who will make it out alive?

  • Family Doesn't End With Blood by Wyld Stallyns

    A girl brings her unusual boyfriend home to meet her dysfunctional family.

  • Final Shot by Rephase Films

    A documentary film crew goes to extreme measures to get that final shot.

  • Game Day: The Grind Never Stops by Red Kurtain Productions

    The daily grind of 6 high school athletes as they prepare for the "Big Game", as followed by the school news reporter.

  • Gesundheit by West 10G Productions

    God bless you...and your travels.

  • Hating Tom Planks by A Velvet Tot Production

    A man's nemesis fuels his frustration as he searches for gas and finds himself.

  • Headlines by Lucid Films
  • Home by TMB Productions

    Returning home from war, a soldier struggles with the transition and attempts to figure out where "home" truly is.

  • Joyce by Black Rose Productions

    Following the true story of the unnoticed death of Joyce Carol Vincent, there is still a mystery to be solved of her passing

  • Karma by CLEver Productions

    A detective is led to believe that four subordinates are involved in foul play leading to the death of their horrendous boss.

  • Killing Time by Dark Horses Productions

    time is what we make it

  • Maestro by Happy Dog Studios

    A man's attempt to impress his boss is thwarted by a mystical Maestro, who transforms a family dinner into a symphony of absurdity.

  • Nadir by MCM Films
  • no film by Z Zero Films
  • no film by Wind Torn Pictures
  • No Filter by J-Crew

    Things aren't always what they seem on the outside,

  • Pierce by Midnight Monster

    A veteran detective is on the trail of a pattern killer , he quickly realizes the closer he gets, the less he really knows.

  • Punk to Pop: The Tragic Story of Gerry Pop by Muhlbach Cinema

    Join Anne Boleyn, as we unlock the truth about what happened to world famous star, Gerry Pop.

  • Retrograde by Gone Fishin' Productions

    A woman makes a terrible mistake and is given the chance to go back and fix it.

  • Sunset Fist 2 : Fist Harder! by Cosmic Octopus

    Ready... Set... Fist!

  • The Key by Szego Films

    Be careful who you hire

  • The Non-Lethal Human Removal Service by Suffering Spinach

    I just want to be left alone.

  • The Story of Nae Nae by KTFilms
  • Tied Up by Cold Robot Studios

    3 hostages hope to escape the clutches of a deranged man and his blood-thirsty partner.

  • Turned by Ghetto Kids Big Dreams Productions

    A student in detention notices something weird when his classmates return from an evaluation. Looks like his day has took a turn for the worst.

  • Unamused by FNA Productions

    Creativity: 10% inspiration, 90% regurgitation.

  • Under Contract by Gunslingers Inc.

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