Cleveland, Ohio July 29 - 31, 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 Family 13 Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film A Quiet House will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Black Market Beauty by red Bicycle

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Just A Blip by Garage Creative

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Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Maria Porter, Bus Driver
  • Prop: a hammer
  • Line: "It's not mine, I swear." (or "It is not mine, I swear.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Just A Blip by Garage Creative

Audience Favorite: Group C

Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

Best Writing

Just A Blip by Garage Creative

Best Editing

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

Best Directing

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache

Best Cinematography

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

Best Sound Design

WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions

Best Musical Score

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

Best Song

Nuts & Bolts by Hot Chinatown Garbage

Best Actor

Adam Heffernan Black Market Beauty by red Bicycle

Best Actress

Rachel Ruggieri A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Smith The Things You Couldn't Find by Stupid Ideas Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Aminah Taylor Bailee Who by KTFilms

Best Ensemble Acting

Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

Best Graphics

Just A Blip by Garage Creative

Best Special Effects

Swan Song by Velvet Buck Productions

Best Use of Character

Jackrabbit by EPOS Productions

Best Use of Prop

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache

Best Use of Line

Cat's Game by Joatee

Best Use of Genre

Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache

Best Costumes & Makeup

Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

Best Location

A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

2016 Film List

  • A Quiet House by Family 13 Productions

    A young deaf woman house sits for her Grandparents

  • A Sweet Christmas by Mfinity Media

    When a determined sister brings her family together, she finds that she has to direct their personal

  • Age of Chains by Harper Productions

    A young draft dogger faces one of the biggest choices of his life when he escapes prison.

  • Amicus by Red Kurtain Production

    Two young women go on a roadtrip together and experience troubles while reuniting their friendship

  • Bailee Who by KTFilms

    A mother WHO loved, a daughter WHO believed and a magical Owl.

  • Black Market Beauty by red Bicycle

    Brothers scheme to profit off a dead body

  • Boxed out by N.C.A.D

    Some will win. Some will loose.. Some will survive

  • Buddies For Life by Deep Blue Pictures
  • BusStop by FreshStart Productions

    Who's the fish, and where's the water?

  • Cat's Game by Joatee

    A young girl hosts her family, when she discovers they have their own eerie plans.

  • Catch Them All by J-Crew

    "Love, the only thing I could never catch"

  • Cinderella Jones by HighSaun-Calhoun Films

    Cinderella Jones's slipper is stolen and she must get it back to walk again.

  • Closer Than They Appear by Back Road Pictures
  • Cooldown by Pound Cake Productions

    After losing a member, a group of time travelers must decide whether it's worth the risk to go back

  • Corner Pieces by Focal Point Pictures

    A man with a splintered psyche goes on a revenge misison. Though he doesn't know it and never will.

  • Critical Miss by Ring-A-DingDing Productions

    A Roleplaying game takes four kids on an unforgettable adventure

  • For Better or For Worse by CLEver Productions

    A suburban father sits down with his one and only son to reflect on their family heritage.

  • From Behind by Infinite Nueve Productions

    A musicain changes the world through slience

  • Fudge Brownie by Clum
  • Give the Dog a Bone by My Albatross
  • Glorious by Carefree Caravan
  • Hammer Cop by Aldous Mustache

    A retired cop gets pulled back on to the force to catch a killer.

  • Hanma by Cardboard Camera

    How To Properly Use A Hammer

  • I Dream Of Daisy by Green Screen Avengers
  • Interrogation by Edward Teach films
  • Jackrabbit by EPOS Productions

    A confused man tries to piece together his memories before A strange phone call determines his fate.

  • Just A Blip by Garage Creative

    The things you don't notice can change your fate.

  • Loving Accordingly by Wabi-Sabi Productions

    Max and his conscience side-kick Connie work together to win over Max's distant crush.

  • Magnum Pollex by Blewp RInse

    Thumb's up, let's do this!

  • Nick's Film by Name Team
  • No Ones Heroes by Uncanny Films

    Team is a 4 letter word

  • No Trespassing by Liminal Space Productions

    In the year 2056, an Army general has an unexpected visitor.

  • Nomad by Gone Fishin' Productions

    In a post apocalyptic world, a drifter searches for hope.

  • Nuts & Bolts by Hot Chinatown Garbage
  • Retreat by Dark Horses Productions

    Some would kill to attend this retreat.

  • Say You Will by Flat Egg Films

    A young couple is faced with a major question that will define the outcome of their relationship.

  • Sixth Time's the Charm by Fox Trot

    If at first you don't succeed...

  • Spoon Theory by White Midnight

    Sometimes when you drop your spoon, well.. its stuck.

  • Sunset Fist : Fight or Fight Dying by Cosmic Octopus

    Don't get between this Rock and his hard place

  • Swan Song by Velvet Buck Productions

    A stage Diva prepares for her final performance.

  • The Pick Up by Films in Space Productions

    Two worn down detectives go on a road trip to stop a psycho from luring his next victim

  • The Swing by Keep It Live
  • The Things You Couldn't Find by Stupid Ideas Studios

    Hitchhiking to his brother's wedding, a man meets three strangers who change his perspective.

  • There's a Hammer at the End by Face Value Productions

    A disenfranchised busdriver has plans to visit an old friend, but things go strangely awry

  • Undone by Amzur Productions

    In honor of their glory

  • Unlost by Team Untitled

    A mother watches her son grieve his father through basketball

  • WELCOME TO PKE by Get The Pix Productions

    A young man goes above and beyond intense hazing when attempting to enter a college fraternity.

  • Wolfe Who Cried Pig by Szego Films

    People are not always what they seem

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