Dallas, Texas August 4 - 6, 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 Hungry Cat for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Something borrowed, someone blue. will go on to represent Dallas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Perfect Guy by Oakmanor Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Meg Elba, Illustrator
  • Prop: a towel
  • Line: ""You forgot to mention that little detail.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Blind Fate by Afrogolfers

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Purple Cape by Team X-Prysm

Best Writing

Best Editing

Blind Fate by Afrogolfers

Best Directing

The Contract - Complinko - 48 Hour Film Project Dallas by Complinko

Best Cinematography

Best Sound Design

The Contract - Complinko - 48 Hour Film Project Dallas by Complinko

Best Musical Score

Buy a New Life by Fast48

Best Acting

The Contract - Complinko - 48 Hour Film Project Dallas by Complinko

Best Use of Character

Fools by Vidiots

Best Use of Prop

Fun With Dick and Mark by Per Chance 2.0

Best Use of Line

Fools by Vidiots

2017 Film List

  • A Dead End Road by Collaboration

    A young artist travels to rural America in search of inspiration but instead found obscurity.

  • Blind Fate by Afrogolfers

    Fate connects two singles with opposing views on the merits of blind dating.

  • Buy a New Life by Fast48

    Mark Elba an illustrator, stuck in the cycle of his mundane lonely life, tries to step out of his nest and try out all things crazy.

  • Canvas by Handful of Misfits

    A couple meet, marry and find a common Interest of killing, Mark Elba uses the blood to paint his illustrations, while his wife provides his art supplies.

  • Cold Like Cannoli by Dirk Klauson's Soul Quest Overdrive

    Newbie young mobster Isaak struggles to feel relevant to the boss, and as partner to his more experienced partner, Luca "the Lupo".

  • Creative Difference by Drink and Draw DFW

    Mystery, Money, Demons

  • Fools by Vidiots

    An abstract romantic comedy with a twist.

  • Fun With Dick and Mark by Per Chance 2.0

    Penicillin won't even cure that burn.

  • Kill The Future by Aksh Entertainment

    One person time travelling back from the future

  • Meg's Ink by Bucket List

    A middle-aged man gets a surprise after seeking a life-changing tattoo from an elusive, underground artist.

  • Mr. Brush by Little Pocket Productions

    Meg Elba is an illustrator with some interesting qualities.

  • Pancho and the Angry Bossman by Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins
  • Perfect Guy by Oakmanor Films

    A girl illustrates and imagines the perfect guy.

  • Something borrowed, someone blue. by Hungry Cat

    When something old gets in the way of something new.

  • Taking Care of Needy Mama by Moksha Mukti Apollo

    You forgot to mention that little detail

  • Taxis in Time & Space: T.I.T.S. by Project Ambition
  • The Beta by Sorny Pictures

    Information is power, but at what cost?

  • The Contract - Complinko - 48 Hour Film Project Dallas by Complinko

    Some Contracts are signed in blood.

  • The Purple Cape by Team X-Prysm

    A young girl that learns how to become a super hero.

  • THEY KNOW by Clamiversary

    All Alice wanted was a good time but he came up flat.


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