Dallas, Texas May 13 - 15, 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 Cake-A-Saurus for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film will go on to represent Dallas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Cake-A-Saurus

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

One for the Road by Sofa Kings

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Omniscient by Thinking Sideways

Required Elements

  • Character: Ernest or Ellen Spriggs, Locksmith
  • Prop: salt and pepper
  • Line: "He doesn't care." (or "He does not care.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Daughters of Babel by Team Nine

Audience Favorite: Group B

One for the Road by Sofa Kings

Best Writing

One for the Road by Sofa Kings

Best Editing

Omniscient by Thinking Sideways

Best Directing

One for the Road by Sofa Kings

Best Cinematography

One for the Road by Sofa Kings

Best Sound Design

Omniscient by Thinking Sideways

Best Set Design

Amazing by Team SWAGIT

Best Use of Character

The House of Judith by ForWood Thinking Films

Best Use of Prop

Open Wounds by In the Night

Best Use of Line

48 Hours After by Mind Palace Pictures

2016 Film List

  • 48 Hours After by Mind Palace Pictures

    After the death of her mother Ellen must find a way to cope and take care of herself and her brother

  • Amazing by Team SWAGIT

    Through the eyes of a child

  • Blind Dates by Mind of Misfits + The Mellow Filmmaker

    The search for True Love is hard, when all Amy gets are series of terrible blind dates.

  • Daughters of Babel by Team Nine

    Language is Not a Barrier

  • Hot Christmas by Clamiversary

    Ernie can't talk to people at parties.

  • Locked by Brain Trust

    Mia isolated from any real family, is curious the contents of a box her deceased mother left her.

  • Omniscient by Thinking Sideways

    Siblings struggle to prevent their brothers omniscience.

  • One for the Road by Sofa Kings

    A bickering brother and sister hit the road to reconnect after drifting apart over the years.

  • Open Wounds by In the Night

    Ellen is caught breaking into Regan Robbins' warehouse, and Lu is the one to figure it out.

  • Puff Puff Past by Manazir Film

    Time Traveling Smoker

  • The House of Judith by ForWood Thinking Films

    A locksmith makes a house call that doesn't go according to plan.

  • The Way Back by Monumental Idea

    Old friends reunite for a road trip, retracing the steps of a journey 40 years earlier.

  • Unlikely Chemistry by Ditches Got Me Trippin'

    An unlikely romance between two disturbed individuals

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