Denver, Colorado July 22 - 24, 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 Stranger Studios for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Wander will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Wander by Stranger Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Trickster by JPR Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Dangling Pines by Cook St. Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Malik or Malia Simmons, Architect
  • Prop: a lollipop
  • Line: "You've got a little something on your shirt." (or "You have got a little something on your shirt.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Ten Year Ditch by The Speakeasy Film Co.

Honorable Mention
Disc Man by Orange Vest Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

il Gioco by 3rd Floor Films

Honorable Mention
Magic Hour by Lemon Parade Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

50 by Cinema Geeks

Honorable Mention
Pre-Nope by 5 Elements Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group D

Wander by Stranger Studios

Honorable Mentions
Hope by GameCocks
Dangling Pines by Cook St. Productions

Best Writing

Dangling Pines by Cook St. Productions

Best Editing

il Gioco by 3rd Floor Films

Best Directing

The Ten Year Ditch by The Speakeasy Film Co.

Best Cinematography

il Gioco by 3rd Floor Films

Trickster by JPR Productions

Best Sound Design

Wander by Stranger Studios

Best Musical Score

il Gioco by 3rd Floor Films

Trickster by JPR Productions

Best Actor

Chris Grundy 50 by Cinema Geeks

Best Actress

Tiffany Briels Pre-Nope by 5 Elements Pictures

Best Ensemble Acting

50 by Cinema Geeks

Best Special Effects

Hope by GameCocks

Best Costumes

The Family Hood by WAGe

Dangling Pines by Cook St. Productions

Best Use of Character

The Family Hood by WAGe

Best Use of Prop

Hope by GameCocks

Best Use of Line

Blameless by Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions

2016 Film List

  • 50 by Cinema Geeks

    A woman learns a lesson on the eve of her birthday.

  • A New Angle by Oak Cask Media

    A reluctant office worker trains the new intern.

  • Acute Angle by One Love Creations

    How love is lost and found again.

  • AD-Venture by The Agency

    Group of friends have to create an ad.

  • An Uplifting Holiday by Lost Leader Films

    An encounter on International UFO Day

  • Black Spiral by Dragoon Films

    A woman investigates a strange house

  • Blameless by Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions

    A Deception leads to a death, but who is to blame.

  • Case Closed by Camp Karnage

    A mysterious case of a mysterious case

  • Dangling Pines by Cook St. Productions

    Think flaccid thoughts

  • Disc Man by Orange Vest Productions

    Mokumentary about disc golf player

  • Drafted by Every Frame A Painting

    Two architects struggle to deliver on time under the pressure of their boss and their differences.

  • El Horrible by Pikes Pique

    The dimwitted brother of a kidnapper is thrust into a ransom situation without knowing it.

  • FEMTO 7K by Global Backlot Productions

    A nanotechnology architect launches an initiative to assimilate the human race.

  • Get Noticed by 7XGM Productions

    Liz's office crush is leaving for good, can her coworker's advice finally get him to notice her?

  • Glitch by Trisync Productions

    In a dystopian future where everyone has chips in their head, a hacker tries to fight the system.

  • Hope by GameCocks

    Father transcends reality to save his daughter.

  • How Many Licks by Fortnight Pictures

    An architect takes reviewing his life to whole new heights in this splash of a film

  • il Gioco by 3rd Floor Films

    love is a battlefield

  • Lady Pool by Binary Helix

    Failure has its rewards

  • Let Him Eat Cake by Emerald Fox

    A perfectionist housewives discovers that her husband is cheating on her.

  • Magic Hour by Lemon Parade Films

    Two friends find Houdni's Magic Box

  • Neglect by Roche Family Productions

    A story of perspectives and brutal honesty centered around a girl who was raped and the reactions of

  • Pre-Nope by 5 Elements Pictures

    A bartender gets a visit from a runaway bride who confesses her secret behind running.

  • Precious by Running Riot Pictures

    Les Corman tries his hand at dog-walking.

  • Recovered from Time by Crescit Eundo Preductions

    Archialogist moves ancient artefacts into the future to fund her research.

  • Savor This by No Zombies Productions

    Save every moment. You never know when it will be gone. Or tasty!

  • Short Term Leash by Shandolyn Entertainment

    A story of love, romance and heart break.

  • Sucker by Project Blind

    An Asian girl prepares for her first date with an online match, she comes face to face a disaster.

  • Sweet Revenge by Run Home Jake

    You can't share a lolipop...

  • The Adventures of Super Glue and Paper Manche by Big Pixel Entertainment

    This is War

  • The Architect by Dead End Beetle

    An FBI detective stumbles upon a murder that makes her fear for her own life.

  • The Blueprint of My Own Destruction by Minor Panic Productions

    Trapped in a mysterious room, a disoriented architect struggles against a disembodied voice.

  • The Chest of Doom by Bad Pixels Productions

    "Two stoned women come across a magical treasure chest that curses them with deadly consequences wit

  • The Cyclical Swing by King st crew productions

    A desperate mother escapes her abuser, daughter in tow, only to become captured again.

  • The Family Hood by WAGe

    Two couples desperate for a night out. Will Halloween be the night?

  • The Great American by Capone Films

    A soldier returns home with PTSD

  • The Last Fight by Colorado Media School

    2 brothers enter a fighting tournament to make money for their mothers health care.

  • The Prenup Blowup by The Bees

    A private detective gives her a client a little more than he bargained for.

  • The Tale of the Leaky Engine and the Sloppy Troll by Ralitan Creative

    Two friends discover the true origins of the lollipop.

  • The Ten Year Ditch by The Speakeasy Film Co.

    What happens when you ditch class? Fast forward ten years, and find out.

  • The Walk Home by Studio C-47

    When a young woman decides to walk home after work, she fails t anticipate the potential sinister co

  • Thirty Two Forty Eight by Closing the Gap

    An inventive loner builds a time machine to get to where he belongs

  • Thunderbolt 2 by Nebulus Visions

    Thunder Bolt comes out of retirement when Nazi forces invade the 1980s with a plot to take over the

  • Trickster by JPR Productions

    Suck on it

  • Wander by Stranger Studios

    A woman living in a fantasy world must decide to give up her dreams forever or risk death.

  • Ya Killin Me Ma by 7 and CO

    A young man learns a hard lesson and reconnects with his mother in the process.

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