Des Moines, Iowa July 24 - 26, 2015

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 SouthSiderStudios for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Puppy Love will go on to represent Des Moines against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Puppy Love by SouthSiderStudios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Until Sunrise by Dot K Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Required Elements

  • Character: Harold or Harriett Meyers, Doctor
  • Prop: a broom
  • Line: "How's that supposed to help?" (or "How is that supposed to help?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Love will Live Forever... by Slater Maxwell Productions

Honorable Mention
The Other Meyers Family by Two Creek Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Urban Expedition by white poison industries

Honorable Mention
Bad Medicine by Oceanwide Legacy

Audience Favorite: Group C

A Living History Farce by Horse and Cart Productions

Honorable Mention
Until Sunrise by Dot K Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Puppy Love by SouthSiderStudios

Honorable Mention
So You Think You Can Jingle? by Team

Best Writing

Bad Medicine by Oceanwide Legacy

Best Editing

Until Sunrise by Dot K Productions

Best Directing

Until Sunrise by Dot K Productions

Best Cinematography

Urban Expedition by white poison industries

Best Sound Design

The Other Meyers Family by Two Creek Productions

Best Musical Score

Morgan and Kershaw by F.I.I.P.

Best Song

Making Adjustments by One Genome Short Productions

Best Actor

Josh Visnapuu Bad Medicine by Oceanwide Legacy

Best Actress

Lyndsy Darland Puppy Love by SouthSiderStudios

Best Ensemble Acting

Best Graphics

Puppy Love by SouthSiderStudios

Honorable Mention
Urban Expedition by white poison industries

Best Special Effects

Until Sunrise by Dot K Productions

Best Choreography

Love will Live Forever... by Slater Maxwell Productions

Best Costumes

Making Adjustments by One Genome Short Productions

Best Use of Character

Bad Medicine by Oceanwide Legacy

Best Use of Prop

Real Things That Really Happened by Owl Mode

Best Use of Line

The Other Meyers Family by Two Creek Productions

Best Use of Genre

Love will Live Forever... by Slater Maxwell Productions

Spirit Award

Shagird by Zef Rafaz Productions

A Living History Farce by Horse and Cart Productions

2015 Film List

  • A Living History Farce by Horse and Cart Productions

    Two farm-hands battle for the hand of a lovely young maiden and find true friendship along the way.

  • April's Fool by The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly

    April has never been accepted as a prankster by her family...until now…

  • Bad Medicine by Oceanwide Legacy

    a desperate couple is taken on a journey of hilarious role reversal and self discovery.

  • Broken by Mildly Insane Productions

    Young man broken from the loss of his father finds the courage and strength when needed most .

  • Carpe Mens by The Trans-Iowa Canal Company

    A paranoia patient discovers his treatment may not be as successful as he thought.

  • Count Blacula: Police Detective by Jackson Galactic

    "Police Detective Count Blacula fights to keep the city's delicious blood safe from drugs."

  • Culling of Heirs by Tiny Explosions

    Six estranged siblings come together for one last dinner before they can inherit the family fortune

  • Dimensions by Junctionladdes

    What starts as a simple party, leads to an extra dimensional problem.

  • DRAMA ME THIS by Mayhem Nation

    THE PROCESS OF DRAMA

  • Flayed by DEFT

    One for the wall.

  • Four by Campus Productions

    A man looks for help in a suspicious house with an even more suspicious owner

  • Four Shots by Gate 13 & Company

    Four brothers,Three lovers, Two enemies, One Broom.

  • Gastronamical Problems by Brorittos

    Kyle eats a bad burrito

  • Happy Prey by WelchFilm

    Some Prey Beg to Be Caught

  • Just Me and My Muse by Ok, Great

    Documentary of Genevieve Jones

  • Love Jockey by Bewildered Productions

    An apathetic radio sex advice show host learns what it takes to keep true romance dialed in.

  • Love will Live Forever... by Slater Maxwell Productions

    Mondegreen Tenesmus: Friend or Foe?

  • Making Adjustments by One Genome Short Productions

    Cracking Backs and Taking names.

  • Morgan and Kershaw by F.I.I.P.

    A young man joins two unruly detectives for the ride along of his life.

  • Once Upon a High School by MicahMedia Productions

    A Psychologist starts his new job a Fairydale High School, boy is he in for a surprise.

  • One Man's Trash by The Mumkey Bunch

    A young woman attempts to travel through the land of a crazed tyrant.

  • Promises by Honorable Mention

    A mistaken gift causes unspoken promises to come true.

  • Proposal by Team Continuity

    A young man discovers unique common ground with the wealthy single father of his intended bride.

  • Puppy Love by SouthSiderStudios

    A man is taught an energetic lesson for not being honest about looks in his online dating profile.

  • Real Things That Really Happened by Owl Mode

    This film is our coming out-of-the-closet as crazy people.

  • Rykon by The Movie Magicians

    A doctor goes through a troubling time when he loses a patient.

  • Shagird by Zef Rafaz Productions

    A Pakistani immigrant is thrown into a culture unlike his own when he moves to the United States, but soon finds guidance and mentorship under a teacher.

  • So You Think You Can Jingle? by Team

    The Original Talent Reality Show

  • Stuck at Work by Tonik Productions

    Long hours spent at the office lead to an unexpected adventure yielding dire consequences.

  • Thanksgiving by SmokeMonster Productions

    Give Thanks.

  • The Cure by Poplar Production

    A Superhero Sacrifice

  • The Dastardly Deeds of Dusty Stache by BANG!! ZAP!! KAPOW!!

    An unwelcome familiar face comes to town.

  • The Fear Within by Dawghouse Productions

    Two women traveling cross country staying at a doctor house where the feats come true

  • The Meyers Inheritance by Bold Film Production

    The greatest inheritance you can give a child is to allow them to make their own way in life, said the wise man before he inherited his father's fatal flaw.

  • The Oath by Strobie Studios

    How far will Dr. Meyers go to keep his vow?

  • The Other Meyers Family by Two Creek Productions

    Family can be a mouth full.

  • The Rook by Divergent Cinema

    A young man befriends a terminally ill teen that truly changes the way he lives his life.

  • Trudy Leaves the House by Hawkeye Film Alliance

    A brush with destinty leads to a most unexpected friendship.

  • Until Sunrise by Dot K Productions

    Can they survive until sunrise?

  • Urban Expedition by white poison industries

    A fun and quirky glimpse into the personal lives of couples known as DINKs (Double Income No Kids).

  • Wake Up by The Jan Bradys

    A life-changing event wakes Emma up to turning her life around.

  • What The Heart Wants by Wilkinson Films

    What will you do for love?

  • Where is Amy? by Gladhouse Studio

    Young Amy is missing and it may be best thing for her.


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