Detroit, Michigan November 6 - 8, 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 Ron Rose Milagro for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Exsule will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Exsule by Ron Rose Milagro

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Eureka by Play Nice

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Maledetto by Actors Loft

Required Elements

  • Character: Darryl or Danielle Gilbert, Movie Reviewer
  • Prop: a computer mouse
  • Line: "I didn't believe it, until I saw it." (or "I did not believe it, until I saw it.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Space Punchers by Local Goats

Exsule by Ron Rose Milagro

Audience Favorite: Group B

Maledetto by Actors Loft

Catzilla! by Holomax

Best Writing

Suspended Review by RED TEAM GOLD

Best Editing

Exsule by Ron Rose Milagro

Best Directing

Eureka by Play Nice

Best Cinematography

Maledetto by Actors Loft

Best Acting

Exsule by Ron Rose Milagro

Best Graphics

Mercury by Rocket Boot Studios

Best Special Effects

Exsule by Ron Rose Milagro

Best Costumes

Space Punchers by Local Goats

Best Make Up

Maledetto by Actors Loft

Best Use of Character

Suspended Review by RED TEAM GOLD

Best Use of Prop

Eureka by Play Nice

Best Use of Line

The Pickle by Don't Get Lippy

Best Sci-Fi Alien / Non-Human

Catzilla! by Holomax

Best Sci-Fi Costumes

Space Punchers by Local Goats

Best Sci-Fi Robot

Hitler's Brain & the Robot from Hell by IATL Productions

2015 Film List

  • A Matter of Time by Bear Cubs III
  • Catzilla! by Holomax

    Darryl & Darryette's YouTube Drive-In Cinema Presents The Unreleased Cinematic Masterpiece Catzilla!

  • Eureka by Play Nice

    A tale of a scientific experiment run amok

  • Exsule by Ron Rose Milagro

    Whose home is it?

  • Hitler's Brain & the Robot from Hell by IATL Productions

    Mad scientist accidentally resurrects humanity's arch nemesis

  • Limbo by Lost Boys Film
  • Maledetto by Actors Loft

    A man cheats death through cryogenic suspension

  • Mercury by Rocket Boot Studios

    Darryl Gilbert, film reviewer, has to learn to survive at the hands of a mysterious Cube.

  • Space Punchers by Local Goats

    Space exploration halted for the crew of a space vessel when their nemesis interferes.

  • Suspended Review by RED TEAM GOLD

    Enjoy this Sci-Fi film featuring a training program full of fear, and an up-side down struggle.

  • The Pickle by Don't Get Lippy

    Rival roomates fight over a pickle while battling time travel.


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