Detroit, Michigan 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 Flying Monkey Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film 19732 will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

19732 by Flying Monkey Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

19748 by Rfgcc

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Eulogy by Metro City

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

My Way Out by Who Shot First Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Villain Advisory by Saving Harambe

Required Elements

  • Character: Lucas or Lily Elepano, Coach
  • Prop: a mug
  • Line: "You don't know anything." (or "You do not know anything.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Satan sucks by Rising Suns Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Sword of Destiny by Courageous Lion Cinema

Audience Favorite: Group C

Dead Air by 52 Scripts

Best Writing

The Eulogy by Metro City

Best Editing

Villain Advisory by Saving Harambe

Best Directing

Developing by Action Axis

Best Cinematography

The Eulogy by Metro City

Best Sound Design

Sword of Destiny by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Music

The Eulogy by Metro City

Best Acting

Villain Advisory by Saving Harambe

Best Special Effects

Sword of Destiny by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Choreography

Sword of Destiny by Courageous Lion Cinema

Best Costumes

S.H.A.M. by Actors Loft

Best Use of Character

The Eulogy by Metro City

Best Use of Prop

Jazzholes by The Veering Tangents

Best Use of Line

Developing by Action Axis

2016 Film List

  • "The First Date" by MHT Studios

    A lovely young woman on a first date and her hopeful dreams of more.

  • 19732 by Flying Monkey Films
  • 19748 by Rfgcc
  • Apocalypse Nights by EPOS Productions

    The world has ended, supplies are running low & the survivors unite ... well, they try …

  • Bro-ken Dream$ by Metro Swarm Intelligence

    Dude, Where's My Lotto Ticket?

  • But Wait, There's More! by Sum of 4 Studios

    A man finds himself struggling to retake his soul... if he can, make an arrangement.

  • Consuming Conscious by Kung Fury

    When the greatest want in life is to be known, can we really take the reality?

  • Dead Air by 52 Scripts

    A late night radio show on Halloween gets an unexpected caller.

  • Decensus by Silvertongue Studios

    2 Women, playing in a rat maze of the Gods for love

  • Developing by Action Axis

    A trip home to see her family teaches Lily that time has a way of changing everybody.

  • Discrete Indiscretion by Detroit Film Studio

    When a Lawman breaks the law for love.

  • Driveshaft by Bucksnort

    Becki_w_GUDHAIR goes live on the Book of Faces.

  • Evil Etiquette by VernaJune Ent.

    Manners Matter unless you're running for your life.

  • False Detective by Gretta Nanners

    An incompetent detective investigates a murder

  • Gambit by Four Horsemen Films

    The cost of war leaves few untouched

  • Half Way Home by Rugged Productions

    An alien must learn to act like a human or risk losing the love of his life

  • Jazzholes by The Veering Tangents

    Two assholes attempt to make real music despite themselves.

  • Kinnochio's Soul by Multiversal Pictures

    Pulled into the service of a demon, a young woman must rescue the spirit from her greedy siblings.

  • Krishna's Magical Palace by Holiday Park Productions

    "Stuck in a romantic slump, a man turns to his teddy bear for advice"

  • L.I.L.Y by Natural 20 Films

    Isolated and alone, a man is on a mission

  • Life by Play Nice

    Three inmates on the run seek out a life coach

  • Liquid Love by Easy Ease & the Keyframes

    an unsuspecting visitor brings romance into a lonely man's life

  • Long Shot by Failed Attempt Productions

    Granddaughter gets more than she bargained for for her birthday.

  • Melonball Run by GO Great Lakes Productions

    Two women run into peril when they meet the time traveling bootleggers.

  • Midas by Friends with Films

    With help from his idol, Lucas Elepano gets everything he thought he wanted.

  • Motives by RED Films

    Not everyone will understand your motives when you're in pursuit of success.

  • Motor Inn by Chicken Circle

    In a game of dare, Chloe is caught between drug world and her even meaner friends.

  • Mugged by Control Alt Delete

    One man's obsession persuades him to excess

  • My Way Out by Who Shot First Productions

    A man wrestles with depression and his friends and family who try to force him to be happy.

  • Pestilence by Rocket Boot Studios

    Two Girls are lead on a journey, running away from the "beast" lead by their life coach Lucas Elepan

  • PUSHED by CAMTASTIC FOUR

    FINDING A WAY HOME

  • Rogue Force by Vocal Goats

    2 Cops ignore their orders to take down the most notorious of all criminals.

  • S.H.A.M. by Actors Loft

    Even Superheroes have anger issues.

  • Satan sucks by Rising Suns Productions

    Satan down on his luck

  • Skate Night by FIYARtv

    A group of friends meet their new crossfit coach and soon wish they hadn't.

  • Sword of Destiny by Courageous Lion Cinema

    Destiny is Calling

  • The Bechdel Brothers by L. I. V. I. N.

    blood's thicker than beer

  • The Cart by IATL Productions

    After its owner is killed, a shopping cart comes to life to enact revenge

  • The Drive Home by MCM Films

    Daughters Never Forgets Their Dads

  • The Eulogy by Metro City

    One man’s struggle with the reality of living life alone.

  • The World's Best Life Coach by Fruit Basket

    Physical activity, social interaction, spiritual meditation, ... mugs?

  • Tinder Moments by Detroit City Kitties

    Sometimes you just feel like an animal...

  • Villain Advisory by Saving Harambe

    A one night stand in Gotham

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