Edinburgh, United Kingdom 20 - 22 May 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 Beyond Studios for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film His Last Words will go on to represent Edinburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

His Last Words by Beyond Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Bernie or Bernie Hart, Toy Maker
  • Prop: A Red Thread
  • Line: "Wiggle it."

Audience Favorite: Group A

SISTER by The Alumni

Audience Favorite: Group B

His Last Words by Beyond Studios

Best Writing

The Cupcake by Junk Room

Best Editing

His Last Words by Beyond Studios

Best Directing

SISTER by The Alumni

Best Cinematography

SISTER by The Alumni

Best Sound Design

Necklace by Tie Packer Productions

Best Musical Score

Toyed Heart by Oligo Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Snurbletuff Love by Dalry Open Film

Best Special Effects

A Boy & His Mutant by Who Does That?

Best Costumes

Hartfelt Toys by The Shelves

Best Use of Character

The Last Toymaker by Morgan Slides Productions

Best Use of Prop

Strung Out by The Weedy Men Signal

Best Use of Line

His Last Words by Beyond Studios

2016 Film List

  • A Boy & His Mutant by Who Does That?

    In a post apocalyptic world, a boy and his trusty mutant must survive the tyrannical robotic police

  • Fixing a Tear by Honey Wagon

    Young girl coming of age.

  • Give Way by Big Ed's Gas Farm

    Two adopted brothers journey to meet a brother they never knew they had.

  • Hartfelt Toys by The Shelves

    If you go down to the woods today...

  • His Last Words by Beyond Studios

    In war-torn Europe, a soldier's last words take on a mysterious importance.

  • Necklace by Tie Packer Productions

    A find not worth keeping

  • NUTS by Bloodshot
  • SISTER by The Alumni

    A young girl struggles to adapt to home life following the arrival of a baby brother.

  • Snurbletuff Love by Dalry Open Film

    A humble toy-maker attempts to woo his lovely new neighbor with his latest toy invention....

  • Strung Out by The Weedy Men Signal
  • The Arrest by Team Rex
  • The Cupcake by Junk Room

    When a cupcake is not as it seems...

  • The Dollmaker by Espresso Productions

    Are things the way you see them?

  • The Last Toymaker by Morgan Slides Productions

    Bernie Harte is the last hope to save imagination. Can he

  • The Scorpion And The Frog by Devil Cat

    A modern-day fable about human nature.

  • Toyboy by Moving Picts

    Bernie, a PTSD suffering war veteran, experiences his future self and chooses a different path.

  • Toyed Heart by Oligo Productions

    A woman tries to find real love using digital means.

  • Unfinished Business by Gooodge Teeeam

    We gave it our best

  • Untangled by OwenHill Creations

    Untangling the mystery with his own hands.

  • Will And Grave by FLATCAM

    A toy maker leaves his family the ultimate Christmas gift.

  • Wrists of Fury by Caffeine Fuelled Productions

    "It's time for a win"

  • You've Been Shamed by We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

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