Austin, Texas June 25 - 27, 2010

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 Spontaneous Human Combustion for winning Best Film of 2010. Their film Murder on the Western Frontier will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2011.


1st Place: Best Film of 2010

Murder on the Western Frontier by Spontaneous Human Combustion

Required Elements

  • Character: Vincent or Vanessa Lowe, Potter
  • Prop: a balloon
  • Line: "Why does everyone always say that?"

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Fix by The Team Team

Audience Favorite: Group C

Loonacy by Last Minute Movie Makers

Best Writing

Murder on the Western Frontier by Spontaneous Human Combustion

Best Editing

L'Homage by Focus Challenged

Best Directing

The Fix by The Team Team

Loonacy by Last Minute Movie Makers

Best Cinematography

L'Homage by Focus Challenged

Best Sound Design

Loonacy by Last Minute Movie Makers

Best Acting

Declaration by Arts+Labor

Best Graphics

Express Delivery by Top Hat Derby

Best Special Effects

Loonacy by Last Minute Movie Makers

Best Costumes

The Continuing Adventures of Major Freedom by San Martian Productions

Best Use of Character

Murder on the Western Frontier by Spontaneous Human Combustion

Best Use of Prop

L'Homage by Focus Challenged

Best Use of Line

Glitch by Janky Productions

Best Stunts

Express Delivery by Top Hat Derby

2010 Film List

  • Declaration by Arts+Labor

    Detained for possession of a suspicious object, Ms. Espinoza defends her innocence while Officers Stone and Lowe clash over how to handle the interrogation.

  • Express Delivery by Top Hat Derby

    A flower delivery man needs to make it on time or he will lose his job

  • Glitch by Janky Productions

    Sometimes things break... that's why there's a warranty.

  • L'Homage by Focus Challenged

    A film within a film...but which is reality?

  • Loonacy by Last Minute Movie Makers

    You will never forget this birthday

  • Murder on the Western Frontier by Spontaneous Human Combustion

    When Elijah White is on the case, not even the most unusual of circumstances prevents him from solving the crime

  • The Continuing Adventures of Major Freedom by San Martian Productions

    After his young sidekick is captured by a French villain, Major Freedom must find a way to rescue his friend while also completing his mission of recovering the stolen Hollywood Blacklist.

  • The Fix by The Team Team

    A down and out boxer risks everything on one illegal fight to save his marriage.


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