Buffalo, New York August 14 - 16, 2009

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 Ma's Meatloaf for winning Best Film of 2009. Their film The Applicants will go on to represent Buffalo against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2010.


1st Place: Best Film of 2009

The Applicants by Ma's Meatloaf

Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Mary Kowalski, Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Prop: a head of cabbage
  • Line: "Nobody mentioned it at all."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Mr. Kowalski's Kitchen by Lady Bird

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Applicants by Ma's Meatloaf

Best Writing

Race for the Prize by Dasco Productions

Best Editing

The Applicants by Ma's Meatloaf

Best Directing

Graveyard Shift by RPM

Best Cinematography

Graveyard Shift by RPM

Best Musical Score

Mr. Kowalski's Kitchen by Lady Bird

Best Acting

Mary's Christmas by ollagnod

Best Special Effects

Impermanent by JB Productions

Best Use of Character

Training Daze by Very Special Boys

Best Use of Prop

Cabbage in Common by The Noble Bavarians

2009 Film List

  • Cabbage in Common by The Noble Bavarians
  • Graveyard Shift by RPM
  • Impermanent by JB Productions
  • Mary's Christmas by ollagnod
  • Mr. Kowalski's Kitchen by Lady Bird
  • Race for the Prize by Dasco Productions
  • The Applicants by Ma's Meatloaf
  • Training Daze by Very Special Boys

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