Buffalo, New York August 19 - 21, 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 A Major Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film wait will go on to represent Buffalo against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

wait by A Major Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons by Panda Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Renae by Noonlight Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Kris or Kristy Carter, Mathematician
  • Prop: a leash
  • Line: "Just doin' my job." (or "Just doing my job.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Period Peace by Partially Submerged Elephants

Audience Favorite: Group B

When Life Gives You Lemons by Panda Media

Best Writing

Renae by Noonlight Films

Best Editing

The Meet Cute by BMC

Best Directing

wait by A Major Films

Best Cinematography

Whatever It Takes by Kremjangals

Best Musical Score

The Busker by PizzaDog Studios

Best Actor

Don Johnson Whatever It Takes by Kremjangals

Best Actress

Elizabeth Colarte wait by A Major Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Whatever It Takes by Kremjangals

Best Special Effects

Arach-NOPE-phobia by ObscureWorkz

Best Use of Character

Waiting to Hear by Catalyst Collaborations

Best Use of Prop

superfume by Shoebox Cinema

Best Use of Line

American Wayside by Chaparral Group

2016 Film List

  • 9:01 by Buffalo Above

    A woman wrestles with confusing chronology after-and before-witnessing a potentially terrible event.

  • A Collar for Kevin by Wildcat

    A family comes together in the face of danger to bring home the perfect pet.

  • American Wayside by Chaparral Group

    You never see it coming

  • Annie by Indie Riot

    Just Doin' my job

  • Arach-NOPE-phobia by ObscureWorkz

    Some unwanted guests arrive causing panic, paranoia and insanity!

  • Clean Sweep by Future Self Productions

    A mysterious box, which holds a deadly secret, is delivered to Kris Carter's home.

  • Espionage a Trois by SteBra Entertainment

    It's gotta work sometime

  • From the Future by Moxy

    It's only a matter of time.

  • I want to believe by Lifeboat Productions

    Mysterious events occur while a group of friends camp in the woods

  • Lou by Fighting Mongoose

    Criminal heist is foiled by a bumbling janitor

  • Period Peace by Partially Submerged Elephants

    When intercommunication syncs all women's periods. Apocalypse and personal growth becomes inevitable

  • Renae by Noonlight Films

    A girl finds new perspective in a field of her dreams.

  • run little Kris run by Fuzzy Logic Inc

    A little child who dreams of being more trys his hand at various sports until he find his true calli

  • Signs Of Elan by Hylowood Studios

    An Ancient times community surviving and learning the true meaning of life.

  • superfume by Shoebox Cinema

    Fighting crime never smelled so nice

  • The Batch by Dark Labs

    Watch bachelor Kris Carter as he seeks the woman of his dreams

  • The Busker by PizzaDog Studios

    As a honeymooning couple takes in Niagara Falls, they keep crossing paths with a street musician. Th

  • The Meet Cute by BMC

    An actor and a mathematician find out love happens in awkward ways.

  • The Undersanta by The Perlicue Lens

    On the busiest night of the year, Undersanta 616 sets out to become the first ever female Santa.

  • wait by A Major Films

    A schoolgirl fantasy becomes obsession

  • Waiting to Hear by Catalyst Collaborations

    A man battling depression learns to

  • Whatever It Takes by Kremjangals

    When an Onyx driver feels he has had enough, he decides to do whatever it takes to get the job of h

  • When Life Gives You Lemons by Panda Media

    Just doin' my job

  • Whittling Away by True Intent

    When a young girl goes missing, her uptight father embarks on a search for answers.

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