Greensboro, North Carolina June 23 - 25, 2017

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 The Magic Shop for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Get Bent will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Get Bent by The Magic Shop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

TRAPPED by TA Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Sunny or Sonny Bowles, Yoga Instructor
  • Prop: a Ribbon
  • Line: "How many times do I have to tell you?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Case of the Twisted Truth by Bottom Shelf Films

Honorable Mention
A Fistful of Dodgeballs by Bison Vision

Audience Favorite: Group B

Get Bent by The Magic Shop

Honorable Mention
Redemption by Birthday Suit Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Vigilance by Longbow Entertainment

YoGate by Gibbs Growlers

Best Writing

Get Bent by The Magic Shop

Honorable Mention
The Case of the Twisted Truth by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Editing

Greenway Park by General Pictures

Best Directing

A Fistful of Dodgeballs by Bison Vision

Best Cinematography

Belonging by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Sound Design

A Fistful of Dodgeballs by Bison Vision

Best Musical Score

Greenway Park by General Pictures

Best Actor

Sean Breitkreutz City 36 by Studio GreyBlue

Best Actress

Rebekah Babel TRAPPED by TA Films

Best Graphics

My Girl by Artivational

Best Special Effects

Belonging by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Costumes

Belonging by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Use of Character

Redemption by Birthday Suit Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Ribbon that Binds by AstroJane Productions

Honorable Mention
Vigilance by Longbow Entertainment

Best Use of Line

Greenway Park by General Pictures

Best Acting by Youth

THE GIFT by Attempting Fate

Best Acting Ensemble

Deal Me In by StumbleMuse Productions

Best Fight Sequence

Getaway by Saturn Studios

Best Performance by a baby in a leading role

The Most Interesting Baby In The World by Big Racket Productions

2017 Film List

  • A Fistful of Dodgeballs by Bison Vision

    A new kid rolls into town. Friends will be made, bullies will be made example of, and the school with learn what true strength is, all before the final bell rings...

  • A Matter of Time by Rescued Castaways

    Time Travel, it's always a good idea....

  • A Ribbon in Her Hair by Amazing Studios Inc.

    A record producer attempts a comeback but culture clash intervenes.

  • Belonging by 5 Million Galaxies

    A woman's search for her place in time.

  • Buddy by Live Win Media and Taco Dog Studios

    Afraid to even leave the house, Hana Burke overcomes her anxiety to walk her dog, Buddy. Her brief venture outdoors quickly descends into a nightmare of all her worst fears. Once the fish leaves the water, is it even safe for her to go back?

  • But a Dream by Blue Bear Productions

    Would you still make the same decisions today if you know what will happen tomorrow?

  • City 36 by Studio GreyBlue

    Live long friends make movies

  • Deal Me In by StumbleMuse Productions

    In the year since her passing, Lenny has lost connection.

  • Emote by Coins in a Pig

    A man faced with depression tries to fit in with society by using a remote to control his emotions.

  • For Your Protection by Twinscape Films

    Stained by constant jealousy and paranoia, Mr. Peterson spins out of control but his vengeance falls short to the tension amongst his family.

  • From Downward Dog to Warrior One by Full Armor Films

    An unexpected romance blossoms between a mobster and his yoga instructor.

  • Get Bent by The Magic Shop

    A man in double arm casts suddenly finds himself needing to pee.

  • Getaway by Saturn Studios

    Everyone is chasing after something.

  • Greenway Park by General Pictures

    A beautiful day in the park turns sinister for a young photographer

  • Let's Make a Movie: A Documentary of Failure by The RTP "Let's Make a Movie" Group

    A Documentary of Failure

  • My Girl by Artivational

    Tie your past to your present.

  • Nostalgia 2 by 13th Pygmy Productions

    Every serial killer has her day.

  • One Meter War by Floradar Films

    Boys playing war that is sometimes games.

  • Pieces by Shenanigans Junction Productions

    Scrapbooking takes a sinister turn in this modern day horror, where danger lurks in unexpected places.

  • Purple Ribbons by Amethyst Lens Cap

    No matter how strange, you can always count on D.T. Johnson to crack the case.

  • Redemption by Birthday Suit Productions

    A young man discovers help comes to those that are open to it.

  • RetroViral: Sonny and Gare by Eccentrics Anonymous

    Two high schoolers find Internet fame through a viral video-but at what cost?

  • Swelter by Layla Films Productions

    A yoga teacher looses her cool.

  • T.A.T. by Brooska
  • The Case of the Twisted Truth by Bottom Shelf Films

    A detective solves a series of murders with increasingly insane logic.

  • THE GIFT by Attempting Fate

    Sometimes its a burden, sometimes its.. a gift.

  • The Most Interesting Baby In The World by Big Racket Productions

    Baby Time!

  • The Ribbon that Binds by AstroJane Productions

    A unique dating situation makes for a unique and unexpected connection

  • TRAPPED by TA Films

    When a reoccurring nightmare begins to affect her health, a yoga instructor begins a quest to find peace, only to find her captor is closer than she thought.

  • Vigilance by Longbow Entertainment

    One afternoon in the park, a young girl wonders off seemingly unobserved, but, someone is watching.

  • YoGate by Gibbs Growlers

    Yo-Gatē, is a new ancient philosophy for "bad" students


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