Indianapolis, Indiana July 8 - 10, 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 Herbert Brothers for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film The Photograph will go on to represent Indianapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Redemption Services by Raaen Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Vindicta by Team Dharma

Required Elements

  • Character: Frances or Forrest Courtney, Architect
  • Prop: a tomato
  • Line: "And voila!" (the french word, not the musical instrument)

Audience Favorite: Group A

Seedy by Buffoonery Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

Best Writing

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

Best Directing

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

Best Cinematography

Solanum by Fair Creek Films

Best Sound Design

Vindicta by Team Dharma

Best Acting

For Rest by MUTT

Best Special Effects

Time For Frances by The Collective Brain

Best Costumes

Hard Sell by # Raving Lunatic Show

Best Use of Character

Rotten by FireMonkeys@LDR Studios

Best Use of Prop

Seedy by Buffoonery Films

Best Use of Line

Redemption Services by Raaen Films

2016 Film List

  • A Knight To Remember by Paradox

    Upon teaching a lesson to his son, a father teaches himself.

  • End of Age by In Cahoots

    Annie's discovery of the formula to stop aging puts her life in danger.

  • For Rest by MUTT

    A Family Journey

  • Happiness is .... by Manmauji Films

    A caring daughter helps her distressed father understand where his true happiness lies

  • Happy Effing National Tomato Day by JumpCuts

    3 Pals Celebrate National Tomato Day

  • Hard Sell by # Raving Lunatic Show

    When living the rock and roll livestyle, creating new prospects can be tricky.

  • Home by Fierce Little Bird Productions

    Siblings reconnect at their old family home to help each other cope with the death of their father.

  • In the Garden by Sriracha and Noodles

    Magic Tomato

  • Make Your Own Luck by Bertha Productions

    An asshole and an architect bond and break.

  • Maverick by Raven's Nest Productions

    Fueled by a passion for change, brutality pulls at a young man; outcast from his own beliefs.

  • Mercy by Canned Rose Studios

    When Det. Mercy is called in the uncooperative become cooperative

  • My Neighbor's Dog by B-Unit

    Lonely man finds promise of friendship through his neighbor's dog

  • NOT MY JOB by ParaCinema

    When all else fails... Take no responsibility

  • Redemption Services by Raaen Films

    After failing a business deal and witnessing a murder, a man is given the chance to change the past.

  • Rotten by FireMonkeys@LDR Studios

    good roar trip gone bad

  • Seedy by Buffoonery Films

    Factually a fruit, but secretly a killer.

  • Solanum by Fair Creek Films

    An architect trapped in the ashes of a broken world seeks to rebuild.

  • Sylphlike by Disturb the Production

    A best friend writes a letter to her best friend who she lost to an eating disorder.

  • Take Leave by RSDigital

    An agorophobic man leaves his house because of insanity

  • The Cave by SonderVision Productions

    A Cog in the machine experiences freedom for one fleeting moment

  • The Chef by Blue September Films

    And Voila, you can cook too!

  • The Dr. Steve Show by Short Strawteam Berry Cake Productions

    Welcome to the Dr. Steve show, which is all about tomatoes, hallucinations, and Frances Courtney.

  • The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

    There's nothing a father won't do to save his child.

  • The Total Package by Dinosaur Riders

    In the difficult dating world, sometimes it's not only your date you have to impress.

  • Time For Frances by The Collective Brain

    A Secret agent's mission is compromised by an oblivious man

  • Vindicta by Team Dharma

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