Los Angeles, California August 4 - 6, 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 VOXX STUDIOS for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Ofelia will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

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October 27 - 29, 2017

Required Elements

  • Character: Austin or Ashley Cheevers, Winemaker (broad definition: anyone in the wine making industry
  • Prop: a wallet
  • Line: ""We only have a few minutes.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Sessions by Transplant Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Audience Favorite: Group C

Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Audience Favorite: Group D

Audience Favorite: Group E

Love at the End of Earth by Evanture Films

Audience Favorite: Group F

Very Grave Robbers by BallerHouse Productions

Audience Favorite: Group G

Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

Audience Favorite: Group H

Best Writing

Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Honorable Mention
Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Best Editing

Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

Sudden Death by Aura Films

Best Directing

John Redlinger Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

Honorable Mention
Fabiola Stevenson Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Best Cinematography

Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

Best Sound Design

Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

Best Musical Score

Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Honorable Mention
Wine Guys by Rogue Division

Best Actor

John McCool Bowers Sessions by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mention
Brian Michael Jones Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Best Actress

Beatriz Aguirre Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Honorable Mention
Hailee Lipscomb Grapes: A Mockumentary by In Your Frame Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Todd Robert Anderson Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Best Supporting Actress

Harriet Fisher Let Me Get This Straight by Executive Decision

Best Ensemble Acting

Very Grave Robbers by BallerHouse Productions

Best Graphics

MNGLR by Macabre Hobby

Best Choreography

Grapes: A Mockumentary by In Your Frame Productions

Sudden Death by Aura Films

Best Costumes

An Honest Man by Bitter Monk Films

Best Set Design

Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza

Best Use of Character

Grapes: A Mockumentary by In Your Frame Productions

Best Use of Prop

Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Best Use of Line

Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Honorable Mention
Introducing Dwayne Browning by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

Sudden Death by Aura Films

Best Visual Effects

Target'd by Trinoceros

Audience Favorite: Pajama Party Screening

The Otherling by Pals of Palladino

GRAND CHAMPION AUDIENCE AWARD

Very Grave Robbers by BallerHouse Productions

Honorable Mention
Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

Woman Filmmaker of the Year, Sponsored by Women in Film Org

Silvia Epure Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

Honorable Mention
Alyssa Carter Grapes: A Mockumentary by In Your Frame Productions

2017 Film List

  • American Courage by Flipn' Films

    Sometimes the war you think your fighting, is not the war your fighting.

  • An Honest Man by Bitter Monk Films

    A man down on his luck proves that a big heart is more valuable than a big wallet.

  • Dark Blend by Chemical Sunset

    A Detective tries to trap a sinister winemaker and finds herself over her head.

  • Dark West by Bad & Classic Productions

    Two brothers reconnect after one of them gets in deep with a dangerous criminal.

  • Detective Chris: In Training by 5B Films

    At the end of the 90's, a lowly intern finally gets the chance to prove himself and earn the respect of even the most seasoned detectives.

  • Durban Poison by Trustinhim Films

    A young couple find themselves way out of their element as they try to venture into the Cannabais infused wine industry.

  • Five Points Vineyard Website Video Final Ver.6 by Amalgamated Grommets

    The Video for Five Points Vineyard launch...

  • Grapes: A Mockumentary by In Your Frame Productions

    Following the commercial shoot day for Ashley's Cheevers' new wine brand, A.CHEEVERS. Achievement you can taste.

  • Introducing Dwayne Browning by Slushpile Entertainment

    Whatever happened to that one actor... find out here.

  • Let Me Get This Straight by Executive Decision

    Lonely scientist finds the friend she needs in the right place, but from the wrong time.

  • Love at the End of Earth by Evanture Films

    In a post apocalypse world the last two survivors, Eveline & Austin, imagine a first date before Earth was decimated, but you can only day dream for so long before having to move on.

  • MNGLR by Macabre Hobby

    MNGLR: The hot new dating app for people with very particular tastes.

  • MS. ROBOT and other imaginary things by maxchroma

    All was well for Chris and Juan until MS. ROBOT showed up at work.

  • My Best Friend by LA LA land was Ok I guess but Ryan Goslin looks at his feet when he dances
  • Ofelia by VOXX STUDIOS

    A love story between 2 old people. She realizes that only the taste of a special wine can bring lucidity to her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer. But the bottle is almost empty...

  • Portal to Bob by Midnight Earthling
  • Sessions by Transplant Pictures

    A woman's search for her birth mother leads her to a therapy session two years in the making.

  • Shady Oaks Takedown by Tequila Mockingbird

    Two bitter rivals in a nursing home find common cause in their mutual hatred of the doctor who runs the place.

  • Squiggy by A Green Pearl Extravaganza
  • Sudden Death by Aura Films

    Play on. It's not over yet.

  • Target'd by Trinoceros

    An inside look of three assassins in a world where there's an app for everything... even murder.

  • Temptation by Power House
  • test run by B Mello Productions

    Test trials for a humanlike A.I. render interesting results.

  • The Catsitter by Skux Life

    An eccentric millionaire hires a young man to look after his cat while he's away traveling through time.

  • The Cellar by High Freakquency Productions

    A man gets caught using an unconventional method to age his wine.

  • The Otherling by Pals of Palladino

    A broken man and a young alien form an unlikely bond that defies expectations.

  • Their Boy by Iron Relic

    A family mourning tragedy and a mother who will go to any means to bring her child back. But what she calls forth, is not what answers.

  • Very Grave Robbers by BallerHouse Productions

    When their home invasion is interrupted by a memorial service, two ROBBERS must blend in or get busted.

  • Wine Guys by Rogue Division

    An aspiring wine maker discovers the criminal underground of the wine industry.


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