Paducah, Kentucky August 5 - 7, 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 Bad Apple Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Paper Playground will go on to represent Paducah against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Paper Playground by Bad Apple Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Crazy In Love by CAB F A

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Deja Brew by Big Kid Studios

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Watch by Escapist Pictures

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Dogwood Hollow by Wiener Cat Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

1994 by Ravenblade Syndicate

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Mariah by Real Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

My Buddy, the Body by The 8th Floor

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Sweet Justice by Outside the Litterbox

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Always Watching by About Jam Time

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Vicarious by Socially Present

Required Elements

  • Character: Reggie or Rebecca Miltonshire, Foreign Visitor
  • Prop: a towel
  • Line: "She reminds me of someone."

Audience Favorite

Deja Brew by Big Kid Studios

Best Writing

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Best Editing

Watch by Escapist Pictures

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Best Directing

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Watch by Escapist Pictures

Best Cinematography

Vicarious by Socially Present

Best Sound Design

Vicarious by Socially Present

Best Musical Score

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Vicarious by Socially Present

Best Acting

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Best Graphics

Watch by Escapist Pictures

Vicarious by Socially Present

Best Special Effects

Mariah by Real Productions

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Best Costumes

Always Watching by About Jam Time

S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

Best Use of Character

Crazy In Love by CAB F A

Deja Brew by Big Kid Studios

Best Use of Prop

Paper Playground by Bad Apple Productions

Best Use of Line

1994 by Ravenblade Syndicate

Mariah by Real Productions

2016 Film List

  • 1994 by Ravenblade Syndicate

    I just want to play music.

  • Always Watching by About Jam Time

    Two brothers will go to any length to give their sister what she wants for Christmas.

  • Crazy In Love by CAB F A

    Silent screwed up relationship.

  • Deja Brew by Big Kid Studios

    A man suffering from alcoholism and heartbreak struggles to escape a cycle of self destruction.

  • Dogwood Hollow by Wiener Cat Productions

    Two cousins are reunited after eight years.

  • Mariah by Real Productions

    A family must deal with a very unexpected visitor.

  • My Buddy, the Body by The 8th Floor

    When no one cares about a dead man, one slob becomes his caretaker.

  • Paper Playground by Bad Apple Productions

    A young girl bored at home decides to take matters into her own hands, creating a backyard adventure

  • S*** SHOW by RED BAND FILMS

    Leah is clife is turning into a real...

  • Sweet Justice by Outside the Litterbox

    Boredom and cookies lead to crime.

  • Vicarious by Socially Present

    A foreign visitor takes over an elderly woman's body and things begin to get weird.

  • Watch by Escapist Pictures

    Three killers chase down a witness to a murder they committed.

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