Portland, Maine July 22 - 24, 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 Man-Like Machines for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Space:1974 will go on to represent Portland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Space:1974 by Man-Like Machines

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

El Corazon by KING OF HEARTS FILMS

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Stright Crumbled by HOOJIE MORRILL PRODUCTIONS

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Bad Puppet by Slow Children Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Wings Take Dream by Shiny and Monochrome

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Roommate Wanted by Wax Idiotical Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Is Fish Okay? by Human Condition Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Party Games by She Smiled Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Shoes by T9 Cine

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Wrench by Suchecki Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Team DeathMatch & Team DeathMatch

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

On The Rocks by Resurgam

Required Elements

  • Character: Ross or Rosie Stonking, Plumber
  • Prop: a wrapped gift
  • Line: "When did that happen?"

Audience Favorite

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Writing

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Editing

Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

Best Directing

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Cinematography

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Sound Design

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Musical Score

Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

Best Actor

Jacob Coppola Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

Best Actress

Kristin Frisby Wings Take Dream by Shiny and Monochrome

Best Special Effects

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Costumes

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Use of Character

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Use of Prop

Wrench by Suchecki Productions

Best Emerging Filmmaker

On The Rocks by Resurgam

2016 Film List

  • Bad Puppet by Slow Children Productions

    Ross Stonking must find a new place to live

  • El Corazon by KING OF HEARTS FILMS

    Plumber surprises his gf with a career changing git, and travels to help save a wedding.

  • Is Fish Okay? by Human Condition Films

    Man joins his gf's friends at awkward dinner party

  • On The Rocks by Resurgam

    Life through the eyes of a closet alcoholic.

  • Party Games by She Smiled Productions

    A game of matchmaking ensues at a crazy house party

  • Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

    It's never easy

  • Roommate Wanted by Wax Idiotical Films

    Finding a new roommate can be tough, especially in Fantasyville

  • Shoes by T9 Cine

    Karl and Irene have to make a hard choice, one already made by the strangers in their living room

  • Space:1974 by Man-Like Machines

    Aliens travel in time

  • Stright Crumbled by HOOJIE MORRILL PRODUCTIONS

    Nate and Hannha reconnect at a coffe shop after not seeing each other for a long time.

  • The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

    Good to see you.

  • Wings Take Dream by Shiny and Monochrome

    An insomniac takes medication haphazardly and suffers unique side effects.

  • Wrench by Suchecki Productions

    How far will you go for love or hate?

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