Greensboro, North Carolina July 10 - 12, 2015

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 2015. Their film Gotta Go will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Return by 5 Million Galaxies

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Tammy or Tommy Nester, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: An award
  • Line: Who died and made you king?

Audience Favorite: Group A

Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Audience Favorite: Group B

What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

Best Writing

Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Best Editing

Return by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Directing

What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Best Cinematography

Mr. 1989 by Goodnight Creative

Honorable Mention
Return by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Sound Design

Return by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Musical Score

Hell on Heels by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Acting

Honorable Mention
What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Best Actor

Drama - Patrick Parker The System by General Pictures

Comedy - Darren Hummel Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Best Actress

Drama - Abby Burris The System by General Pictures

Comedy - Shannon Rosato Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Honorable Mention
Alexa Yeames as the Daughter Last Words by Mills48

Best Graphics

Grey Matters by Contagious Media Productions

Best Special Effects

The Spy Who Sold Me by Broken Zebra

Best Costumes

Grey Matters by Contagious Media Productions

Best Use of Character

Bunker Down by Eccentrics Anonymous

Best Use of Prop

Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

Hell on Heels by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Use of Line

Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

2015 Film List

  • Bunker Down by Eccentrics Anonymous

    With apocalypse on the near horizon, various character vie to purchase the final doomsday bunker.

  • Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

    A unfulfilled realtor discovers a mystery in the men's bathroom.

  • Grey Matters by Contagious Media Productions

    Living with Heroes

  • Hell on Heels by 13th Pygmy Productions

    A young girl’s flight of fantasy transports the viewer into a world where her hero must race against

  • Last Words by Mills48

    A mother's hope.

  • Mr. 1989 by Goodnight Creative

    A man works through a uniquely depressing day.

  • Return by 5 Million Galaxies

    You CAN go home again

  • Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

    A man without a house finds a home

  • The Spy Who Sold Me by Broken Zebra

    Real estate agent by day, secret agent by night.

  • The System by General Pictures

    Even at the fringes, it's about economics.

  • What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

    A peaceful night with the family turns into a disturbing encounter.


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