Greensboro, North Carolina June 24 - 26, 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 5 Million Galaxies for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Libris Mortis will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Downward Dog by Layla Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

FOUND by General Pictures

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October 14 - 16, 2016

Required Elements

  • Character: Lyle or Leslie Sherman, Interpretor
  • Prop: a dog toy
  • Line: "Mom hates her."

Audience Favorite: Group A

There Goes Eric by Entercainment Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Downward Dog by Layla Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Writing

Downward Dog by Layla Films

Best Editing

Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies

Honorable Mention
Whiskey Sour by Q.L.A.B. Creative

Best Directing

FOUND by General Pictures

Best Cinematography

Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies

Honorable Mention
The Golden Man-Child by Tzatlee Tosh

Best Sound Design

Downward Dog by Layla Films

Best Musical Score

There Goes Eric by Entercainment Productions

Best Actor

A.J. Schraeder as Lyle Sherman and Mr. Phineas Life's Lesson by Unstoppable Failure

Honorable Mention
Nick Dobson as Christian Terry Last Call by Nuclear Syrup

Best Actress

Sheila Duell as Leslie Sherman Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies

Honorable Mention
Abby Burris at Natalie FOUND by General Pictures

Best Graphics

Isaac Heath and the Time Tool by Saturn Studios

Best Special Effects

Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies

Honorable Mention
Life's Lesson by Unstoppable Failure

Best Choreography

Isaac Heath and the Time Tool by Saturn Studios

Best Use of Character

Blood Relations by Blue Bear Productions

Best Use of Prop

There Goes Eric by Entercainment Productions

Best Use of Line

She loves me by Rescued Castaways Productions

2016 Film List

  • Blood Relations by Blue Bear Productions

    Every family has their issues...but most families don't hold someone's life in their hands.

  • Downward Dog by Layla Films

    This "dog whisperer's" most interesting client yet.

  • FOUND by General Pictures

    The hopeless search for a lost dog becomes a journey of discovery for father and daughter.

  • Isaac Heath and the Time Tool by Saturn Studios

    What happens when time stops?

  • Last Call by Nuclear Syrup

    A young man attempts to persuade people to join a doomsday cult before the apocalypse comes.

  • Libris Mortis by 5 Million Galaxies
  • Life's Lesson by Unstoppable Failure

    He can interpret your past but you might not life what you find out

  • She loves me by Rescued Castaways Productions

    Mom hates her, but she loves me. She loves ME!

  • The Golden Man-Child by Tzatlee Tosh

    Lee faces his pint sized nemesis

  • The Way the Cookie Crumbles by Leaky Lens Productions

    Jordan Knight is tasked with taking out an international drug syndicate.

  • There Goes Eric by Entercainment Productions

    A furniture salesman struggles with a pesky jingle singer.

  • Whiskey Sour by Q.L.A.B. Creative

    A young liberator discovers an other worldly secret in this afterlife adventure.


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