Greensboro, North Carolina October 6 - 8, 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 Layla Films Productions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Fun and Games will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Ill-fated by Artivational

Required Elements

  • Character: Stanley or Stacy Draper, Former Priest/Nun
  • Prop: A spider web
  • Line: "There has to be a better way."

Audience Favorite

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

Honorable Mention
Beware, The Waxing Moon by Blue Bear Productions

Best Writing

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

Best Editing

Ill-fated by Artivational

Best Directing

Ill-fated by Artivational

Best Cinematography

Beware, The Waxing Moon by Blue Bear Productions

Best Sound Design

That Which We Bury by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Musical Score

That Which We Bury by Bottom Shelf Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

Honorable Mention
scarebnb by Rescued Castaways

Best Graphics

Ill-fated by Artivational

Best Special Effects

Beware, The Waxing Moon by Blue Bear Productions

Best Costumes

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

Best Make Up

Savour the Sin by AstroJane Productions

Best Use of Character

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

Honorable Mention
Molly, It's Time by Eccentrics Anonymous

Best Use of Prop

Beware, The Waxing Moon by Blue Bear Productions

Best Use of Line

Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

Honorable Mention
Savour the Sin by AstroJane Productions

Best Scream

Caroline Cochrane The Samaritan by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Twist Ending

The Samaritan by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Evil Smirk

Nicholas Veneris Boys Will Be Boys by Fat Jack Pictures

2017 Film List

  • Beware, The Waxing Moon by Blue Bear Productions

    Domestic violence as seen through the eyes of a child with an active imagination.

  • Beyond Light by B.E. Team

    A cult believing a dark power lives inside everyone will stop at nothing to awaken who they think will become their new leader; they just have to get her first.

  • Boys Will Be Boys by Fat Jack Pictures

    At the expense of her co-workers a mother brings her young son to work.

  • Early Stacy by Press On Productions

    A happy couple preparing their house for their Thanksgiving guest have to deal with their guest's unexpected early arrival.

  • False Echoes for Katie by the Shotoku Project

    A woman is terrorized by those meant to help her. Or is she?

  • Fun and Games by Layla Films Productions

    Not all games are meant to be fun.

  • Ill-fated by Artivational

    Things aren't always what they seem....Or are they?

  • Molly, It's Time by Eccentrics Anonymous

    Therapy sessions go badly between an ex-priest and a young girl.

  • Orb by Amethyst Lens Cap

    No one ever wants to die. Be careful what you ask for...

  • Savour the Sin by AstroJane Productions

    A scientist turns from religion to deal with sinners in her special way

  • scarebnb by Rescued Castaways

    Seeing is believing

  • Strange Creatures by Stumble Ready

    The neighbors seem a little crazy in this neighborhood....

  • That Which We Bury by Bottom Shelf Films

    An ex-priest discovers something unexpected when tackling a haunting.

  • The Samaritan by 13th Pygmy Productions

    No good deed goes unpunished.


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