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 God's Perfect Idiots for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Cinema Adventures will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Cinema Adventures by God's Perfect Idiots

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

First Mile's the Hardest by Eccentrics Anonymous

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Sweet water by Just Kidding Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Blood Relations by Blue Bear Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Second Chances by Drama Center Pictures

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Language of Love by Bottom Shelf Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Leslie by The Reelists

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

FiVe by ENTense Focus

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Life's Lesson by Unstoppable Failure

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Blackout by Full Armor Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Consequences by 13th Pygmy Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

CATroix by JAM Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Last Call by Nuclear Syrup

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Secrets from Beyond by Longbow Entertainment

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

She loves me by Rescued Castaways Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Mortal Anxiety by Broken Zebra

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

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

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Phantomime by The Jokey Edgars

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Tao of Jade by CineMuse

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Hell Kitty by Sick Chick Flicks

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Golden Man-Child by Tzatlee Tosh

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Scarlett Prince by SEA DOG CINEMAS

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Popsicle Express by Spice Girls

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

In Mom We Trust by First Contact Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

"of small things" by W.S.E.R. (Write Shoot Edit Repeat)

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

There Goes Eric by Entercainment Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Isaac Heath and the Time Tool by Saturn Studios

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

War Is Stupid, Obviously by I am Groupp Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Typeface to Face by Bison Vision

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

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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

  • "of small things" by W.S.E.R. (Write Shoot Edit Repeat)

    A girl discovers her path to friendship

  • Blackout by Full Armor Films

    A techie hermit is forced to interact with the "real world" when his power is suddenly turned off.

  • Blood Relations by Blue Bear Productions

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

  • CATroix by JAM Films

    Professor held hostage by Leslie decides to help her.

  • Cinema Adventures by God's Perfect Idiots

    Chris is left running the theater for a week while the owner's are away-what could go wrong?

  • Consequences by 13th Pygmy Productions

    Karma is a bitch!

  • Downward Dog by Layla Films

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

  • First Mile's the Hardest by Eccentrics Anonymous

    A journey of discovery is not measured in miles for two brothers.

  • FiVe by ENTense Focus

    "You ready?"

  • FOUND by General Pictures

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

  • Hell Kitty by Sick Chick Flicks

    Cats rule dogs drool

  • In Mom We Trust by First Contact Productions

    Mom is love... I think...

  • Isaac Heath and the Time Tool by Saturn Studios

    What happens when time stops?

  • Language of Love by Bottom Shelf Films

    A Wish for Love Puts a Man in a Rough Situation

  • Last Call by Nuclear Syrup

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

  • Leslie by The Reelists

    A boy with a rare hearing disorder is plagued by a corrupted device.

  • 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

  • Mortal Anxiety by Broken Zebra

    Beautiful mortician strives to connect with the living

  • Phantomime by The Jokey Edgars

    A young couple goes to extremes to stop a haunting in their house.

  • Popsicle Express by Spice Girls

    One quick lick trip

  • Second Chances by Drama Center Pictures

    Seeking a promotion at his current company, an intern finds more than he was looking for.

  • Secrets from Beyond by Longbow Entertainment

    A man tries to discover the extent of his mother's love.

  • She loves me by Rescued Castaways Productions

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

  • Sweet water by Just Kidding Productions

    A down on his luck investigator gets the assignment that could save his career.

  • The Act of Translation by Irrelevant Productions

    Stuck between two choices, a young woman finds an interpreter that gives her a new option

  • The Golden Man-Child by Tzatlee Tosh

    Lee faces his pint sized nemesis

  • The Scarlett Prince by SEA DOG CINEMAS

    A young man fights crime and his family at Thanksgiving.

  • The Tao of Jade by CineMuse

    Every Jade has her day...

  • 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.

  • Typeface to Face by Bison Vision

    A man who makes his living helping others communicate, struggles to communicate his own feelings

  • War Is Stupid, Obviously by I am Groupp Productions

    Men make a war, girls shut it down.

  • Whiskey Sour by Q.L.A.B. Creative

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

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