Hampton Roads, Virginia August 4 - 6, 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 Lightship Productions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Adam Detraux will go on to represent Hampton Roads against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Let's Go by Icarian Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Verily by The Pandora Collections

Required Elements

  • Character: Adam and Ava Detraux, Inspector
  • Prop: a tablet
  • Line: ""You are not going to be happy." OR "You're not going to be happy.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Honorable Mentions
NAPS: Norfolk Area Paranormal Society by Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads
Salon Crashers by D2812 Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Go With You by Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Honorable Mentions
Justice by No Time for Cameras
Steer Clear by Found A Job

Best Writing

Victor Collins & Joshua Cruz Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Editing

Victor Collins Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Directing

Victor Collins Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Cinematography

Raymond Wallace Let's Go by Icarian Productions

Best Sound Design

Victor Collins Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Musical Score

Joseph Wright & Cody Glodfelter Verily by The Pandora Collections

Best Acting

Alexander McPherson & Daniel Ellis Verily by The Pandora Collections

Best Actor

Phillip Martin Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Actress

Ashley Hall Go With You by Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Best Supporting Actor

Jacob Gusentine NAPS: Norfolk Area Paranormal Society by Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads

Best Supporting Actress

Madeline Shouse Salon Crashers by D2812 Films

Best Graphics

Tabula Rasa by Fresh Prints

Best Costumes

Go With You by Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Best Use of Character

Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Use of Prop

Tabula Rasa by Fresh Prints

Best Use of Line

NAPS: Norfolk Area Paranormal Society by Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads

Best Use of Genre

Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

Best Production Design

Tabula Rasa by Fresh Prints

2017 Film List

  • Adam Detraux by Lightship Productions

    One man discovers the meaning of life through the power of monotony.

  • Art on the Run by Space Mustang Productions

    Two woman team up to find a painting. They end up chasing it all over Norfolk.

  • Backtrack by Innerverse Films

    Sometimes the best way forward is to go back

  • Broken Scissors by Quicker Flickers

    An off-kilter look at pre-game coverage for one of the world's less-heralded competitions.

  • Compromised by Fire Squad

    Two rival agents are sent on the same mission by accident, will they succeed or will they be compromised?

  • Everything Is Fine by Missing Reel

    Strange occurrences befall a couple on their anniversary.

  • Fresh Start by Poke the bear

    She needed gas money, he needed a friend.

  • Fun-B-Gone by Please Don't Kill Us Productions

    A man finds happiness in the strangest of places.

  • Go With You by Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    A woman takes her wife on a fantasy vacation, but returning to reality may prove to be the real journey.

  • Justice by No Time for Cameras

    A troubled man hitchhikes with the last people he would want to share a ride with.

  • Let's Go by Icarian Productions

    A lonely man finds out there are limits to digital companionship.

  • Love is Timless by Skip to the Good Part Productions

    A man's wife questions his love for her as he consistently chooses his work over her.

  • MacArthur by Oscar Me

    MacArthur, a great and controversial leader

  • NAPS: Norfolk Area Paranormal Society by Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads

    A Mockumentary about a team attempting to uncover supernatural phenomena at a mysterious park.

  • Run, Rudie, Run by InfiniteCalamity

    To fulfill the life long dream of his mother's, Leon must run away from his past demons and push into the future were he is a man of his own, while his past seems to haunt him.

  • Salon Crashers by D2812 Films

    Two best friends attempt to rob an ex-lovers salon, but nothing goes as planned and chaos erupts.

  • Steer Clear by Found A Job

    Two reckless rednecks hit a human man.

  • Super-Normal by Discount Movie Bin

    Who's to say what makes a hero?

  • Tabula Rasa by Fresh Prints

    Ava, an environmental inspector, finds herself trapped on a space facility and must rely on her courage to escape.

  • The "Z" Word by Dream Pipe Media

    This is the story of a girl seeking social justice in a futuristic society.

  • The Bid by 293 Productions

    Two girls get out of a bad situation.

  • The Last Drop by Better Than Bad

    A cautionary tale of boy meets girl that reminds you to keep an eye on your drink.

  • The Little Inspector by Golden Thrones Productions

    When a little girl uses barbies to make sense of relationships.

  • The Real Inspector by Muffin Day Productions

    When a cantankerous old man disappears, his caretaker and protege must solve the case.

  • The Scarlett by Dream Cloud Films

    A young woman searches for answers to the real cause of her mother's suicide

  • The Tour by Production Productions

    During twilight hours, a lone police inspector questions an odd couple of men who may know the whereabouts of a janitor who never made it home.

  • Thirty or Free by No Second Meal Productions

    Pick up or Delivery? We come early and never apologize.

  • Til Death Do Us Part by The Wolfpack

    A bored couple turn to a life of crime in order to escape their dull small town, and support their dreams of seeing the world; however, their chaos fueled romance destines them for tragedy.

  • Verily by The Pandora Collections

    A man tormented by his own mind is forced by an investigator to confront it before he ends his life.


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