Houston, Texas June 3 - 5, 2011

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 Moonlite Filmwerks for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film Cold War will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.


1st Place: Best Film of 2011

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

2nd Place: Best Film of 2011

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

3rd Place: Best Film of 2011

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Required Elements

  • Character: Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer
  • Prop: a bowl
  • Line: "I owe you an apology."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Family Settings by Raven Films

Honorable Mention
The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

Audience Favorite: Group B

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Honorable Mention
The Wrong Stuff by Earth Sandwich

Audience Favorite: Group C

Ding-Dang by Shea(k) Down Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions
A Lovely Afternoon by Houston Film

Audience Favorite: Group D

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Honorable Mention
Creating a Monster by Irony Coast Productions

Best Writing

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Family Settings by Raven Films

Best Editing

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Best Directing

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Honorable Mention
Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Best Cinematography

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Honorable Mention
The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

Best Sound Design

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Best Musical Score

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Honorable Mention
Borderline by team jungle cats

Best Ensemble Acting

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Honorable Mention
Family Settings by Raven Films

Best Special Effects

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

The Super Family by Xyro Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Briefcase by Complete S.O.B
Dog Food by Jamanta Media

Best Choreography

Touched: A Dance Troupe's Journey by The Artist Factory

Best Costumes

The Wrong Stuff by Earth Sandwich

The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

Honorable Mention
The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

Best Use of Character

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

The Super Family by Xyro Productions

Best Use of Prop

Mortal Love by Pictish Productions

Honorable Mention
Borderline by team jungle cats

Best Use of Line

Honorable Mention
The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

Best Use of Genre

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Honorable Mentions
The Man Upstairs by F5 Monkey Films
Super D and Mr. Duck by Seal Team Ocho

2011 Film List

  • A Lovely Afternoon by Houston Film

    Desparate times calls for extreme measures. A young desparate couple brings a whole new meaning to "career change".

  • A Quarter of Wisdom by Wobbly

    Quick and Graphics road to victory in the Quarter Bowl

  • All In A Day's Work by Cone Man Running

    The bigger the rock, the harder they fall.

  • Borderline by team jungle cats

    A man undergoes a dangerous black market procedure to get away from his past

  • Breast Friends by Canal St Films

    A young professional overcomes others negative perceptions about her body image

  • Chasers by D.F.S. Productions

    Chasers chase, and the chase will continue.

  • Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

    Revenge is best served cold.

  • Company Retreat by Voodoo Studios

    New graphic design company expresses

  • Confidential by Dragon Sun Film

    "The price was high, but the cost is More.

  • CRANEium by Stavi Productions

    Two cousins, both posessing mind control superpowers, battle it out for top superhero status...and the girl!

  • Creating a Monster by Irony Coast Productions

    The adventure of making a 48 Hour film through the eyes of a 12 year old girl

  • deadline by RicOrnel Productions

    A fresh face Graphic Designer has one weekend to secure his dream job, will he make the deadline?

  • Designed Death by Fevanando Productions

    A young woman suspects her husband is a murder and attempts to escape his home which ultimately ends in his death.

  • Despondent the Clown by SVN

    A clown's descent into the hilarious world of depression

  • Ding-Dang by Shea(k) Down Productions

    Left home alone, on his birthday, Kevin Keenan encounters unwelcome guests.

  • Dog Food by Jamanta Media

    A guy falls madly in love at first sight with his new neighbor and decides to give the ultimate sacrifice to win her love.

  • Dr. Smoove's "Ain't No Chump" by No Late Work Productions

    A player issues licenses to chumps so they have permission to date.

  • Drugrats by 5aucey Cinema

    Three kid detectives who go on an adventure to save their parents marriage. They end up getting stuck in a "cake" mix up.

  • Edgar by The Reformers

    A cultured, bean loving, man with a dark secret.

  • Family Settings by Raven Films

    Some boundaries aren't meant to be crossed.

  • Fantasy job by Two Cent Productions

    A man completes his project for his boss but while trying to deliver it he runs across strange characters and gets lost

  • From Bad to Worse by The Hooollldup Crew

    typical kid with typical bullies learns to "strike back"

  • He Made His Bed... by Project Illegal Films

    In a world in which 1 in every 5 relationships begins on an internet dating service, you have to be careful who you trust, and who you cross for that matter.

  • Hercules by Low Carbs

    A man is disturbed by the tragic loss of his love. The memories of his lover bring him back to sanity after pushing him to the limits of insanity.

  • Hero House by Darque Vision Productions

    It takes more than strength to have power

  • IN THE CAN! by Rubber Biscuits

    A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT 1950'S B MOVIE MAKING WITH A LITTLE BIT OF DEATH

  • Intrasync by Team Rocket

    Life is only two taps away

  • Jean Von Jobe: Icelandic Superstar by Agori Koritsi Productions

    Kevin a computer nerd meets a quirky free spirited girl named Patty while waiting in line for his idol to perform, Icelandic Superstar: Jean Von Jobe.

  • Kevin and the Chocolate Hostages by MixtioMedia

    A lowly Graphic designer named Kevin stumble across a mysterious bowl with magical powers but unbeknownst to him, there are dire consequences to his actions.

  • Kidfellas by Cat Savers

    Two young sisters spend an afternoon watching a gangster movie with their grandfather and take the new lifestyle to heart.

  • Le Film de Nikita by Heathen Pictures

    A woman pissed off about her anniversary receives an unexpected surprise.

  • Let the Games Begin by Simply Red

    Two cops are on a stake out. Who knows what lies on the other side of the door

  • Miss Read by Fun Size Films

    An adoptee follows a miss printed brochure created by a has-been graphic designer and begins a hilarious, but methodical killing spree.

  • Mortal Love by Pictish Productions

    They sacrificed eternity for the sake of their love

  • Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

    It's not real until you post it.

  • Oh, Eddie by Grand Studio One

    Only music and imagination can set him free

  • Phil'sFilm.com by InTownDigital

    Student Kevin Kennan draws the genre mockumentary at a local film festival and makes his crazy absent-minded professor the focal point of his film, capturing the essence of the man known as Phil Weston.

  • Plushicity by 4thCollective

    Welcome to the world of the Plushy Playmates!

  • Poop by The Mayor of Cat Town

    After a non-vain nose job. A young girl has amazing smelling abilities.

  • Problem Solved by Big Tree Group

    Retirement, complicated by a love triangle, leads to unexpected adventure, suspense and intrigue.

  • Rotten Apple by Between Positions Productions

    Corporate espionage goes awry.

  • Salsa Robot by Bad Wolf Productions

    Come with me if you want fajitas

  • Strange Station by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    A starship discovers a strange space station, and sends a young ensign to investigate. He discovers things are not what they seem.

  • Super D and Mr. Duck by Seal Team Ocho

    It takes a lot of heart to be a hero

  • Swing by Morning Wood Productions

    A young couple's curiosity to swing leaves them with a hunger for more

  • The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

    A bumbling detective and his talented assistant traverse the gritty streets of the Big City in search of a starlet's missing jewels.

  • The Briefcase by Complete S.O.B

    The stakes have never been dumber.

  • The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

    Three brothers realize that you can't always rely on family.

  • The Flow by Dead Horse Films

    Graphic Designer use his super rapping ability for the greater good

  • The Man Upstairs by F5 Monkey Films

    A woman's life is turned upside down when someone shows up with evil intent.

  • The Ride by InOurSity Films

    A day with co-workers quickly turn to be a bad idea the guys.

  • The Super Family by Xyro Productions

    When the designer is gone, the battle for justice is on.

  • The Wrong Stuff by Earth Sandwich

    The untrue story of the unsung heroes of the 1969 moon landing

  • Touched: A Dance Troupe's Journey by The Artist Factory

    I owe you an apology.

  • Toy Boy by mentatDUKE

    It's his world. We just play in it...

  • Trespassers by Gobo Gang

    as a couple hikes on vacation they find themselves in a lake of trouble and fear.

  • Undo Guru by Working Title

    A Graphic Designer gets help from a mystical IT Guru to further his career.

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