Indianapolis, Indiana July 31 - August 2, 2015

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 Swipe Left Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Dessert will go on to represent Indianapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Required Elements

  • Character: Sam or Samantha Giordano, Inventor
  • Prop: a hairbrush
  • Line: "Oh, really? Tell me more."

Audience Favorite: Group A

True A.I. by MUTT

Audience Favorite: Group B

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

Best Writing

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

Best Editing

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Best Directing

Bobby by Team Dharma

Best Cinematography

Companion Inc. by ParaCinema

Best Sound Design

True A.I. by MUTT

Best Musical Score

Ethereal by I'm The Villain Films

Best Acting

Bobby by Team Dharma

Best Graphics

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Best Special Effects

Bobby by Team Dharma

Best Choreography

Second Chances by JumpCuts

Best Costumes

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Best Use of Character

Moroccan Coffee by Jackson DOA Productions

Best Use of Prop

Moroccan Coffee by Jackson DOA Productions

Best Use of Line

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

2015 Film List

  • Alopecia by Obscure Moon Productions

    An aspiring news anchor finds herself in the lab of a bizarre, hairless inventor.

  • AND by Art School Drop Out

    Sam and Samantha have a strange day.

  • Apartment Lonel-E by Scenic Drive Productions

    On his own for the first time in his life, Matt fails miserably to build make friends as an adult.

  • App Pathetic by Spontaneous Combustion Roadshow

    An app developer gets his big break.

  • Ballard and the Rook by Performing Arts at IUPUI

    A seasoned FBI agent and rookie go undercover as maids to stop a neutron bomb.

  • Bobby by Team Dharma

    He's down to clown

  • Bootloose by The Famous Ape

    A musical cowboy who cannot express himself is transported to the future when he can.

  • Captain Sam by Stray Dog Films

    Coming of Age

  • ChronoPunk by Subterra Media

    Two Crust Punks in Love

  • Companion Inc. by ParaCinema

    Unacquired Love from the Future Era

  • Dead Serious by Next Friday Films

    Return Our Dead

  • Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

    When a woman tries to wrap up a creepy date by speeding up dessert, she finds the real treat.

  • Ethereal by I'm The Villain Films

    A Heavenly Body Can Be So Devilish

  • Family Laundry by Organic

    Teens have a ball on a life journey

  • Father's Day by Blue September Films

    Father's day isn't just another day

  • Fish by NWP FILMS

    A Britsh man in a relationship ship with a Hispanic woman, while doing business with an America.

  • Flux by GetDaCamera

    A team from the future goes back in time to stop the invention of time travel

  • Gotta Hand It To Her by Dinosaur Riders

    Rosie has very little but dreams big. Rock, paper or scissors can change it all.

  • Hero Therapy by Yeah Maybe Media

    A councilor for super heroes struggles with his apathy for the job.

  • Moroccan Coffee by Jackson DOA Productions

    Engineer trys to science his way out of writers block induced by a female that he can't predict

  • My Friend, The Hairbrush by Tinker Park Studios

    Noah Brown embarks on an adventure to help his roommate rescue himself from a body snatching hairbrush.

  • NAVI by Paradox

    A man searches for the maker of an addictive drug. But for what purpose? Good or Evil?

  • Open House by Absolute Render

    Realtor with social anxiety hope no one comes to his open house.

  • Run Time by LDR STUDIOS

    two old friends race against the clock and time is running out.

  • Second Chances by JumpCuts

    A charismatic inventor helps a woman relive the last five minutes of her life.

  • Soul Survivor by Blue Moon Productions

    Fantasy

  • Tall Order by # Raving Lunatic Show

    When an endearing business man discovers his lucky ticket, a group of criminals stand in his way.

  • The Bird in the Brush by Nostalgic Pictures

    An inventor uses his cloning machine

  • Time of Death by Shadow of Death

    Can Stephen and Elaine put their relationship back together with a dead time traveler in their kitchen?

  • True A.I. by MUTT

    What to truly expect from A.I.

  • Useful Information by Kind of Epic Films

    Mission Possible

  • Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

    What happens when a retired superhero discovers her arch nemesis moved in next door.

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