Kansas City, Missouri August 19 - 21, 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 Beached Whale Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Pitch Session will go on to represent Kansas City against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Pitch Session by Beached Whale Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Dinner Party by Tenure Track

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Spare No One by C2D2

Required Elements

  • Character: Paul or Pauline Kandinski, Former Bowling Champion
  • Prop: a remote control
  • Line: "Can I borrow your credit card?"

Audience Favorite

Our Family Sins by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Writing

Pitch Session by Beached Whale Productions

Best Editing

Pitch Session by Beached Whale Productions

Best Cinematography

Intentions by Cinemortis

Best Sound Design

Spare No One by C2D2

Best Actor

Chris Bell by Folks with Sporks

Best Actress

Sarah McGuire Intentions by Cinemortis

Best Supporting Actor

Chad Crenshaw Spare No One by C2D2

Best Supporting Actress

Josephine Pellow Spare No One by C2D2

Best Special Effects

Intentions by Cinemortis

Best Make Up

Our Family Sins by Blue Boy Cinema

Best Use of Character

Spare No One by C2D2

Best Use of Prop

Welcome to MA by Professional Amateur Productions

Skin of Your Teeth:

by Folks with Sporks

2016 Film List

  • Fatal Strike by 2 Broke Girls

    Husband makes his wife important in the end

  • Henry and the Helmet Men by Lotuspool/Lickety Split Films

    Once you put the helmet on, there is no turning back

  • Intentions by Cinemortis

    A super powered woman goes on the run after an unexpected tragedy is caused by her actions.

  • No Loose Ends by Blue Jay Entertainment

    A young man tries to get revenge by attempting to hunt down a person only known as Markova.

  • Not 22 by dee-wojo

    Twenty two is too many.

  • Our Family Sins by Blue Boy Cinema

    Family. No Matter What

  • Paul and Allie by Unwarranted Wilhelm

    Pick up the spare.

  • Pitch Session by Beached Whale Productions

    Maybe we should make a movie about us pitching movies...

  • Sandbagger's Split by J-Crew Productions

    A former bowling champion meets her match.

  • Spare No One by C2D2

    Deadly consequences of a lost championship bet force a bowler to fight for his daughter's life.

  • The Dinner Party by Tenure Track

    An unexpected dinner party guest causes everyone to air their dirty laundry in this modern fable.

  • The Queen's Touch by Team Light Bearers

    A woman embarks on a quest for a necklace she believes will bring her the power she deserves.

  • Welcome to MA by Professional Amateur Productions

    A group of specialized addicts get together to talk about their unique affliction.

  • Will's Last Will by Great Personality Studios

    When a professional bowler dies, four people vie to inherit his estate

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