Los Angeles, California April 1 - 3, 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 Transplant Pictures for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Boy Soldier will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Boy Soldier by Transplant Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Red Navel by Go Go Guppie Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment

Required Elements

  • Character: Les or Liz Bootley, Contractor
  • Prop: an orange (or clementine or mandarin or tangerine)
  • Line: "Is that the best you can find?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Bookish by Sethward Productions

Honorable Mentions
Les is More by Jim's Steak Out
Huck by filmJoe

Audience Favorite: Group B

Last Words by Trinoceros

Honorable Mentions
Soul Provider by Slushpile Entertainment
Scripted by RAWMIX Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Hide and Seek 9: Hide Harder by Baller House Productions

Honorable Mentions
My Darling by Ascending Films
words to die by by Rubicon Crossing

Audience Favorite: Group D

GRIFTERS by RPM Lightning

Honorable Mentions
Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment
Blind Rage by Blvd of Broken Dreams

Audience Favorite: Group E

The Red Navel by Go Go Guppie Productions

Honorable Mentions
Noir & Order by Reel4Studios
War Torn by Cultural Detritus

Audience Favorite: Group F

Boy Soldier by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Fatal Impulses by Sánchez-Molina & Bodkin Pictures
This Is Me by Super STOPGAP

Best Writing

Boy Soldier by Transplant Pictures

Honorable Mention
The Red Navel by Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Editing

Soul Provider by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Directing

Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Cinematography

Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Sound Design

Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Musical Score

Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Song

When I'm With You Breaking Free by Danny Schramm Films

Honorable Mention
'Up in the Air' This Is Me by Super STOPGAP

Best Actor

Dustin Loomis The Red Navel by Go Go Guppie Productions

Honorable Mention
Bradford Hastings Soul Provider by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Actress

Payton Messina The Calliope Box by Rogue Division

Honorable Mention
Sherry Berg The Red Navel by Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Supporting Actor

John Redlinger This Is Me by Super STOPGAP

Best Ensemble Acting

War Torn by Cultural Detritus

Best Costumes

Raze the Dead by Light Machine Productions

Best Set Design

Last Words by Trinoceros

Best Use of Character

Hide and Seek 9: Hide Harder by Baller House Productions

Best Use of Prop

Road Trip by Speak Easy

Best Use of Line

Hide and Seek 9: Hide Harder by Baller House Productions

Best Use of Genre

Last Words by Trinoceros

Best Practical Effects

Awake by Center Cut Productions

Best Visual Effects

Bookish by Sethward Productions

2016 Film List

  • A HERO FOR A DAY by Two Countries

    A regretful father comes back from hell to mend his broken relationship with his son.

  • Always Deliver by Evanture Films

    Three friends embark on a journey to find a map, but so are Liz Bootley's men, the Arletto brothers.

  • An Unappeeling Journey by Forever Night Films

    Sometimes the journey begins before it begins

  • Apples & Oranges by YEE Studios

    A girl selling Oranges in her local park gets a little too angry when a boy starts selling apples.

  • Awake by Center Cut Productions

    A woman wakes up to an unwanted surgery by mysterious doctors.

  • BallBall by Do It Live! Productions

    An unlikely redemption story in an unlikely sport.

  • Bite the Hand by Quality Pictures International

    A young boy unravels the mystery surrounding an obsessive serial killer and a degenerate dog thief.

  • Blind Rage by Blvd of Broken Dreams

    After a poor start to her day one woman finds a cathartic yet inappropriate way to channel her anger

  • Bookish by Sethward Productions

    Long Story Short is... Love is Hard-copy

  • Boy Friends by Bess Brothers Productions

    Two friends must put aside their differences when facing the threat of a bully.

  • Boy Soldier by Transplant Pictures

    Above anything a soldier's job is to keep his loved ones safe. Sometimes even safe from themselves.

  • Breaking Free by Danny Schramm Films

    A group of people get transported to another dimension to become pop stars.

  • Broken Threshold by TEAM MOMO

    Alien has a broken threshold that needs to be fixed

  • Bugged by Star Heart Moon Productions

    Two Muslim Americans are faced with the struggle of trust and terrorism.

  • Collapse by Cupcake Mafia

    The foundation of a couple's marriage crumbles from beneath them.

  • CYBERDAD by D. Padraic

    A phenomenon that connects a father to his family.

  • Diana by Iron Relic Entertainment

    No words needed.

  • DISCORDANT by BenchWarmers

    Timing is everything!

  • Don't Take Any Sh** by Chain Reaction
  • Dr. Touch: Bloodwork by 4th Hallway

    In a world without touch, one man holds the key.

  • Fatal Impulses by Sánchez-Molina & Bodkin Pictures

    Till death do us apart...or bring us together.

  • Fix It Les by The Art Department

    Why fix what's broken?

  • For You by Kenosis
  • Full Sun by Amy ArrowLines

    A Stark Look at the Emotional Experience

  • Fully Loaded by 1984 Productions

    (with Vitamin C)

  • Ghost War by Continental Breakfast

    An Irish Catholic Priest is charged with exorcising his home in order to continue his renovations.

  • Good to be Back by Australia

    Four friends embark on an emotional holiday reunion.

  • GRIFTERS by RPM Lightning

    Two young girls engage in a contest for territory.

  • Habooki Katanda by LA.me

    A young woman struggles with her new found coven.

  • Head Case by Hero Q Productions

    A detective searches for a gruesome killer whose victims hit close to home.

  • Hide and Seek 9: Hide Harder by Baller House Productions

    A MOM must overcome the odds, outsmart her fiercest foe, and find her daughter.

  • Holiday Inn by ONE Collective

    There's an opening for a new federal holiday. Auditions are held to see who gets this coveted spot.

  • Home Invasion by Stolen Limousine Entertainment

    College freshman Martha returns home for break to discover her siblings are not how she remembered.

  • Huck by filmJoe

    Millenial on the verge of a fishy breakdown!

  • J.R. Valentine: The Case of The Brother's Bootley by Built This City Productions

    Detective Valentine's most haunting case comes back into light.

  • Julius! by Upper State Entertainment

    Misunderstandings between a starlet, a waitress and an executive end in a murderous mishap.

  • Just a Regular Contractor by Royal Blood

    People can hide dark secrets...

  • Kelvin by Happenstance

    A story of Kelvin

  • Killing Mondo by Pretentious

    Sweet like corn, crazy like cattle

  • La Fille Orange by Camp & Camp Productions

    The journey of a young girl becoming an independent woman.

  • Last day on Earth by Backbeat Entertainment

    A man's last Day on Earth

  • Last Words by Trinoceros

    Jaycie is given a chance to right a wrong, and she takes it.

  • Les is More by Jim's Steak Out

    The investigation of a missing item after a party.

  • Liz Bootley Isn't Hungry Anymore by First White Boyfriend

    Two androids try to cheer up Liz Bootley, the last human on Earth.

  • Maiden Voyage by Hold For Plane Pictures

    Andrea is about to set sail...into womanhood!

  • Minu by Film Club

    Two strangers embark on a journey to create peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  • Mourning Michael by Amalgamated Grommets

    The open window requires a door to close.

  • Ms. Bootley's Bad Day by The Grim Hunters

    When a serial killer escapes from jail, a contractor has a bad day.

  • My Darling by Ascending Films

    "A treasure map reunites a fractured family."

  • Nanny Bootley by Working Time Directive

    Liz shows up for her new nannying gig only to find out Jimmy is a man-child in his 30s.

  • Naranja by Branching Out Productions

    After losing a precious item of their friend's, two buddies must get it back.

  • Noir & Order by Reel4Studios

    A detective is put in danger by the actions of his ill-advised admirer

  • One of the Good Ones by FishSticks & Custard

    The mystery surrounding a fatal murder leads a team of detectives to question each other as possible

  • Photograph of Lies by Call Outs

    Girl who cried witch

  • Punch by PaperSketch Media

    Three teens' afternoon of ritual suicide is interrupted by an unsuspecting contractor.

  • Raze the Dead by Light Machine Productions

    When a lonely contractor meets the couples she must evict, she learns a grave lesson.

  • Regardless by ElFun Productions

    Some things are simply unconditional.

  • Road Trip by Speak Easy

    Four friends take a trip

  • Rocket Shot by GC3 (GOODSPEED Co-Creating Collective)

    He's a jerk. She's a snob. They're made for each other.

  • Rushing Death by DarkSpin

    Paige confronts her fear of ghost out in a wooded cabin.

  • Scripted by RAWMIX Productions

    An office worker attends his company party to get to know a contractor.

  • Sis of Fury: The Mandarin Contract by Shot in the Dark

    According to her little brother, 12-year-old Liz Bootley "sucks at karate". But when they walk into an ancient kung fu battle at a roadside diner, bratty bro’s life will depend on her fighting chops.

  • slip by The Dean Dagdagan Sico Experiment

    The past, present, and future is catching up with her.

  • Soul Provider by Slushpile Entertainment

    A man makes the deal of his life time.

  • Stay Single or Die Trying by Feastmode

    All's fair in the pursuit of avoiding love.

  • The Abduction Project by maxchroma

    Kidnapped children being repurposed for a nation state attack.

  • The Adventure Twins by Underhill Films

    The Drought Stone has fallen into the clutches Stryker Jones. Only the Adventure Twins can stop him.

  • The Calliope Box by Rogue Division

    He built it to be strong. He built it to last. He built it to kill.

  • The Carving Party by Tuesday Morning Productions

    Sharpen your knives.

  • The Hole by Apex Films

    A couple uses a mysterious hole in their closet to get rid of all their problems w/out each other.

  • The Last Trip by Creative Suspect

    on their last road trip together, two friends question their friendship.

  • The Lion, The Fox, and The Beasts by Tom Gault Productions

    It is easier to enter your enemies foils, than to escape them

  • The Magician of Venice by Wooden Robot Productions

    An Ancient Magician residing in Venice bargains with an unsuspecting commuter

  • The Mystery Game by Cosmic Creators

    When Les comes knocking, more happens.

  • The Neighbor by JK Productions

    Living with quirky neighbors and discovering we are all the same

  • The Red Navel by Go Go Guppie Productions

    A woman hires a private detective to track down a stolen heirloom.

  • The Trip by Team Whatever

    Two estranged siblings are forced to take a road trip together.

  • This Is Honey Bunny by Rivers Inkd

    An estranged sister is forced to confront her family when she hears news of her fathers illness.

  • This Is Me by Super STOPGAP

    A down on his luck musician gets the opportunity to meet his idol, rock legend Ryder Lane.

  • TIMECOPOUT by the teamsters

    two time lords travel back in time to frame their contractor for giraffe murder

  • Too deep in the forest by VOXX Studios

    It is a symbolic film about how destroying our forests means actually killing ourselves.

  • Truheart: The Legend of the Stolen Prince by Mandi Eats a Muffin (and other adventures)

    A heroine, best friend and a band of magical contractors go on a quest to rescue a kidnapped prince

  • Waiting Game by The Olympic College Film School

    A Craigslist Ad brings 4 strangers to an isolated cabin. But who posted the ad and why?

  • War Torn by Cultural Detritus

    Families cope with news of military deployment.

  • Where is he? by Sketch House Media

    An ex-underground fighter is forced to fight again

  • Wolf's Bane by Spirit OnScreen

    The story of Little Red Riding Hood like you've never seen it before!

  • words to die by by Rubicon Crossing

    Detective Carmen Harrington should know better than to trust a dame.

  • Ye Olde ShenanigansYe Olde Monkeyshine by Goldthunder Productions

    When her brother is taken, a warrior duchess kidnaps his future bride to make an exchange.

  • You and Me by Fine City Productions

    An unexpected betrayal leads a woman on a mission to discover her true ally.

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