Las Vegas, Nevada July 10 - 12, 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 NewZ HoundZ for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film The Fan Awakens will go on to represent Las Vegas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

Required Elements

  • Character: Leanne or Michael Westphal, Baker
  • Prop: A family heirloom
  • Line: "I've been thinking about this for a long time." (or "I have been thinking about this for a long time.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Westphal Family Bakery by The Brutal Buddies

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Writing

Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

Best Editing

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Directing

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

Best Cinematography

Ascension by Carcass Studios

Best Sound Design

The Regular by Hello Yes

Best Musical Score

The Regular by Hello Yes

Best Song

I Found Gold! Secrets of Diablo Ranch by Dark At Night Productions

Best Actor

Jason Valle The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Actress

Elizabeth Key The Kooky Cookie Timer by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Graphics

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Special Effects

The Dinner Party by Monday Blazers

Best Choreography

Westphal Family Bakery by The Brutal Buddies

Best Costumes

Directors Cut by Prickly Paws Productions

Best Use of Character

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Use of Prop

The Dinner Party by Monday Blazers

Best Use of Line

The Kooky Cookie Timer by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

2015 Film List

  • "St. George" by Lead Llamas

    A Dude. A Dragon. A Damsel.

  • 12:07 AM by Xenon

    What's worse than being dead? You'll find out, but not until ... 12:07 AM.

  • Ascension by Carcass Studios

    Everyone fears a woman's wrath

  • AT LONG LAST by ARGO

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  • Bakers Dozen by Dead Antelope

    Don't rely your creativity on donuts.

  • Bittersweet Treats by KGB Productions

    Reuniting of lost buddies and their relationships

  • Bonds by Short Shorts

    When a ring passed down through the generations gets stolen a superhero has to found a way to get it

  • Bumheart by BYERFILMS
  • Cookie Invaders by AAMP Productions

    When two hoodlums meet the Baker, that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

  • Cookies by Rebel in a Box

    Two detectives investigate murders at a local hospital and try and solve the reason of the massacare

  • Crüze by A La Mode

    Driven crazy

  • Demon of Greed by Triple Six Pictures

    When a family is ready to sell their heirloom, an entity

  • Directors Cut by Prickly Paws Productions

    Ive been thinking about this for a long time

  • echoes by Vegas Vagabonds

    Mike's revenge on his mother's killer causes disastrous consequences.

  • Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

    A detective's career is coming to an end one way or another. It may not be his choice.

  • Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

    When a brilliant neural engineer tries to keep his latest breakthrough from the company he created,

  • It Takes the Cake by Midnight Sun

    We're cook'n up trouble

  • Julie by 4K High Rollers

    A mothers instinct, Revenge.

  • LOAF by The Rank

    In an attempt to fix his relationship, Michael Westphal organizes a dinner that doesn't go too well.

  • Long Time Coming by Emerald Motion Pictures/BahmsAway

    Revenge has no deadline

  • Padre Lucha by imperfection studios

    A Fathers Love cant be beaten

  • Secrets of Diablo Ranch by Dark At Night Productions

    Two Cops take a serial killer back to an abandoned Ghost town to see what makes it so special

  • The Attic by House of DON Productions

    Even the most humble of people fall into the deepest realm of fantasy.

  • The Cooler by Rogue Element Pictures

    A home invasion gets more than they bargained for.

  • The Dinner Party by Monday Blazers

    An ordinary family befriends their neighbor, who has an unusual taste for companionship.

  • The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

    Mockumentary of a Star Wars fan awaiting the opening of The Force Awakens

  • The Heirloom by Las Vegas Film Collective

    A nascent witch must protect her legacy from a pair of dark usurpers

  • The Kooky Cookie Timer by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    In alternate timelines, a group of friends get to confront an annoying roommate.

  • The Regular by Hello Yes

    A lovestruck baker decides to make his move.

  • The Secrets of The Cookie Chef by BRIARE

    An animated trip to Psycovia

  • Triple B by Win or Die Productions

    An ambitious Jewish man fights the clock to complete a daring feat during the holiday season.

  • Westphal Family Bakery by The Brutal Buddies

    A bride-to-be searches for the perfect cake, oblivious to the chaos ensuing around her.

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