Los Angeles, California October 27 - 29, 2017

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 Iron Relic for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Home Away will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Home Away by Iron Relic

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Required Elements

  • Character: Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest
  • Prop: ID Badge
  • Line: ""Give me a break""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

Audience Favorite: Group B

Roses and Restraining Orders by Blood from Stone

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Writing

Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

Best Editing

Home Away by Iron Relic

Best Directing

Home Away by Iron Relic

Best Cinematography

Home Away by Iron Relic

Honorable Mention
Defining Moments by RPM Lightning

Best Sound Design

Home Away by Iron Relic

Best Musical Score

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Actor

George Ackles This Kind Of Love by Another Pitcher Productions

Honorable Mention
Michael Drake Krueger Becoming Vengeance by The Hotsteppers

Best Actress

Sherry Berg Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

Honorable Mention
Katie Oliver Night Fighters by Evanture Films & Push Freedom Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Defining Moments by RPM Lightning

Best Graphics

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Costumes

Home Away by Iron Relic

Turkey-Man by Gravity XL

Best Set Design

Home Away by Iron Relic

Honorable Mention
The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Use of Character

Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

Best Use of Prop

Night Fighters by Evanture Films & Push Freedom Films

Best Use of Line

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

Turkey-Man by Gravity XL

Best Practical Effects

Home Away by Iron Relic

Best Visual Effects

Home Away by Iron Relic

Grand Champion 'Best Of' Audience Award

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

2017 Film List

  • Bates Gallery by Luther's Lions

    A troubled man learns that he is doomed to relive a scarring New Year's Eve repeatedly for the rest of eternity.

  • Becoming Vengeance by The Hotsteppers

    Two men, one murder, and a dinner years in the making.

  • Death on Arrival by Go Go Guppie

    Michael Malloy just wants to end it all, but his bargain-bin assassins might not be up to the task.

  • Defining Moments by RPM Lightning

    When challenging moments get in the way of life, go back to where you started.

  • Fateful times by Uncle Mikki Productions

    Man tries to take crush home after Halloween party and gets more than he bargained for

  • Feel Good by Radical Horde

    A young man trying excape from his depression.

  • Home Away by Iron Relic

    Found footage mockumentary of camera man, Jack Bates, being thrust into the realities and tragedy of war.

  • Night Fighters by Evanture Films & Push Freedom Films

    Fighting the night to stay up for New Years.

  • Roses and Restraining Orders by Blood from Stone

    Recovering stalkers aim for better behavior but it is not all as it seems.

  • The Meaning of Christmas by Slushpile Entertainment

    Two filmmakers argue the meaning of Christmas while watching their latest work.

  • The Order of Amur by Crowned Prince Productions

    When Jack's girlfriend drags him to a New Year's Eve party that he never wanted to attend, he rapidly descends into a paranoid nightmare of drugs, death, and the ultimate party foul, care of the mysterious Order of Amur.

  • This Kind Of Love by Another Pitcher Productions

    George's plans for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner are interrupted by unexpected house guests.

  • Turkey-Man by Gravity XL

    Motivated by his orphaned house guest little jenny bates, a depressed Turkey-Man takes on super villain Professors Sweet Potato. Will this saddened superhero be able to save Thanksgiving in time this year?


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