Louisville, Kentucky July 21 - 23, 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 Boom Roasted for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Our Half Acre will go on to represent Louisville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Our Half Acre by Boom Roasted

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Thieves by Four Shots Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Step Daughter by OfficeRocker Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Ryan or Rae Addington, Doctor
  • Prop: a garden hose
  • Line: ""You have got to be kidding me." OR "You've got to be kidding me.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Thieves by Four Shots Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Afro Vengeance by Small Step Films

Best Writing

Our Half Acre by Boom Roasted

Best Editing

Step Daughter by OfficeRocker Productions

Best Directing

Our Half Acre by Boom Roasted

Best Cinematography

Step Daughter by OfficeRocker Productions

Best Sound Design

Dead House by Renegade Art Productions

Best Musical Score

Wooden Heart by Good People

Best Acting

Thieves by Four Shots Productions

Best Graphics

Fistful of Medicine: The Legend of Kung-Fu Dr Cowboy MD in: The Heavy Hand by Superclownhappyhour

Best Special Effects

TEN by Mayther Digital

Best Choreography

The Deposit by Team Inner Haven

Best Costumes

The Appointment by The PROcrastinators

Best Use of Character

The Trinadine Proposal by Golden Apple

Best Use of Prop

Fistful of Medicine: The Legend of Kung-Fu Dr Cowboy MD in: The Heavy Hand by Superclownhappyhour

Best Use of Line

In Search of the Secret Chord by Eight Pint Productions

Best Use of Louisville

In Search of the Secret Chord by Eight Pint Productions

2017 Film List

  • "That's What She Said." The Musical by Video Vamps

    Three women with three different struggles, who all lean on each other to get through the day.

  • Afro Vengeance by Small Step Films
  • BedMD by Magnolia Studios

    A young man gets an in-home doctor. Dragons.

  • Dead House by Renegade Art Productions

    Five friends check into a online rented B&B, only to find the home empty and devoid of life except for the eccentric caretaker. Darkness falls, send the friends into an overnight stay the will never forget...or leave.

  • Doctor Debt by Widum Boise
  • Epiphany by Home Louie

    Rookie cop looking to prove herself before her partner retires .

  • Fistful of Medicine: The Legend of Kung-Fu Dr Cowboy MD in: The Heavy Hand by Superclownhappyhour

    Doctor runs into gang of martial arts experts

  • Forever Glory by Fashion Farms Unlimited

    When you change your life; not all things are the same.

  • I Know Where the Doctor Is by Red Es Rojo Entertainment
  • In Search of the Secret Chord by Eight Pint Productions
  • Manguera by Purple Swing Productions

    Patrick was looking for love in all the wrong places, not knowing that love was always knocking on his door.

  • Minor Crimes by Sharky Farmer Films

    A detective depends on his savant child partner, and disaster strikes when a murder happens on the child's birthday.

  • Our Half Acre by Boom Roasted

    A single daughter has to move her father out of his home in the wake of a family tragedy.

  • Paddlewheel by Beargrass Media

    This year will crown a new Paddlewheel champion. Who will it be?

  • Rabbit Hole by Ronin Noir

    Going down the Rabbit Hole

  • Step Daughter by OfficeRocker Productions

    Watch your step, daughter.

  • TEN by Mayther Digital

    An anxiety-ridden man is a failure in love and relationships, but receives help in timely fashion.

  • The Appointment by The PROcrastinators

    A couple goes to make one of the most important decisions of their life, but it is not the one they expected.

  • The Assless Chap by Neo Greo Entertainment

    A film crew follows the trials and tribulations of a man who thinks he has no ass.

  • The Deposit by Team Inner Haven
  • The Masks We Wear by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

    Doctor uses unconventional methods to bring his patient out of his shell.

  • The Trinadine Proposal by Golden Apple

    Retirement didn't last long for Bruce when he's brought back in to foil the plan of a madman whose aim is to destroy all of the worlds children

  • Thieves by Four Shots Productions

    Bumbling thieves choose a bad time to break into a house.

  • Wooden Heart by Good People

    A boy who faces the struggle of two love choices.


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