Lynchburg, Virginia August 8 - 10, 2014

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 Abandon for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film The Gambit will go on to represent Lynchburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

The Gambit by Abandon

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

True Colors by Yew productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Rob or Rhonda Ward, door to door salesperson
  • Prop: an envelope
  • Line: "What is that supposed to mean?" or "What's that supposed to mean?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Observer by Lost Light

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Gambit by Abandon

Spanish gold by 6 Fish and a Fish Productions

Best Writing

Spanish gold by 6 Fish and a Fish Productions

Best Editing

The Gambit by Abandon

Best Directing

Just Three Words by Gravy Sucking Pig Films

Best Cinematography

True Colors by Yew productions

Best Sound Design

The Gambit by Abandon

Best Acting

Nostalgia by Will Cheatham Productions

Spanish gold by 6 Fish and a Fish Productions

Best Use of Character

Preston Services by Jonesport Pictures

Hump Day by Moon Chasers

Best Use of Prop

Heidi by DARK RONIN Films

It's About Time by 1945 Films

Best Use of Line

Heidi by DARK RONIN Films

Best 48 Trailer

Spanish gold by 6 Fish and a Fish Productions

2014 Film List

  • $hort Fuse by Money Mike

    A counter-terrorist unit fights against time to stop a nuclear attack

  • Enlighten by Sleepwalk Media

    The darkest prison is the one you create for yourself

  • Heidi by DARK RONIN Films

    The past is still present.

  • Hero by Coastline Studios

    When Aaron created imaginary friend Hero as a child they were best friends but will it last?

  • Hump Day by Moon Chasers

    An unnerved sales representative struggles to be released from the grasp of an overbearing nanny.

  • It's About Time by 1945 Films

    Rob's time machine causes unexpected chaos

  • Just Three Words by Gravy Sucking Pig Films

    Three notes, two notes, and one secret admirer.

  • Late Night with Terry Phillmore by DPC

    Horrified talk show host experiences unraveling events all in one night.

  • Murder For Sale by Anarchist films

    Road Trip to Hell and Back for some.

  • Nostalgia by Will Cheatham Productions

    When we grow, Freedom grows

  • Preston Services by Jonesport Pictures

    "Knock, Knock"

  • Rearview by BoDynamite

    A negligent father tries to force a relationship with the daughter he's not allowed to see.

  • Spanish gold by 6 Fish and a Fish Productions

    "A young couple learns that there's more to love than just kissing in the rain."

  • The Gambit by Abandon

    A husband takes gruesome measures to try to save his dying wife.

  • The Observer by Lost Light
  • True Colors by Yew productions

    Missing Girl, determined uncle.

  • When the Rain Passes by Tiger Tales

    Some secrets can't be washed away


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