Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida June 24 - 26, 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 1310 Bandits for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Deep Within will go on to represent Miami/Ft. Lauderdale against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Deep Within by 1310 Bandits

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

My Brother Reg by KinoFilm

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Mill Ghost by The Starks

Required Elements

  • Character: Regina or Richard Rogers, Pharmacist
  • Prop: a popsicle
  • Line: "She doesn't understand you like I do." (or "She does not understand you like I do.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

POP by White Tie Guys

Audience Favorite: Group B

Best Writing

My Brother Reg by KinoFilm

Best Editing

Deep Within by 1310 Bandits

Best Directing

My Brother Reg by KinoFilm

Best Cinematography

Deep Within by 1310 Bandits

Best Sound Design

Brain Freeze by Lonely Avocado

Best Musical Score

Deep Within by 1310 Bandits

Best Actor

James Davis A.K.A. Elaine Lancaster My Brother Reg by KinoFilm

Best Actress

Nathalie Fay Mill Ghost by The Starks

Best Special Effects

Deep Within by 1310 Bandits

Best Costumes

2 Fairies and a Wiseguy by MonopolyDog Films

Best Use of Character

Prescription for Death by Brainchildren Creative Studios

Best Use of Prop

Brain Freeze by Lonely Avocado

Best Use of Line

The Pharmacist by Newborn Studios

Best Poster

Sweet Revenge by Three Jons

Joyce Glusman 48HFP Award for Outstanding Actor Renda Writer

FISTS FULL OF HEARTS by STORYTELLERS ANONYMOUS

2016 Film List

  • 2 Fairies and a Wiseguy by MonopolyDog Films

    A fairy seeks the help of a wiseguy to resolve a family quarrel

  • Back to the Past by Bigfoot productions a.k.a. extreme Delray

    A time traveler tries to save the world

  • Blue Skies by BC Films

    An aircraft mechanic loses a pilot's service animal for PTSD forcing him to face his demons.

  • Brain Freeze by Lonely Avocado

    Ever wanted a do-over? So did Brad.

  • Brain Freeze by Medicate Films

    Friends go through awkward situation. Tests their friendship and untapped insights into themselves.

  • Dancing Out by Miami Media School
  • Deep Within by 1310 Bandits

    Regina goes on an adventure in a dreamlike state where she comes to understand her true nature.

  • FISTS FULL OF HEARTS by STORYTELLERS ANONYMOUS

    IN A JOURNEY TO RESCUE THE PRINCESS,A YOUNG MAN SEEKS HELP FROM A KARATE MASTER TO DEFEAT HER CAPTOR

  • Hard Pill to Swallow by Transient Films

    Desperate dad looks for experimental medicine from unsavory source.

  • Hope by HUEMID
  • Kill U by Pink Elephant

    A team of students make their entrance video for the prestigious university Kill U.

  • Mill Ghost by The Starks
  • MPH by Bash Brothers Productions

    Ex husband kidnaps his ex wife's new groom

  • My Brother Reg by KinoFilm

    What is meant to be an idyllic family reunion turns into a dark and revealing trip down memory lane

  • My Name is Thursday by Hollywhut!?

    An unhinged cop sets out to police life's minor infractions.

  • Off Duty by The A Team

    He wasn't ready

  • Our Song by Machine Kings Media

    Love

  • Play It Cool by Skubrats

    When a murder takes place in his office, Jack takes it upon himself to solve the case.

  • POP by White Tie Guys

    What happens when a young, naive, girl afraid of the outdoors ends up...outdoors?

  • Prescription for Death by Brainchildren Creative Studios

    I'm kind of in a hurry.

  • PUT YOUR LIPS TOGETHER AND BLOW by Proud Puppy

    The rise and fall of America's whistling champion.

  • Ready For Eternity by HOOGY FILMS

    Boy who doesn't fit in with normal life and society decideds to finally join the only friends he has

  • Redress by Voodoo films

    A night to dismember

  • Runaway Hero by Overthought Creations

    Actor turned Hero

  • Sweet Revenge by Three Jons

    A new detective investigates the deaths of O'D victims, trying to prove they're not a coincidence.

  • The Last Cache by Willow Branch Media

    Two brothers embark on a quest and encounter some obstacles along the way.

  • The Office Odessy by I don't care, you pick

    It was bad last time, it was worse this time, what will it be next time?

  • The Pharmacist by Newborn Studios

    A "pharmacist" unintentionally kills the daughter of a hitman who decides to seek revenge.

  • The Pharmacist by The Ragnarok Profile

    The Norwegians seek payback from the Pharmacist.

  • The Red Cafe by The Commission

    A guy trying to deal with his families prankster-tendencies even in the presence of a love interest

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