Minneapolis, Minnesota October 2 - 4, 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 1+1 Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film CHAINED will go on to represent Minneapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

CHAINED by 1+1 Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Camp Kellerman by A B SEIDE PRODUCTION

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

THE CATFISH by Chewy Mushroom

Required Elements

  • Character: James or Janice Kellerman, Life Coach
  • Prop: a brown paper bag
  • Line: "That's not what I heard." (or "That is not what I heard.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

THE CATFISH by Chewy Mushroom

Audience Favorite: Group B

Quiet on set by Unchained Wolves

Best Writing

THE CATFISH by Chewy Mushroom

Best Editing

Camp Kellerman by A B SEIDE PRODUCTION

Best Directing

CHAINED by 1+1 Productions

Best Cinematography

CHAINED by 1+1 Productions

Best Sound Design

Camp Kellerman by A B SEIDE PRODUCTION

Best Musical Score

The Bottle by Nomadic Fox Productions

Best Actor

THE CATFISH by Chewy Mushroom

Best Actress

C:/DAVE/OCT 2-8 by MinneCinema Studios

Best Special Effects

Sam Vs. The Giant House Centipede by Crashdown Productions

Best Costumes

The Clown's Lament by Ghost Raptors

Best Use of Character

Camp Kellerman by A B SEIDE PRODUCTION

Best Use of Prop

C:/DAVE/OCT 2-8 by MinneCinema Studios

Best Use of Line

THE CATFISH by Chewy Mushroom

Best Film 4th Runner Up

Aliens From Another Planet! by Clocktower Cinema

Best Death Scene

Sam Vs. The Giant House Centipede by Crashdown Productions

Best Film 3rd Runner Up

Sam Vs. The Giant House Centipede by Crashdown Productions

2015 Film List

  • Aliens From Another Planet! by Clocktower Cinema

    A life coaching retreat is interrupted by aliens eager to experiment on humans.

  • C:/DAVE/OCT 2-8 by MinneCinema Studios

    A depressed man is kidnapped and persuaded to kill himself.

  • Camp Kellerman by A B SEIDE PRODUCTION

    Strange things are happening at a retreat for addicts.

  • CHAINED by 1+1 Productions
  • Don't Touch by Team SPNN

    A casual meet-up among friends goes terribly wrong inside an eccentric funhouse.

  • Impulses by Studio L-5

    Comic book store worker goes psycho.

  • Kill them all, big and small by Green Sea Productions

    Kill them all, big and small

  • No Plant Goes Hungry by 1910 Times

    A pair of activists are at the mercy of a mad botanist when they answer his ad for volunteers

  • Quiet on set by Unchained Wolves

    story of an abused PA who decides to turn the tables

  • Sam Vs. The Giant House Centipede by Crashdown Productions

    Jet fuel can't melt centipedes, fam!

  • Take Heart by Creative Edge Productions

    Coffee barista will capture your heart

  • The Bottle by Nomadic Fox Productions

    A young girl looks behind a mysterious door, and finds a bizarre, frightening universe.

  • THE CATFISH by Chewy Mushroom
  • The Clown's Lament by Ghost Raptors

    Under colorful lights a clown muses through the difficulties of life

  • The Promethean Fallacy by Rusty Nuts Productions

    A billionaire and his sexy body guard try to break into heaven. Bad Idea.

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood by Giant Invisible Man

    Maggie and James investigate an unsettling sound they hear in their new home.


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