Mumbai, India 10 - 12 November 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 HAKUNA MATATA for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film SURPRISE will go on to represent Mumbai against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

HAMMER KILLER by Chitralekha Digital

Required Elements

  • Character: Kartik or Kritika Shetty, Translator
  • Prop: A USB drive
  • Line: "समय पर आना, please." ("Please be on time.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

Audience Favorite: Group B

HAMMER KILLER by Chitralekha Digital

Best Writing

Invitation by One Man Crew

Best Editing

HAMMER KILLER by Chitralekha Digital

Best Directing

SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

Best Cinematography

SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

Best Sound Design

HAMMER KILLER by Chitralekha Digital

Best Actor

RAVISH SHETTY DUMB LOVE by French Toast Mafia

Best Actress

SWATI TARAR HAMMER KILLER by Chitralekha Digital

TRISHNA MUKHERJEE SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

Best Use of Prop

SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

2017 Film List

  • ALOHA by Panch Kosh

    Greetings from GOD

  • Battle Planet by Red Squad

    Even after human extinction, machines do continue fighting for their territory, like humans.

  • DUMB LOVE by French Toast Mafia
  • Freespace by Pinpoint Studios

    Please be on time.

  • HALWA by Manthan Films
  • HAMMER KILLER by Chitralekha Digital

    It is a Mumbai Theater Story . what people can do to get Famous in the Internet world

  • Incognizant by Team Forte

    A person who's still living his daily life even after he's dead. He's unaware of that fact.

  • Invitation by One Man Crew

    Story of two friends enjoying a wedding

  • MYRA CALLING… by BLKRSNA

    A little boy brings love in his Mother's life

  • Paying Guest by Hooch

    Frame Not, Before You Picture Not

  • Sleepless by Cookie Logic

    Is Karthik losing his mind to insomnia and loneliness?

  • SURPRISE by HAKUNA MATATA

    Very exciting

  • The College Fees by Indie Cooperative

    A poor father and his brilliant daughter struggle to arrange money for her college fees and are offered an unusual choice.

  • THE CRESCENT by Weirdos Production
  • Uljhan by RangVishesh

    Don’t’ be judgmental about love with your own perspectives; it needs to be transparent

  • ULJHAN by Navya Creations
  • Waaqif by Team Tony

    Two bond between two men stands the test of time.

  • WHO? by Insights

    The Missing Link


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