Nashville, Tennessee 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 Paper Ghost for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film The New Mister Princess will go on to represent Nashville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Ava or Aiden Kingston, Vice President (of anything)
  • Prop: a paintbrush
  • Line: ""Please don't be late." OR "Please do not be late.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Our Captain Peace by Luminous Midnight Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Audience Favorite: Group C

Last Ride by Strong Will Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group D

Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

Best Writing

Best Editing

Co-Working by Little Toast

Best Directing

Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

Best Cinematography

Best Sound Design

The Farmer's Ass by Afternoon Stew

Best Musical Score

Lost Art by Lone Pine

Best Song

Good Morning by Glad You Came Productions

Best Actor

Lost Art by Lone Pine

Best Actress

Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Lamb by Moon House Pictures

Best Supporting Actress

Co-Working by Little Toast

Best Ensemble Acting

Believe by Harmony Beans

Best Graphics

Our Captain Peace by Luminous Midnight Films

Best Special Effects

Dick, the stuntman by BloodHound Films

Best Choreography

Dick, the stuntman by BloodHound Films

Best Costumes

The S.P.A.W.N. by Studios of Valor

Best Set Design

Best Make Up

The S.P.A.W.N. by Studios of Valor

Best Use of Character

Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Brush Off by River Films Through It

Best Use of Line

Last Ride by Strong Will Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

The Brush Off by River Films Through It

Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

Our Captain Peace by Luminous Midnight Films

Best Visual Effects

Inspiration by Daydreamers productions

2017 Film List

  • A Brush with Fate by Intrusive Studios

    An unmotivated slob learns the value of timeliness thanks to a unique family heirloom.

  • A touch of Color by Rugged Pictures

    The Bristles of Destiny are lost and only those worthy can see the glow. Brace your self for an epic battle of light and dark.

  • All's Fair by Canengusa Productions

    Friend or foe?

  • Awake by Three Amigos Productions

    Two sisters coming of age through grief to find joy

  • Believe by Harmony Beans

    A young girl is inspired by her friend's accomplicments and she decides to enter the 48 Hour Film Project.

  • Co-Working by Little Toast

    Two friends navigate modern relationships in a modern workspace.

  • Coronada by O'Squad Collective

    After the spiritual community of Coronada loses their beloved founder, they embrace their new Shepard, save for a sole dissident who wonders if their father's trust was misplaced.

  • Dick, the stuntman by BloodHound Films

    A stuntman attempts to become a real actor in attempts to impress an actress

  • Digital Vigilant by The Lux Collective

    A security guard's monotonous day-to-day gets turned on its head when a fresh trainee gets brought on to the team.

  • Dragon Pants by Trike Speed Productions

    A couple feels out of place in the world after the death of a very close friend.

  • Edgard Varese by TheBruce

    Famous music composer faces life changing crises.

  • Existential Penny by The Ramones

    A penny becomes sentient and has an existential crisis.

  • Good Morning by Glad You Came Productions

    Boy chooses love/happiness over miserable reality.

  • Grilla Warfare by Predicament Films

    A Peaceful Camping Trip gets interrupted for one man when the grilling are is invaded

  • Hallelujah Self-Defense by Perfection

    A Pastor prepares his church congregation for an internal battle

  • Hidden Lakes by Site4 Cinema

    When Aiden and Ava venture out to a new world they find that they are unwelcome.

  • In Retrospect by Ardent Co. Films

    A man revisits his past relationship while waiting to meet with his ex-lover.

  • Inspiration by Daydreamers productions

    College senior must create an art piece for her senior thesis, but is struggling to find inspiration

  • Kwiq by WE TELL STORYS

    Please don't be late

  • Lamb by Moon House Pictures

    College freshman, Brody Lamb, makes a brutal discovery while checking into his new dorm.

  • Last Ride by Strong Will Entertainment

    A driver takes a woman on a ride that she will never forget.

  • Lost Art by Lone Pine

    A man battles his mental illness to connect with his daughter.

  • Lyrical Coffee by Omada Films

    A man sets up his eccentric best friend on a blind date with a woman who can only speak English through song.

  • Office Politics by Forcone Films

    Working to death has never been so real.

  • Our Captain Peace by Luminous Midnight Films

    Two therapist wage war on mental issue with unorthodox practices.

  • Painted Trouble by 2 Twenty-two Frames

    Ava Kingston receives a secret weapon that many have their eyes on.

  • Quantam Pain by Fat Rabbit Entertainment
  • Senior Discount by Rough Edit Media

    A trio of musicians hit the road to their biggest gig yet, but they encounter trouble on the way.

  • The Bookclub by Prism Productions

    A teen who hates reading is forced to join a club full of book nerds and must make the most of it by joking around and pulling his fellow attendees from their comfort zone.

  • The Brush Off by River Films Through It

    A couple go to a strange company party with an even stranger CEO, and are set free through singing.

  • THE DE-FEMME-DERS by Table 8

    The origin story of THE DE-FEMME-DERS.

  • The Dead Letter Office by One Bandit Productions

    A team of paranormal researchers investigates an abandoned prison and discover that some secrets won't stay locked behind closed doors.

  • The Farmer's Ass by Afternoon Stew

    A simple and hard working farmer wakes up to find his son has disappeared on a personal quest. Through this fable, valuable lessons are learned by all.

  • The List by Three Eighteen Productions

    Two college friends struggling with friendship issues are taught an important lesson about being a friend until the end... the very end.

  • The New Mister Princess by Paper Ghost

    During a friendly game of tea party, the new guy starts to realize he might not fit in.

  • The Painter by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions

    A man inherits a paintbrush that saves the day.

  • The S.P.A.W.N. by Studios of Valor

    A young Amazonian girl journeys into womanhood.

  • Use Your Words by Collaborative Productions

    A working man fears losing his job when a new VP comes into the company.

  • Yeti Or Not by YOU'RE IN NULL

    You should never make false claims of danger - that's a lesson the Aiden Kingston is about to learn the hard way.


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