Nashville, Tennessee July 15 - 17, 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 CYA My Man for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film will go on to represent Nashville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by CYA My Man

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Savage Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Needle Drop Throttle Click by The Lux Collective

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Hold The Work Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Red King Studios

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Take it all the way by Collaborative Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Disconnected by Penumbra Entertainment

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October 28 - 30, 2016

Required Elements

  • Character: Danny or Dani Heldorfer, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: earphones or ear buds
  • Line: "Technically, you are correct." (or "Technically, you're correct.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Worth by A Studio 518

Audience Favorite: Group B

Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Take it all the way by Collaborative Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Chancis Omnus Nixum Dei by Virilem Media

Best Writing

Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

Best Editing

You've Got A Friend In Me by Nash Cine

Best Directing

Take it all the way by Collaborative Productions

Best Musical Score

Take it all the way by Collaborative Productions

Best Song

Take it all the way by Collaborative Productions

Best Actor

Better Days by Chitlin' Circuit

Best Actress

Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Worth by A Studio 518

Best Supporting Actress

Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

Best Graphics

The Adventure Cereal by Destiny Productions

Best Special Effects

Aurora by Rough Edit Media

Best Choreography

Buds of Fury by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions

Best Costumes

Popcorn and Gin by Trike Speed Productions

Best Set Design

Insurrection by Wats Reel Pictures

Best Make Up

Popcorn and Gin by Trike Speed Productions

Best Use of Character

Unforeseen Heroes by TeamNoSleep Films

Best Use of Prop

You've Got A Friend In Me by Nash Cine

Best Use of Line

Better Days by Chitlin' Circuit

Best Visual Effects

Insurrection by Wats Reel Pictures

Best Titling

Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

Best Stunts

Buds of Fury by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions

Person of Color in the 48: In Front of the Camera

Better Days by Chitlin' Circuit

Opening Scene

Popcorn and Gin by Trike Speed Productions

Disconnected by Penumbra Entertainment

2016 Film List

  • 1BR by Little Toast

    A young woman overcomes her past by taking a step forward into a new space on her own.

  • 3-D Printer by The Arts Revolution Productions

    A young woman has a mysterious accident causing severe brain damage and falls into a coma.

  • A Tale of Lies from '92 by Unacceptable Lemons

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus lied to you

  • Aurora by Rough Edit Media

    A kid discovers a mysterious visitor.

  • Back on the Market by You're In Null

    Chloe is ready to put herself back out there, but her obsessive ex has other plans.

  • Better Days by Chitlin' Circuit

    Two mens search for peace when home is not enough

  • Blood is Thicker by Perfection

    A secret agent is hired to kill a hacker, but it turns out that the hacker is her brother.

  • Buds of Fury by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions

    A local realtor tries to show a newlywed couple a home, and deals with an unwanted infestation.

  • Can't Quitclaim You by Indolent Fly

    While shooting a TV spot, a naïve realtor courts a potential buyer...of his heart.

  • Chancis Omnus Nixum Dei by Virilem Media

    A woman, under the ruse of buying house, finds that she has in reality been indoctrinate into a cult

  • Coming Home, Again by Take22 Entertainment

    Siblings on an emotional journey to an unfamiliar place of friendship.

  • Disconnected by Penumbra Entertainment

    Sometimes it's hard to disconnect

  • Dust River by Omega Pictures/The Art Institute

    Three strangers. The wild. Do they do what's legal, or what's right?

  • First Time by Nate Dawg Dizzle Films

    A 1980s couple is about to embark on their first time when the future interrupts them.

  • Force and Habit by Aleatory Films

    Thomas lives for order and routine but is thrown into chaos when his estranged daughter returns.

  • Georgie Boy by Team Booyakasha Productions

    Look at what matters

  • Grandpa Nose Best by Third Floor Project

    Just a little advice from Grandpa

  • I Was A Teenage Time Traveler by Windows Movie Maker

    Three dumb teenagers

  • Insurrection by Wats Reel Pictures

    The alien invasion is complete, and the human Insurrection has begun.

  • Killing Man by Trafficjelly Films

    Set in the 1970's, a broken musician becomes a witness to hit next hit song.

  • Love Conquers All by Bearded Films and Production

    After losing her mother, a young girl helps rekindle the romance in a young couple's marriage.

  • Missed Call by Strong Will Entertainment

    One answer could solve a life changing problem.

  • Needle Drop Throttle Click by The Lux Collective
  • No Days Off by Studios of Valor

    An everyday office employee discovers his job could always be worse.

  • No One Dies A Martyr by Busted Box Films

    A pair of sketchy witch hunters enlist two novices to help in their quest... but what else is going?

  • Nondisclosure by BeardForce Films

    A run of the mill interrogation isn't exactly what it seems.

  • Nosedive by Dragon Productions

    As her life spins out of control at 40,000ft, a young woman fights to overcome her demons.

  • Open House by The bees

    Two teenagers need money to save their house.

  • Parkour: More than a Sport by Non-Applicable

    A look into the life of America's most famous self-proclaimed Parkour Expert

  • Popcorn and Gin by Trike Speed Productions

    Four clowns explain why they joined the circus in a documentary-style dark comedy.

  • Power: An Origin Story by Forcone Films

    A Woman finds her power.

  • Projectile Dysfunction by Twisted Roots Productions

    Sometimes you need a little dysfunction to function

  • Quickgram by 1TEN

    Tired of Mundane office job, Megan jumps to the rescue after social media app Quickgram crashes.

  • Recrudescence by 3.18 Productions

    An everyday girl, down on her luck, recieves a gift of super powers that revives her motivation.

  • Smells Like Teen Epiphany by A River Films Through It

    Teenage angst becomes middle aged angst

  • Southbound by Jane & June Entertainment

    A man's journey home to discover the truth within himself.

  • Take it all the way by Collaborative Productions

    Two characters in their own heads

  • The Adventure Cereal by Destiny Productions

    A chipper real estate agent's daily routine is thrown into a frantic search for his favorite cereal.

  • The Earbuds by The Bruce

    A comedic account of a realtor trying to get a new home owner sign the papers!

  • The Indian Identity by Team Ricky

    Burned out Real Estate Agent tries to find himself.

  • The Unclean Slate by Moving Thoughts Productions

    A Witch goes out to buy a house only to find out that its a set up for her life force to be consumed

  • Trigger by Whispering Force

    A couple with secret lives are forced to make the most difficult decision of their lives.

  • Unforeseen Heroes by TeamNoSleep Films

    We can all be someone's hero.

  • Until We Meet Again by CTM.MME

    Two childhood friends reimagine their lives, as one friend prepares to move away.

  • White Out by Dream or Decease Productions

    After a rough civil rights activist experience, a couple tries to flee from their past that follows.

  • Worth by A Studio 518

    Facing overpopulation, a Government imposes a life-limiting policy, with a catch.

  • You've Got A Friend In Me by Nash Cine

    Thou shalt not covet thy friend's real estate.

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