New Haven, Connecticut July 31 - August 2, 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 Wax Iditiotical Films for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop will go on to represent New Haven against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Heart & Hull by Cortelyou Roadshow

Required Elements

  • Character: Robert or Rachel Poe, Insurance Agent
  • Prop: a glove or gloves
  • Line: "She's a good friend of mine." (or "She is a good friend of mine.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Heart & Hull by Cortelyou Roadshow

Audience Favorite: Group B

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Writing

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Editing

Heart & Hull by Cortelyou Roadshow

Best Directing

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Cinematography

Film de Femme by Pluck Makes Luck

Best Sound Design

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Music

Second Chance by Plan R Films

Best Actor

Dan Mauro Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

Best Actress

Jill Rogers Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Special Effects

Second Chance by Plan R Films

Best Costumes

Glove of the Phoenix by In Medias Res

Best Make Up

Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

Best Use of Character

Sugar Pill by Ben Radio Productions

Best Use of Prop

Door to Door by Broken Time Films

Best Use of Line

Exit Protocol by Dutch Elm Disease

Best Use of Genre

Tradition by every one leaves new haven

Best Late or Disqualified Film

The Saved by Good Natured Dog Productions

The Trimino Protein Water Award sponsored by Trimino Protein Water

Exit Protocol by Dutch Elm Disease

Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

Best Youth Actor or Actress: Abigail Friend in

Door to Door by Broken Time Films

Woman of the 48 Award Sponsored by Women in Film & Video New England: Sari Gagnon, Producer of

Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

The New Haven Award sponsored by Baobab Tree Studios

Fish climbing trees by The C-47's

2015 Film List

  • A Young Man's Quest fo Love by Foxtrot Uniform

    We track the adventures of a young man trying to find love

  • Anyone There? by Rushed Productions

    A weekly tradition gone wrong.

  • Aquiescence by Butter Lamp

    The future is perfected, ultimate, and immortal.

  • Brass City Dicks by Team Dada & The Human Tripod

    Blaze and the Dada Disasters play some killer punk. So much so the Brass City Dicks have to be call

  • Day 7 by Canterbury Tales

    When God rested on the seventh day, what did He do?

  • Divine Intervention by Filmigos

    The deep faith of two girlfrien prevail over evil when it comes into their lives through Craigslist.

  • Door to Door by Broken Time Films

    Be careful which door you enter

  • Exit Protocol by Dutch Elm Disease

    An Intuitive Android Nurse chooses to flee rather than be reformatted following his patients' death.

  • Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop by Wax Iditiotical Films

    sometimes the one you're looking for is right in front of you. Wait, no. Not her.

  • Film de Femme by Pluck Makes Luck

    a group of friends gather for a silent dance party

  • Fish climbing trees by The C-47's

    It only takes one fish to change the current of life

  • Glove of the Phoenix by In Medias Res

    Our lead Jace is given the mission to find the stolen Glove of the Phoenix

  • Heart & Hull by Cortelyou Roadshow

    Independence Day, mutiny is brewing within the hull of the holiday-maker's boat...

  • Red 40 by Starkat productions

    a frustrated young woman encounters advertisers and a mystical water fairy, and she opens a geode.

  • Second Chance by Plan R Films

    If the Earth were dying, would you take your second chance?

  • Stories of the Blue Moon by Permission to Fail

    A young girl finds magic in a cafe

  • Sugar Pill by Ben Radio Productions

    Safeguard. Your Heart is in Our Hands.

  • The One With The Gloves by The Midnight Spectrum Club

    Who am I? The one with the gloves!

  • The Saved by Good Natured Dog Productions

    When an unexpected guest crashes a housewarmng party, she brings hell to their doorstep.

  • The Spell by Fat Gaucho Productions

    Young siblings search for a way to retrieve their parents from a spell

  • Tradition by every one leaves new haven

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  • Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

    To improve ratings a talk show host covers up a death to avoid ruining the interview of his career

  • Twisted Sisters by Provy Productions

    The two sisters are home alone and have a party, but the parents set up an inspection

  • Water by Derby Neck Library Productions

    An insurance agent for a fraternal club compromises his ethics and finds himself in deep water.

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