New Orleans, Louisiana July 24 - 26, 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 Shooting Blanks Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film The Giant's Fairy will go on to represent New Orleans against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

The Giant's Fairy by Shooting Blanks Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Bowling Sessions by Six Callers Ahead of Us, Jimmy!

Required Elements

  • Character: Roy or Rory Baylor, Waiter/Waitress
  • Prop: a marker
  • Line: “You get what you pay for.”

Audience Favorite: Group A

What the Truck?! by Backyard Shed Films

Honorable Mention
A Hint of Imagination by Flittermouse Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Daughter by Team LaFilm

Honorable Mention
Barely Conscience by GumboMonster

Audience Favorite: Group C

Darwin Day by Pothole Productions

Honorable Mention
Live at Ray's by Cut Dat Out Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Bowling Sessions by Six Callers Ahead of Us, Jimmy!

Honorable Mention
Rx.I.P by Empty Seat Productions

Best Writing

Boxing Day? by Cinematic Souls

Best Editing

Boxing Day? by Cinematic Souls

Best Directing

The Giant's Fairy by Shooting Blanks Productions

Best Cinematography

The Giant's Fairy by Shooting Blanks Productions

Best Sound Design

Bowling Sessions by Six Callers Ahead of Us, Jimmy!

Best Musical Score

The Silent Man by Kinetic Pictures

Best Actor

Eric Deiderich Bowling Sessions by Six Callers Ahead of Us, Jimmy!

Best Actress

Deanna Meske Sunset Strip by An Outlook Productions Film

Best Supporting Actor

Nike Redding What the Truck?! by Backyard Shed Films

Best Supporting Actress

Boyana Balta The Giant's Fairy by Shooting Blanks Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

A Hint of Imagination by Flittermouse Films

Best Graphics

What the Truck?! by Backyard Shed Films

Best Special Effects

Daughter by Team LaFilm

Best Choreography

Want by The Big Easy Thought Parade

Best Costumes

Sunset Strip by An Outlook Productions Film

Best Use of Character

Wanda Who? by Bag-a-Ho's

Best Use of Prop

A Hint of Imagination by Flittermouse Films

Best Use of Line

Once You Got a Kid by Muses

2015 Film List

  • A Hint of Imagination by Flittermouse Films

    After the death of their buddy a group of friends is surprised by an absurd dinner.

  • An Act of Commitment by conTENT CONtent

    Rory Baylor has a decision to make. Is an ending always a beginning? Or are we all chained to one fate?

  • Barely Conscience by GumboMonster

    you get what you pay for

  • Baylor's Bakery by Mohr Cinema
  • Bowling Sessions by Six Callers Ahead of Us, Jimmy!

    A therapist brings her patient to a bowling alley to try to help him get over his fear of germs.

  • Boxing Day? by Cinematic Souls

    Two strangers with a passion for boxing day discover the true meaning of the day after Christmas.

  • Buddy by Road Head

    Barry Rawlins seeks a new companion.

  • Chase the Rainbow by White Donut Productions

    Two different character embark on a journey together to find their stolen bikes.

  • Concealed Kari by Anthology Films

    A famous food blogger snags an exclusive interview with a budding chef but finds herself on the menu

  • Credo by Yum Productuons

    Credo - Latin for I believe

  • Darwin Day by Pothole Productions

    2 con artists find out where they fit in the food chain on a very special holiday

  • Daughter by Team LaFilm

    Doting parents deal with their disturbed daughter but is it something far more sinister?

  • Emeritus by Cypress

    A retired cop struggles with restlessness by taking the law into his own hands

  • Famiglia by Bad Wolf Productions
  • Journey Into the Soul by Third Time's the Charm
  • Labor Day Blues by Say Something
  • Lights Out by Louisiana Film Factory

    Four strangers wake up in a dark warehouse and something is taking them out.

  • Live at Ray's by Cut Dat Out Productions
  • Once You Got a Kid by Muses
  • Plugged by Comfy Stone

    A deaf girl makes the decision to hear for the first time.

  • Retribution by Slightly Inappropriate Productions

    A man seeks to revenge the death of his father.

  • Romancing the Cesspool by Room41B Productions

    A romantic comedy flows the adventure of a woman in her quest for the man of her dreams

  • RUBY by B-Natural Productions

    A young teen finally accepts her reality after her curiosity leads her to an unwanted fate.

  • Rx.I.P by Empty Seat Productions

    What happens when a Russian Mail Order Bride lands a job at an American Euthanasia Clinic.

  • Screening Gone Bad by Twinkie Martinez

    What could go wrong at a trailer screening party?

  • Short Change by Zombie and the Brain
  • Six Minutes Until... by Team NOLAspire
  • Starstuff by EFI Productions

    The crew of a space station puts on a talent show to boost morale after the death of Earth.

  • Stiffed by Rice Paper Films
  • Sunset Strip by An Outlook Productions Film
  • The Bracelet by Second Star
  • The Cop by Harrison Bros.
  • The Cyborg Paradox by HFC Films

    A man gets an robotic upgrade from a mad scientist and gets more than he bargained for.

  • The Giant's Fairy by Shooting Blanks Productions
  • The Hard Truth by Fagan Films
  • The Papers by Team Schexy
  • The Silent Man by Kinetic Pictures
  • The Spectators by Suricata Determinado

    Given a choice between right and wrong, the correct answer may not always be so obvious.

  • Tony and Orlando by CharTer EntertainMEnt

    Two Brothers on a trip to visit parents

  • Unconditional by Offscript Productions
  • Vengeant by JKJK Films

    Girl seeks vengeance in getting her ister back.

  • Waiting Dead by 11 Foot Pole Productions

    In a world where Zombies get a second chance, Rory Baylor gets hers at being a waitress

  • Wanda Who? by Bag-a-Ho's
  • Want by The Big Easy Thought Parade
  • What the Truck?! by Backyard Shed Films

    A struggling food truck finds succes when a secret ingredient falls into their grits.

  • Writer's Block by Magnolia Moon

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