New York, New York May 29 - 31, 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 Making Pretend for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film No Grapes No Glory will go on to represent New York against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Burn a Friend by Parlor head Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Hugh or Hilda Lawson, Musician
  • Prop: grapes
  • Line: "He said he'd be here." (or "He said he would be here.")

Audience Favorite: Group B

Honorable Mention
Dylan Dante:Hungry Messiah by GoodGirl

Audience Favorite: Group C

No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

Audience Favorite: Group D

Night Shift by Thursday Shoots

Best Writing

The Back Up Singer by Shutter to Think

Bagged by NOPE

Best Editing

No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

Best Directing

No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

Best Cinematography

Night Shift by Thursday Shoots

Best Sound Design

Crescendo by FireRock Productions

Best Musical Score

Eastern Western by Gray Format

Best Music

Honorable Mention
Socks And The City by Streetwater Productions

Best Song

No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

Best Actor

Joseph Palestina Burn a Friend by Parlor head Films

Best Actress

Meredith Binder Hilda by Gatecrashers

Honorable Mention
Nicola Quinn The Back Up Singer by Shutter to Think

Best Supporting Actor

Brendan Burke The Back Up Singer by Shutter to Think

Best Ensemble Acting

No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

Best Special Effects

Night Shift by Thursday Shoots

Best Use of Character

Holiday Blue Bowls by Viaduck

Best Use of Prop

Eat Grape, Love by Extra School Bus

Best Use of Line

Burn a Friend by Parlor head Films

Best Use of Genre

Holiday Blue Bowls by Viaduck

Best Visual Effects

Honorable Mention
Haunted Heart by Killer Goose Films

Honorable Mention - Art Direction

Crack Fiend Dream by Skeleton Crew

2015 Film List

  • Bagged by NOPE

    Two bumbling detectives race after a master of disguise.

  • Burn a Friend by Parlor head Films

    A couple of buddies go on a hike.

  • Crack Fiend Dream by Skeleton Crew

    One day, one super fan, one wild ride

  • Crescendo by FireRock Productions

    A boy born with his father's genetic gift witnesses evil within his own family, and decides to use his powers for good.

  • Dylan Dante:Hungry Messiah by GoodGirl

    The worlds most famous hunger striker is revealed.

  • Eastern Western by Gray Format

    Duke, The baddest cowboy in Bushwick learns his lesson when messing with the wrong women.

  • Eat Grape, Love by Extra School Bus

    “Eat the fruit while it’s ripe” ­Abraham Lincoln

  • Haunted Heart by Killer Goose Films

    On the cusp of stardom,Hugh Lawson had it all until it was violently choked from him.

  • Hilda by Gatecrashers

    An old free spirit In a modern world.

  • Holiday Blue Bowls by Viaduck

    A secular religious adventure.

  • Night Shift by Thursday Shoots

    Not all jobs are as easy as they look.

  • No Grapes No Glory by Making Pretend

    A story of how a struggling musician wrote the song about an unappreciated group of workers, who esc

  • Socks And The City by Streetwater Productions

    Sock-puppet-street-musicians pair up to defend their turf in this Knock-Your-Socks-Off musical

  • The Back Up Singer by Shutter to Think

    Two incompetent criminals kidnap the wrong woman and she must use her wits to escape.


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