New Orleans, Louisiana July 22 - 24, 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 Film Bandits for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film will go on to represent New Orleans against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Film Bandits

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

All Things Considered by Lonely Eskimo Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Genetic Lottery by EFguys sponsored by Twerklight

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Free Will by Thirsty Roots Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Dante or Danetta Longfellow, Professor
  • Prop: a slice of pizza
  • Line: "I'll deal with it in the morning." (or "I will deal with it in the morning.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Genetic Lottery by EFguys sponsored by Twerklight

Audience Favorite: Group B

Grown Up Stuff by More Than 4 Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Shades of Purple by Sketchy Characters

Audience Favorite: Group D

Pizza Thyme by Persona Pictures

Best Writing

Genetic Lottery by EFguys sponsored by Twerklight

Best Directing

Genetic Lottery by EFguys sponsored by Twerklight

Best Cinematography

All Things Considered by Lonely Eskimo Productions

Best Musical Score

The Doctor's Assistant by Bag-a-Ho's

Best Actor

Bill Harris Free Will by Thirsty Roots Films

Best Actress

Angel Giuffra Genetic Lottery by EFguys sponsored by Twerklight

Best Supporting Actor

Craig Leydecker Help Me by Team LaFilm

Best Supporting Actress

Hayden Guthrie Grown Up Stuff by More Than 4 Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

MOE JOE by Admit Two Productions

Best Graphics

Free Will by Thirsty Roots Films

Best Special Effects

The Doctor's Assistant by Bag-a-Ho's

Best Choreography

The New Recruits by Backyard Shed Films

Best Costumes

The Doctor's Assistant by Bag-a-Ho's

Best Use of Character

Where the Sun Don't Shine by Zombie and the Drunk!

Best Use of Prop

Say Something by Say Something

Best Use of Line

Revisions by William Gil Films

2016 Film List

  • All Things Considered by Lonely Eskimo Productions

    Two couples receive a draft letter. Conflict ensues.

  • Askew by CineMax

    One of these things is not like the other

  • Baton Rouge Riots by Put Some RESPEK On My Team

    1972 in baton rouge

  • Black and Blue by Cool Creators

    During a period of unrest, healing is possible.

  • Boots by Unstoppable Productions

    Two soldiers travel home from an attacked base camp and confront emotional and physical scars of war

  • Dude Wheres my Tenure by Real Life Cartoons

    Buddy Sabotages his friend to retire together

  • Free Will by Thirsty Roots Films

    Will, a blissfully ignorant father and husband, learns a lot about himself on an unexpected journey.

  • Genetic Lottery by EFguys sponsored by Twerklight

    A one-armed woman has the choice to be whole.

  • Golfcart Cop: Behind the Gates by M & M Productions

    Behind the walls of a gated community, a young cop must protect his neighborhood.

  • Grown Up Stuff by More Than 4 Productions

    A young boy confronts his crush and learns what it means to be an adult.

  • Help Me by Team LaFilm

    A woman is left alone in a house she recently moved in to but is she really alone?

  • It's a Family Affair by C+

    One family does whatever it takes to keep their home and protect their own.

  • Last Chance by 11 Foot Pole Productions

    Is there anything you should have done?

  • Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Double Trouble

    Sometimes a self help group is about helping yourself to others' weaknesses.

  • Me, Mom, Dad by FantomLight

    A couple debates if they should warn their son about the dangers of being Black in America.

  • MOE JOE by Admit Two Productions

    Two brothers discover the meaning of mojo while visiting New Orleans for Halloween.

  • My Brother's Keeper by Room41B

    the death of his younger brother and contents of a secret box, pushes our hero on a quest

  • Pizza Thyme by Persona Pictures

    Four college students and a TA debate what they should do with a single use time machine.

  • Preventative Time Travel by Shark Milk Productions

    Via the PREVENTATIVE TIME TRAVEL ACT OF 2041, Jessica McClure is an insurance adjuster for your past

  • Revisions by William Gil Films

    cop goes back in time and fixes things

  • RUN by Bad Wolf Productions

    A ghost hunter finds more than he's looking for when he visits a haunted bar.

  • Say Something by Say Something

    See what trouble comes to life when you bring together a mad professor and a saucy slice of pizza.

  • Shades of Purple by Sketchy Characters

    Despite their polarized belief systems, can a romantic couple still find their fairytale ending?

  • The Collector by Team Schexy

    When people borrow, he collects.

  • The Doctor's Assistant by Bag-a-Ho's

    Knowledge can be deadly

  • The Echo Files Episode XVII: A Picture is Worth by GumboMonster

    When the hood needs a voice, Echo is the choice

  • The Final Exam Dillemma by New Roads Films

    "I will deal with it in the morning."

  • The Good, The Bad and the Cheesy by TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

    2 cow folk have a duel for control of the neighborhood pizza spot.

  • The Hunt by Twinkie Martinez

    Something precious has been stolen and now the hunt is on to find the thief.

  • The Last Slice by Yum Productions

    The life of a cannibal and his talking dog

  • The Misadventures of Ruth the Mute and Billy Blind by Dear, Bear. Productions

    Two bums have their day ruined by there arch rival.

  • The New Recruits by Backyard Shed Films

    A couple awakes in a strange warehouse, and find themselves new recruits in the Great Army.

  • The Pi Paradox by CharTer EntertainMEnt

    When Pi meets time

  • The Roast by Half Glass Productions

    A lush four course comedy.

  • The Tortoise by The Big Easy Thought Parade

    Lee helps Lucy come out of her shell.

  • Where the Sun Don't Shine by Zombie and the Drunk!

    To celebrate Have a Bad Day Day, Professor Proctopuss tries to ruin Captain Sunshine's day.

  • Will She or Won't She by Eagle Eye Productions

    Famly goes to hear reading of uncles will and a heck breaks loose

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