New York, New York June 16 - 18, 2017

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 Giant Cookie Films for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Obits will go on to represent New York against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Obits by Giant Cookie Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Split Ends by S&M Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Tyler or Tanya Owings, Barber/Hairdresser
  • Prop: Rubber Band
  • Line: ""I can't hear you." OR "I cannot hear you.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

For Grandpa by BPL

Breakaway: A Pop Punk Musical by BoxHouse Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group B

Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Close Shave by Thursday Shoots

Best Writing

Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Best Editing

Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Best Directing

Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Best Cinematography

Em is for Murder by Cortelyou Roadshow

Best Sound Design

Tanya by Bodega Cats

Best Music

G-Cop by Pizza Kid Productions

Honorable Mention
Breakaway: A Pop Punk Musical by BoxHouse Entertainment

Best Acting

Honorable Mention
Martin Balaguer Give Accent A New Face by Cyrano Films

Best Actor

Ryan Duncan Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Best Actress

Kate Middleton Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Best Supporting Actor

James Best Close Shave by Thursday Shoots

Best Supporting Actress

Sibel Damar A Rose for Wally by Clown Focus Media

Best Ensemble Acting

Split Ends by S&M Productions

Honorable Mention
MOTHERS HUMMUS by Parlor head Films

Best Choreography

Enemy, Mime by Babarbarella

Best Costumes

Enemy, Mime by Babarbarella

Best Set Design

Em is for Murder by Cortelyou Roadshow

Best Use of Character

Split Ends by S&M Productions

Best Use of Prop

Split Ends by S&M Productions

Best Use of Line

Obits by Giant Cookie Films

Best Use of Genre

Period Problems by The Collective

2017 Film List

  • A Rose for Wally by Clown Focus Media

    Down on his luck, Wally seeks a new cut on life.

  • Andrea by INCANDESCENT PICTURES

    A man named Geovanny tries to take his granddaughter to the United States in order to escape bad people but, they both find out that escaping isn't as easy as it looks.

  • Bad Connection by Ragnarok

    Karl finds help for his kleptomania from an unexpected source.

  • Breakaway: A Pop Punk Musical by BoxHouse Entertainment

    Two kids who aspire to make it as pop punk artists, and break out of their town.

  • Close Shave by Thursday Shoots

    Where we're going we don't need sheers.

  • Cows Milk by Retrorerun Films

    A man who needs to change key events in his past in order to stop the woman he loves from leaving travels back in time with an unusual friend.

  • Creature of Loneliness by A Team Has No Name

    It's always in the last place you'd look.

  • DANNY by TSR

    New York City. Is Danny Sullivan a murderer or a hero? Danny's life seen through the eyes of those closest to him.

  • Elasticity by Five Ohm

    A woman from another dimension comes to find her parallel self and right what could be a wrong. During her stay, she befriends a New Yorker and imparts some inter-dimensional wisdom.

  • Em is for Murder by Cortelyou Roadshow

    A detective deals with her new life as an emulation

  • Enemy, Mime by Babarbarella

    Atomic. Mime.

  • For Grandpa by BPL

    With the end of times in sight, two siblings approach the apocalypse very differently.

  • G-Cop by Pizza Kid Productions

    A cop with a special set of skills. A partner who doesn't know how to use them.

  • Give Accent A New Face by Cyrano Films

    A young girl auditions for the first time to get a part in a commercial but struggles to understand the rules of the business.

  • Into the Mist by One Two Mny Studios

    Lost in the fog of war a man and his troop set out to find an answer deep in the jungle.

  • MOTHERS HUMMUS by Parlor head Films

    Mothers Hummus get ready for their EPIC gig.

  • My Idle by The Ending is Everything

    A grieving woman weighed down by anger and regret can’t bring herself to attend her father’s funeral.

  • Obits by Giant Cookie Films

    Kelly's career as an obituary writer is dead. But maybe that's not a bad thing?

  • Period Problems by The Collective

    As Tanya Owings prepares to open her first salon her boyfriend seems less than enthused which send her down a rabbit hole of self doubt.

  • Pieces by C.A.S.H. Inc Films
  • Rub by Triple Indemnity

    An arms trafficking investigation makes two undercover agents targets of the mob.

  • Saved By Death by Against All Odds

    Can death save someone from themselves

  • Split Ends by The Night Owls

    Three friends who find themselves trapped during a city wide blackout are forced to look inside themselves, put aside their differences and reconcile.

  • Split Ends by S&M Productions

    Two detectives investigating a grisly murder enlist the help of an unorthodox consultant to help crack the case.

  • Tanya by Bodega Cats

    Tanya faces the dilemma as she trains for the upcoming boxing competition.

  • Tanya & Taylor Want To Live Forever by EFAS Productions

    When rock stars peak, how can they live forever?

  • The Dealbreaker by PeriodicFilms

    When an insecure troubled young woman travels upstate to meet her girlfriend’s parents, she is so disturbed by the family’s free-range parenting and progressive attitudes, that she looks for a quick way out of the relationship.

  • The Mermaid Project by Ozzir Productions

    A woman dreams of a new life in the sea.

  • The Sunday Sessions by Ruddy Productions

    A group of artists and musicians gathers for one last "Sunday Sessions" jam to say goodbye to their pal Bostic before he leaves for Nashville.

  • Tough Luck by AATC

    Everyone has a bad day, but who cares?

  • Trash Cat and the Barber by FICKLE MATTER

    Hipster barber gets caught up in the hustle and bustle of living in the city, and forgets to stop and smell the roses.

  • Ups And Downs by Sevengood

    When a neurotic hairdresser tells how his latest date went to his therapist, he seems to be dismissing a few important details.

  • What Not To Heir by Art Department

    Every wonder who dresses the rich and not so famous?


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