New York, New York June 3 - 5, 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 Giant Cookie Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Frequency will go on to represent New York against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Frequency by Giant Cookie Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Backup Plan by Cortelyou Roadshow

Required Elements

  • Character: Samuel or Sarah Dunglestreet, Debt Collector
  • Prop: headphones/earbuds
  • Line: "I've never seen that before." (or "I have never seen that before.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Not To Burst Your Bubbles by Game Night

Audience Favorite: Group B

Door by Door by Thursday Shoots

Best Writing

Backup Plan by Cortelyou Roadshow

Best Editing

Frequency by Giant Cookie Films

Best Directing

Sam and Me! by Team 1A

Best Cinematography

Backup Plan by Cortelyou Roadshow

Honorable Mention
The Debt Collector by Viaduck

Best Sound Design

EXTRACTION by Mapleway

Best Music

Porter Densen's: The Sound of the Future by Roma Productions

Best Acting

Honorable Mention
Sam and Me! by Team 1A

Best Actor

Kevin Townley Silent Birth by Paper Island

Best Actress

Kathy Searle Frequency by Giant Cookie Films

Best Supporting Actor

Erik Frandsen Frequency by Giant Cookie Films

Best Supporting Actress

Lauren Dougherty Another One Bites the Crust by Prime Focus Media

Best Ensemble Acting

The Debt Collector by Viaduck

Best Costumes

Another One Bites the Crust by Prime Focus Media

Best Make Up

Another One Bites the Crust by Prime Focus Media

Best Use of Character

The Crickets And The Hawk by Binghamton Film Initiative

Best Use of Prop

Frequency by Giant Cookie Films

Best Use of Line

Sam and Me! by Team 1A

Best Use of Genre

Backup Plan by Cortelyou Roadshow

Best Visual Effects

Backup Plan by Cortelyou Roadshow

Honorable Mention
Door by Door by Thursday Shoots

Best Art Design

Porter Densen's: The Sound of the Future by Roma Productions

2016 Film List

  • "The Boxer's Devil" by Green Couch Media

    A homless boxer is given a second chance to redeem himself through a bizzare figurine.

  • "You'll be fine" by Black and Tan

    An over ambitious med-student steals a body to get ahead for her final exam.

  • Another One Bites the Crust by Prime Focus Media

    After a brutal pie attack, Detective Marx must go undercover as a clown to catch the killer.

  • Backup Plan by Cortelyou Roadshow

    A man backs up brain + wakes up weeks later with no memory of the crime he's accused of

  • Beautiful Vengence by Cataclysmic Renegade

    Vengeance is Justice

  • Claude by AllStyles Productions

    David and Claude are best friends till the end. Despite David's mothers best wishes.

  • Dealing in Karmai by Genki Films

    What Goes Around, Comes Around...the Poker Table

  • Door by Door by Thursday Shoots

    Time Buy, don't let time pass you by.

  • Dreamers by Film Humans

    A young couple watches their hopes for the future come apart at the seams when they move in together

  • EXTRACTION by Mapleway

    The Tooth Fairy comes to collect on a debt that's owed.

  • Fox & the Crow by S&M Productions

    A timid debt collector meets his dream girl who may be too good to be true

  • Frequency by Giant Cookie Films

    Kathy is determined to win Sam over... even if she has to break the laws of space and time to do it.

  • Kind of September by Cup O'Meat Productions

    Do you Remember?

  • Lift On "Three" by N8-Bit Productions

    Money problems threaten the relationship of lifelong friends Jonathan and Nolan, forcing them to con

  • Love is Love by decayingroyalty
  • Mrs. Marigold by Finite Films

    Jonas is thrust into an adventure that he does not understand, until the end.

  • Needs of the Few by EFAS Productions

    When you spend your life saving lives, you miss out on your own.

  • Not To Burst Your Bubbles by Game Night

    Mick and Moira Marbles Investigate a Murder

  • Porter Densen's: The Sound of the Future by Roma Productions

    A struggling director makes a "red scare" film to get out of debt.

  • Sam and Me! by Team 1A

    An oblivious woman meets a sinister man and learns a lesson about who you can trust: creeps.

  • Silent Birth by Paper Island

    When a queer activist meets a closeted sci-fi star; the results are out of this world!

  • Silent Disco by Naked Faun productions
  • The accordion trip by Fox Squared

    Journey for friendship and loyalty

  • The Crickets And The Hawk by Binghamton Film Initiative

    A debt collector listens to a radio interview with a focus on morality.

  • The Debt Collector by Viaduck

    He who has nothing to lose is rich aka love works in mysterious ways.

  • The Fast and the Furry Us by Moon Boots

    Don't freak out, let your freak flag fly!

  • The Meeting by Gorgon Zola Productions

    Powers to the People

  • Tommy's Rules by Equinox Cinema

    On a normal game night, 3 close friends come to a realization that brings them to an abrupt change.

  • What Are You Gonna Do About It? by StoveFilm

    A teenage girl intrigued by super-hero style justice, longs to end her mother's abusive relationship

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