Orlando, Florida July 15 - 17, 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 Take the Cannoli Production for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Imaginary Day will go on to represent Orlando against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

Required Elements

  • Character: Amy or Arnold Taylorson, Candidate
  • Prop: a swim fin
  • Line: "She was here just a minute ago."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Honorable Mentions
Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production
The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Interview by Marvette Productions

Honorable Mentions
Star Feud by TDPro
Salesmen? by Fly Dog Productions

Best Writing

Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Honorable Mentions
Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production
The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

Best Editing

The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films
Dark Water by Hitt House Productions

Best Directing

Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production

Honorable Mentions
The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment
Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Best Cinematography

Dark Water by Hitt House Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment
Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Best Sound Design

When Opportunity Knocks by ProductionHUB

Honorable Mentions
Perception by Project Xeno Productions
Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production

Best Music

Space Castle by The Gorgonizers

Best Actor

Colin Krawchuk The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
TL Westgate Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films
Alexandrew Recore Dark Water by Hitt House Productions

Best Actress

Kristin Shirilla Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production

Honorable Mentions
Alea Figueroa When Opportunity Knocks by ProductionHUB
Tonya Terrell Dorisca The Interview by Marvette Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Dark Water by Hitt House Productions

Honorable Mention
One Last Time by Get It!

Best Graphics

Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Best Special Effects

Ultimate Survivor by dMp

Best Choreography

Party Patrol by TN Productions

Best Costumes

Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

Best Use of Character

The October Crisis by PS Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

Best Use of Line

One Last Time by Get It!

49 Hour Film (First Film Turned in Late)

Salesmen? by Fly Dog Productions

The City Beautiful (Best Use of Orlando)

Running Mate by Flinger Films

2016 Film List

  • 19571 by Upside Down Hat
  • 19586 by Tiny Planet Explorers
  • 19591 by Extra CHRISpy Enterprises
  • 48 Hour Kill Quest by Phoenix Tears Productions

    In the midst of a villains competition, the Terror Twins get more than they bargained for.

  • Dark Water by Hitt House Productions

    All's fair in love and the apocalypse.

  • Donovans Dead End by 1 Slate Media

    Donovan takes a walk that will change his life. Possibly forever.

  • Fowl Play by Destiny Bender

    Raji, an Indian man, asks his neighbor to take care of something important to him.

  • Geek Sport by Kirk Production

    The Making of a Champion

  • Imaginary Day by Take the Cannoli Production

    April 1 is the one day a year where every kids imaginary friend comes to life.

  • Insight by The A-Team

    What do you stand to gain with everything to lose?

  • Iteration by Voodoo films

    Time is forever

  • Last Gift by FireDrive Films

    Vote your heart or vote your conscience

  • Lets Go by Four Guys and some Girls

    3 lives intersect when lives are at stake

  • One Last Time by Get It!

    A contemporary musical focusing on a group of friend's last night together

  • Party Patrol by TN Productions

    When a co-ed throws a party for her crush, her "security" team works out a little too well.

  • Perception by Project Xeno Productions

    Two high ranking detectives try to solve a nearly impossible case of unexplained missing victims.

  • Running Mate by Flinger Films
  • Salesmen? by Fly Dog Productions

    Things happen.

  • Shadows in the Dark by Creative Inlet Films

    A slapstick film noir farce about a dame, a detective, and not your typical case.

  • Space Castle by The Gorgonizers

    An evil brother intends to take over Space Castle

  • Star Feud by TDPro

    The Trekkies attempt to dethrone Star Wars as the dominant force in the Universe.

  • The Interview by Marvette Productions

    During a job interview "from hell", the candidate is tested when things go terribly awry.

  • The Maniacal Method by MakeDo Entertainment

    Join a homicidal maniac as he shows you the method to his madness.

  • The October Crisis by PS Productions

    The Taylorson children are left with the nanny during the Cuban Missle Crisis

  • The Reluctant Candidate by Robert J. Smith

    A married man would rather do anything than run for city council.

  • Ultimate Survivor by dMp

    Surviving isn't often a game.

  • When Opportunity Knocks by ProductionHUB

    A down and out couple will go any length to provide a better future for their son

  • Who Killed Amy Taylorson? by KinoFilm

    A Detective and Reporter go head to head to solve a heinous crime that rocks the political world.

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