Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 19 - 21, 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 Studio 25 Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film The Summoning will go on to represent Philadelphia against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Summoning by Studio 25 Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Loon's Company by Bare Bones

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Renee by Scrambled Egg Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Jon or Jenna "Jellybean" Champlain, Dog Walker
  • Prop: ice
  • Line: "Tell her what you told me."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Wild West Willy by Bruzzese Films

Honorable Mention
Stuffed and Dangerous by Thinking Art Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group B

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Honorable Mention
Loon's Company by Bare Bones

Best Writing

The Summoning by Studio 25 Films

Honorable Mention
7 Minutes by North Star Films

Best Editing

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Best Directing

Here With You by ClockBox

Honorable Mention
7 Minutes by North Star Films

Best Cinematography

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Best Musical Score

Wild West Willy by Bruzzese Films

Honorable Mentions
A Roadtrip by Lanky Arms Studios
Day by Casabuena Cultural Productions
Loon's Company by Bare Bones

Best Actor

Alex Kamb Loon's Company by Bare Bones

Honorable Mention
Gary Bowman 7 Minutes by North Star Films

Best Actress

Grace Narducci 7 Minutes by North Star Films

Honorable Mentions
Maggie Acosta Renee by Scrambled Egg Films
Emily Pigeon Here With You by ClockBox

Best Supporting Actor

Ed Patterson Loon's Company by Bare Bones

Best Graphics

7 Minutes by North Star Films

Amateurs by Ectropy Arts

Best Special Effects

7 Minutes by North Star Films

Amateurs by Ectropy Arts

Best Costumes

Wild West Willy by Bruzzese Films

Best Set Design

7 Minutes by North Star Films

Best Use of Character

Will Also Walk Dogs by Super Bathing Attitude

Best Use of Prop

7 Minutes by North Star Films

Best Use of Line

The Summoning by Studio 25 Films

Best Youth Actor

Jacob Wilner Wild West Willy by Bruzzese Films

Honorable Mention
Lia Taylor Day by Casabuena Cultural Productions

Best Acting- Supporting

Ed Patterson Loon's Company by Bare Bones

2016 Film List

  • 7 Minutes by North Star Films

    In seven minutes of heaven, two Halloween partygoers are tempted to cheat.

  • A Roadtrip by Lanky Arms Studios

    A guy goes on a inner journey to figure out how to deal with his parent's divorce

  • Amateurs by Ectropy Arts

    John just wanted to enjoy his retirement, but his violent past refuses to stay where it belongs.

  • Avarice by No budget productions

    A woman is lost in the woods and possessed by an entity that amplifies her feelings of envy.

  • Concavity by Easy Manifestations Films

    Life, death and depression in between

  • Cool Feet by One by One Studios

    Will he make it to the church on time?

  • Day by Casabuena Cultural Productions

    A coming of age story about one little sister and one big day.

  • Gypsy Trouble by Handsome Rob and the Pretty Boys

    One man learns the meaning humility the hard way. If only he suffered the consequences alone

  • Here With You by ClockBox

    A secret relationship between two women threatens to tear one of their lives apart.

  • IceBreakers by Unchained Media

    A woman is fed up with modern dating

  • In Memoriam by Equinox Cinema

    Two friends find a unique way to cope with the death of their friend

  • Loon's Company by Bare Bones

    Jesse takes his friend, Harold, on a trip to determine if he's a psychopath.

  • Renee by Scrambled Egg Films

    After several unsuccessful relationships, guy gives Robot Companion a try.

  • Stu by Overnight Amoeba

    The love and loss of Stuttering Stu

  • Stuffed and Dangerous by Thinking Art Entertainment

    The princess has been kidnapped, and there's only two stuffed animals that can save her

  • The Shadow & Disco Bitch by #385

    A man saved by a crime fighting woman becomes infatuated with her and outs on a cape himself.

  • The Summoning by Studio 25 Films

    An awkward young dog walker summons a spirit in hopes of avoiding a lonely, loveless future

  • The Woman and the Wise Guy by Zombie Poodles Productions

    A drug lord tries to intimidate a local Wiccan family for money, since magic isn't real - right?

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    Detective Hughes has a problem. Did he catch a suspect or murder a victim?

  • Waiting To Exhale by spoonfullofpoo.com

    I don't even know what air tastes like

  • When Death Gives You Lemons by Thundering Walrus Productions

    Faced with going to Hell, Ron has a chance to go back in time & undo the event that ruined his life.

  • Wild West Willy by Bruzzese Films

    A clash between rival costumed cowboy cousins triggers a high noon showdown.

  • Will Also Walk Dogs by Super Bathing Attitude

    Vagrant dogwalker tries to return a dead body while discovering where it came from.

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