Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 14 - 16, 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 So Fresh Films for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Girl Seeking Wood will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Girl Seeking Wood by So Fresh Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Decisionists by Goat Milk Fudge

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Big Bank Theory by Palpa Team

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October 20 - 22, 2017

Required Elements

  • Character: Hunter or Harper Drakely, Health Inspector
  • Prop: Dice (one or more)
  • Line: "Did you read my tweet?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Girl Seeking Wood by So Fresh Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Decisionists by Goat Milk Fudge

Audience Favorite: Group C

Hobo Hunters by Reckless Amnesiac

Best Writing

Girl Seeking Wood by So Fresh Films

Best Editing

Girl Seeking Wood by So Fresh Films

Best Directing

The Big Bank Theory by Palpa Team

Best Cinematography

Family Affair by Falling October Productions

Best Sound Design

The Decisionists by Goat Milk Fudge

Best Musical Score

Inspect This by 1 Dream Productions

Best Actor

David Orgrodowski Blue Mountain Motel: The Innkeeper by Blue Mountain Motel

Brian Brummitt RESET by Smith Bros Studios

Best Actress

Julia Silverman The Decisionists by Goat Milk Fudge

Best Graphics

Girl Seeking Wood by So Fresh Films

Best Effects

The Decisionists by Goat Milk Fudge

Best Costumes

Clogged Drain: A Making Of Bad Hair Day by Blue Knight Productions

The Safest Game by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Best Make Up

The Safest Game by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Best Use of Character

The Safest Game by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Best Use of Prop

The Last Ride of Dick Dice by Ghost Light Productions

Best Use of Line

Clean Cut by BA

The Safest Game by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Best Practical Effects

Eye for an Sci-Fi by Square Shoes Productions

Best Fight Choreography

The Big Bank Theory by Palpa Team

2017 Film List

  • "Hell"th inspector by RJD Productions

    About a health inspector who was tortured into murdering people

  • Answering Why by Children of the Corman

    Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see.

  • Blue Mountain Motel: The Innkeeper by Blue Mountain Motel

    No Rats Here

  • Clean Cut by BA

    We are your hope for the future

  • Clogged Drain: A Making Of Bad Hair Day by Blue Knight Productions

    An inside look into the tragic, final performance of Sir Montgomery Sterling Esquire III from the cult classic "Bad Hair Day".

  • Dice of the Decades by Collision Course Media Group

    Hunter (a young health inspector) is influenced by his girlfriend (Florence) to confront his estranged childhood mentor (Jimmy Hicks) after not seeing him for 10 years.

  • Ev3n by Sylvania24

    A man obsessed with even numbers uses his dice to eliminate the odd.

  • Eye for an Sci-Fi by Square Shoes Productions

    When a disagreement about their duties causes a rift in a crew, two bounty hunters face the consequences of life and death.

  • Family Affair by Falling October Productions

    After a critical breakup, a depressed man learns the importance of getting to know one's family.

  • Girl Seeking Wood by So Fresh Films

    Amish girl discovers new way to find wood

  • Googlyitis by Surinam Slaad

    MAKE GOOGLY EYES

  • Grow Up by Everlasting Productions LLC

    You can grow up whenever you want

  • Hobo Hunters by Reckless Amnesiac

    "The show where the contestants are ruthless and the hobos are worthless!"

  • Human 001 by Shadowframe Productions

    Robots study the human race to help their own kind

  • Inspect This by 1 Dream Productions

    1 Dream, 1 Man, 1 Beer....and a fantasy.

  • Long Pig by Steel Forest Productions

    A Health Inspector helps out the state park rangers on his day off and things go off plan.

  • Look Up by PAS Productions

    Look up and see something you may have missed.

  • Luis Raul Toledo by LZmotion

    Mia, an up and coming vloger, wants to become the most famous person in the internet. She quickly learns that her ambitions might have very serious consequences.

  • Partners by Kaino Entertainment

    A humble health inspector comes home from work to find his girlfriend has made a new friend on her first day at Wizarding Graduate School.

  • RESET by Smith Bros Studios

    The older you get, the harder it is to put yourself out there. Faced with this reality, a young woman turns to technology instead.

  • Reverse Psychopathy by The Ryott Sho

    A devious therapist encourages impulsive reaction from her clients - bringing out what she feels is justice for humanity.

  • Seven Out by Everything But the Name

    Creativity abounds when death is on the line.

  • Surprise inspection by Patdan Jorrick

    Sometimes work follows you home.

  • The Big Bank Theory by Palpa Team

    I've got a theory.

  • The Decisionists by Goat Milk Fudge

    Three universal health inspectors complete there final report, on planet earth.

  • The Final Order by Well Known Strangers

    5 friends have to figure out where to go out to eat.

  • The Goodfather by Soda Cult

    He lost his daughter, but not his humanity.

  • The Illusion of Choice by NAFCO (Northern Appalachian Film Collective)

    Sometimes just being there for a buddy is all it takes to be a hero.

  • The Last Ride of Dick Dice by Ghost Light Productions

    A wannabe filmmaker gets the chance to interview his childhood hero.

  • The Safest Game by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

    Safety should be a top concern even for a super villain.

  • The Sleuth Crew in The Domicile of Doom by Blind Tiger Films

    The Sleuth Crew encounters unspeakable horrors in the Domicile of Doom.

  • The Tattooed Lye by Hutchins Films

    A comedic take of a tattoo shop health violation gone wrong.

  • The Territory by Long Knuckle Studios

    In a dystopian future, a man has to decide which side of right and wrong he stands on.

  • The Wolf and the Shoes: A Story of Souls by Rewind Memories

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

  • This Is How We Roll by Carnegie Screenwriters

    A documentary details the cutthroat world of competitive Yahtzee.

  • Time Out by Robot Monkey Studios

    On a routine health inspection Harper Drakely encounters more than the average vermin or toxic waste.

  • Trapped by Team Magic Hands

    Murder comes in through the chimney.


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