Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 10 - 12, 2015

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 2015. Their film Change will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Change by So Fresh! Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Fuzz Enuttz by Command Pictures

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Required Elements

  • Character: Sara or Seth Tremaine, Newbie
  • Prop: A Coffee Mug
  • Line: "You can't take it with you." or "You cannot take it with you."

Audience Favorite: Group A

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Audience Favorite: Group B

Fuzz Enuttz by Command Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group C

Sara Tremaine by Children of the Corman

Audience Favorite: Group D

Change by So Fresh! Films

Best Writing

Of Vice and Men by Blind Tiger Films

Honorable Mention
When I Think About You by Well Known Strangers

Best Editing

Change by So Fresh! Films

Honorable Mention
Fuzz Enuttz by Command Pictures

Best Directing

Sara Tremaine by Children of the Corman

Honorable Mention
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Best Cinematography

Serial by Everything But the Name 2

Honorable Mention
Ace & Chase by R. Walker Productions

Best Sound Design

Lost Dog by Goat Milk Fudge

Honorable Mention
Change by So Fresh! Films

Best Musical Score

The Tremaine Event by Destiny's Adult

Honorable Mention
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Best Actor

Ryan Ott Change by So Fresh! Films

Honorable Mention
Lamar Darnell Fields When Desperate by Long Knuckle Studios

Best Actress

Valerie Gaisor Sara Tremaine by Children of the Corman

Honorable Mention
Leila McCrumb Stranded by 4TWELVE Pictures

Best Graphics

Change by So Fresh! Films

Best Special Effects

Extraction by Blue Knight Productions

Honorable Mention
Defrag by Elder Androids

Best Costumes

Weekend Duty by Dynamite Carrot

Honorable Mention
Meet Aunt Flo by Beginnings

Best Use of Character

Of Vice and Men by Blind Tiger Films

Best Use of Prop

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Best Use of Line

The Tremaine Event by Destiny's Adult

Honorable Mention
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2015 Film List

  • 5 to 9 by Procrastination Productions

    A new intern works overtime. He soon realizes things aren't so average at his workplace after hours

  • a-typ-i-cal romance by Color Negative

    Two people looking for the same thing, one of them finds it.

  • Ace & Chase by R. Walker Productions

    A new partner makes a name for himself, one body at a time.

  • An Honest Man Is Hard To Find by Visionary Pioneers

    A low-level crime boss asks his naive errand boy to clean up a sinister mess.

  • Best Outlaws Ever: the Not-So-Great Train Robbery by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

    A new outlaw's first train robbery turns out very differently from his legendary dreams.

  • Brew You by Ricecakes

    People don't need coffee, they need justice.

  • Change by So Fresh! Films

    A rookie cop finds his new job is not all it's cracked up to be.

  • Cookie Pusher by Sibling Rivalry

    Derek gets one more chance for romance and gets the best advice from his new, young neighbor

  • Defrag by Elder Androids

    Everyone's a crackpot.

  • Empathy gAPP by Team 47

    An emotionally clueless app developer must learn to share the household load to save his marriage.

  • Extraction by Blue Knight Productions

    When a newly elected senator goes missing, a top extractor is on the case.

  • Fire Cell by Scrambled for Life

    do not have one

  • Fuzz Enuttz by Command Pictures

    Previewing a soon to be American Classic!

  • Juiced! by USS Improvise

    You think you got Mom issues?

  • Lost Dog by Goat Milk Fudge

    A teenage girl's search for her missing dog turns into a nightmare.

  • Meet Aunt Flo by Beginnings

    Little Sara is about to experience a brand new part of life.

  • My Soul Forever by ShadowFrame

    Luke is in search for his soul after attempting suicide

  • New Job by The Kartwheel Klub

    A guy gets a new job at a funeral home and makes a new friend among the "Customers"

  • Of Vice and Men by Blind Tiger Films

    A woman seeking support at an AA meeting finds herself amongst truly terrifying addicts.

  • Pawns by Locust Street

    Two unlucky men are bound, gagged, and force to play a high stakes chess game by a complete maniac.

  • Picture Perfect by Everything But The Name 1

    Perfect picture goes awry.

  • Precinct 44 by Flying Penguin Productions

    Two mismatched cops set out to solve a city's drug problem and discover friendship along the way.

  • Re-Birthday by Mini Milers
  • restart by Pittsburgh Game Changers

    "You can't take the past with you."

  • Rose Buds by Unplanned Comedy

    A man helps his friend find his passion after a difficult break up.

  • Sara Tremaine by Children of the Corman

    Sara Tremaine is the object of more than one man's affection, as this story comes to life.

  • Serial by Everything But the Name 2

    Meet Seth, Pittsburgh's most adorable killer!

  • Severance by Dirty Mirror Productions

    A man's dark story is told over two timelines- one played in reverse and one played forward.

  • Soul jumper by The DuBoonatics

    "Eye for Eye, Soul for Soul"

  • Stage Four by Beard Machine

    When you're out of options...

  • Stranded by 4TWELVE Pictures

    A brother and sister spend some quality time together and find themselves in an unusual predicament

  • The 48th Hour by WallRose Pictures

    A new female employee joins a secret service agency, only to face sexism and stereotypes.

  • The Interview by Raging Render

    New cameraman Seth goes out on an adventure with a Private Detective and reporter and wind themselve

  • The Program by Team Visionary

    A detective tries to solve a murder that involves a virtual reality program.

  • The Sympathy Vote by Falling October Productions

    A series of accidents during a 48 Hour Film Project turn out to be more than mere coincidences.

  • The Time Capsule by Rumble Pack

    When a close friend dies, a group of friends comes together to open a time capsule he left behind.

  • The Tinkerer by Carnegie Screenwriters

    A young woman is given a mysterious box that possesses the potential to change the world.

  • The Tremaine Event by Destiny's Adult

    You can't take it with you.

  • Total Party Kill by Sinister Dream Productions

    Gaming's not fun, Gaming is Life!

  • Weekend Duty by Dynamite Carrot

    Two robbers attempt to foil a newbie security cop's weekend shift.

  • When Desperate by Long Knuckle Studios

    With all other options exhausted, a scientist makes one dangerous last attempt to save a dying man.

  • When I Think About You by Well Known Strangers

    A Woman dreams of love at a party

  • With You by Confluence Productions

    Mired in the ghosts of their past, an atypical family struggles to cope with tragedy.

  • X-Mrs. by Tough Brets

    A new Santa emerges upon returning from his holiday.

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