Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 16 - 18, 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 Locust Street Entertainment for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Daisy will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Behind the Devil's Back by Children of the Corman

Required Elements

  • Character: Zack or Zara Gordon, Animal Psychologist
  • Prop: a doughnut
  • Line: "This will be my downfall."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Incredible Case of Zara Gordon by Goat Milk Fudge

Best Editing

Behind the Devil's Back by Children of the Corman

Best Directing

Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

Best Acting

Christopher Wright Karma's a Bitch by Blind Tiger Films

Erin Berger The Dinner Party by Everything But The Name

Best Make Up

Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

Best Use of Prop

Prey by Falling October Productions

Best Jump Scare

Prey by Falling October Productions

Best Musical Score

Behind the Devil's Back by Children of the Corman

Best Use of Character

The Incredible Case of Zara Gordon by Goat Milk Fudge

Soul Staining Film

The Last Rain by Carnegie Screenwriters

Most Memorable Mutilation

Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

Most Vile Villain

David Ogrodowski Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

Best Writing

Tender by Little Foot Productions

Best Use of Line of Dialogue

Skinwalker by Static Renegades Productions

2015 Film List

  • Behind the Devil's Back by Children of the Corman

    Good or Bad. We all have something to hide.

  • Crossing by R. Walker Productions

    A family deals spirits haunting their daughter

  • Daisy by Locust Street Entertainment

    An animal psychologist makes a house call unlike any other.

  • Downfall by Will it Taste Good My Precious

    A mysterious turn of events when a man and his daughter start to lose control of their thoughts.

  • Infected by Killer Babies

    Something is wrong with Zack ... seriously wrong.

  • Karma's a Bitch by Blind Tiger Films

    When your methods are beyond the pale, sometimes there can be hell to pay.

  • Knock Knock by Long Knuckle Studios

    Devastated by the murder of one of his twin daughters, a grieving father seeks vengeance.

  • Last Call by Pyrite Production

    This place has a killer bar tender

  • Mind Over Meow by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

    An animal psychologist is brought in to help when an experiment goes awry, thanks to Miss Mittens...

  • Prey by Falling October Productions

    A mad scientist tests out his pheremonal experiment to turn unsuspecting victims into predators/prey

  • Serial Fantasies by ShadowFrame

    Dark Comedy about a Serial Killer

  • Skinwalker by Static Renegades Productions

    Isolated in the woods, a young scientist comes face to face with a cryptid from Native American Myth

  • Sweet Nothings by Titan Terror Studios

    Family is everything

  • Sweet Tooth by Gorlok Productions

    While fleeing the police a vampire inadvertently lands a job at an animal hospital.

  • Tender by Little Foot Productions

    A man in line for a promotion goes to a dinner turned malicious hosted by an elite group.

  • The Demo reel by Westmonster Productions

    A Broadcasting Alumni dies, her soul is inside of a tape, torturing current broadcasting students.

  • The Dinner Party by Everything But The Name

    Dinner is Served

  • The Incredible Case of Zara Gordon by Goat Milk Fudge

    Zara Gordon selects a new recruit to hunt the supernatural.

  • The Last Rain by Carnegie Screenwriters

    A group of survivalists try to maintain their humanity following a poisonous, acid rainstorm.

  • Unknown by Hutchins Films

    College friends reunite for a weekend get away, but things go wrong in the middle of the night.

  • Zealot by Flying Penguin Productions

    A religious Zealot terrorizes those with psychic powers to make them denounce their evil ways.

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