Portland, Maine July 31 - August 2, 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 Through the Door Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Phoebe, Tom and Teddy will go on to represent Portland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Phoebe, Tom and Teddy by Through the Door Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

DIRTY COPS by STOOP KIDS

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Ollie by 8mufnz

Required Elements

  • Character: Phil or Phoebe Hendwind, Substitute Teacher
  • Prop: a lightbulb
  • Line: "I don't know, but I'm going to try." (or "I do not know, but I am going to try.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Ollie by 8mufnz

Audience Favorite: Group B

DIRTY COPS by STOOP KIDS

Best Writing

DIRTY COPS by STOOP KIDS

Best Editing

Phoebe, Tom and Teddy by Through the Door Productions

Best Directing

Ollie by 8mufnz

Best Cinematography

Phoebe, Tom and Teddy by Through the Door Productions

Best Sound Design

Insatiable by Big Damn Heroes

Best Musical Score

School'd by Tasty Dude Films

Best Actor

Thomas Campbell Ollie by 8mufnz

Best Actress

Jane Ackermann Ollie by 8mufnz

Best Graphics

Nature Finds a Way by The Shehive

Best Choreography

Humor Bytes by Until Further Notice

Best Costumes

IFs by Team Deathmatch

Best Use of Character

School'd by Tasty Dude Films

Best Use of Prop

Insatiable by Big Damn Heroes

Best Use of Line

GOREHAM by She Smiled Productions

Best Visual Effects

Humor Bytes by Until Further Notice

Best New Filmmaker

Nature Finds a Way by The Shehive

2015 Film List

  • A Wonderful Day by Killatainment

    A substitute teacher takes a stroll down memory dream lane

  • Blood, Sweat & Shears by BFI Films

    Changing career paths isn't always the answer!

  • DIRTY COPS by STOOP KIDS

    They're cops

  • Domestic Bliss by The "Clever Girl" Company

    Living in sin.. right where the heart is...

  • Fixers by Wax Idiotical Films

    They fix it all. EVERYTHING.

  • GOREHAM by She Smiled Productions

    "You should lock your doors."

  • Humor Bytes by Until Further Notice

    Sometimes killing is easier than slaying

  • IFs by Team Deathmatch

    We've all had an imaginary friend. How does yours handle life?

  • Insatiable by Big Damn Heroes

    What wouldn't you do for family?

  • Jenny's Lightbulb Moment by The Great Gavsby

    High school girl flees danger at school with the help of secret admirer, Rick.

  • Love/Hate by Broah Productions
  • Man-lien by Slow Childrens Productions

    Exploring a new planet is never easy

  • Nature Finds a Way by The Shehive

    What's in Pheobes Box

  • Ollie by 8mufnz

    "In Come Free"

  • Out here by We Do Okay

    A girl lost in the woods tries to find her way out

  • Phil Hendwind's Day Off by Trial & Error
  • Phoebe, Tom and Teddy by Through the Door Productions

    Will she ask him out?

  • Phoebe's Christmas by Neo Phoenix Studios & Sanford Films

    X-mas eve, Phoebe makes himself at home--at someone else's house--to make an online dating profile.

  • Respectable by Hoojie Morrill Productions

    A strange encounter with a mysterious entity leaves an average man questioning his own sanity.

  • Restraint by Blue Horizon

    A father lets his false sense of authority take control, to the dismay of two young women.

  • School'd by Tasty Dude Films

    It's a brand new day in the USA.

  • Soul Possession by Indolent Fly Productions

    Two unlikely girlfriends take a day off from their divine/demonic duties: trouble ensues.

  • Substitute Sensei by Dungan ProductionsI

    A new instructor comes to teach karate to criminally insane...

  • Super Sub by Tomekin

    A retired superhero coping with life as a substitute teacher and laser battles.

  • The Defender by Brothers Brown
  • The Special Guests by Moon Aliway Productions
  • Try Hard by T9 Cine

    When adversity comes to a farmer, a coach, a broker, a substitute teacher, a soldier, a sumo wrestle


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