Providence, Rhode Island July 15 - 17, 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 Misfit Island Media for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Houseguests will go on to represent Providence against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Houseguests by Misfit Island Media

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Poster Child of Evil by Mega Porker Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Election Day by Smoking Bottle/Rivenhart Design

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Day 22 by Beacon Film

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Justin Echo by Foxtrot Uniform

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

When Life Gives You Melons by GSGS

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Simone's Baby by Ephelele

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

No Room for Error by Napalm Luck Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Old Woman and The Wine Bottle by Bald Studios

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Peek-A-Boob by Wicked Famous Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Chet's Tattoo and Time Travel by Wagglerock Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Through the Woods by Both & Neither

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Dinner by Murf & Turf Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Melondramatic by Barking Dog Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Mittens by Spicy Boys Bean Sauce Company

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Jarred by Glass House Media

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Vigilante by LAWHAWKS

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Lake by Riverview Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Big Time by The Troglodytes

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Sarge's Last Day by Radioactive Theatre Co

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Bad Romance by Cocktails and Dreams

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Superhero Day by Nerd Studios

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Use Your Melon by The Stevie Wonders

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Murder Murder Fun Time by Moviepoopie

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

It's All About Delivery by On the D.L.

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

What a Day, What a Story! by Chickens vs Sputnik

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Tango by BEDFORD 404 PRODUCTIONS

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Deadline by MAJCK

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Cake Before Dinner by 7 Around 2 Wrapped by 1

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Save the Date by Wacky Hat Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Heroux Hero by Elbow Deep Media

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October 21 - 23, 2016

Required Elements

  • Character: Simon or Simone Raynal, Penny Pincher/Tightwad/Cheapskate
  • Prop: a melon (piece or whole)
  • Line: "It's not easy being me." (or "It is not easy being me.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Heroux Hero by Elbow Deep Media

Audience Favorite: Group B

Save the Date by Wacky Hat Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Shadow Pigeon by Dream Team Studios

Audience Favorite: Group D

Sleeper Agent by Red Wine With Fish

Best Writing

Cake Before Dinner by 7 Around 2 Wrapped by 1

Best Editing

Cake Before Dinner by 7 Around 2 Wrapped by 1

Best Directing

This Time by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Cinematography

The Legend of the Faceless Cheapskate and the Quest for the Holy Melon by Animus Studios

Best Sound Design

Sneak Attack by Four Frogs Productions

Best Musical Score

Lena & Simone by Playomatic

Best Actor

Paul Senra - 'Simon Raynal' Simon Sees by BIG Productions

Best Actress

Michelle Poitras - 'Elisa Raynal' Labor Pains by Crazed Weasel Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Lucy Scafati - 'Julia' Remote Possibilities by Peanut Productions

Best Special Effects

Heroux Hero by Elbow Deep Media

Best Use of Character

Remote Possibilities by Peanut Productions

Best Use of Prop

Heroux Hero by Elbow Deep Media

Best Use of Line

Save the Date by Wacky Hat Productions

Women in the 48

The Adventures of Slick Willy: A Bridge Too Far by This Is Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Sneak Attack by Four Frogs Productions

Early Bird Award

Remote Possibilities by Peanut Productions

Honorable Mention
Heroux Hero by Elbow Deep Media

Judges Honorable Mention

Budget Cuts by 5148 Productions

Best Comedic Ensemble

The Adventures of Slick Willy: A Bridge Too Far by This Is Entertainment

Best Comedic Film

The Miser and The Messiah by SPACE COUCH

2016 Film List

  • Bad Romance by Cocktails and Dreams

    Every relationship is unique...but here are a couple of examples.

  • Budget Cuts by 5148 Productions

    A failing business turns to a consultant who puts extreme cost-cutting measures into place.

  • Cake Before Dinner by 7 Around 2 Wrapped by 1

    On her 34th Birthday, Maxine reminisces of Birthday's past.

  • Chet's Tattoo and Time Travel by Wagglerock Films

    A tattoo shop sells time travel services on the side

  • Day 22 by Beacon Film

    An adventurer comes across a map to treasure.

  • Deadline by MAJCK

    A film fanatic must make a short film with only the help of her unknowledgeable friends.

  • Dinner by Murf & Turf Productions

    Forgetting about his friend's visit, Simon attempts to cook.

  • Election Day by Smoking Bottle/Rivenhart Design

    Though many have fought for our right to vote, who says we're done fighting?

  • Heroux Hero by Elbow Deep Media

    Your got to drink up, and be a man.

  • Houseguests by Misfit Island Media

    2 friends go to rent a summer property only to find mystery and terror

  • It's All About Delivery by On the D.L.

    Two expecting mothers turn to the internet for guidance on how to break the news to their first born

  • Jarred by Glass House Media

    Two friends embark on a very obvious mystery.

  • Justin Echo by Foxtrot Uniform

    A hero dicovers that sometimes the power you don't know you have can be the most important one

  • Labor Pains by Crazed Weasel Entertainment

    For this road trip, pregnancy can be a pain.

  • Lena & Simone by Playomatic

    A tale of two sisters

  • Mel's Melon by CaasIcam Pictures

    A man obsessed with melons magically becomes one

  • Melondramatic by Barking Dog Productions

    Simon develops an unexpected bromance while wife is away on a trip

  • Mitch Williams & Melon of Destiny by Chillo Hippo Productions

    A Garbage Epic

  • Mittens by Spicy Boys Bean Sauce Company

    Drive safely

  • Murder Murder Fun Time by Moviepoopie

    Simone has a feeling... she feels like a-murder'n

  • No Room for Error by Napalm Luck Productions

    A locked room murder in police HQ turns the spotlight back onto one of the investigating officers.

  • Not Another Cookout by B11 Studio

    A teen reunites with his family at a holiday cookout.

  • Peek-A-Boob by Wicked Famous Productions

    A fish out of water enters a lingerie boutique for a daydream fantasy

  • Perfect Match by 351 Films

    Be free or be cheap

  • Remote Possibilities by Peanut Productions

    A clueless girl enlists the help of her sleuth sister to search for the missing TV remote.

  • Sarge's Last Day by Radioactive Theatre Co

    Cut the blue, cut the red, cut the yellow!

  • Save the Date by Wacky Hat Productions

    A manufactured first date gone wrong, a couple looks to save their date.

  • Shadow Pigeon by Dream Team Studios

    A powerless sidekick must step up to the plate and take on an evil mastermind.

  • Shanghied by outlaw productions

    A girl strikes out on her own

  • Simon Sees by BIG Productions

    SImon sees something strange.

  • Simone's Baby by Ephelele

    A newly married couple discovers that they are pregnant.

  • Sleeper Agent by Red Wine With Fish

    A father has to put his baby to bed but struggles with the task.

  • Sneak Attack by Four Frogs Productions

    B-movie Foley artist has an eventful day at work.

  • Superhero Day by Nerd Studios

    Three friends make a club to start a new holiday where they fight crime together.

  • Tango by BEDFORD 404 PRODUCTIONS

    It's not easy being me

  • The Adventures of Slick Willy: A Bridge Too Far by This Is Entertainment

    Slick Willy & Princess Rotunda must confront a troll guarding the bridge across the river of death.

  • The Big Time by The Troglodytes

    Gotta Catch A Lot!

  • The Lake by Riverview Productions

    Three friends seek to rekindle their fading friendship

  • The Legend of the Faceless Cheapskate and the Quest for the Holy Melon by Animus Studios

    Who will pay the ultimate interest?

  • The Miser and The Messiah by SPACE COUCH

    You only get one second chance

  • The Old Woman and The Wine Bottle by Bald Studios

    A wild aunt surprises her nefew with a gift

  • The Poster Child of Evil by Mega Porker Productions
  • This Time by Wax Idiotical Films

    She has to stop the time machine, before she runs out of time.... wait... what?

  • Through the Woods by Both & Neither

    A young man heads to the woods to find peace of mind after a stressful day.

  • Use Your Melon by The Stevie Wonders

    In a world where melons are contraband, one man must defy the odds and retrieve one to keep his job.

  • Vigilante by LAWHAWKS

    Man gets revenge on drug dealers that almost kill his brother

  • What a Day, What a Story! by Chickens vs Sputnik

    a rollicking adventure to uncover a watery cover-up

  • When Life Gives You Melons by GSGS

    Try to Survive the Melons

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