Richmond, Virginia 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 Shields Shoes Productions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Simon will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

A Chili Day In Summer by Pixel Drop

Required Elements

  • Character: Claire or Clark Darrow, Judge
  • Prop: knife, fork and spoon
  • Line: "That's what you always say. OR "That is what you always say.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Undercover by Strangers With Cameras

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Chili Day In Summer by Pixel Drop

Audience Favorite: Group C

A Guy Walks Into A Bar by Moon Day Productions

Best Writing

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Editing

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Directing

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Cinematography

Undercover by Strangers With Cameras

Best Sound Design

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Musical Score

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Acting

A Guy Walks Into A Bar by Moon Day Productions

Best Graphics

Axon by Team TBA

Best Special Effects

Axon by Team TBA

Best Choreography

Yeah Right, 101. by LCF Productions

Best Costumes

Undercover by Strangers With Cameras

Best Use of Character

A Guy Walks Into A Bar by Moon Day Productions

Best Use of Prop

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Use of Line

Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

2017 Film List

  • 1947 by Happy Lemon

    Loyalty is everything.

  • A Chili Day In Summer by Pixel Drop

    The competition is fierce but these women are fiercer.

  • A Guy Walks Into A Bar by Moon Day Productions

    A lonely man gives up on speed dating but finds love in an unexpected place.

  • Apt 2 by Bad Ass Women

    An introverted girl finds comfort in the sounds of her neighbors.

  • Axon by Team TBA

    A judge chases a cool new gadget to help her with case load, but is it hindering her abilities?

  • Bang Bang, Za Za by Bon Vo-yage

    A young couple attempts to maintain painful secret while attending a party.

  • Believe Me by Tohubohu Productions

    In this humorous contemporary take on The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a mischievous worker learns the lesson that if you tell lies, nobody will believe you if you tell the truth... with an intriguing twist.

  • Clark Darrow: Super Judge by Remember Tommy Productions

    A movie theater janitor uses his resources to create his dream film.

  • Darrow v. Darrow by Free Jambalaya, Inc.

    After acquiring the ability to speak with his past self, and down and out janitor tries to influence the younger version to make better decisions which have an affect on his present day life.

  • Expression by MEK8 Productions

    Following your heart can be hard, but an outlet for your soul is fulfilling.

  • FOWL by Perfect! Do it again!

    Sometimes you have to make it work with what you got.

  • History With Heather by Mini Milers

    food critic takes it out on food

  • Home for Dinner by Chicken & Milkshakes

    A naive young woman moves across the country against the advice of her highly successful but overbearing older brother, in hopes of finding peace as she explores her blossoming new relationship.

  • Inside: Radical Terror, The People's Justice Army by West Endians, Inc.

    A look inside the newest wave of American Terror

  • Look Now, Look Again by Fidget Filmers

    A couple discovers the value of accepting each other as is.

  • Lunch Hour by That's Punny Productions

    Three honors students experiment committing crimes in order to break out of their sheltered life.

  • Man and Kin by 293 Productions

    Healing is not just patients at St. Gene-Erics Hospital.

  • Muffin Man by GREEN DOVE FILMS

    Refusing to give a closing statement for his failure on America's Next Top Muffin, Marvin Thompson is sought after by a documentarian to retrieve his final words by any means possible.

  • Murk by Zolly Ops

    John Kupchak has his demons, but will his latest be the most challenging of his life?

  • Party Crashers by Clear Blue Media

    When the party is over the real party begins.

  • Ready, Rudy? by Paper Tree Productions

    A man prepares for a potential last date

  • Revenge in the Afternoon by Studio Schmiel

    Revenge is best served never.

  • Simon by Shields Shoes Productions

    Time cannot stop a mother's will.

  • Spoon-fed by Through the Lens Cap Productions

    Sometimes justice is served on a spoon

  • Swiped by Heavy Cream Cinema

    A playboy, a businessman, and a party animal all think they've found their dreamgirl--but things become a nightmare when they find out she has an ulterior motive.

  • The Belly of the Buddha by Testimo ny

    Clark Darrow misuses a family heirloom and must face judgement.

  • The Children by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

    Two brothers stumble upon a mysterious orphanage.

  • The Hill by Vision

    Well educated prosecuting attorney turn Judge. Finds the injustice in the justice system and decides to make a change . Realizing it is all in God's plan.

  • The Judgement of Dante by Cinematic Theatrics

    While in purgatory, Dante is judged by his seven deadly sins in a silent film about penance and redemption.

  • The River by Midnight Ape

    A blind wanderer is offered the chance to regain his sight, at a hefty price.

  • Tilapia by 7AMP

    A kind gesture turned sinister - who is coming to dinner and who never leaves?

  • Undercover by Strangers With Cameras

    Detective Curtis must go undercover as a woman to take down a hitman.

  • We Had it All by Time4Play

    Madelyn attempts to remind town Judge, Clark Darrow, of the love of the game and youthful dreams after he cancels the baseball championship game when the star player dies while drinking and driving.

  • World Away by Dadgum Productions

    A thrilling sci-fi story, a teenage couple go on a camping trip, and end up in the wrong place at the wrong time...

  • Yeah Right, 101. by LCF Productions

    Claire tries improv.


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