Richmond, Virginia July 17 - 19, 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 Pixel Drop for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Fool Me Twice will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Fool Me Twice by Pixel Drop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Shelter by The Casual Gentlemen

Required Elements

  • Character: Nat or Natalie Uplifter, Therapist
  • Prop: a letter
  • Line: "I have been trying to tell you that." (or "I've been trying to tell you that.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Fool Me Twice by Pixel Drop

Audience Favorite: Group B

Wrecktify by WECP

Audience Favorite: Group C

Audience Favorite: Group D

Nat Uplifter and the Downtrodden by One by One

Best Writing

Best Editing

I Prefer Abby by The Kitchen

Best Directing

Fool Me Twice by Pixel Drop

Best Cinematography

I Prefer Abby by The Kitchen

Best Sound Design

Run by Unboxed

Best Musical Score

Nat Uplifter and the Downtrodden by One by One

Best Acting

Eat by Shields Shoes

Beyond Help by Housecat

Best Graphics

Fool Me Twice by Pixel Drop

Best Special Effects

Fool Me Twice by Pixel Drop

Best Choreography

Justice Fists of Fury by Cracker Funk

Best Costumes

Best Use of Character

Does Steve Buscemi Dream of Electric Sheep by Cinema Garbage

Ready or Not by Team Team Team

Best Use of Prop

T / I by Iridescent Films.

Best Use of Line

Nat Uplifter and the Downtrodden by One by One

Recognition of Achievement in 48 Hours

N.A.T. 3000 by STOP! everything

2015 Film List

  • A Fish Out of Water by Wavy Door Productions

    It's not all the same above the surface.

  • Ash Land by West Endians, Inc.

    An erratic detective investigates when his most prized possession goes up in smoke

  • Before You Go by Higher Place Productions
  • Best Freuds by NRVOUS

    Sometimes your best friend is your worst patient.

  • Beyond Help by Housecat

    A therapist with unconventional views tries to help a girl realize herself as a responsible adult.

  • Boss Day by Class Axe

    Co-workers are terrorized yearly by an unlikely holiday...

  • Detective Jones and the Red Letter by Smith Brothers Productions

    Detective Jones is on the case when a mysterious letter is found at the scene of a heinous crime

  • Does Steve Buscemi Dream of Electric Sheep by Cinema Garbage

    An average joe, Steve Buscemi, goes to a required counseling session.

  • Eat by Shields Shoes

    A woman and her son explore a sustainable relationship

  • False Positive by Craft Services

    A woman struggling with depression wrestles with the decision to conceive.

  • Fool Me Twice by Pixel Drop

    Serial prankster seeks professional help for his condition, hoping to control his foolish behavior.

  • Forever Yours by Gravy Sucking Pig Films

    Your classic "boy meets girl, girl dies, girl haunts boy" story.

  • Grandeur by Blu Eclips

    Everbody

  • Hammer Heart by Shim Sham

    Two scripts get mangled together throwing a metal Viking into an indie rom-com.

  • Have you been to Istanbul by Illusion Filmworks

    How do you come to terms with something you can't control?

  • hush by RVA

    A criminal defense attorney risks everything to conceal his son's crime.

  • I Prefer Abby by The Kitchen

    A young woman, afraid of being alone, takes her final step toward recovery.

  • It Rules to be a Feminist by namechange studios

    After viewing a vintage after school special, a group of friends updates the rules of feminism.

  • Justice Fists of Fury by Cracker Funk

    TheRapist Nat Uplifter has his upcomance

  • Kathy for the Kill by That's Punny Productions

    A female serial killer who learns a new way to express her feelings.

  • Killing Time by Cinematic Theatrics

    An assassin sacrifices herself for the life of someone she wished she could have been like.

  • Latch by Team TBA 2

    A shrink proves unreliable

  • Man of Feels by Team Smiles

    Villians cry too

  • Missing Memory by Dream Meme Team 2k15

    Sometimes, letting someone in is the hardest part.

  • N.A.T. 3000 by STOP! everything

    Two Creatures in a team exercise, guided by letters from an automated therapist, make a hut.

  • Nat Uplifter and the Downtrodden by One by One

    A former lead singer of a pop group tries to convince his former bandmates to reunite.

  • Outpatience by ARRO Studio

    A therapist suffers his own patient until his patience ends.

  • Post Script by Double Take

    A rash of disappearances has Katie suspecting all her neighbors (and yard sale patrons) of MURDER!

  • Psycho Analysis by Outside the Box Collaborative

    The new patron at the bar claims to be a therapist, but all signs point to something more sinister.

  • Ready or Not by Team Team Team

    The simple story of a monkey seeking purpose who meets a mannequin searching for an identity.

  • Run by Unboxed

    A couple moves to a new neighborhood and the wife is disturbed by creepy neighbors.

  • S.W.A.M.P. by Deaf Welcome

    A Deaf boy must warn of unspeakable danger, while adjusting to his new blended family.

  • Shades by That One Leftover Egg

    A young woman's journey toward self-love

  • Shelter by The Casual Gentlemen

    5 minutes and counting.

  • Small Town Joe by Pointer Pictures

    Always under his partner's shadow, a run of the mill case for Joe takes a thrilling turn.

  • Soul mates by J&J -AMERYTECH

    we are not lesbians

  • T / I by Iridescent Films.

    A therapist starts to evaluate his role in a future dystopian society.

  • The 5th of May by Negative Space Productions

    A woman's attempt at making friends on Cinco de Mayo is thwarted by an offensive party host.

  • The Brief Case by The Pratyush Dubey Entertainment Power Hour Featuring Aaron Port

    Sometimes A Man With A Briefcase Turns Your Life Upside Down

  • The Fantasy Man by Idol Hand Productions

    Natalie Uplifter has a new patient, and it's gonna take a little extra magic ;) to give him a hand.

  • The Fast and the Therapist by Cville Girls Team

    Mild cases of teen road rage result in a wacky therapy session

  • the friend by Quote Unquote

    Imaginary friend struggles to accept that his presence is unhealthy to his creator.

  • The Loud Imaginings of Noah the Mute by The Heights
  • The Music in the Closet by Hoi Polloi

    There's a little magic in everyone's closet

  • Wrecktify by WECP

    A film team, with warnings from the future, must reshoot a scene to save the future.

  • XOXO Hugs & Kisses by Nia Films

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