San Jose, California April 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 Ovation Pictures for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Stonewood will go on to represent San Jose against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Kirk or Kaia Nordenstrom, Carpenter
  • Prop: a whole apple
  • Line: "That's just a myth." (or "That is just a myth.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

Honorable Mentions
Powerless by Floor 24 Media
Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Come See the Lights by Dragon Farm Productions
Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films

Best Writing

MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

Honorable Mentions
Under Construction by Lost Shuttle Films
Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Best Editing

Come See the Lights by Dragon Farm Productions

Backwardation by Stubborn Media

Honorable Mentions
Clear Lake by Mysteries of the Universe
Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

Best Directing

Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Clear Lake by Mysteries of the Universe
Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Best Cinematography

Come See the Lights by Dragon Farm Productions

Honorable Mentions
Rationem by Madras Mantle
I am a Carpenter of my Life, I am a Carpenter of my Soul... by Midnight International Productions

Best Sound Design

Come See the Lights by Dragon Farm Productions

Honorable Mentions
Fantastagirl by BOM Productions
Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films

Best Musical Score

Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films
I am a Carpenter of my Life, I am a Carpenter of my Soul... by Midnight International Productions

Best Actor

William James Under Construction by Lost Shuttle Films

Honorable Mentions
Richard Allen Fantastagirl by BOM Productions
Christopher White Clear Lake by Mysteries of the Universe

Best Actress

Dana Morgan Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

Honorable Mention
Victoria Ma Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Clear Lake by Mysteries of the Universe

Honorable Mentions
Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films
Backwardation by Stubborn Media

Best Choreography

MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

Honorable Mentions
Fantastagirl by BOM Productions
Clear Lake by Mysteries of the Universe

Best Costumes

Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Best Use of Character

Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films

Honorable Mentions
Ugly Birdhouse by RadioActive Studios
Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

Best Use of Prop

Mr. Davenport Comes to Dinner by Dirt Dog Productions

Honorable Mentions
Ugly Birdhouse by RadioActive Studios
MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

Best Use of Line

Come See the Lights by Dragon Farm Productions

MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

Honorable Mentions
Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films
inhabit by Film Antics

2016 Film List

  • All For One by Wooden Projector Studio

    Three people discover what their deceased loved one meant to one another.

  • Apples to Hammer by Mob48

    Apples to Hammer

  • Backwardation by Stubborn Media

    Two friends, desperately in need of money, attempt to make the future theirs, never to be haunted...

  • Blink of an Eye by MP Productions

    Suddenly loosing his girlfriend to a car crash, a young man finds himself in a time travel to before

  • Clear Lake by Mysteries of the Universe

    A family trip to remember their mother takes a hard left when one sibling turns tail and leaves.

  • Come See the Lights by Dragon Farm Productions

    When the lights go out, one must find the key in bring them back to the world

  • Esquecidos by Codebreaking Productions

    Two loving couples, one rich and one poor share the same fate in a hidden Brazilian jungle......Esue

  • Fantastagirl by BOM Productions

    A superhero attends a Halloween party unbeknownst to the "normals".

  • Friends with Tools by Potpourri

    The host of a popular home improvement show learns about true friendship.

  • I am a Carpenter of my Life, I am a Carpenter of my Soul... by Midnight International Productions

    Life is a journey worth having...

  • inhabit by Film Antics

    people need people

  • Loose Ends by Fish Eye Films

    When you think you've covered everything up.

  • MAKING MAGIC by BEYOND FOREVER STUDIOS

    A musical romp featuring a group of women looking to conjour up a demon.

  • Mr. Davenport Comes to Dinner by Dirt Dog Productions

    A woman with a trick up her sleeve takes matters into her own hands when her husband decides his hor

  • Powerless by Floor 24 Media

    Two detectives question a woman after her husband's death countdown comes to a stop.

  • Rationem by Madras Mantle

    A future where rationing of a classical element exists

  • Stonewood by Ovation Pictures

    Natalie's party.

  • The Accident by The Time Travelers

    You should be more careful...

  • Ugly Birdhouse by RadioActive Studios

    An urban legend comes alive.

  • Under Construction by Lost Shuttle Films

    Under construction

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