Seattle, Washington July 10 - 12, 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 Northwest Films for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Life Socks will go on to represent Seattle against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Life Socks by Northwest Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

The Proxy by Challenge Accepted

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Dead in the Water by Never a dull boy, that Jack

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Required Elements

  • Character: Michael or Michelle Anthony, Professor
  • Prop: A sponge
  • Line: “Quiet. I need to think."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Life Socks by Northwest Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Little Free Library by Pixel Junkies

Audience Favorite: Group C

Dobie by Half Sister

Audience Favorite: Group D

Unslient Night by Dog Squad

Audience Favorite: Group E

Phylum Porifera: A Coming of Age Story by Team Alcachofa

Audience Favorite: Group F

Michael Anthony, Ph.D by Yelling Tick

Best Writing

The Proxy by Challenge Accepted

Best Editing

The Proxy by Challenge Accepted

Best Directing

Togetherness by Favorite Flannel

Best Cinematography

Dead in the Water by Never a dull boy, that Jack

Best Sound Design

Togetherness by Favorite Flannel

Best Musical Score

Wrest by Tricky Whiskey Films

Best Actor

Ted Dowling Life Socks by Northwest Films

Best Actress

Sarah Brink Wrest by Tricky Whiskey Films

Sophia Franzella Phylum Porifera: A Coming of Age Story by Team Alcachofa

Best Ensemble Acting

Togetherness by Favorite Flannel

Unslient Night by Dog Squad

Best Graphics

The Good Days by Great Northern Productions

Best Costumes

Phylum Porifera: A Coming of Age Story by Team Alcachofa

Best Use of Character

The Good Days by Great Northern Productions

Best Use of Prop

Phylum Porifera: A Coming of Age Story by Team Alcachofa

Best Use of Line

Unslient Night by Dog Squad

Best Use of Genre

The Group by D & D Films

Best Visual Effects

The Love Phone by Red Shed Films

Best Production Design

Wrest by Tricky Whiskey Films

Emerging Voice

And Life Goes On by Crouton with a K

The Nature Of Being by Superfriend Studios

2015 Film List

  • 2 The Death by Purple Squirrel Productions
  • A Brush With Death by Stardust Particles

    A painter's canvas comes alive and teaches him the value of life

  • A Matter of the Heart by Camerai Studios

    A girl with a limited amount of heartbeats left to live meets the man who can slow her heart rate

  • Alien Games by diggUM

    Capturing humans in a cosmic chess game, aliens set up a carnival with a Medusa attraction.

  • Amour by Chappell Films
  • And Life Goes On by Crouton with a K

    While self-imprisoned in grief, a teen girl struggles to come to terms with a traumatic loss.

  • Anywhere by WildTry

    A struggling, depressed woman runs into a helpful stranger.

  • Asleep by Project Indie Hip

    A young professor finds himself in a dilemma amidst the paranoia of the cold war red scare.

  • Assisted by Death by Meerkats

    Buddies until the end

  • Beautiful Oblivion by Happy Dance

    In the future when Directors control actors like puppets, a woman rebels against misogynistic lines.

  • Choices by Pulled Prok Productions

    Michelle's chance encounter turns out to be the most important person in her life.

  • Confederate Fag by DABtek Entertainment

    Rejection or acceptance, where do you stand?

  • Cure by Petromaxx Lights

    Imagine having to catchup with life everyday. Is there ever a cure?

  • Dahlia by Sunny Wonder Media

    A professor embarks on a journey of what it takes for someone to be "not worth it".

  • Dead in the Water by Never a dull boy, that Jack

    The movie the ocean was waiting for.

  • Dead Man's Hand by GigaPop

    A man seeks to avenge his good friend in a high stakes poker game.

  • Disconnecting by CineGeeks

    A girl who can’t connect to her boyfriend in a world saturated with technology is thrown back to the

  • Dobie by Half Sister

    A woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an art professor discovers a path to happiness that’s be

  • Doin' It Together by Simply Fabulous Presents A Dark Roast Production

    2 wives can't conceive their husbands have the perfect solution. Havoc ensues

  • Feeding Time by Wonder Productions

    Bee yourself.

  • Field Trip by CosmiCoast

    Plants can be fun too.

  • Foils by Lobelle Productions

    Two friends find adventures in the comfort of their car, and their minds.

  • Fortress by The Hateful 48

    A man defends his beach-side sanctuary from the threat of uncontrollable forces.

  • Fragile by Villains of Expression

    A woman in a broken situation must make a choice.

  • Grazed by Grass Fed Productions

    The apocalypse grazes by

  • Halfwindsor by AKA Productions

    A professor on the brink of divorce tries to stop a pupil from avoiding the responsibilities of life

  • Happy Park by Pleasantless

    Desparate to find a trace of humanity, Murph pursues a faint scream he believes to be human

  • Happy Thanksgiving Toby Troutmin! by Laser Cat Films

    Toby has to figure out what to do for Thanksgiving.

  • How to Look Like a Fool (and Get What You Want) by Your Mother's Productions

    In expressing her first romantic feelings toward a female friend, one woman woman risks it all.

  • Human Resources by Bothellwood Pictures

    A first day on the job takes a twisted turn after meeting the HR Director

  • In the Bottle of Madness by Kill Rich Productions

    Following his layoff Michael retreats down into the depths of the bottle.

  • In the Cards by Bohemian Dream and A Steel Sisters Production

    A couple discovers that romance is in their cards.

  • Just, Do It. by Dynasty Productions

    Man finds happiness in his dull life through murder.

  • Key Change: The Musical by The Eastfield High School Junior Varsity Girl's Basketball Team

    A young couple picks a very public place to air some awfully personal matters.

  • Life Socks by Northwest Films
  • Long time my friend by LightForm

    A rift develops between longtime friends.

  • Love sweat and Tears by stickinthesand

    With at defgree in botany the job market is not bad for every one.

  • Marcy by Farscape Productions

    'But I like you'

  • Michael Anthony, Ph.D by Yelling Tick

    Wizard leans that the grass isn't always greener on the 'other' side.

  • Mother's Day Escape by The Next Slice

    A burned-out mother tries to get some alone time on Mother's Day.

  • Mothers Day by 48 is Enough

    Some mothers are dead.

  • Mystic Rice by Team Wone
  • Out of the Ordi-noir-y by Awkward Paws Productions

    A private-eye at heart struggles to find her place in the modern world.

  • Pervious Visions by Pungent Cheeze

    What a Trip

  • Phylum Porifera: A Coming of Age Story by Team Alcachofa

    A young woman helps her new boyfriend grow through the power of science.

  • Poser by FilMatt11

    A recluse finds that his paper dolls can control the people outside his window.

  • Professionals by Team Awesome

    An awkward employee tries to navigate his obsessive feelings for the new CEO.

  • Red Velvet by CreativeLadies

    A woman's journey to discovering true love.

  • Romancing the Drone by Industrial Conceit
  • Sani-Pal by Car Ramrod

    A boy copes with obsessive compulsive disorder with a sponge.

  • Secret Santa by The Quixotic School For Misfits

    A family spy Christmas movie.

  • Sponge on the Skin by Team Cinema Insomnia

    In search of eternal youth, an alien uses sponges to absorb the life essence from other beings.

  • Spook me baby one more time by GrittyFlix

    A bachelorette party goes south when their accidentally summon a wrong ghost.

  • Stay by SpeetzFire

    The Anthony's find out the scariest monsters look all too familiar.

  • Super Heroes in Therapy by ABC^2

    Dysfunctional superheroes talking about there problems

  • The Best Six Minutes by Meow Meow Productions

    When you love someone, every minute counts.

  • The Caretaker by Team Mighty

    Scott's first day of work could also be his last.

  • The Connection by Sound Transit
  • The Dissertation by Avocado Volcano

    A professor and student class over the fate of a unique organism.

  • The Finisher by All-Nighter Productions
  • The Good Days by Great Northern Productions

    Two estranged brothers reunite at a drive-in movie theater. What follows changes their lives.

  • The Group by D & D Films

    A young woman faces a new experience

  • The Group by Second Mind Films

    An eccentric guru guides a group of eccentric individuals through their worst fears and peculiar tic

  • The Honeymoon by Chasing Blue Moonlight

    Bickering newlyweds find much needed perspective from an unlikely source

  • The Little Free Library by Pixel Junkies

    Don't touch the glass.

  • The Love Phone by Red Shed Films

    Love wins again.

  • The Magic Sponge by Seattleite Films

    Can

  • The Nature Of Being by Superfriend Studios

    A professor tries to teach a class

  • The Proxy by Challenge Accepted

    A reclusive, newly made billionaire hires a social proxy for all his interactions.

  • The Slasher Stains by Oort Cloud Productions
  • The Village Idiot by Seattle Film Institute

    With nowhere to turn, a coward and an idiot team up to escape an invading army.

  • The World is Covered in It by MACKARONI PRODUCTIONS

    Nicki is a nice girl but something isn't right, is she full of it? Or covered in it?

  • tíðatappi by Meuglement

    A cop learns to deal with his violent tendencies.

  • Togetherness by Favorite Flannel

    Once there was a boy named Michael Anthony and nobody ever liked him until now.

  • Tuder by Emerald Production
  • Two Guys and a Ghost by Vaguely New Wave

    If you're trying to pass your class, don't get your professor's kid trashed.

  • Unslient Night by Dog Squad

    A dysfunctional modern family gets caught up in the middle of a Christmas Day heist

  • Untapped by Mini Picture Productions
  • Untitled.mov by Cydronix

    A monumental epic about a troubled private investigator and his quest for ubermensch realization.

  • Virtually Real by Plaid Shirt Productions

    When beta testing a new virtual reality system, Beth finds it difficult to put mind over matter.

  • Wale Up Call by The Odd Fellows

    Sometimes when you lose you win

  • Wrest by Tricky Whiskey Films

    Aubductions, mystery

  • Yellow Syndrome by Film Vandals

    One man is tasked with saving humanity from a source we least suspected.

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