Tampa, Florida July 31 - August 2, 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 Food Smilez for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Committed will go on to represent Tampa against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Committed by Food Smilez

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Functified by Team TimeCode

Required Elements

  • Character: Myra or Michael Jillerson, Investigator
  • Prop: a pair of pliers
  • Line: "Nothing can stop me."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Committed by Food Smilez

Honorable Mentions
Finding Fido by Camera Clay
Tango Unchained by FITUMI Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Functified by Team TimeCode

Honorable Mentions
Immersion by SunShine Syndicate
Posthumous by The Luma Factory / Team Dynamite Productions

Best Writing

That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

Honorable Mentions
Irresistible by Voodoo films
Committed by Food Smilez

Best Editing

Committed by Food Smilez

Honorable Mentions
Posthumous by The Luma Factory / Team Dynamite Productions
That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

Best Directing

Committed by Food Smilez

Honorable Mentions
That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc
Irresistible by Voodoo films

Best Cinematography

That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

Honorable Mentions
Stop me if you dare by Florida Film Network - Tampa Bay
Committed by Food Smilez

Best Sound Design

That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

Honorable Mentions
The Wild Wild East by g0ld3n Pictur3s
Posthumous by The Luma Factory / Team Dynamite Productions

Best Musical Score

Functified by Team TimeCode

Honorable Mentions
The Wild Wild East by g0ld3n Pictur3s
Committed by Food Smilez

Best Actor

Justin Valardi for his role in Committed Committed by Food Smilez

Honorable Mentions
Peter Lynch for his role in Finding Fido Finding Fido by Camera Clay
Mat Velena for his role in Immersion Immersion by SunShine Syndicate

Best Actress

Dahlia Legault for her role in Cassandra Cassandra by The Feisties

Honorable Mentions
Samantha McQuire for her role in That's how I roll. That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc
Amy Lyn Howell for her role in Committed Committed by Food Smilez

Best Graphics

Functified by Team TimeCode

Honorable Mentions
BF.F by Bright Idea Media
Committed by Food Smilez

Best Special Effects

That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

Honorable Mentions
BF.F by Bright Idea Media
Finding Fido by Camera Clay

Best Choreography

BF.F by Bright Idea Media

Honorable Mentions
Tango Unchained by FITUMI Films
Functified by Team TimeCode

Best Costumes

Root Canal by VPN Studios

Honorable Mentions
That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc
The Janus Conflict by The Third Thought

Best Use of Character

Tango Unchained by FITUMI Films

Honorable Mentions
Family 51 by Nice Throw!
Committed by Food Smilez

Best Use of Prop

The Architect the blueprint of redemption by Off By One

Honorable Mentions
Irresistible by Voodoo films
Jackson's Rules by FUBAR

Best Use of Line

Cassandra by The Feisties

Honorable Mentions
The List by Kristonite Film Works
Immersion by SunShine Syndicate

2015 Film List

  • Antiquity by Bridgepoint Productions

    Real life truly belongs to those see it in all things

  • BF.F by Bright Idea Media

    Finding friends is hard. Especially in another diminsion

  • Cassandra by The Feisties

    Woman confesses to a murder... but did she do it?

  • Committed by Food Smilez

    Average filmmakers fight the clock to produce a film in only 48 hours.

  • Evil Empire by Outlier Films

    An "insurance investigator" audits a company ran by a supervillain.

  • Family 51 by Nice Throw!

    a pair of siblings tell their younger brother about a deep secret sending him on an emotionAL journy

  • Finding Fido by Camera Clay

    Life is fine line between letting go and holding on.

  • First Time by Ybor T and T

    A girl is going to the gynecologist for the first time.

  • Functified by Team TimeCode
  • Immersion by SunShine Syndicate
  • Irresistible by Voodoo films

    Irresistance is Futile!

  • Jackson's Rules by FUBAR

    When Does The Insanity Start

  • MIA by Cheese Poetry
  • My Valentine by S and R HCC FILM

    Investigator falls in madly in love with a serial killer.

  • Posthumous by The Luma Factory / Team Dynamite Productions

    A man is forced to face his feelings about his estranged father upon learning of the father's death.

  • Root Canal by VPN Studios

    His misdirection is his greatest ally. His poor dental hygiene is his greatest weakness.

  • Stolen by Still Guerrilla! Films
  • Stop me if you dare by Florida Film Network - Tampa Bay

    You never know who can be your rival

  • Tango Unchained by FITUMI Films

    A rookie on the force takes a novel approach to being "the good cop"

  • Teeth by The Big Chicken Dinner

    When teeth aren't enough.

  • That's How I Roll by Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc

    Hold on to your wizard hats! A medieval board game goes wrong when one roll changes everything...

  • The Architect the blueprint of redemption by Off By One

    the architect battles his way back into the wwu

  • THE HERD AND THE COMING SLAUGHTER by That is Hughes

    'Slaughter' is truly the darkest form of comedy.

  • The Janus Conflict by The Third Thought

    A super hero family confronts their super villain siblings

  • The List by Kristonite Film Works

    Everybody loves Christmas, but what happens if Christmas gets canceled because Santa gets arrested?

  • The Wild Wild East by g0ld3n Pictur3s

    A private investigator knows some information that outlaws are after.

  • White Lobster by Hit Shows

    Life's a beach until you find a lobster at your feet.


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