Tampa, Florida July 22 - 24, 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 The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Magazine Issues will go on to represent Tampa against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Man's Best Friend by 49th Hour

Required Elements

  • Character: Paul or Pauline Pamplemousse, Salesperson of the Month
  • Prop: a letter
  • Line: "You're next." (or "You are next.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

My Sister's Shoes by Wicked Window Productions

Honorable Mentions
Sucks to Be You by Ducks in a Row Productions
SNUFNPOR by Working Title

Audience Favorite: Group B

Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

Honorable Mentions
Fire on the Green by Awesome Sauce 2.0
Boxed In by Dead Shot

Best Writing

Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

Best Editing

Animus International by The Magnificent Seven

Best Directing

Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

Best Cinematography

Boxed In by Dead Shot

Best Sound Design

Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

Best Musical Score

The Seeker by Mo Hawk Productions

Best Song

Chuck Fonshell Jr, Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

Best Actor

Joshua Rivera Jake & the Gypsy by Photobomb

Best Actress

Brie Golden Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Adam Ignacio Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

Best Supporting Actress

Allissa Schneider Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

Best Ensemble Acting

Fire on the Green by Awesome Sauce 2.0

Best Graphics

Animus International by The Magnificent Seven

Best Special Effects

Connected by Talent on Reels

Best Costumes

Fire on the Green by Awesome Sauce 2.0

Best Set Design

SNUFNPOR by Working Title

Best Make Up

Pot Heads by Basterds in a Basket

Best Use of Character

Boxed In by Dead Shot

Best Use of Prop

CONCH VIHAR by Troublemakers

Best Use of Line

Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

Best Use of Genre

Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

2016 Film List

  • #PugLyfe by LegacyWorx

    A frustrated Dog catcher gets an unexpected phone call from work on his day off.

  • Animus International by The Magnificent Seven
  • Ataraxia by Bitter Glass Productions

    Estranged sisters attempt to make amends amidst a surprising engagement.

  • BLUEGREEN by Cheese Poetry

    Whoops.

  • Boxed In by Dead Shot

    A woman buys a mysterious box from a stranger on Craigslist.

  • Brew Brothers Continuum by The Humidity

    Two brothers go on an adventure in their own backyard to save the family brewery.

  • CONCH VIHAR by Troublemakers

    A GIRL'S EMOTIONAL JOURNEY WITH A CONCH

  • Confliction by Worth It Entertainment

    A young person is conflicted about their future

  • Congrats Paul by RAD
  • Connected by Talent on Reels

    In the midst of a technological revolution, a brother is forced to make a life-changing choice.

  • Death of a Sales Ninja by Nice Throw!

    Rouge sales ninja randy

  • Fire on the Green by Awesome Sauce 2.0

    Professional mini-golfers unwittingly become involved with the start of WWII.

  • HIGH RISK by Film Immersion

    Coming to Get YOU!

  • Hops and Hope by The 3 a.m. Thunderpalm Society

    With help from his loving wife and a mythical figure, a young man finds success at work.

  • I Am Average Boy by Foolish Company

    Boy becomes Hero

  • IF by Vpn Studios

    If you had a second chance

  • Into the Ring by Prodotank

    Young girl gets fired for fraud, and plots revenge on the one who she thinks got her fired.

  • It's Not About SEX by Nukkad-USA Productions, Inc.

    Romance is more than physical

  • Jake & the Gypsy by Photobomb

    Boy finds closure

  • Magazine Issues by The Prairie Dogs featuring Uncle Henry's Bowling Club

    For a magazine salesman, Paul Pamplemousse, his issues could keep him from getting the girl.

  • Malf by The Loose Leaves

    An elf's day goes haywire when he discovers he's been cursed

  • Man's Best Friend by 49th Hour

    Penny loves her husband, Paul. Even his little quirks. Like fleas.

  • Mr. Pebbles by Home Fry Films

    Rivals Bill and Sherry must make an unusual sale to win Salesperson of the Monthor face unemployment

  • My Sister's Shoes by Wicked Window Productions

    Two men work through the loss of their sister as they meet a girl during the apocalypse.

  • Pot Heads by Basterds in a Basket

    Plant Parenthood is the Best

  • Roger and Daryl's Big Adventure by Voodoo films

    Some purchases are not worth it.

  • SNUFNPOR by Working Title

    A couple reveal the true nature of their relationship after their friends depart for the evening

  • Sucks to Be You by Ducks in a Row Productions

    A desperate and despised vacuum salesman does whatever it takes to become Salesperson of the Month.

  • The Interview by Fireweavers
  • The Most Interesting Boy In The World by (A) The Movies Makers Club

    An actor stuggles to find his place in life after his rise to stardom falls.

  • THE RULES by That Is Hughes

    Daddy doesn't always know best!

  • The Seeker by Mo Hawk Productions

    Stealthy and persistant, the seeker pursues his victims with the determination of a true salesman.

  • You're Next by Extra-Spice Bobaloo Films

    You're Next or You are next

  • You're Next... by Off By One

    It's time for you're next flowers!

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