Austin, Texas June 10 - 12, 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 Glyphic Film Company for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Tea & Therapy will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

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October 21 - 23, 2016

Required Elements

  • Character: Charlie or Charlene Bitters, Author
  • Prop: a wrapped gift
  • Line: "Oops. I guess I forgot to tell you."

Audience Favorite: Group A

... (Ellipse) by Straight to DVD

Honorable Mentions
Heartless by Evil Grin Gift Box
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Until the Bitter End by E|H Films

Honorable Mentions
Magic Marty and Haiku Cowboy by Clamiversary
The Plot, the Prop, and the Genre by Studio Two | Seven | Two

Audience Favorite: Group C

Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

Honorable Mentions
Day of the Dingus by Uncle Bob's Dangerous Pants
Reference Frame by Siege Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Down to Earth by Unclarity Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
Veronica's Sister by Studio E
Dia De Los Muertos by Prevaricate

Best Writing

Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

Honorable Mentions
Fathers Day by Enligh10 Media/Me, A Camera, and a Tripod Production
Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

Best Editing

Fathers Day by Enligh10 Media/Me, A Camera, and a Tripod Production

Honorable Mentions
Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films

Best Directing

Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

Honorable Mentions
The Wilting by Charlotte Corday
Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

Best Cinematography

The Wilting by Charlotte Corday

Honorable Mentions
Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits
Thicker Than Water by YOUvolution

Best Sound Design

Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

Honorable Mentions
Tree House by Red Twit Entertainment
Thicker Than Water by YOUvolution

Best Musical Score

Thicker Than Water by YOUvolution

Honorable Mentions
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films
Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

Best Actor

Anthony Bosmans as Tree House by Red Twit Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
T C Johnson as The Wilting by Charlotte Corday
Dani Michael Miller at Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

Best Actress

Trinity Johnston as Traveler by Strawberry Moon Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Jennifer Bateman as Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits
Sally Hultgrens as Interface by The Texas Film Revolution

Best Ensemble Acting

Interface by The Texas Film Revolution

Honorable Mentions
Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits
Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

Best Graphics

... (Ellipse) by Straight to DVD

Honorable Mentions
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films
Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

Best Special Effects

Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

Honorable Mentions
Traveler by Strawberry Moon Pictures
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films

Best Choreography

Tree House by Red Twit Entertainment

Honorable Mentions
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films
Interface by The Texas Film Revolution

Best Costumes

Traveler by Strawberry Moon Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Interface by The Texas Film Revolution
Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films

Best Set Design

... (Ellipse) by Straight to DVD

Honorable Mentions
The Wilting by Charlotte Corday
Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

Best Use of Character

Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

Honorable Mentions
Fathers Day by Enligh10 Media/Me, A Camera, and a Tripod Production
Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

Best Use of Prop

Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

Honorable Mentions
Interface by The Texas Film Revolution
Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

Best Use of Line

Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

Honorable Mentions
Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey
Fathers Day by Enligh10 Media/Me, A Camera, and a Tripod Production

Best Use of Genre

Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films

Honorable Mentions
Interface by The Texas Film Revolution
The Wilting by Charlotte Corday

2016 Film List

  • ... (Ellipse) by Straight to DVD

    What lies behind a text message ellipse consumes our desperate suitor.

  • Bigshot by Inside The Box

    A friend's suicide leads to a dark discovery.

  • Bitter Thoughts by Unlikely Story

    A young woman must face the realities that boil down inside her.

  • Bittersweet by emulsion = emotion

    A chaotic moment between a husband and wife leads to an unexpected surprise.

  • Blue Paper by Bad Walrus Films

    A women must choose between her lover or her vaules.

  • Confidence Men presents "FABLE" by Austin International Pictures

    Five lonely men discuss the lessons learned from a children's puppet show.

  • D0Li by Team El Guapo

    Robot Protector

  • Day of the Dingus by Uncle Bob's Dangerous Pants

    Fans of Charlene Bitters book discover a Dingus may not just be fiction.

  • Dia De Los Muertos by Prevaricate

    What's it like to be alive on the Day of the Dead?

  • Dog-Beggo Bay by Imagine Your Dreams

    A writer goes on a self discovery road trip

  • Down to Earth by Unclarity Entertainment

    An overly romantic author decides to get in touch with nature after the carpool abandons her.

  • Fathers Day by Enligh10 Media/Me, A Camera, and a Tripod Production

    A man that lose his day

  • Found Again by Event's Film

    A young girl runs away from her parents divorce while a lonely man struggles to accept his wife's de

  • GamePlay by Space Fire Films & Dhara Visual

    Dystopian world in which gamers compete!

  • Gift by Story, TX

    A young woman receives a gift which has the power to change her future.

  • Heartless by Evil Grin Gift Box

    It begins, middles and ends with murder.

  • Hunt For The Book of Lost Souls Episode 12 The Man Who Would Be King or The Beginning of an End by Revolution Monkey

    The final chapter, in which our hero confronts our villain after having chase him around the world

  • Interface by The Texas Film Revolution

    Author and android advocate wants to show the world that androids can have human-like relationships

  • Just Another Day by Cinema Squad

    Like father, Like Son

  • Magic Marty and Haiku Cowboy by Clamiversary

    Cowboy struggles with friendship and betrayal

  • PAINSTr by Cathedral Films

    A man discovers a way to share his wifes pain.

  • Professional Self-Improvement Lifestyle Blogger by Zero Degrees Productions

    The author of a blog considers how his life has improved over the past year with his girlfriend.

  • Prophecy of the Quill by Brandon Reich Films

    A spell is cast on Charleen, and she must find hidden strength to defeat the evil witch.

  • Reference Frame by Siege Films

    Charlie Bitters travels through time to find the perfect gift

  • Return Shift by CASADOS

    While on a walk with her dog, a young girl discovers a hidden treasure sent to her from the future.

  • Spurisoty by Dynamic Vision

    A Couple is trapped in a Pyramid Scheme . Together they plan to escape their contact in any way.

  • Tea & Therapy by Glyphic Film Company

    A couple relives their first date in therapy only to reveal secrets that test the relationship

  • That Damned Pie by Below The Line

    That Damned Pie

  • The Bitters Truth by Ten House Productions

    Charlie Bitters comes home to his quirky country family to see what mamma left as her final gift.

  • The House of Payne by Clete & The Fat Beat

    The arrival of a mysterious guest at a rising author's publication party turns heads.

  • The Last Social Experiment by Bad Hero Productions

    A world where justice is in everyone's hands.

  • The Plot, the Prop, and the Genre by Studio Two | Seven | Two

    Aspiring filmmaker, Ace Hopper, wants to direct and star in a winning short that pleases everyone.

  • The Roads We are on in Life by Film Presence Players

    Looking back, did you follow the right road in life?

  • The Wilting by Charlotte Corday

    A detective follows the trail of a poetic serial killer & provides his author girlfriend the details

  • Thicker Than Water by YOUvolution

    An author suffering from psychosis projects his crimes onto his brother.

  • Traveler by Strawberry Moon Pictures

    A woman recalls the time her innocence began to be peeled away.

  • Tree House by Red Twit Entertainment

    In the midst of war, two soldiers struggle to survive.

  • Until Death Do Us Part by Common Culprits

    A couple with a troubled marriage happen upon a peculiar hitchhiker.

  • Until the Bitter End by E|H Films

    On the 4th of July, a war correspondent gets word to travel. However, she may no longer be ready.

  • Veronica's Sister by Studio E

    Danny Scott, P.I., may be in over his head.

  • Writer's Block by Forgotten Door

    After being plagued with writer's block for years, Charlie Bitters finds inspiration by following th

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