Baltimore, Maryland June 10 - 12, 2011

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 Ping Kong King Pong for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film The Auctioneer will go on to represent Baltimore against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.


1st Place: Best Film of 2011

The Auctioneer by Ping Kong King Pong

2nd Place: Best Film of 2011

Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2011

The Pen by AVA Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Wayne or Wanda Hooper, Collector
  • Prop: a hula hoop
  • Line: "That's not how I would have handled it."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Pen by AVA Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Auctioneer by Ping Kong King Pong

Audience Favorite: Group C

Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Hopping Through Hoops by Renegade

Best Writing

The Pen by AVA Productions

Best Editing

Corner Pocket by D20 - Critical Hit!

Best Directing

The Auctioneer by Ping Kong King Pong

Best Cinematography

Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

Honorable Mention
The Pen by AVA Productions

Best Sound Design

How to Deal with Bullies by Apsis Motion Pictures

The Pen by AVA Productions

Best Musical Score

Priceless by DC Dogs

Best Acting

The Pen by AVA Productions

Best Graphics

Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

Best Special Effects

Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

Best Choreography

Priceless by DC Dogs

Best Costumes

Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

Best Use of Character

Audiophile by GuyLoki Films

Best Use of Prop

It's the End of the World as Wayne Knows It by Liquid Squid

Best Use of Line

The Auctioneer by Ping Kong King Pong

Corner Pocket by D20 - Critical Hit!

2011 Film List

  • A Comedy of Terrors by None Of Us Have Dates

    Two serial killers have each lined up their perfect victim, but will it just be another night of murder or something more.

  • Age is Just an Irrational Number by Dupont Circle Pictures

    You never know who you're dealing with

  • An Enanimal by Toddler Mafia

    A girl brings her father into her house, but he has a peculiar fascination with teeth

  • Audiophile by GuyLoki Films

    A young man finds himself a part of a collection... but for what?

  • Bid by The ARCUSA TEAM

    Is winning everything?

  • Big Bangle Bandits by Rising Phoenix Productions

    A neo-burlesque dancer's diamond-encrusted hula hoop is stolen from an eccentric collector, whose confidence (and last resort) are the detectives working the case.

  • COMMANDER BADASS by 'Wide'screen Productions

    Chaos runs rampant through the city streets, only one man and his beloved shotgun can stop it.

  • Cookies 'n Cats by Crab Cakes and Football

    When faced with unusal forture, one couple helps us reveal the secret behind those infamous sweet cookies.

  • Corner Pocket by D20 - Critical Hit!

    Over a Game of Pool, a Husband and Wife talk for the Last Time about their Recently Ended Relationship.

  • Crooked Cops by Urban Legend

    A notorious con-artist alludes police and steals millions until a veteran cop discovers his unlikely accomplice.

  • Eden (Episode 9 of 10) by A Transcontinental Heart

    A DNA collector reaches the end of his contract, but danger is afoot.

  • Emerald by Sorcerous Productions

    On the anniversary of his wife's death, a man continues his obsession with collecting knickknacks from online, one of his wife's hobbies.

  • Hoop Dream by Lambda Kappa Tau

    With his five year ban from competing in the professional hula hooping circuit coming to an end, Wayne "Hula" Hooper prepares for the toughest competion of his life.

  • Hoop's the Boss? by EMP COLLECTIVE

    What goes around comes around.

  • Hooper by Vilinous Entertainment

    When going back makes you wish you stayed.

  • Hooper's Five by 3mm Films

    This rag-tag team of supposed criminals has a surprise in store for them

  • Hopping Through Hoops by Renegade

    A woman, trying to win over the man she loves, is convinced to give him a bunny suit that winds up making him irresistible to women.

  • How to Deal with Bullies by Apsis Motion Pictures

    The Civil Society for Civil Discourse towards Civil Obedience reports on how to deal with the newest evil onslaught in America, to help YOU and your family deal with bullies.

  • Hula Heist by Moustache Motion Pictures

    Avid collector of olympic sport, hula hoop championship, Wayne Hooper loses his most valued possession.

  • It's the End of the World as Wayne Knows It by Liquid Squid

    It's December 31, 1999, and a group of friends are together to ring in the new year - but one is convinced Y2K means the end of civilization.

  • Jumping Through by Marvelous Party Productions

    Wayne Hooper believes he can teleport to another dimension using hula hoops!

  • Loose Cannon by The Orange Hornet

    A rogue cop on the highway to the danger zone

  • Lullaby by Wytek Pictures

    A couple is tormented by a haunting in their nursery.

  • Mountain Rescue by Actors with Strings

    The husband wife team travel to Nepal to rescue a lost boy

  • Nina by Open Aperture

    "Nina is born."

  • Priceless by DC Dogs

    In silent films, no one can hear you scream...

  • Rare Finds by Star Wipe Films

    A sister and brother bargain for their father's prized collection in a remote meeting place.

  • Reset by Beyond The Veil Productions

    ...reset.

  • Stamp Out Obesity by ActinDude Productions

    Wanr to stamp out obesity? Hire an assassin.

  • Super Hooper by Out Back Pictures

    A superhero gets back his moxie

  • Technique and Execution by redstarKGB

    A sadistic killer goes after graduate art students, motivated by sex and ambition.

  • The Auctioneer by Ping Kong King Pong

    After an emotional break-up, a man is left feeling depressed, when unable to shake the memories of his relationship, he decides the only remedy is to sell all of his belongings.

  • The Circle Collector by Just Mezin

    A man enjoys the mystical powers of his circular objects collection

  • The Collector by 4mation

    Some times people are willing to risk life for something they love.

  • The Fortunate Wayne Hooper by PG department of corrections

    When romance is found in strange places

  • The Hangovary by Digital Bohemian

    Three women survive a wild night.

  • The last gamble. by B*A*T productions

    A couple struggles to repay underground gambling debt.

  • The Lost City of Atlantics by Bladder Productions

    Follow Your Dreams

  • The ODDS by Future Blob

    You may not live to see tomorrow... What are the ODDS?

  • The Pen by AVA Productions

    A man's inner trial

  • Thinking of You by Awkward Trio Productions

    Are you psyched for camp, this summer?

  • To The Pool by Team Awesome

    A day at the pool takes a turn for the worst

  • Wayne's Collection by Port Street Films

    A mother's death leads her son to return to a hobby he hasn't pursued since childhood.

  • Win or We All Die by Steak in a Suit Productions

    In the wake of a robot uprising, a young woman must raise raise her late husband's hammer to defend humanity from the machines that left her widowed.

  • You Just Stole on, Dawg! by The William DeWald Group

    To steal back one's childhood...

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