Bonaire 1 - 3 December 2017

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 BYOF Media for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film The Hostage will go on to represent Bonaire against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

The Hostage by BYOF Media

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Leader by MStar Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Innocence by Funtastic Five Film

Required Elements

  • Character: Ken òf Kelly, politiko (Ken or Kelly, politician)
  • Prop: baki di chukulati (box of chocolates)
  • Line: "Bisa mi amigu chikitu "konta"!" ("Say "hello" to my little friend!")

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Hostage by BYOF Media

Best Writing

The Hostage by BYOF Media

Honorable Mention
The Leader by MStar Films

Best Editing

The Hostage by BYOF Media

Best Directing

The Hostage by BYOF Media

Best Actor

Mi Amigo by Punda City

Best Actress

The Leader by MStar Films

Honorable Mention
The Hostage by BYOF Media

Best Use of Character

The Hostage by BYOF Media

Best Use of Prop

The Hostage by BYOF Media

Best Use of Line

The Leader by MStar Films

Best Use of Genre

Two Faced by We Were Born Ready

Honorable Mention
Innocence by Funtastic Five Film

Best Use of Landmark

Innocence by Funtastic Five Film

2017 Film List

  • Innocence by Funtastic Five Film
  • Mi Amigo by Punda City
  • Qwerty by 599 Empire

    Cast uses Object and they get Teleported

  • The Hostage by BYOF Media

    An edgy father wants to see his son get medical treatment, the one person that can help is the one person he holds hostage.

  • The Leader by MStar Films
  • Two Faced by We Were Born Ready

    Set in the backdrop of politics, a tale of revenge plot reaches is fatal peak.


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