Richmond, Virginia July 15 - 17, 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 Pixel Drop for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film No One will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

No One by Pixel Drop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

hello_emony by Unboxed Technology

Required Elements

  • Character: Jordan Bitwinder, Former Olympic Athlete
  • Prop: a bracelet
  • Line: "Watch and learn."

Audience Favorite: Group C

No One by Pixel Drop

Best Writing

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Best Editing

No One by Pixel Drop

Best Directing

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

No One by Pixel Drop

Best Cinematography

Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Sound Design

Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Musical Score

No One by Pixel Drop

Honorable Mention
But Maybe This by Mirari

Best Acting

Ringrust by The Kitchen

Honorable Mention
No One by Pixel Drop

Best Graphics

hello_emony by Unboxed Technology

Honorable Mention
No One by Pixel Drop

Best Special Effects

Trolled by STOP! everything

Best Costumes

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Honorable Mention
Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Use of Character

No One by Pixel Drop

Honorable Mention
Ringrust by The Kitchen

Best Use of Prop

Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Honorable Mention
Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Best Use of Line

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

2016 Film List

  • But Maybe This by Mirari

    Three siblings imagine scenarios for what may happen when their long-lost brother returns.

  • Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

    The heart wrenching tale of a veteran returning home to overcome memories of childhood abuse

  • hello_emony by Unboxed Technology

    A nerdy programmer creates Emony, an A.I. computer program, but soon learns it has a mind of its own

  • Last by Shields Shoes Productions

    A musical observation of loss

  • No One by Pixel Drop

    It's hard to run from no one...

  • Ringrust by The Kitchen

    A former Olympic boxer, who feels wrongly placed in a psychiatric ward, struggles to regain his sens

  • Trolled by STOP! everything

    A man picks up an old piece of furniture with more than he bargianed for.


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