Jacksonville, Florida June 3 - 5, 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 Milkweed media for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Why did the Chicken cross the Bridge will go on to represent Jacksonville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Why did the Chicken cross the Bridge by Milkweed media

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Bad Idea

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Truth or Darren by AfterShock Pictures

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The First by Project Mayhem

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Studio3e-hdworldmedia

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Taco the Town by The Defenestrators

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Italian Ice by Eaglevision

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Stall Wars: The Musical by Danny Schramm Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Dawning by Metz N' Gate

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Sins of the Father by Bearded Dragons feat. Angel

Required Elements

  • Character: Oliver or Olivia Danoff, Inspector
  • Prop: sunglasses
  • Line: "When did you get here?" (or "When'd you get here?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Partners by High Road Productions

Honorable Mentions
Jackie the Ripper by Miley Shorts Productions
Sins of the Father by Bearded Dragons feat. Angel

Audience Favorite: Group B

3 by Haddington Road Media

Honorable Mentions
Truth or Darren by AfterShock Pictures
Wise As a Serpent by DGS Cinema

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Third Night by Mentlegen Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Call by Jump With Me
Olivia Danoff, Oddity Inspector and The Spectacular Spectacles by Mann Shorts

Best Writing

Sins of the Father by Bearded Dragons feat. Angel

Best Editing

Sins of the Father by Bearded Dragons feat. Angel

Best Directing

Stall Wars: The Musical by Danny Schramm Films

Best Cinematography

Sins of the Father by Bearded Dragons feat. Angel

Best Sound Design

The Dawning by Metz N' Gate

Best Musical Score

Stall Wars: The Musical by Danny Schramm Films

Best Acting

Stall Wars: The Musical by Danny Schramm Films

Best Graphics

Jackie the Ripper by Miley Shorts Productions

Best Special Effects

The Dawning by Metz N' Gate

Best Choreography

Stall Wars: The Musical by Danny Schramm Films

Best Costumes

The Anachronistic Traveler Vol. I by Blips on the Radar

Best Use of Character

Partners by High Road Productions

Best Use of Prop

Wise As a Serpent by DGS Cinema

Best Use of Line

Trans-Formation by Back at it again

2016 Film List

  • 3 by Haddington Road Media

    Two Brothers With A Timley Getaway

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Beach by Epic Voodoo Productions

    When "There's an app for that!" goes wrong.

  • Amour et Mort by Lake Disney

    Newlyweds find love in unexpected places.

  • Brothers by River City Recordings

    A musical sung by 2 brothers as they share habits, residency and job titles.

  • Charming by Graphicstation

    A modern day Cinderella story.

  • Doggone Dangerous by Visual Gibberish Productions

    A young inspector investigates the case of a missing dog and comes across a disturbing find.

  • From Below by The Red Building Group

    Sometimes the things that slip between the cracks are better left there

  • I.F. by A Fine Mess Productions

    Isolated by her two moms and kids her age, a girl confides in her imaginary friend for comfort.

  • Italian Ice by Eaglevision
  • Jackie the Ripper by Miley Shorts Productions

    Jackie has an issue you don't want her to let out.

  • Just Shady by Remember That!!! (3cP)

    Two inspectors in search of stolen shades.

  • Oh brother! by Damn Fine Coffee

    Brother sabotaged by evil twin.

  • Olivia Danoff, Oddity Inspector and The Spectacular Spectacles by Mann Shorts

    A woman sees the world through different eyes.

  • Partners by High Road Productions

    After returning from vacation, a cop discovers his longtime partner is missing and must get him back

  • Red Flag Down by Creekside

    During an intense showdown, war brings two people together.

  • Shades of Blue by Argyle Forest Films

    A clumsy oaf joins an elite narcotics team in 1980's Florida.

  • Shady by Black Shirt Productions

    5 years undercover, a rookie cop comes out from the cold with the break of a lifetime. Case closed?

  • Sins of the Father by Bearded Dragons feat. Angel

    The sins of a father return to haunt him as he tries to rescue his son

  • Stall Wars: The Musical by Danny Schramm Films

    To pee or not to pee, that is the question!

  • The Anachronistic Traveler Vol. I by Blips on the Radar

    My have the times have changed.

  • The Call by Jump With Me

    What would you do?

  • The Dawning by Metz N' Gate

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

  • The First by Project Mayhem
  • The Taco the Town by The Defenestrators
  • The Third Night by Mentlegen Productions

    A young couple begin to experience strange happenings after they are awoken by lights in the dark.

  • The Wedding by Mela Dorata Productions

    We seek the end of things and also the beginning of new things

  • To Plant A Seed by Be Squared

    A man from the future interrupts a couple's dinner to save mankind but instead saves their marriage.

  • Trans-Formation by Back at it again

    One Man's Journey to Openmindedness

  • Truth or Darren by AfterShock Pictures
  • veil'd melancholy by Dadams Family

    Inspector investigates young boys suicide, who are actually the same person

  • Welcome Home by Siskey Productions

    A down-and-out man finds himself suddenly thrown into a strange case of mistaken identity.

  • Why did the Chicken cross the Bridge by Milkweed media
  • Wise As a Serpent by DGS Cinema

    Protect each other and protect our land.

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