Louisville, Kentucky July 22 - 24, 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 Boom Roasted for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Swipe Right for Murder will go on to represent Louisville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Swipe Right for Murder by Boom Roasted

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Knuckles by Dark Room Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Week Off by Neo Greo Entertainment

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

unEXpected by Magnolia Studios

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Souper Hero by Philtered Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Playtime Is Over by Golden Apple

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Last Night by Trinity Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

steevo and co by Steevo and Co.

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Turkey Day by Shy Creature Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Best Bits by superclownhappyhour

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

The Brawler by Falls City Studios

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

WALK by Word of Mouth

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Ophelia's Dream by t'n't Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Truthnlife420

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Messengers by Chris R. Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Spiritual Intervention by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Equal Opportunity by Red Es Rojo Entertainment

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

ZimmerMan by Mind Pilots

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Barf Larry

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Cupid's Arrow by Beargrass Media

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Firecracker by Home, Louie!

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Crooks and Capers: The Chronicles of Calvin Colt by Good People

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Team Maybe

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Behind the Plate by OfficeRocker Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Black Out by Ronin Noir

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

msg frm b ynd by Sharky Farmer Films

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Twilight Productions

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Preparedness by Eight Pint Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Dylan or Diane Zimmerman, Cook
  • Prop: a rubberband
  • Line: "But what if you're wrong?" (or "But what if you are wrong?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Swipe Right for Murder by Boom Roasted

Audience Favorite: Group C

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

Best Writing

Messengers by Chris R. Productions

Best Editing

Preparedness by Eight Pint Productions

Best Directing

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

Best Cinematography

Black Out by Ronin Noir

Best Sound Design

WALK by Word of Mouth

Best Musical Score

Black Out by Ronin Noir

Best Acting

Messengers by Chris R. Productions

Best Graphics

Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

Best Special Effects

Spiritual Intervention by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

Best Choreography

The Brawler by Falls City Studios

Best Costumes

Ophelia's Dream by t'n't Productions

Best Use of Character

Best Bits by superclownhappyhour

Best Use of Prop

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

Best Use of Line

WALK by Word of Mouth

2016 Film List

  • Behind the Plate by OfficeRocker Productions

    Too Many Cooks In the Press Box

  • Best Bits by superclownhappyhour

    what would you do if you had the ability to create the perfect man?

  • Black Out by Ronin Noir
  • Crooks and Capers: The Chronicles of Calvin Colt by Good People

    In a world without shame...thank God for Calvin Colt

  • Cupid's Arrow by Beargrass Media

    Cupid's Arrow makes a permanent record of your personal moments.

  • Equal Opportunity by Red Es Rojo Entertainment

    Reverse Roles

  • Firecracker by Home, Louie!

    Combat Vet battles PTSD during 4th of July

  • Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

    A bumbling PI's quest for a "missing girl" takes a surprising turn.

  • Knuckles by Dark Room Films

    Tormented by the death of his girlfriend, a young man will do anything it takes to find her killer

  • Messengers by Chris R. Productions

    In a post-apocalyptic world, two scavengers meet an unsuspecting messenger.

  • msg frm b ynd by Sharky Farmer Films

    A brother and sister try to get a secret recipe from their dead grandmother

  • Ophelia's Dream by t'n't Productions

    The thoughts and images that pass through the mind of the fantastical creature, Ophelia, as she dies

  • Playtime Is Over by Golden Apple

    Our two intrepid heroes travel time and battle monsters to save princess Emma

  • Preparedness by Eight Pint Productions

    The Otis County Wild Turkey Militia prepare you for war!

  • Souper Hero by Philtered Productions

    A man comes to the rescue of his sick friend by making him soup.

  • Spiritual Intervention by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

    A family shares their concerns with their disgruntled uncle.

  • steevo and co by Steevo and Co.

    little red riding hood hell

  • Swipe Right for Murder by Boom Roasted
  • The Brawler by Falls City Studios

    Looking for some fast cash, a man hits the road traveling to underground MMA fights.

  • The Last Night by Trinity Films

    Sick boyfriend dies after fun night with friends

  • Turkey Day by Shy Creature Films

    After moving across the country, a young woman waits for her family's arrival on Thanksgiving.

  • unEXpected by Magnolia Studios

    When dad brings a new girlfriend to dinner,

  • WALK by Word of Mouth

    A young woman, visibly shaken from a recent altercation, accepts a ride from a strange man.

  • Walk a mile by Small Step Films

    An alien experiences earth while participatin in his right of passage

  • Week Off by Neo Greo Entertainment

    A husband is left by himself for a week for the very first time

  • ZimmerMan by Mind Pilots

    Super Villian attends wake of Arch Nemesis

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