San Antonio, Texas August 12 - 14, 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 50 MM Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Erotic Prodigy will go on to represent San Antonio against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Erotic Prodigy by 50 MM Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Swift Mick and the Brush with Death by SM/PK Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Overcast by Atomic Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Uncle Paul or Aunt Paula
  • Prop: a toothbrush
  • Line: "What would your mother say?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Killin It by Rogy Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

IT'S LOVE by Hot Like The Desert Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Swift Mick and the Brush with Death by SM/PK Films

Best Writing

Swift Mick and the Brush with Death by SM/PK Films

Best Editing

Overcast by Atomic Productions

Best Directing

Overcast by Atomic Productions

Best Cinematography

Overcast by Atomic Productions

Best Musical Score

Overcast by Atomic Productions

Best Actor

All Through The House by Black Dog Media Group

Best Actress

Killin It by Rogy Productions

Erotic Prodigy by 50 MM Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Swift Mick and the Brush with Death by SM/PK Films

Best Supporting Actress

Testify by Below The Line

Best Ensemble Acting

Erotic Prodigy by 50 MM Productions

Best Costumes

Road to Adventure by Pint Sized Pictures

Best Use of Character

A Frangant Affair by Alpha Flight Films

Best Use of Prop

Swift Mick and the Brush with Death by SM/PK Films

Best Use of Line

IT'S LOVE by Hot Like The Desert Productions

Best Use of Genre

A Frangant Affair by Alpha Flight Films

Best Practical Effects

Road to Adventure by Pint Sized Pictures

2016 Film List

  • A Frangant Affair by Alpha Flight Films

    When a single dad's daughter brings home a rather unsavory new boyfriend... hilarity ensues!

  • All Through The House by Black Dog Media Group

    When your last stand is your finest

  • Athanasia by NOKA Productions

    An overcast 4th of July party turns even darker

  • Blind Date by Bada-Bing! Productions

    Too nervous to talk to his crush, Steven is forced to make his move at his first day of work.

  • cerebro by FTF Productions

    It will blow your mind

  • Charlie Knocker by Matt Ma Films

    With a little magic, and maybe a toothbrush, one man's boring life will be changed forever.

  • CHOICE by Eclectics

    Who do you choose, the new love you fought for or the old that got away?

  • Crampedmas by SunnyFilms

    College student Victoria is not coming home for Christmas, but her family has different plans.

  • Dinner Party by CM9 Films

    Just a couple of zombie buddies crashing a birthday party with all of their favorite foods.

  • Erotic Prodigy by 50 MM Productions

    A middle school students literature ignites a parent/teacher conference due to her subject matter.

  • Fostered by Well Chozen

    There are good foster parents and then there is Uncle Paul.

  • Home by Silent flight media

    After a devastating event a little girl must find it in herself to continue to appreciate life.

  • IT'S LOVE by Hot Like The Desert Productions

    "A couple copes with a sudden hardship in the only way they know how."

  • Killin It by Rogy Productions

    A stand up comedian kills it on stage.

  • Michaelango by #saygirl

    Out of time, out of place

  • Overcast by Atomic Productions
  • Polaroid by Rising Heights

    Game night gone wrong

  • Praxis by Salten Pepper

    A wicked aunt is determined to continue a horrific family tradition.

  • Road to Adventure by Pint Sized Pictures

    What should have been an ordinary road trip turned into the experience of a lifetime.

  • ryde by Lowercase Films

    A driver for a ride sharing-company falls into the crime world when mistaken for a getaway driver.

  • Saturday Night Date Night Live by Hidden Track Films

    A couple goes on a first date as they experience fouls, interference, too many players on the field

  • Seeing the Unseen by Visionary Inc.

    Two old rivals turn things around unexpectedly.

  • Shadows of the Past by Inside The Box

    Brother and sister fight to save each other from her vengeful ex-husband

  • Swift Mick and the Brush with Death by SM/PK Films

    In this action adventure serial, Swift Mick must retrieve an ancient artifact from evil forces.

  • Testify by Below The Line

    They'll do anything to bring him in

  • The Job by Mala Mujer Media

    How far would you go for family? No good deed ever goes unpunished.

  • The Other Office by zissou

    A guy trapped in a distopion office next door must find the key to his escape.

  • The Perilous Pilgrimage of Princess Pearly Whites by Red Rook Films

    What would you do to save the day?

  • The Plug by Bottle Flip

    Unle Paul created one of the first digital drug machines. It gives users a new way to get high.

  • Tunnel Vision by JAG Films

    A weapon mix-up between a father and son leads to a precarious circumstance.

  • War of the Monkey Hammer by Redacted

    He wanted excitement, can he handle it?

  • Wolfe Investigations by Sticker Fridge Studios

    Paranormal Private Investigator, what more do I need to say.

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