Amarillo, Texas August 19 - 21, 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 Amarillo Film Collective for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor will go on to represent Amarillo against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Dad's Home by Wild Plains Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Charlie or Charlene Bowers, Waiter/Waitress
  • Prop: a deck of cards
  • Line: "Which way did she go?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Honorable Mentions
Cubicles & Civil Servants by Augur Media Group
Dad's Home by Wild Plains Productions

Best Writing

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Best Directing

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Best Cinematography

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Best Sound Design

Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Musical Score

Dad's Home by Wild Plains Productions

Best Actor

Phil Duran Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Actress

Anna Taylor The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Best Supporting Actor

David Collins Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Crump Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Ensemble Acting

Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Costumes

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Best Make Up

Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Use of Character

Intercession by Lumos Pictures

Best Use of Prop

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Best Use of Line

Poker Night by MassiveScore

Best Use of Genre

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

Honorable Mention
Dad's Home by Wild Plains Productions

Best Practical Effects

Poker Night by MassiveScore

Women in the 48

The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

2016 Film List

  • Cubicles & Civil Servants by Augur Media Group
  • Dad's Home by Wild Plains Productions
  • Intercession by Lumos Pictures

    A man has to come to terms with past mistakes, when he suddenly finds himself in an unfamiliar place

  • Is this your card? by Amarillo College Film Club

    A guy found himself on a trip with his best friend and a lot of unexpected events.

  • Poker Night by MassiveScore

    A poker night turns deadly

  • The Choice by Metal Unicorn Productions

    A stange meeting at a coffee shop could change the fate of the world.

  • The Hunt for Truth: 2 1/2 Floor by Amarillo Film Collective

    Grandma was right. She was always right.

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