Asheville, North Carolina June 17 - 19, 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 Alone in a Crowd for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Go Back will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Hide and Freak by Blue Ridge Fire

Required Elements

  • Character: Anne or Andy Stirling, Comedian
  • Prop: Glass of milk
  • Line: Worst case scenario.

Audience Favorite: Group A

Dairy Heir by Holiday

Honorable Mentions
Hide and Freak by Blue Ridge Fire
Dark Circus by All Around Artsy

Audience Favorite: Group B

All Made Up by Artivational

Honorable Mentions
Homebody by ElectricEclecticProductions
Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

Audience Favorite: Group C

The 1 % by Team Longshot

Honorable Mentions
Strangelove by Solis Films
Chad, Pete, and a Time Machine by Bigger Boat Pictures

Best Writing

Strangelove by Solis Films

Honorable Mentions
Go Back by Alone in a Crowd
The 1 % by Team Longshot

Best Editing

For Our Own Good by Optio Productions

Honorable Mentions
Strangelove by Solis Films
Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

Best Directing

Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

Honorable Mentions
Dark Circus by All Around Artsy
The 1 % by Team Longshot

Best Cinematography

For Our Own Good by Optio Productions

Honorable Mentions
Strangelove by Solis Films
Sketch by Eden Productions

Best Sound Design

Worst-Case Scenario by Bootstrap Films

Honorable Mentions
Dark Circus by All Around Artsy
For Our Own Good by Optio Productions

Best Musical Score

Hide and Freak by Blue Ridge Fire

Honorable Mentions
Dark Circus by All Around Artsy
For Our Own Good by Optio Productions

Best Actor

Michael MacCauley Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

Honorable Mentions
Garrett Taylor Strangelove by Solis Films
Timothy McCarthy Arnie's Angel by Chozame Studios

Best Actress

Jessica Barrett All Made Up by Artivational

Honorable Mentions
Lisa Tyler Ariola The Drifter by We Make Pictures Move
Charlotte Abell Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

Best Ensemble Acting

The 1 % by Team Longshot

Honorable Mentions
Go Back by Alone in a Crowd
Worst-Case Scenario by Bootstrap Films

Best Graphics

Captain Ice Cream by Torg Stories

Honorable Mentions
Sketch by Eden Productions
The Ballot of Daisy & Andy by Team WPCC

Best Special Effects

Chad, Pete, and a Time Machine by Bigger Boat Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Wait For It by Green Leaf Arts
A Day in the Life of Andy Stirling by Shmeckie Media

Best Choreography

Hide and Freak by Blue Ridge Fire

Honorable Mentions
All Made Up by Artivational
Worst-Case Scenario by Bootstrap Films

Best Costumes

Dark Circus by All Around Artsy

Honorable Mentions
Homebody by ElectricEclecticProductions
For Our Own Good by Optio Productions

Best Make Up

All Made Up by Artivational

Honorable Mentions
Dark Circus by All Around Artsy
Hide and Freak by Blue Ridge Fire

Best Use of Character

Andy Stirling's Christmas In July by Blood Smoke

Honorable Mentions
The Drifter by We Make Pictures Move
A Day in the Life of Andy Stirling by Shmeckie Media

Best Use of Prop

The 1 % by Team Longshot

Honorable Mentions
Captain Ice Cream by Torg Stories
Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

Best Use of Line

Worst-Case Scenario by Bootstrap Films

Honorable Mentions
The Ballot of Daisy & Andy by Team WPCC
A Day in the Life of Andy Stirling by Shmeckie Media

Best Use of Genre

The Drifter by We Make Pictures Move

Honorable Mentions
Worst-Case Scenario by Bootstrap Films
Dark Circus by All Around Artsy

Best Sound Mix

Strangelove by Solis Films

Honorable Mentions
For Our Own Good by Optio Productions
Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

2016 Film List

  • A Day in the Life of Andy Stirling by Shmeckie Media

    Spend a day with Alcoholic Comedian Andy Stirling as he contemplates ending it all, but does he?

  • All Made Up by Artivational

    The family that decays together - Stays together

  • Andy Stirling's Christmas In July by Blood Smoke

    Santa Claus enlists the aid of a depressed comedian after Baby New Year gets kidnapped.

  • Arnie's Angel by Chozame Studios

    A clumsy man who's relationship is on the line seeks help from a mystic.

  • Captain Ice Cream by Torg Stories

    Amateur comedian with big dreams is about to get his big break, but will he break wind instead?

  • Chad, Pete, and a Time Machine by Bigger Boat Pictures

    Two friends travel in time to right a wrong

  • Closure by The Coin Flip!

    A struggling Comedian finds closure after tragedy

  • Consider It Yours by Enter Tame Us

    Two roommates find a clown figurine mysteriously on their doorstep. What happens next is no laughing matter.

  • Dairy Heir by Holiday

    Best. Batch. Ever.

  • Dark Circus by All Around Artsy

    A circus girl discovers her true inner darkness while trying to win the love of a mysterious lady.

  • For Our Own Good by Optio Productions

    "Did you really think you could hide from us?"

  • Go Back by Alone in a Crowd

    After a bizarre incident involving a time machine, a family learns to cope with the aftermath.

  • Hide and Freak by Blue Ridge Fire

    A musical adventure of hide and seek turns into a panicked escape from the zombie apocalypse.

  • Homebody by ElectricEclecticProductions

    When Celese installs a new H.I.G.S. home A.I system, she is offered comfort like she has never known

  • One on One by Renegade Apes

    Two old friends meet on a basketball court after years apart.

  • Sketch by Eden Productions

    An odd gal tries to find love online.

  • Strangelove by Solis Films

    A trip to meet his future in-laws offers much more than he expected

  • Super Too by Buc Films

    Two friends discover that they make a super team: one gets into trouble, the other gets him out.

  • The 1 % by Team Longshot

    Power. Money. Malk.

  • The Ballot of Daisy & Andy by Team WPCC

    Desperate to win an election, Daisy chooses her opponent, and loses.

  • The Drifter by We Make Pictures Move

    A Cowboy walks into a bar.

  • The Jest by Brostel Media

    Feeling alienated?

  • Upstaged by F-Stop Fitzgerald

    When Jim is scorned by Natalia in a comedy club, he strikes a dangerous deal to win her back.

  • Wait For It by Green Leaf Arts

    Worse case scenario

  • Worst-Case Scenario by Bootstrap Films

    Sometimes if you dont laugh, you die.

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