Atlanta, Georgia June 15 - 17, 2012

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 FUGO Studios for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film A Head Held High will go on to represent Atlanta against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

A Head Held High by FUGO Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Junk by The Chorus

Required Elements

  • Character: Jackson or Jackie Lewis, Athlete
  • Prop: a cell phone
  • Line: "Why don't you try again?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Long Walk Across the Street by Ghost Light Filmz

Audience Favorite: Group B

Stalled by White Flame Studios

Audience Favorite: Group C

A Head Held High by FUGO Studios

Audience Favorite: Group D

Junk by The Chorus

Best Writing

Stalled by White Flame Studios

Best Editing

Junk by The Chorus

Best Directing

A Head Held High by FUGO Studios

Best Cinematography

A Head Held High by FUGO Studios

Best Sound Design

Symphony of Silence by Third Place Productions

Best Musical Score

The Long Walk Across the Street by Ghost Light Filmz

Best Actor

Kj Saifullah SOL by Superlux

Best Actress

Margo Dietrich Stalled by White Flame Studios

Best Ensemble Acting

Stalled by White Flame Studios

Best Graphics

Stalled by White Flame Studios

Best Special Effects

48 Hour Vacay by Art City

Gamerz by Bontrager Twins Productions

Best Choreography

The Long Walk Across the Street by Ghost Light Filmz

Best Costumes

Limbo by Warm Day Films

Best Use of Character

Stalled by White Flame Studios

Best Use of Prop

Junk by The Chorus

Best Use of Line

Within Reach by Whitestone Motion Pictures Proteges

2012 Film List

  • 48 Hour Vacay by Art City

    Vacation from Hell

  • A Head Held High by FUGO Studios

    In bad times, a head held high.

  • Gamerz by Bontrager Twins Productions

    Father and Son Share a hidden secret

  • Junk by The Chorus

    Two men, one mission. Don't get caught.

  • Limbo by Warm Day Films

    Andy rendezvous with his dead lover in his dreams

  • SOL by Superlux

    A father struggles to help his son re-imagine life before the apocalypse.

  • Stalled by White Flame Studios

    Two ne'er-do-wells assist a stranger only to find themselves in quite the pickle.

  • Symphony of Silence by Third Place Productions

    Sometimes you don't have to hear to listen

  • The Long Walk Across the Street by Ghost Light Filmz

    Fanatical Block Captain takes measures into his own hands in order to protect the sacred code.

  • Within Reach by Whitestone Motion Pictures Proteges

    A young girl accidentally slips into a pool and has a surreal encounter with Death.


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