Austin, Texas August 24 - 26, 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 Edwards Media for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Extreme Anxiety Disorder will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

3rd Place: Best Film of 2012

Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

Required Elements

  • Character: Alan or Alana Abercrombie, Hypochondriac
  • Prop: a marker
  • Line: "Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you." ("Even if I knew, I would not tell you.")

Audience Favorite: Group B

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Aiding Alana by Shabango

Best Writing

Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

Best Editing

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Directing

Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

Best Cinematography

Moving On by Austiquerque- ABQ to Austin

Best Sound Design

Sick by 2 Tacos

Best Musical Score

Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

Best Acting

Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

Best Graphics

The Vacation by Visual Alchemy

Best Special Effects

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Choreography

Venus Needs Men by Team Peckinpah

Best Costumes

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Use of Character

Aiding Alana by Shabango

Best Use of Prop

Spam by Bad Joey Productions

Best Use of Line

Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

Best Use of Genre

Sick by Possumbox

2012 Film List

  • Aiding Alana by Shabango

    Alan attempts to mercy kill his dog, unless she can stop him.

  • Dead Wait by Archimedes Media Lab

    What would you do for a second chance?

  • Don't Look At Me by Out of State Bank

    Two friends get lost and ill in the woods.

  • Extreme Anxiety Disorder by Edwards Media

    One man learns to embrace his social disorder through the support of a rag-tag therapy group

  • Moving On by Austiquerque- ABQ to Austin

    Mother and Son discover that keeping up

  • Sick by 2 Tacos

    A man who fears disease does the unthinkable as his mind slowly decays.

  • Sick by Possumbox

    A recovering hypochondriac must decide what is real as his body begins to fall apart.

  • Spam by Bad Joey Productions

    A sexually frustrated man discovers his 18 year old daughter's

  • The Vacation by Visual Alchemy

    As a mother prepares for her upcoming vacation, her son doesn't understand why he can't come along.

  • Venus Needs Men by Team Peckinpah

    A man is magically transported aboard a sexy space ship and experimented on.


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