Austin, Texas June 19 - 21, 2009

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 Arts+Labor for winning Best Film of 2009. Their film The Grownups will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2010.


1st Place: Best Film of 2009

The Grownups by Arts+Labor

2nd Place: Best Film of 2009

Exit by The Midnight Society

Required Elements

  • Character: Pearl or Paul Brewster, Blogger
  • Prop: a banana
  • Line: "I never thought about it that way."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Exodus by Atomic Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Happy Father's Day by Irony Coast Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Exit by The Midnight Society

Best Writing

The Grownups by Arts+Labor

Best Directing

The Grownups by Arts+Labor

Best Cinematography

Exodus by Atomic Productions

Best Musical Score

Exit by The Midnight Society

Best Acting

MJ Vandivier The Ring of Rocks by JCS Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

The Grownups by Arts+Labor

Best Graphics

Exit by The Midnight Society

Best Special Effects

Tales from the Bench by Focus Challenged

Best Costumes

Sweet Caroline by afrogolfers

Best Use of Character

The Grownups by Arts+Labor

Best Use of Prop

Happy Father's Day by Irony Coast Productions

National New Wave Hair Day by Team Yes!

Best Use of Line

The Grownups by Arts+Labor

Best Celebrity Impressions

What Rock Star Are You? by Burning Ranch Productions

Best Opening Title Sequence

Tales from the Bench by Focus Challenged

The "Keeping Austin Weird" Award

Avatar by Three Little Indians

Best Use of Locations

Exodus by Atomic Productions

2009 Film List

  • Avatar by Three Little Indians
  • Exit by The Midnight Society
  • Exodus by Atomic Productions
  • Happy Father's Day by Irony Coast Productions
  • National New Wave Hair Day by Team Yes!
  • Sweet Caroline by afrogolfers
  • Tales from the Bench by Focus Challenged
  • The Grownups by Arts+Labor
  • The Ring of Rocks by JCS Productions
  • What Rock Star Are You? by Burning Ranch Productions

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