Boston, Massachusetts May 2 - 4, 2014

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 Brainfox/In The Car for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film DRIVEN will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

DRIVEN by Brainfox/In The Car

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Jacqueline or Jeremiah Jones, Teacher
  • Prop: a diary
  • Line: "It is what it is."

Audience Favorite: Group B

P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Every Thursday Night: In the Key of G by Extra Medium

Audience Favorite: Group D

Blue by the troglodytes

Audience Favorite: Group F

DRIVEN by Brainfox/In The Car

Best Writing

Zachary Smola, Matthew Brudner, and Emily Ferrier P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

Best Editing

Ethan Chapman Rerouting by Robot and the Ready Readies

Best Directing

Matt Relstab and Billy Wirasnik P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

DRIVEN by Brainfox/In The Car

Best Cinematography

Erik Angra and Michael Duca Cowboys & Engines by French & Indian War

Best Sound Design

Joed Polly Ink by Obnots

Best Song

Mark Marshall how to write a love song by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Actor

Billy Meleady Killer Robot by Spacetime

Best Actress

Jill Rogati DRIVEN by Brainfox/In The Car

Best Ensemble Acting

P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

Best Costumes

Inky Stainsworth Ink by Obnots

Best Use of Character

Every Thursday Night: In the Key of G by Extra Medium

Best Use of Prop

Blue by the troglodytes

Best Child Actor

Every Thursday Night: In the Key of G by Extra Medium

Best Family-Friendly Film

Every Thursday Night: In the Key of G by Extra Medium

Best Title

P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

Best Women In The 48

Persistence by CS50

Every Thursday Night: In the Key of G by Extra Medium

Best Young Women In The 48

Better Than I Thought by Maquillage Films

2014 Film List

  • Better Than I Thought by Maquillage Films

    If you have not felt awkward before, you're about to.

  • Blue by the troglodytes

    The Most Advanced OS Ever Conceived

  • Cowboys & Engines by French & Indian War

    A young girl finds the strength to move beyond the confines of an isolated world of her own design.

  • DRIVEN by Brainfox/In The Car

    Sherry, A student driver, embarks on her unexpectedly demanding final lesson.

  • Every Thursday Night: In the Key of G by Extra Medium

    An incompetent singer meets a tiny professor and becomes a karaoke king.

  • how to write a love song by Wax Idiotical Films

    David seeks help trying to write a song for his true love.

  • Ink by Obnots

    A woman is troubled by dark and disturbing dreams that start to seep into her reality.

  • Killer Robot by Spacetime

    Killer Robot Driving Instructor Who Travels Back in Time

  • P.A.L.S. by Pica Films

    This is the story of the courageous officers appointed to uphold these irrelevant laws - P.A.L.S.

  • Persistence by CS50

    Boy meets girl. Boy chases girl. Literally.

  • Rerouting by Robot and the Ready Readies

    A lovelorn man receives some unexpected help from his GPS.


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