Boston, Massachusetts May 13 - 15, 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 Hoover Products for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film That's a Rapp will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur
  • Prop: an envelope
  • Line: "What's that supposed to mean?" (or "What is that supposed to mean?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

April Fool by Brainfox / In The Car

Audience Favorite: Group B

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Audience Favorite: Group C

Lacrimosa by Rascal Stray

Audience Favorite: Group D

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Audience Favorite: Group E

Salad Days Are Over by Team Otis

Audience Favorite: Group F

Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

Best Writing

Mark Marshall and Kyp Pilalas The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

Dave Connors, Cam Cronin, Sean Caasey, and Michael Dillon That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Editing

Pelham Productions Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

Best Directing

Hoover Products That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Cinematography

Nick Kolinsky Midnight Rebel by Good Natured Dog

Best Sound Design

Christopher Kelly, Haroon Wahid, and Jay Sheen Midnight Rebel by Good Natured Dog

Best Musical Score

Shao Jean Sim Snow Day by Weekend Warriors

Best Actor

Mark Marshall The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

Best Actress

Melody Martin Love Unlocked by Donut Pirates

Best Ensemble Acting

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Special Effects

El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Best Costumes

El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Best Use of Character

Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Best Use of Prop

El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Best Use of Line

That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

Best Use of Genre

xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Best Visual Effects

Michael J. Epstein El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

Marcus Blair Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

Person of Color in the 48: Behind the Camera

David Grannum Neighbor: An Urban Fable by KayBella Productions

Women in the 48

Lisa Aimola Love Unlocked by Donut Pirates

Honorable Mention
Mei Chen xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Person of Color in the 48: In Front of the Camera

Chris Martins No Ice by Silver Monkey Productions

Women in the 48: Outstanding Youth

Devin Castaño Real Friends by Maquillage Films

Best Titles

xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

Best Catering

Kendea Oliver Thanks Dad. by Breakfast Lobster

2016 Film List

  • April Fool by Brainfox / In The Car

    A man is determined to no longer be the victim of April Fool's pranks.

  • El Loco Nihilismo by The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library

    Life is meaningless...

  • Filthy Animal by Allston River Rats

    A talking dog takes an eye opening journey to learn what's truly important in life.

  • Lacrimosa by Rascal Stray

    A young man tries to obtain his girlfriend's suicide letter from her grandfather.

  • Love Unlocked by Donut Pirates

    A man steals his coworkers heart by helping her steal from her ex.

  • Midnight Rebel by Good Natured Dog

    A young student discovers the Truth behind the Fiction.

  • Neighbor: An Urban Fable by KayBella Productions

    A single mom realizes that her neighbor's life isn't as free as it seems.

  • No Ice by Silver Monkey Productions

    A meeting of water connoisseurs goes horribly wrong when one guest is not who they appear to be

  • Real Friends by Maquillage Films

    two seats, one ticket

  • Salad Days Are Over by Team Otis

    Lew Comes of Age on His 80th Birthday

  • Snow Day by Weekend Warriors

    On a precious snow day, two girls face the biggest evil in the wild, wild suburbs.

  • Thanks Dad. by Breakfast Lobster

    A young man discovers a major change in his life brought on by an unexpected visitor.

  • That's a Rapp by Hoover Products

    Two buddies pitch their new app idea to the app connoisseur himself.

  • The Fable of The Foxes by Wax Idiotical Films

    Three siblings reflect on their parents moving out of their childhood home.

  • Worst of Friends by Pelham Productions

    A tale of confusion, friendship, and stupidity

  • xeroxoxo by Sparkle Motion Pictures

    an awkward man uses a time-travelling copy machine to spark his love life


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