Cleveland, Ohio October 21 - 23, 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 FNA Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Einsam will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Einsam by FNA Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Come Play with Me by No Ticket Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Caretaker by Cosmic Octopus

Required Elements

  • Character: Gabriel or Gabriela Cortez, Computer Programmer
  • Prop: a wooden spoon
  • Line: I'm getting way too old for this. (I am getting way too old for this.)

Audience Favorite: Group A

Come Play with Me by No Ticket Productions

Safe House by CLEver Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Einsam by FNA Productions

Best Writing

The Messenger by Fat Lucy Films

Best Editing

The Messenger by Fat Lucy Films

Best Directing

Einsam by FNA Productions

Best Cinematography

Vessel by Dark Labyrinth

Best Sound Design

The Messenger by Fat Lucy Films

Best Musical Score

The Caretaker by Cosmic Octopus

Best Actor

Dan Hunley The Caretaker by Cosmic Octopus

Best Actress

Jessica Craig Einsam by FNA Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Sacrifice by Gone Fishin' Productions

Best Special Effects

Sacrifice by Gone Fishin' Productions

Best Use of Character

Couple's Retreat by KTFilms

Best Use of Prop

Loss for Words by White Midnight

Best Use of Line

Vessel by Dark Labyrinth

Best Use of Location

Vessel by Dark Labyrinth

Most Blood Splattered

Sacrifice by Gone Fishin' Productions

Scream Queen

Emily Dunay Sacrifice by Gone Fishin' Productions

Best Costumes & Makeup

Vessel by Dark Labyrinth

2016 Film List

  • Assimilate by Front Row Productions

    Responsible for his friends death, Gabriel Cortez must fix what he broke, at the cost of the world.

  • Come Play with Me by No Ticket Productions

    Laney's friends help her move into a new apartment but start disappearing one by one.

  • Couple's Retreat by KTFilms
  • Creep Squad by Lakeside Studios

    Movies Based on a True story of a family being terrorized

  • Einsam by FNA Productions

    Mother and daughter deal with an unwelcome visitor in a strange land.

  • Loss for Words by White Midnight

    Modern take on the story of babel with a zombie apocalypse take.

  • Love At First Bite by Green Screen Avengers
  • Mom's Little Boy by Team Tri-C
  • Mr. Funhouse by Overlord Pictures

    A troubled man is constantly reminded of a funhouse incident he caused.

  • Sacrifice by Gone Fishin' Productions

    Details matter when performing a sacrifice.

  • Safe House by CLEver Productions

    Three zombie survivors seek refuge in a secluded home that is too good to be true.

  • Tainted by J-Crew

    Revenge is a dish best served...

  • The Aldous Mustache Holiday Special by Aldous Mustache

    Celebrate the holidays the Aldous Mustache way!

  • The Caretaker by Cosmic Octopus

    He's there to take care of you.

  • The Circle by eMpTy-Light-Pack/Cinevid Productions

    A Mother goes thru desperate measures to find her two missing Daughters.

  • The Cuddling in Morranis Heights by Z Zero Films

    At the end of the day all you can hope for is a blanket and some coco.

  • The Messenger by Fat Lucy Films

    One man uses his powers for what he considers good.

  • The Sound of Murder by Des Waz Here Productions

    Inner fear induces psychological rage when four people are introduced to a mysterious sound.

  • The Vigil by White-Out Productions

    It's been a long time

  • Unseen by Phobos and Deimos Productions
  • Vessel by Dark Labyrinth

    Family is forever.

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