Columbus, Ohio July 29 - 31, 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 RPT Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Listening will go on to represent Columbus against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Listening by RPT Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

NEED TO FEED by Arch City Studio

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

A Day in the Life of Icarus by Millennial Falcons

Required Elements

  • Character: Chris or Christie Bowdoen, Former Olympic Athlete
  • Prop: a cutting board
  • Line: "What am I supposed to do with this?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Small Crime by This Is Howey Do It

Audience Favorite: Group B

Reset by Mod Lang Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Best Writing

The Passenger by Bad Shadow Productions

Best Editing

Listening by RPT Productions

Best Directing

Listening by RPT Productions

Best Cinematography

Listening by RPT Productions

Best Sound Design

Listening by RPT Productions

Best Musical Score

Ritzy's Revenge by Incompetent Films

Best Song

"Winners Don't Get Silver" The Rhythm Method by Edwin J. Hill

Best Actor

Tim Browning She Needs Me by Ponderosa Minions

Best Actress

Rebekah Hart Franklin Code 207 by i71 Movies

Best Supporting Actor

George Bailey The Rhythm Method by Edwin J. Hill

Best Supporting Actress

Marylee Osborne Code 207 by i71 Movies

Best Ensemble Acting

NEED TO FEED by Arch City Studio

Best Special Effects

Listening by RPT Productions

Best Choreography

The Rhythm Method by Edwin J. Hill

Best Use of Character

Justice Is Served by Ghost Bus Productions

Best Use of Prop

Small Crime by This Is Howey Do It

Best Use of Line

The Rhythm Method by Edwin J. Hill

Best Visual Effects

NEED TO FEED by Arch City Studio

MOFA Community Award

Over the Wall by The Suspects

2016 Film List

  • A Day in the Life of Icarus by Millennial Falcons

    An ex-olympian comes home to find his life falling apart.

  • A Landscaping We Will Go by Savage Tech

    Two knuckleheads go on a slapstick romp through a day of landscaping. In glorious black & white!

  • Bangerz by The Purple Lollipop Bandits

    A young man pursues the lifestyle of a thug.

  • Becoming Benji by Immeasurably More Media

    A young man, timid of the world, gets taken on an adventure, thanks to a free-spirited girl

  • Code 207 by i71 Movies

    Trapped in a world she didn't create, Christy finds herself held captive with a

  • Crushed Kringle by 2Bad
  • Existence by Static Copy Island

    Faced with an impossible choice, will she choose her own life over love?

  • Fatale by g. rex productions
  • Freshmeat: A Coming of Age Story by Dank Scenes

    A college freshman finally finds a sense of belonging in an unlikely community of people.

  • Justice Is Served by Ghost Bus Productions

    Heroine Jaime Justice attempts to foil Nefarious Neville's plans for world domnation

  • Karatio by Dodgson

    Karatio, Audio about Karate audio

  • Keepsakes by Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers
  • Listening by RPT Productions

    A mysterious man follows a woman's every move, listening all the time.

  • Medal Fist by 4 Dudes and a Camera

    Former Olympic luge athlete gets his title back

  • Members Only by Offshoot Productions

    One man's quest to find his wingman

  • NEED TO FEED by Arch City Studio

    Two kids find something savage in the woods.

  • Operation : Ivory Keys by Funkhouse

    A awkward spy's last shot to redeem his career and save his country, but its hard than expected.

  • Over the Wall by The Suspects

    On a perfectly normal Saturday morning, three average Joes battle a dragon

  • Putin on a Front by DayJob Productions

    For Olympians, revenge is a dish best served with vodka

  • Reset by Mod Lang Films

    A series of accidents occur but all things are not as they seem

  • Ritzy's Revenge by Incompetent Films

    He messed with the wrong sister.

  • Royal Horn by Evil Twins

    Evil Twins and a Lone Biker Collide and take a Trip

  • She Needs Me by Ponderosa Minions

    A veteran meets an angel.

  • Small Crime by This Is Howey Do It

    A small time cop get's the assignment of his life.

  • Stride by Real Fantasy Pictures

    Dazed friends are stalked in an unknown place.

  • Sub Zero by Silver Screen

    Former Olympian is an unlikely superhero.

  • Survive by Big Bad Butterfly

    A bullied boy learns a valuable lesson about life

  • The Books Cover Be Forgotten by Big Liph Productions

    An Olympian suffering from head trauma loses all sight of his former self.

  • The Happy Wife by Plastic Horses
  • The Kid Job by Waiting on Sound

    Chis Bowdowen is a professional assassin whose skills will be put to the test on his newest job

  • The Longest Round by Qew Production

    Unexpected throes of life align to cause upset, a champion learns the place of an underdog

  • The Passenger by Bad Shadow Productions

    On the way to their fathers funeral, a brother and sister bring up the ghosts that separated them.

  • The Rhythm Method by Edwin J. Hill

    A former olympian must find his lost gold medal, not realizing he has to win it all over again.

  • Tune Up by Simon Says

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