Dallas, Texas July 24 - 26, 2015

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 Thinking Sideways for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Cuff Love will go on to represent Dallas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Cuff Love by Thinking Sideways

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Here by Maker Table

Required Elements

  • Character: Tommy or Tammy Blackwell, Undercover Police Officer
  • Prop: a key
  • Line: "What do you mean 'strange'?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Cuff Love by Thinking Sideways

Best Writing

Cuff Love by Thinking Sideways

Best Editing

Here by Maker Table

Best Directing

Here by Maker Table

Best Cinematography

The Lost Girls by Thirsty Pretzels

Best Sound Design

This is Oscar by Fix It In Post Productions

Best Musical Score

The Amateur by Team SWAGIT

Best Acting

Cuff Love by Thinking Sideways

Best Graphics

Thrown by Purple Table Productions

Best Special Effects

This is Oscar by Fix It In Post Productions

Best Choreography

This is Oscar by Fix It In Post Productions

Best Costumes

Close call at the Ghost Mall by Write Team Name Here

Best Use of Character

Cuff Love by Thinking Sideways

Best Use of Prop

Blundercover by Complinko

Best Use of Line

Close call at the Ghost Mall by Write Team Name Here

2015 Film List

  • A Fool's Errand by JAG Films
  • Beast of Burden by Near Zero Productions

    Layla is thrown into a world of horror, where a masked figure captures and torments his victims.

  • Blundercover by Complinko

    Cop is pulled out from undercover assignment to face consequences.

  • Close call at the Ghost Mall by Write Team Name Here
  • Counter-Play by Right On Media
  • Cuff Love by Thinking Sideways
  • Genuine Article by Sound Mind
  • Girl Powder by Yeah Baby
  • Her Intruder by Cake-A-Saurus

    "She thought she was alone..."

  • Here by Maker Table

    A man finds himself daydreaming, finding it difficult to be present in everyday life.

  • Indigo by Nerds of Prey
  • Load and Reloaded by The Doggpound
  • Love Actuarilly by 2Changz Productions

    A risk assessing actuary finds his wild side after a run in with a burglar.

  • Omission by Demimonde Productions

    A female detective fights against corruption.

  • Project: Death Child by Arbiters of Vision Studios
  • Right Hand Destiny by Clamiversary
  • Robbing Them Blind-ly by The Hubchubs

    Two men attempt to rob a house and fail miserably.

  • The Amateur by Team SWAGIT
  • The Devil's Box by Fershnickered Pictures
  • The Displacements by Locked OUT Productions
  • The Father of Invention by Monumental Idea

    How did the man who brought us the 20th century do it?

  • The Key Moment by ForWood Media

    Two lovers get a second chance.

  • The Lost Girls by Thirsty Pretzels

    Discretion.

  • The Mime Life by Tw15t'd (Twisted 15)
  • The TermEliminOyer by Ye Olde Robot

    1986 has a new name for justice.

  • This is Oscar by Fix It In Post Productions
  • Thrown by Purple Table Productions

    Two kids learn to listen to mom... the hard way

  • Twiggy and The Lip Sweater by Team FastLane
  • White Lines by Team Elephant Pants

    An inexperienced detective must rectify an impending divorce during a drug investigation gone awry.

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