Edinburgh, United Kingdom 22 - 24 May 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 Beyond Studios for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Bert's Christmas Surprise will go on to represent Edinburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Bert's Christmas Surprise by Beyond Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Pip or Pippa Lemon, Tester
  • Prop: an elastic band
  • Line: "There's no way I'm getting in there." Or "There is no way I am getting in there."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Night of the Living Bread behind the Movie by Up With The Train

Audience Favorite: Group B

Bert's Christmas Surprise by Beyond Studios

Best Writing

Bert's Christmas Surprise by Beyond Studios

Best Editing

The Iron Hero by Oligo Productions

Best Directing

Pip Show by The Alumni

Best Cinematography

The C Word by MAD Productions

Best Sound Design

The C Word by MAD Productions

Best Musical Score

The C Word by MAD Productions

Best Actor

Charles Donnelly Bert's Christmas Surprise by Beyond Studios

Best Actress

Nicole Graham Pip Show by The Alumni

Best Ensemble Acting

Chosen by Binc

Best Special Effects

Five Minutes at Frankies by Mega Action Raptor

Best Use of Character

Pip Show by The Alumni

Best Use of Prop

Pip Show by The Alumni

Best Use of Line

Bert's Christmas Surprise by Beyond Studios

2015 Film List

  • #27 by Production Attic

    A straightforward graveyard shift for Frank and Hector takes an odd turn in Dr Lemon's laboratory.

  • 1981 by The Mad Rushes

    Back in '81, threats of coal mine closures affect these workers on a personal level.

  • A Case Gone Sour by 2 Dazed 2 Finish Productions
  • Bert's Christmas Surprise by Beyond Studios

    The world's foremost Christmas cracker testers are visited by a mysterious man bearing gifts.

  • Chosen by Binc

    It's the end of the world, one chance of escape, one ship. Who will be the chosen ones?

  • Death Rides a Pale Horse by We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!

    Vicious outlaws hole up in a barn and try to work out an escape

  • Five Minutes at Frankies by Mega Action Raptor
  • Heidi by Méliès

    A woman looks back upon the disturbing events of her early years in an Orphanage.

  • Hell is Round the Corner by Pure Moth

    Maria's ready to take Pippa Lemmon's test: but what will passing mean?

  • Killing Time by LoneLara Films

    A bored 20-something unwittingly tempts death when she performs a crossroads ritual.

  • Laid Plans by SAD Productions

    Pippa's life hasn't transpired in the way that she had planned.

  • Le Temps d'essai by Ladytowers productions

    Code tester Pip Lemon leads an ordinary life with a dull job. Lost in her imaginations he finds love

  • Night of the Living Bread behind the Movie by Up With The Train

    A look back at one of the 80's most infamous films, Night of the Living Bread

  • Pack Your Bags by CherryMan Media

    Will they build a life together?

  • Pip Show by The Alumni

    She won't be caught red handed... but she will make sure someone will.

  • Pip Squeaks by Electric Boots
  • Pippa by Full of Scorpions
  • Ring by ZINN
  • Sheepish by OwenHill Creations

    Since his girlfriend left him, Joel can't stop forming unusual romantic attachments.

  • Splatterpants by Bloodshot
  • The C Word by MAD Productions

    Two men with an unusual eating disorder meet for a final group therapy session.

  • The Guilt by Victorya Pictures
  • The Iron Hero by Oligo Productions
  • Two in the woods by The Thief of Brisco

    and the little one said...

  • We Need to Talk by Team James
  • We Should Just Kill her by Panoply Productions

    Office daydreams, sinks and murder whores.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons by elite

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