Asheville, North Carolina July 15 - 17, 2011

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 Team UNCA for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film The First Apple will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.


1st Place: Best Film of 2011

The First Apple by Team UNCA

Required Elements

  • Character: Tommy or Tina Darnes, Mechanic
  • Prop: an apple
  • Line: "Don't be so sure."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Bump by YA Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Captain Courage by Team

Best Writing

Be Careful Who You Fix For by The Foolhardy Productions

Best Editing

Scavenger by Blue Ridge Community College

Honorable Mention
Yardbird by More Chi Black Mountain

Best Directing

Let It Go by All Around Artsy

Best Cinematography

Lost Cowboy (a moderwestern love story) by SR Films

Best Sound Design

Let It Go by All Around Artsy

Best Musical Score

Be Careful Who You Fix For by The Foolhardy Productions

Best Actor

Dave Bowers Padz: Evil Edition by Team Moontower

Best Actress

Gena Angel My Ms. Appleton by Team 9

Best Graphics

The First Apple by Team UNCA

Best Special Effects

Yardbird by More Chi Black Mountain

Best Choreography

The Big Apple Suprise by Prophets Of Time

Honorable Mention
Padz: Evil Edition by Team Moontower

Best Costumes

Tom. Boy. by Twin Path Productions

Honorable Mention
The Adventurues of the Lost Guy by Dee Snuts

Best Use of Character

Be Careful Who You Fix For by The Foolhardy Productions

Bump by YA Productions

Best Use of Prop

Be Careful Who You Fix For by The Foolhardy Productions

Honorable Mention
Free Fall by 10, 9, 8...Productions

Best Use of Line

Scavenger by Blue Ridge Community College

Best Use of Genre

The Fix by Küsteberg Films

2011 Film List

  • Bad Apple by A-B Tech Digital Media & Drama

    A detective must find his old friend's missing daughter.

  • Be Careful Who You Fix For by The Foolhardy Productions

    A mechanic with a magical wrench meets her match.

  • Black Holes and You by Lobster Trick Films

    A quirky mechanic investigates a wormhole in a bowling alley

  • Bump by YA Productions
  • Captain Courage by Team

    In a world of violence and cruelty, Captain Courage is the only thing that stands between order and chaos; and our only hope.

  • Evil Intentions by Discord Productions

    Bad Ass meets Bryson city

  • Forbidden Fruit by Optimistic Neutrality Productions

    A darker retelling of the creation myth.

  • Free Fall by 10, 9, 8...Productions

    A depressed mechanic seeks help on a suicide hotline but receives unexpected advice.

  • Getting Even by Five Monkeys

    Three woman seek to get even with Tommy Darnes, the fiancee, husband and ex-husband of the ladies. Will they get away with it? Don't be so sure...

  • Let It Go by All Around Artsy

    Two detectives struggle to discover who murdered a little boy, Jack.

  • Lost Cowboy (a moderwestern love story) by SR Films

    A strange man is new to town and is greeted with spitting hate and prejudice. Although, another person has noticed him to, and it seems like they might have something in common both being Odd Beings!

  • My Ms. Appleton by Team 9

    Student, father, teacher love triangle.

  • Padz: Evil Edition by Team Moontower

    "Don't be so sure"

  • Scavenger by Blue Ridge Community College

    Tommy Darnes, a young boy, haunted by his past, searching for hope.

  • The Adventurues of the Lost Guy by Dee Snuts

    Tune into The Adventures of the Lost Guy. Always trying to find his way while discovering his true self. This wee our hero tries to find his way through a town close to all our hearts.

  • The Big Apple Suprise by Prophets Of Time

    bright lights, BIG city

  • The First Apple by Team UNCA

    Sometimes love catches you by surprise.

  • The Fix by Küsteberg Films

    An adolecent dealing with his gender identity in a group home,with a knack for fixing things, and an immature bully, learn about personal differences in today's society.

  • The Sleepover Story by Golden Manatee Productions

    Kids sleepover turns scary...

  • Tom. Boy. by Twin Path Productions

    A young mechanic searches for confidence despite being picked on and being misguided by his best friend.

  • Yardbird by More Chi Black Mountain

    Tommy Darnes Automotive, "Specialists in Death - Since 1933."

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