Chicago, Illinois July 27 - 29, 2012

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 Flashlight Pictures for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film The Highland Cones will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


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The Highland Cones by Flashlight Pictures

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Qualverde Conundrum by Solamente Cafe

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Knight Train by Group Mind Films

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Beauty & Deceased by Big-Little Comedy

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Candy Land by S'Mores Production

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Showdown on St. George by Doing It Live

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Ghost Bro. by Dirty Borders

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Couch Potatoes by Champagne Jelly

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Family Fantasy by Friends with Films

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one way by Lovely Surreal

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Lucky Brake by GiuntaCreative

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No More Heroes by Figments of Imagination

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2012

The Clean Slate by Tiny Opus Productions

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Coffee Shop by Nevaeh Film Productions

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Swingline Strangler by Peace & Fjord Productions

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Jesus and Goldstein by Daydream Team

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Beneath the Willow by Midnight Hour Entertainment

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Squatters by Scout Stories

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Paramour by Full Measure Productions

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Growth by The crew

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Somebody Else by Eye Poppy Films

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The WorkForce by Euro Pony Phony Crew

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Swept Away by Kick A Rock

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TONIGHT by Revolutionized ARTS

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He Who Laughs Last by Weekend Warriors

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The Pi Rule by Flying-J Studios

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Marathon by Deaf Pillows

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The Ghastly Saga of Charles Greenwich by Rascals & Rogues

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serious by DISTILLED

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2012

XCKXNBKCB by AlphaBang Collective

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2012

Anthem by Situational Irony

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Patch by Giant Spider

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The Christmas Concert by MBC Prod

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Staycation by Fair Enough Films

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Legacy by DeepEnd Imagery

1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Module 47 by Back 40 Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Death Track by Catington Station

3rd Place: Best Film of 2012

Donor by The Red Snack

Required Elements

  • Character: Charles or Charlotte Greenwich, Trainer
  • Prop: a stapler
  • Line: "That's one way of doing it." (or "That is one way of doing it.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Beauty & Deceased by Big-Little Comedy

Audience Favorite: Group B

Ghost Bro. by Dirty Borders

Audience Favorite: Group C

Swept Away by Kick A Rock

Audience Favorite: Group D

Squatters by Scout Stories

Audience Favorite: Group E

Donor by The Red Snack

Best Writing

Donor by The Red Snack

Best Editing

Module 47 by Back 40 Productions

Best Directing

Death Track by Catington Station

Best Cinematography

Module 47 by Back 40 Productions

Best Sound Design

Showdown on St. George by Doing It Live

Best Musical Score

Death Track by Catington Station

Best Actor

TONIGHT by Revolutionized ARTS

Best Actress

Coffee Shop by Nevaeh Film Productions

Best Graphics

Death Track by Catington Station

Best Special Effects

Death Track by Catington Station

Best Costumes

Knight Train by Group Mind Films

Best Use of Character

Knight Train by Group Mind Films

Best Use of Prop

Patch by Giant Spider

Best Use of Line

Coffee Shop by Nevaeh Film Productions

2012 Film List

  • Anthem by Situational Irony

    A song you can't get out of your head.

  • Beauty & Deceased by Big-Little Comedy

    A lonely zombie resorts to calling a

  • Beneath the Willow by Midnight Hour Entertainment

    The time has come for one man to decide between growing together and growing part.

  • Candy Land by S'Mores Production

    A man seeks vengeance after his girlfriend overdoses on a new local drug.

  • Coffee Shop by Nevaeh Film Productions
  • Couch Potatoes by Champagne Jelly

    One solicitor after another bothers a resident who is just trying to hangout with his roomate.

  • Death Track by Catington Station

    one constipated stapler. one wicked awesome moustache.

  • Donor by The Red Snack
  • Family Fantasy by Friends with Films

    Epic Family Meal Time

  • Ghost Bro. by Dirty Borders

    Two brothers, one dead, the other living like he's dead.

  • Growth by The crew

    Nate hasn't made the best decisions in his life, but when he's faced with his own mortality....

  • He Who Laughs Last by Weekend Warriors

    A group of Recovery Addicts goes to a Comedy Club and things goes awry.

  • Jesus and Goldstein by Daydream Team

    2 serial kilers are best friends, but one of them hurts the other one's feelings.

  • Knight Train by Group Mind Films

    To become a great knight, a young apprentice must first be trained by the greatest of knights.

  • Legacy by DeepEnd Imagery

    "That is one way of doing it."

  • Lucky Brake by GiuntaCreative

    This silent espionage film follows the rivalry between two female spies on a new mission.

  • Marathon by Deaf Pillows

    A trainer named Charles Greenwich trains his protege for a marathon

  • Module 47 by Back 40 Productions

    For Wyatt, leaving after a late night's work just isn't an option. Maybe there's a lesson in that...

  • No More Heroes by Figments of Imagination

    A scientist seeks to bring balance to the Great Equation by eliminating its greatest superhero

  • one way by Lovely Surreal

    (didn't have one)

  • Paramour by Full Measure Productions

    Charlie and Charlotte are falling in love, but there's something she's not telling him.

  • Patch by Giant Spider
  • Qualverde Conundrum by Solamente Cafe

    After a bogus Vacationing Training Session, mishaps cannot be avoided as the Alvarez family vacation

  • serious by DISTILLED

    thay's one way of doing it

  • Showdown on St. George by Doing It Live
  • Somebody Else by Eye Poppy Films

    A shy office sad-sack enlists imaginary alter egos to help him talk to his long-time crush.

  • Squatters by Scout Stories

    Brad tries to woo his boss's daughter which turns into a fight over the first six feet of his lawn

  • Staycation by Fair Enough Films

    A young man goes on an extended tour of his living space.

  • Swept Away by Kick A Rock

    Stanley Swingline, a private eye in his own mind, desperately searches for his dearest friend.

  • Swingline Strangler by Peace & Fjord Productions

    A big-city cop comes to Small Town, USA, to train the local investigator how to catch a murderer.

  • The Christmas Concert by MBC Prod

    Worst jam ever

  • The Clean Slate by Tiny Opus Productions

    In beautiful downtown Chicago, two lovers get a new start in life at the expense of another couple.

  • The Ghastly Saga of Charles Greenwich by Rascals & Rogues

    Revenge takes longer when your the undead.

  • The Highland Cones by Flashlight Pictures

    Unorthodox safety trainer wounds employees

  • The Pi Rule by Flying-J Studios

    100 Years Later, Chicagoans Provide the Only Hope

  • The WorkForce by Euro Pony Phony Crew

    The WorkForce

  • TONIGHT by Revolutionized ARTS

    Young woman's coming of age adventure goes from carefree to nightmare with twist of uncertainty.

  • XCKXNBKCB by AlphaBang Collective

    s'cmdS'LFJ'LJ

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