Greensboro, North Carolina June 22 - 24, 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 Amalgamated Filmworks for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Cake will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Chuck or Cherry Thompson, Tattoo Artist
  • Prop: flowers
  • Line: "Give me the bad news."

Audience Favorite: Group B

Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

Best Writing

Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

Best Editing

*Star by That's A Big Twinkie

Best Directing

Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

Best Cinematography

Your Turn by First Draught Films

Best Sound Design

Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

Best Musical Score

Your Turn by First Draught Films

Best Actor

Phillip Wright Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

Honorable Mention
Muttonchops/Stud Muffin *Star by That's A Big Twinkie

Best Actress

Catherine Delaney Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

Honorable Mention
Sheryl Scott Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

Best Costumes

Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

Best Use of Character

The Tattoo Artist by General Pictures

Best Use of Prop

Best First Date Ever by Tom Lipscomb Productions

Best Use of Line

*Star by That's A Big Twinkie

MVP Award

Dolly's Bucket List by Myriad Media

2012 Film List

  • *Star by That's A Big Twinkie

    Chuck panics when a trashy starlet dies in his tattoo parlor.

  • Best First Date Ever by Tom Lipscomb Productions

    Widowed Returning U. S. Marine tries to find love again.

  • Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

    A sweet Southern baker employs a traditional family recipe to solve life's little annoyances.

  • Dolly's Bucket List by Myriad Media

    Friendship blossoms b/t a grama & a struggling tattoo artist in a story of dreams, diligence & death

  • Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

    Love Conquers All

  • The Tattoo Artist by General Pictures

    Not everything is permanent

  • Your Turn by First Draught Films

    Wait in the car...


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