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 A

Twisted Shield by BlackFenn Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Human Hieroglyph by Contagious Media

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.

  • A Better Life by Whirlie House

    The character from a young man's story comes to life.

  • Adequate by Mon Frere

    Lacking in motivation Tony goes on a road trip through the artistic process.

  • Best First Date Ever by Tom Lipscomb Productions

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

  • blossom by reckoner

    Vengeance served piping hot as Cherry Thompson returns to take down the group that had killed her.

  • Cake by Amalgamated Filmworks

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

  • Dean's Bouquet by Let's Make a Movie RTP

    Never know when death comes knocking

  • Dolly's Bucket List by Myriad Media

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

  • Dr. Will, talk show pioneer by RAM-TV

    Dr. Will was the orginal talk show host, but being first is not always a good thing.

  • Legacy by Innominandum

    When the government forces you to tear your own family apart, the consequences are unknown...

  • Marked by Plumb Line Players

    A man is physically marked and ends up with supernatural abilities.

  • MurderAnn Comes Together by The Cinekeys

    Out of space and out of time, two lovers of music find themselves.

  • P.O.T. by LaRyan

    Kids learn the dangers of tattoos from an "old school" PSA

  • Resolutions by Anagram Films

    After losing his job, Deputy Ryan Shepard will cross all the lines in search of resolution.

  • Roberts Hirshorn: A Case Study by Monkeywhale Productions

    Love Conquers All

  • S'more Than Meets the Eye by CCGN Films

    Give me the bad news

  • Specimen 3725 by Broken Zebra

    Something has gone wrong on an average morning. Is it a failed experiment or something more?

  • Spy Uncle by Attempting Fate

    Uncle Kenny's babysitting adventure

  • Still Available by Bitchin' House Blues

    realestate agent draws in victims for serial murder

  • Take a You Turn by Keep the Change

    Take a u-turn and turn yourself around

  • The Bare-Spangled Manor by A Frayed Knot

    That thing's got whiskers!

  • The Flower by Team Overkill

    Release the Hero inside.

  • The Human Hieroglyph by Contagious Media

    A look back at the Past, Present and Future

  • The Rose by Living Arts College

    A man sacrifices his soul for the women he loves.

  • The Song by Sham Pictures

    What would you do if you only had 10 minutes to write the perfect love song?

  • The Tattoo Artist by General Pictures

    Not everything is permanent

  • Twisted Shield by BlackFenn Productions
  • Your Turn by First Draught Films

    Wait in the car...

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