Halifax, Canada 23 - 25 September 2016

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 Gravy Train for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Chowder will go on to represent Halifax against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Chowder by Gravy Train

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Broken by Halifax Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Peter or Petra Henson, cook
  • Prop: a seashell
  • Line: "I can't believe we did that!" (or "I cannot believe we did that!")

Audience Favorite

Chowder by Gravy Train

Best Editing

A For Adulting by FlimsyFilms

Best Directing

Chowder by Gravy Train

Best Cinematography

Chowder by Gravy Train

Best Acting

A For Adulting by FlimsyFilms

Best Actor

A For Adulting by FlimsyFilms

Best Use of Prop

Dutch is the Life by Willy's

Best Use of Line

Broken by Halifax Studios

2016 Film List

  • A For Adulting by FlimsyFilms

    A film crew documents Thanksgiving Day at the Adult Academy for Adulting.

  • Broken by Halifax Studios

    A young teen names Petra goes on a search for answers after being dumped and fired from her job.

  • Chowder by Gravy Train

    A Singing Cook is awakened from her musical shell by a surprising crustacean guest.

  • Dutch is the Life by Willy's

    A young, sporty cook gets an unexpected hand in his daily work routine.


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