Hampton Roads, Virginia August 14 - 16, 2015

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 Screaming for Orange Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Glimpse will go on to represent Hampton Roads against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Family Business by Chrome Toast

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Cold Turkey by Skelly Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Payne or Paige Sarmast, Tourist
  • Prop: a glasses case
  • Line: "C'mon. Tell the truth." (or "Come on. Tell the truth.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Family Business by Chrome Toast

Honorable Mentions
Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions
Girl Talk by Team Scaredy Monster

Audience Favorite: Group B

Head & Heart by No Second Meal Productions

Honorable Mentions
Shade by Please Don't Kill Us Productions
Cold Turkey by Skelly Films

Best Writing

Family Business by Chrome Toast

Best Editing

Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions

Best Directing

Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions

Best Cinematography

Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions

Best Sound Design

Cold Turkey by Skelly Films

Best Musical Score

Hollywood To The Moon by Hollywood's Crew

Best Actor

Vincent Fontana Family Business by Chrome Toast

Best Actress

Suzanne Bowling Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Family Business by Chrome Toast

Best Costumes

Family Business by Chrome Toast

Best Use of Character

24 Frames by BrainCo Productions

Best Use of Prop

Girl Talk by Team Scaredy Monster

Best Use of Line

Support Group by Flying Penguin Productions

Best Use of Genre

Jerryatrics by No Time for Cameras

Best Fight Choreography

The Sarmast Connection by ARRO Studio

2015 Film List

  • 24 Frames by BrainCo Productions

    A Silent film star discovers the world of Technicolor

  • ALLY by Snarly Beast

    A suburban housewife struggles to fit into her family life.

  • Ballad of Payne by Strange Frames

    A lifetime of Payne and his pleasures.

  • Cause & Effect by Wright Idea Media

    People think they can get away without paying their dues but in the end everything finds balance.

  • Cold Turkey by Skelly Films

    A relatable holiday story. When the family gets together, everything falls apart.

  • Cuckoo by Better Than Bad

    A family goes camping and finds themselves brought closer together and closer to home.

  • Detached by 46th & Monarch Productions

    A couple go to a bed and breakfast to rekindle their marriage.

  • Family Business by Chrome Toast

    Two kids desperately desire to learn the family business, but their father has a dark secret.

  • Girl Talk by Team Scaredy Monster

    Sick of the world of dating, two ladies find the importance of friendship.

  • Glimpse by Screaming for Orange Productions

    Paige Sarmast, a young tourist passing through a small town has a disturbing preminition.

  • Head & Heart by No Second Meal Productions

    When you can't choose between your head and your heart, let them decide.

  • Hollywood To The Moon by Hollywood's Crew

    A local celebrity is empowered by the idea that anything can happen including a journey to the moon.

  • Hyperbolic Tornado Twist by Capture Movement Films

    Cop tells a tourist about his interaction with Don Pablo's minion.

  • Jerryatrics by No Time for Cameras

    A man faces aging in a unique way.

  • My Name Is Fish by Half-Jog Productions

    After losing his glasses during a hike in the woods, a man learns a valuable lesson from a talking f

  • Shade by Please Don't Kill Us Productions

    A man must stop the spread of a new, deadly drug.

  • Support Group by Flying Penguin Productions

    A Tourist is brought to a questionable support group after meeting a girl at brunch that morning.

  • Swype by RagTag

    Nerdy Scientist gets friend zoned and invents an phone app to control a girl, but back fires.

  • The Bust by Misfits

    Top Cops That Can't Be Stopped

  • The Perfect Proposal by Burn After Watching

    A timid man turns to a savvy businesswoman for help proposing to his girlfriend.

  • The Sarmast Connection by ARRO Studio

    A vacation turns deadly when Paige Sarmast finds herself in possession of a dangerous case.

  • The Weight Of Innocence by 3rd Shift Entertainment

    Innocence comes only once.

  • Threshing by GenY Cinema

    The ancients reach into the present to save the future.

  • Trusk by Pistol City Films

    The mind of a serial killer

  • Wait For It... by Motion Art Collective

    A murder enthusiast gets her fill at a local bar from a mysterious gentleman.

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