Huntsville, Alabama April 1 - 3, 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 Absurducopia for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Footplant will go on to represent Huntsville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Footplant by Absurducopia

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Absence of the Heart by Flinger Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Martha or Marvin Lee, Dancer
  • Prop: a travel mug
  • Line: "It could be anything."

Audience Favorite

Holidaze by iByte Films

Best Writing

Absence of the Heart by Flinger Films

Best Editing

Drinking Games by Bonejacked Productions

Best Directing

Footplant by Absurducopia

Best Cinematography

Footplant by Absurducopia

Best Sound Design

Footplant by Absurducopia

Best Musical Score

Footplant by Absurducopia

Best Acting

Holidaze by iByte Films

Best Special Effects

Audition by Teenage Dirtbags

Best Choreography

Footplant by Absurducopia

Best Costumes

Footplant by Absurducopia

Best Use of Character

Absence of the Heart by Flinger Films

Best Use of Prop

The Mug by UAH Film Team

Best Use of Line

First Ladies Club by 1 up Films

2016 Film List

  • Absence of the Heart by Flinger Films

    A protective mother so haunted by her past that she can't experience the present.

  • Audition by Teenage Dirtbags

    "It Could Be Anything"

  • Bar Food by Fx Magic

    It could be anything

  • Drinking Games by Bonejacked Productions

    A Little Party Never Killed Anyone

  • First Ladies Club by 1 up Films

    Surprising Road Trip

  • Footplant by Absurducopia

    A girl with 12 hours to kill ends up learning from the legendary Footplant dancer.

  • Gift of Time by Muddled Group

    Don't give up your time will come

  • Holidaze by iByte Films

    A man wakes up every day to a new holiday and is trying to figure out how to escape his holiday hell

  • The Mug by UAH Film Team

    When faced with a snappy adventure late at night, Alan must decide which buddy he wants follow.

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