Indianapolis, Indiana August 1 - 3, 2014

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 ShortPants for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Wagon Trail will go on to represent Indianapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Wagon Trail by ShortPants

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

The Russ Reklaw Show - EP. 48 by Collective Brain

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

A Real Hotfix by Texilliana

Required Elements

  • Character: Russ or Rita Reklaw , Advice Columnist
  • Prop: a wagon
  • Line: "Somebody has to take out the garbage."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Russ Reklaw Show - EP. 48 by Collective Brain

Audience Favorite: Group B

Wagon Trail by ShortPants

Best Writing

Wagon Trail by ShortPants

Best Editing

Going Up by #MadeYouLook48

Best Directing

Wagon Trail by ShortPants

Best Cinematography

Snap Out of It by Dharma

Best Sound Design

Going Up by #MadeYouLook48

Best Musical Score

A Secret Companion by The Raving Lunatic Show

Best Acting

Welfare Kings by The Famous Ape

Best Choreography

League of Lonely Knights by Kind of Epic Films

Best Costumes

Hole Technology by LDR Studios

Best Use of Character

The Russ Reklaw Show - EP. 48 by Collective Brain

Best Use of Prop

Welcome Wagon by Buffoonery Films

Best Use of Line

Wagon Trail by ShortPants

Best Use of Genre

A Real Hotfix by Texilliana

2014 Film List

  • A Real Hotfix by Texilliana
  • A Secret Companion by The Raving Lunatic Show

    Love Is In The Air

  • Going Up by #MadeYouLook48

    A man feels lonely and isolated and wants to change.

  • Hole Technology by LDR Studios

    Time travel is garbage

  • League of Lonely Knights by Kind of Epic Films

    A romantic troubled man has his game avatar summoned into the real world.

  • Snap Out of It by Dharma
  • The Russ Reklaw Show - EP. 48 by Collective Brain

    Bumbling scientist get more than they bargained for when time traveling.

  • Wagon Trail by ShortPants
  • Welcome Wagon by Buffoonery Films

    48 hour sci fi adventure

  • Welfare Kings by The Famous Ape

    Two young men take advantage of a friend to defraud the federal government.


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