Indianapolis, Indiana July 31 - August 2, 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 Swipe Left Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Dessert will go on to represent Indianapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Required Elements

  • Character: Sam or Samantha Giordano, Inventor
  • Prop: a hairbrush
  • Line: "Oh, really? Tell me more."

Audience Favorite: Group A

True A.I. by MUTT

Audience Favorite: Group B

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

Best Writing

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

Best Editing

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Best Directing

Bobby by Team Dharma

Best Cinematography

Companion Inc. by ParaCinema

Best Sound Design

True A.I. by MUTT

Best Musical Score

Ethereal by I'm The Villain Films

Best Acting

Bobby by Team Dharma

Best Graphics

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Best Special Effects

Bobby by Team Dharma

Best Choreography

Second Chances by JumpCuts

Best Costumes

Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

Best Use of Character

Moroccan Coffee by Jackson DOA Productions

Best Use of Prop

Moroccan Coffee by Jackson DOA Productions

Best Use of Line

Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

2015 Film List

  • Bobby by Team Dharma

    He's down to clown

  • Companion Inc. by ParaCinema

    Unacquired Love from the Future Era

  • Dessert by Swipe Left Productions

    When a woman tries to wrap up a creepy date by speeding up dessert, she finds the real treat.

  • Ethereal by I'm The Villain Films

    A Heavenly Body Can Be So Devilish

  • Flux by GetDaCamera

    A team from the future goes back in time to stop the invention of time travel

  • Moroccan Coffee by Jackson DOA Productions

    Engineer trys to science his way out of writers block induced by a female that he can't predict

  • Second Chances by JumpCuts

    A charismatic inventor helps a woman relive the last five minutes of her life.

  • The Bird in the Brush by Nostalgic Pictures

    An inventor uses his cloning machine

  • Time of Death by Shadow of Death

    Can Stephen and Elaine put their relationship back together with a dead time traveler in their kitchen?

  • True A.I. by MUTT

    What to truly expect from A.I.

  • Wonderful Neighbors by The Collective Brain

    What happens when a retired superhero discovers her arch nemesis moved in next door.


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