Indianapolis, Indiana July 8 - 10, 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 Herbert Brothers for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film The Photograph will go on to represent Indianapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Redemption Services by Raaen Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Vindicta by Team Dharma

Required Elements

  • Character: Frances or Forrest Courtney, Architect
  • Prop: a tomato
  • Line: "And voila!" (the french word, not the musical instrument)

Audience Favorite: Group A

Seedy by Buffoonery Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

Best Writing

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

Best Directing

The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

Best Cinematography

Solanum by Fair Creek Films

Best Sound Design

Vindicta by Team Dharma

Best Acting

For Rest by MUTT

Best Special Effects

Time For Frances by The Collective Brain

Best Costumes

Hard Sell by # Raving Lunatic Show

Best Use of Character

Rotten by FireMonkeys@LDR Studios

Best Use of Prop

Seedy by Buffoonery Films

Best Use of Line

Redemption Services by Raaen Films

2016 Film List

  • For Rest by MUTT

    A Family Journey

  • Hard Sell by # Raving Lunatic Show

    When living the rock and roll livestyle, creating new prospects can be tricky.

  • Redemption Services by Raaen Films

    After failing a business deal and witnessing a murder, a man is given the chance to change the past.

  • Rotten by FireMonkeys@LDR Studios

    good roar trip gone bad

  • Seedy by Buffoonery Films

    Factually a fruit, but secretly a killer.

  • Solanum by Fair Creek Films

    An architect trapped in the ashes of a broken world seeks to rebuild.

  • The Photograph by Herbert Brothers

    There's nothing a father won't do to save his child.

  • Time For Frances by The Collective Brain

    A Secret agent's mission is compromised by an oblivious man

  • Vindicta by Team Dharma

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