Las Vegas, Nevada July 10 - 12, 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 NewZ HoundZ for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film The Fan Awakens will go on to represent Las Vegas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

Required Elements

  • Character: Leanne or Michael Westphal, Baker
  • Prop: A family heirloom
  • Line: "I've been thinking about this for a long time." (or "I have been thinking about this for a long time.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Westphal Family Bakery by The Brutal Buddies

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Writing

Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

Best Editing

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Directing

Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Cinematography

Ascension by Carcass Studios

Best Sound Design

The Regular by Hello Yes

Best Musical Score

The Regular by Hello Yes

Best Song

I Found Gold! Secrets of Diablo Ranch by Dark At Night Productions

Best Actor

Jason Valle The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Actress

Elizabeth Key The Kooky Cookie Timer by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Graphics

Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

Best Special Effects

The Dinner Party by Monday Blazers

Best Choreography

Westphal Family Bakery by The Brutal Buddies

Best Costumes

Directors Cut by Prickly Paws Productions

Best Use of Character

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

Best Use of Prop

The Dinner Party by Monday Blazers

Best Use of Line

The Kooky Cookie Timer by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

2015 Film List

  • 12:07 AM by Xenon

    What's worse than being dead? You'll find out, but not until ... 12:07 AM.

  • Ascension by Carcass Studios

    Everyone fears a woman's wrath

  • AT LONG LAST by ARGO

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  • Bakers Dozen by Dead Antelope

    Don't rely your creativity on donuts.

  • Cookies by Rebel in a Box

    Two detectives investigate murders at a local hospital and try and solve the reason of the massacare

  • Directors Cut by Prickly Paws Productions

    Ive been thinking about this for a long time

  • Finding Westphal by Mike'd Up

    A detective's career is coming to an end one way or another. It may not be his choice.

  • Heirloom by Ruff Kut Productions

    When a brilliant neural engineer tries to keep his latest breakthrough from the company he created,

  • Julie by 4K High Rollers

    A mothers instinct, Revenge.

  • LOAF by The Rank

    In an attempt to fix his relationship, Michael Westphal organizes a dinner that doesn't go too well.

  • Secrets of Diablo Ranch by Dark At Night Productions

    Two Cops take a serial killer back to an abandoned Ghost town to see what makes it so special

  • The Dinner Party by Monday Blazers

    An ordinary family befriends their neighbor, who has an unusual taste for companionship.

  • The Fan Awakens by NewZ HoundZ

    Mockumentary of a Star Wars fan awaiting the opening of The Force Awakens

  • The Kooky Cookie Timer by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    In alternate timelines, a group of friends get to confront an annoying roommate.

  • The Regular by Hello Yes

    A lovestruck baker decides to make his move.

  • Triple B by Win or Die Productions

    An ambitious Jewish man fights the clock to complete a daring feat during the holiday season.

  • Westphal Family Bakery by The Brutal Buddies

    A bride-to-be searches for the perfect cake, oblivious to the chaos ensuing around her.


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