Los Angeles, California November 6 - 8, 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 Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Crash and Burn will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

LAST TO REPEAT by Zubber Dust Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Bruce or Brianna McClane, An Outcast
  • Prop: a compass
  • Line: "This is our last shot."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Thanksgiving '99 by Phalco Films

Honorable Mention
At the Holiday Factory by Star,Moon,Heart Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Honorable Mention
Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Writing

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Editing

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Directing

Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Cinematography

LAST TO REPEAT by Zubber Dust Films

Best Sound Design

LAST TO REPEAT by Zubber Dust Films

Best Musical Score

New Day by The New Century Mercury Players

Honorable Mention
Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Actor

Dustin Loomis Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Honorable Mention
Nicholas McDonald Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Actress

Sherry Berg Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Honorable Mention
Becca Battoe The Leftovers by Did You Hear That?

Best Ensemble Acting

The Thanksgiving Experience by Line Up And Wait

Best Graphics

Cold Turkey by Hi-Fi Features

Best Costumes

Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best Use of Character

Thanksgiving '99 by Phalco Films

Best Use of Prop

Without A Compass by C-47

Best Use of Line

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Use of Genre

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Visual Effects

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Stunts

Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Festival Humanitarian Award

Laural Barham At the Holiday Factory by Star,Moon,Heart Productions

Best Christimas Film

That Bastard Santa by Rogue Division

Best Production Design

Almost Midnight by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Thanksgiving Film

Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

Best New Years Film

Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

2015 Film List

  • A Santamental Story by Whiskey & Cupcakes

    Elves have an unexpected experience when they break into a girls house to retrieve an erroneous gift

  • Almost Midnight by Slushpile Entertainment

    After a year of heartbreak, family and friends reuinte for one last shot

  • At the Holiday Factory by Star,Moon,Heart Productions

    The story behind real origins of the Christmas Holiday

  • Chalchiuhtotolin by Iron Relic Entertainment

    Give Thanks or Else!

  • Christmas with Bruce and "Friends" by mot juste

    A man celebrates Christmas with his quirky friends.

  • Cold Turkey by Hi-Fi Features

    Takin' the Turkey on the Road

  • Crash and Burn by Crash of Rhinos & Go Go Guppie Productions

    A superhero dup must stop one crime before midnight on New Years Eve or they will lose their super p

  • Encompass by Encore Sessions

    A deranged superhero makes one final attempt at saving her mother on Thanksgiving.

  • LAST TO REPEAT by Zubber Dust Films

    Of the final souls to die in the year, one is tasked with a heavy burden.

  • Look Who's Sharing Thanksgiving by Dream More Than Sleep

    Sometime's the turkey just isn't worth it.

  • New Day by The New Century Mercury Players

    Three survivors of an apocalyptic wasteland fight to rediscover love in a hopeless world.

  • No Thanks Given by The Dutch Boys

    Everyone fantasizes about escaping the holidays with the in-laws...

  • Oversight by Evanture Films

    Max and his friends hike to let a departed friend go, they run into a stranger, who's much more

  • South by Camp & Camp Productions

    About a man who chooses Christmas to reveal a major life change.

  • Thanks for Nothing by chopolala Productions

    Thanksgiving family plans take a strange turn when a mother takes her daughter to a reality show aud

  • Thanksgiving '99 by Phalco Films

    Let me tell you a little something about Y2K.

  • That Bastard Santa by Rogue Division

    That Bastard is Coming to Town

  • The Christmas You Don't Know by Spartans

    In a high tech world, where human connection is lost, 3 mysterious agents embark on a mission to sav

  • The Great Krampus Caper by Rush to Print

    A gang of cat burglars get more than they bargain for when they have a run in with the evil Krampus

  • The Holiday Hostess by Hold For Plane Pictures

    With the help of her handy holiday guide, Brianne learns the meaning of Thanksgiving.

  • The Leftovers by Did You Hear That?

    Feelings and memories are stirred up when a grieving widow gets an unexpected Thanksgiving guest.

  • The Perfect Year by +1 Pictures

    A man with a day left to live spends it with the only person he can imagine.

  • The Second Chance by The Midnight Spectrum club

    God gives you a second chance on Chraistmas!

  • The Thanksgiving Experience by Line Up And Wait

    A couple goes on an old fashioned turkey hunt and rekindle their lost love.

  • Uninvited by Hollandaise Creme

    New Years Eve will never be remembered the same

  • Without A Compass by C-47

    A widower faced with a midlife crisis has to come to grips with reality as the new year approaches.


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