Los Angeles, California November 4 - 6, 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 Bad & Classic for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Don't Knock The Hustle will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

All In by Slushpile Entertainment

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Cookie Monsters by Scuzzo Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Tony or Terry Hoopes, Gambler
  • Prop: Scotch Tape
  • Line: Did you read the directions?

Audience Favorite: Group A

Three Point Tony by Crowned Prince Productions

Honorable Mention
Secret Valentine by Go Go Guppie Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

Honorable Mention
Cookie Monsters by Scuzzo Productions

Best Writing

Cookie Monsters by Scuzzo Productions

Best Editing

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

Best Directing

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

Best Cinematography

Cookie Monsters by Scuzzo Productions

Best Sound Design

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

Best Musical Score

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

Best Actor

Bradford Hastings All In by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Actress

Darielle Deigan Three Point Tony by Crowned Prince Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Secret Valentine by Go Go Guppie Productions

Best Graphics

All In by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Costumes

Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

Best Set Design

Cookie Monsters by Scuzzo Productions

Best Use of Character

All In by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Use of Prop

We're Elves by Digital Natives

Best Use of Line

All In by Slushpile Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

Thanksgiving Hush by Hold For Plane Pictures

Best Visual Effects

Love Is A Narwhal by Iron Relic Entertainment

2016 Film List

  • All In by Slushpile Entertainment

    An artist struggles with his super ego at an inconvenient time.

  • Black and Beans by The Art Department

    Black and Beans in the Mooorning!

  • Cookie Monsters by Scuzzo Productions

    On Christmas Eve, twin sisters are suspected of something sinister.

  • Don't Knock The Hustle by Bad & Classic

    A mysterious vixen manipulates two dim-witted thugs into crossing paths with a powerful mafioso.

  • Double Shot by 1984 Productions

    Happiness is a warm gun

  • Dying Daze by Fist The Mountain

    Terri Hoopes' life hasn't been easy, and his death won't be either.

  • Elf-Improvement by Cali Mindset

    A couple of defunct elves try to get revenge on their comrade.

  • Ibuddy by Airborne filmlab

    Cyber friend turns addiction

  • Les Trois Fromages Pommes de Terre by Spirit OnScreen

    Two friends have very different ideas of what it means to have the perfect Thanksgiving

  • Lifeblood by Camp&Camp Productions

    An ex superhero gets a surprise visit on Halloween night.

  • Lookie Loo by KUJOFILM

    On Halloween Lookie Loo roams free taking the likeness or killing anyone who uses him.

  • Love Is A Narwhal by Iron Relic Entertainment

    Other Fish in the Sea

  • Satan's Valentine by Quality Pictures International

    Satan has a surprise for some pals on Valentine's Day.

  • Secret Valentine by Go Go Guppie Productions

    On Craig's first day at the office, he finds out Valentine's Day is more than cards and candy.

  • Thanksgiving Hush by Hold For Plane Pictures

    A mysterious bet forces a family to communicate in unconventional ways.

  • The Clock on the Wall by Stage 2 Media

    A couple remembers what's important on Valentine's Day

  • The Hoopes Road Trippen by AbsurdTV.us

    Barf Bag Not Included.

  • The Light of Darkness by Work Of Fae

    A gambler discovers she has a sister, together they have 24hrs to find a portal and save their world

  • The Pilgrimage by Red Vines Productions

    A hopeless romantic surprises his girlfriend for Thanksgiving,

  • The Red Circle Society by demi-drôle

    You are invited to get what's yours.

  • Three Point Tony by Crowned Prince Productions

    What's the point of gambling if you don't go big?

  • THRESHOLD by VOXX STUDIOS

    On Halloween night, a man is lured by a mysterious woman across an unknown threshold.

  • We're Elves by Digital Natives

    When Frank and Snowflake's vacation is cut short by a message from Santa, they set out to find him.

  • Writers block by Evanture Films

    Screenwriter seeks vengeance on those who wronged him.


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