Louisville, Kentucky July 22 - 24, 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 Small Step Films for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Walk a mile will go on to represent Louisville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Preparedness by Eight Pint Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Dylan or Diane Zimmerman, Cook
  • Prop: a rubberband
  • Line: "But what if you're wrong?" (or "But what if you are wrong?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

Best Writing

Messengers by Chris R. Productions

Best Editing

Preparedness by Eight Pint Productions

Best Directing

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

Best Cinematography

Black Out by Ronin Noir

Best Sound Design

WALK by Word of Mouth

Best Musical Score

Black Out by Ronin Noir

Best Acting

Messengers by Chris R. Productions

Best Graphics

Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

Best Special Effects

Spiritual Intervention by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

Best Choreography

The Brawler by Falls City Studios

Best Costumes

Ophelia's Dream by t'n't Productions

Best Use of Character

Best Bits by superclownhappyhour

Best Use of Prop

Walk a mile by Small Step Films

Best Use of Line

WALK by Word of Mouth

2016 Film List

  • Best Bits by superclownhappyhour

    what would you do if you had the ability to create the perfect man?

  • Black Out by Ronin Noir
  • Jimmy McDougal: Private Eyes by 4 Shots Productions

    A bumbling PI's quest for a "missing girl" takes a surprising turn.

  • Messengers by Chris R. Productions

    In a post-apocalyptic world, two scavengers meet an unsuspecting messenger.

  • Ophelia's Dream by t'n't Productions

    The thoughts and images that pass through the mind of the fantastical creature, Ophelia, as she dies

  • Preparedness by Eight Pint Productions

    The Otis County Wild Turkey Militia prepare you for war!

  • Spiritual Intervention by Weekend Chocolate Warriors

    A family shares their concerns with their disgruntled uncle.

  • The Brawler by Falls City Studios

    Looking for some fast cash, a man hits the road traveling to underground MMA fights.

  • WALK by Word of Mouth

    A young woman, visibly shaken from a recent altercation, accepts a ride from a strange man.

  • Walk a mile by Small Step Films

    An alien experiences earth while participatin in his right of passage


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