Lynchburg, Virginia August 12 - 14, 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 Rocket Films Production Team GO! for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Mr. Scratch will go on to represent Lynchburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Lust by The Pandora Collections

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Sam or Sarah Biloxie, Painter
  • Prop: a hair dryer
  • Line: "From now on I call the shots."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

Honorable Mentions
A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian
The Switch by Pixelated Pictures

Best Writing

Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

Honorable Mentions
Remember Me by Bentrospection Production
A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian

Best Editing

Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

Honorable Mentions
Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!
Lust by The Pandora Collections

Best Directing

Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

Honorable Mentions
Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions
A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian

Best Cinematography

Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

Honorable Mentions
A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian
Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

Best Sound Design

Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

Honorable Mentions
Remember Me by Bentrospection Production
Socio by Blue Sheep Films

Best Musical Score

Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

Honorable Mentions
A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian
O Death by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Acting

Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

Honorable Mentions
Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!
Lust by The Pandora Collections

Best Costumes

Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

Honorable Mentions
Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!
O Death by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Use of Character

Watercolors by Deer in Headlights Productions

Honorable Mentions
A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian
Lust by The Pandora Collections

Best Use of Prop

A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian

Honorable Mentions
Watercolors by Deer in Headlights Productions
O Death by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Use of Line

Socio by Blue Sheep Films

Honorable Mentions
Marli by DangerLogic Productions
Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

2016 Film List

  • "The artists" by Front-Burner Films

    We made ours in 24 hours, Beat that.

  • A Brush with Death by Lil Sebastian

    A detective's first day in a new town presents him with a murder case that baffles him in an unexpec

  • Across by Just Pick a Name Already Productions

    In a world torn by war, two fugitives flee to the border of a neutral territory.

  • Alone by Red Cape Studios

    Never believe what you see

  • Lust by The Pandora Collections

    A detective pursues a ruthless villain she fears will destroy what she loves most.

  • Marli by DangerLogic Productions

    A girl, lost in the woods, with her only friend.

  • Mr. Scratch by Rocket Films Production Team GO!

    Sam finds himself in a situation with a monster who might be more dangerous than he is.

  • O Death by This is a Film About Something Productions

    Thrown together by chance, a runaway slave and a Confederate deserter become unlikely allies.

  • Remember Me by Bentrospection Production

    Memory of man's wife keeps him from committing suicide

  • Socio by Blue Sheep Films

    A young family moves town, only to discover that not all secrets stay hidden.

  • The Gap Year by Caged Bird Productions

    Sarah is conflicted between her desire to follow her passion and the pressure of going to college.

  • The Switch by Pixelated Pictures

    A mysterious pair visits earth and one refuses to leave.

  • Watercolors by Deer in Headlights Productions

    After suffering from the tragic loss of his girlfriend, a young man finds a unique canvas that can

  • Where We Wander by Glas Palette Productions

    A teen boy learns to see the world through the eyes of three homeless teenagers

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