Madison, Wisconsin August 21 - 23, 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 Ai Wisconsin for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film La Audición will go on to represent Madison against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Matter of Doubt by Sonder Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Jim or Janine Spanwell, Spokesperson
  • Prop: a can opener (any kind)
  • Line: "How much money are we talking about?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

This One Last Time by Women's Locker Room Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Pregnant With Fear by Amish Grandmas Anonymous

Best Writing

La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

Matter of Doubt by Sonder Pictures

Best Editing

La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

Matter of Doubt by Sonder Pictures

Best Directing

La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

Matter of Doubt by Sonder Pictures

Best Cinematography

This One Last Time by Women's Locker Room Productions

Best Sound Design

This One Last Time by Women's Locker Room Productions

Best Musical Score

Once Upon a Cocktale by Ace Visions

Best Acting

Overdue by Fern Productions

La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

Best Graphics

This One Last Time by Women's Locker Room Productions

Best Special Effects

Sales Force by Filament Games

Best Choreography

Once Upon a Cocktale by Ace Visions

Best Costumes

Overdue by Fern Productions

Best Use of Character

Jolly Satan by Smoking Monkey

Best Use of Prop

La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

Best Use of Line

Overdue by Fern Productions

2015 Film List

  • 9 by Magic Fur Hat

    A woman who lives her life in 9s struggles to overcome her compulsion when faced with a killer.

  • Bro Nation by One Orbit Studios

    One spokesman journeys through the lives of two bros as they discover their epic bromance.

  • But Wait, There's More by Independent Film Collective

    Friendship is found in the strangest of places

  • Can It! by Coconut Water

    A young and zany detective interviews party goers to find the elusive can opener thief.

  • Can-Do Attitude by Kim Jong Unbeatable Films

    A big-shot finds his world turned upside down

  • Dessert of My Desire by WeHaveNo Studios

    Two mascots, divided by competing frozen dessert franchises, dance their way into love.

  • Dial D for Dick by Phillips Brothers Films / Duckworks Media Forge

    A detective investigates a suspect who may have been the killer his father was framed as.

  • Dumped by RGBeasts

    A series of unfortunate dates.

  • Feed The Kitty by Northern Lights

    A public service announcement warning women against the dangers of tequila induced fantasies from yo

  • Genie in a Bottle by Rocco Productions

    Be careful what you wish for, the genie does what he wants.

  • Instant Friend by Eye Soar Media

    Jim Stonwell Presents

  • Interface by Hollywood Badgers

    A grieving young woman buys a virtual reality device.

  • Jolly Satan by Smoking Monkey
  • La Audición by Ai Wisconsin

    What is more important, wealth or integrity?

  • Matter of Doubt by Sonder Pictures

    Fleeing government scientist seeks to safeguard a new a powerful fuel source.

  • Mine. by Project Famous Films

    A film about fear, trust, and deception.

  • NeverWhere by Agu Gali

    An uptight motivational know-it-all must suffer a festival full of freaks to get "Unstuck".

  • Once Upon a Cocktale by Ace Visions

    A hapless woman who fell in love with a co-worker tries to piece together what went wrong with the h

  • Overdue by Fern Productions
  • Pregnant With Fear by Amish Grandmas Anonymous

    Spooky spectres invade an office and must be dealt with.

  • Sales Force by Filament Games

    A woman on a conference call has to make a sale or lose her life.

  • The Good, The Rad, and The Gnarly by Team Rad

    Once upon a time in Post-Apocalyptic Wisconsin

  • The Monster by Maxout Productions

    Some people are like clouds. Once they're gone it's a beautiful day

  • The Promise by Detroit Film Studio

    When life gives you lemons, make cold-pressed lemonade.

  • This One Last Time by Women's Locker Room Productions

    What will it be?

  • Train Day by Friends & Film

    It's National Train Day, but these two guys are at the train station for very different reasons.

  • Whoop Ass by Oven Mitt Productions

    Two dudes open cans of "whoop ass" throughout the day.

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