Madison, Wisconsin 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 Smudge Capone for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Electric Rick will go on to represent Madison against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Electric Rick by Smudge Capone

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

Roomies by ApelSaws

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by Grey Army Productions

Rank Place 0: Best Film of 2016

by The Jungle Kings

1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Meatball Assassino by Firmament/Redacted

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

A Measure of Time by Good Land Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Owen or Olivia Castleton, Waiter/Waitress
  • Prop: a tape measure
  • Line: "I need your help."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Belong by Key Media

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Measure of Time by Good Land Media

Best Writing

Meatball Assassino by Firmament/Redacted

The Roof by Agu Gali

Best Editing

He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

Best Directing

A Measure of Time by Good Land Media

He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

Best Cinematography

The Forbidden Fable of Papa's .38 Special by Ai Wisconsin

The Roof by Agu Gali

Honorable Mention
Meatball Assassino by Firmament/Redacted

Best Sound Design

He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

Best Musical Score

Homefront by The 15 Machine

Babel's End by Edge Line Studios

Best Acting

The Forbidden Fable of Papa's .38 Special by Ai Wisconsin

He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

Best Graphics

Meatball Assassino by Firmament/Redacted

Best Special Effects

Belong by Key Media

Best Choreography

The Bunker by Film Underground

Best Costumes

Babel's End by Edge Line Studios

Best Use of Character

Homefront by The 15 Machine

He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

Best Use of Prop

Homefront by The 15 Machine

Best Use of Line

Homefront by The 15 Machine

2016 Film List

  • by Grey Army Productions
  • by The Jungle Kings
  • A Measure of Time by Good Land Media

    What moment would you go back to, to change your life forever?

  • Babel's End by Edge Line Studios

    The discovery of a mysterious object leads to murder in a quiet historical village.

  • Belong by Key Media

    Everyone has somewhere ... don't they?

  • Digital Ghosts by Luke and Nick Productions

    Data drive is stolen from underground mob. A spy tries to evade death from mob assassin

  • Electric Rick by Smudge Capone
  • Family Meeting by Sonder Pictures

    A man gambles and loses everything, he comes up with a family activity to get his money back.

  • Game Over by Why Bother Films

    5 friends sit down to enjoy a game night but is everything as it appears?

  • He's Just That Into Me by The Bechdel Test

    Couple experiences trials and happiness of relationship at a ridiculous pace.

  • Homefront by The 15 Machine

    An Army Veteren realizes his error of his ways just in the nick of time

  • Kung Fu Waiter by KGB Films

    A waiter finds himself trying to save a woman from a mob boss

  • Meatball Assassino by Firmament/Redacted

    Never betray the family recipe.

  • Powerless by Northern Lights

    Amy is powerfully special but has grown tired of being an object of desire and tired of her powers.

  • Room 117 by Nice Melons Films

    A banana addict gets a second chance.

  • Roomies by ApelSaws
  • Silent Cop by Filament Games

    A produce driven cop finds his revenge

  • The Bunker by Film Underground

    A group of kids are pitted against each other over protection during the height of the cold war.

  • The Forbidden Fable of Papa's .38 Special by Ai Wisconsin

    You can delay it, but you can never escape it

  • The Roof by Agu Gali

    Two cops put the pieces together to explain the gruesome death of a young woman.

  • The Seamstress by Atwoodland Productions

    You reap what you sew

  • The Time Chair by Duckworks Media Forge

    It's Probably Fine

  • The Verdict by Gentle Giant Films

    Trust in your work.

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