Portland, Maine 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 Through The Door Productions for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film The Room of Eternal Secrets will go on to represent Portland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

On The Rocks by Resurgam

Required Elements

  • Character: Ross or Rosie Stonking, Plumber
  • Prop: a wrapped gift
  • Line: "When did that happen?"

Audience Favorite

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Writing

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Editing

Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

Best Directing

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Cinematography

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Sound Design

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Musical Score

Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

Best Actor

Jacob Coppola Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

Best Actress

Kristin Frisby Wings Take Dream by Shiny and Monochrome

Best Special Effects

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Costumes

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Use of Character

The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

Best Use of Prop

Wrench by Suchecki Productions

Best Emerging Filmmaker

On The Rocks by Resurgam

2016 Film List

  • On The Rocks by Resurgam

    Life through the eyes of a closet alcoholic.

  • Pulling Teeth by STOOP KIDS

    It's never easy

  • The Room of Eternal Secrets by Through The Door Productions

    Good to see you.

  • Wings Take Dream by Shiny and Monochrome

    An insomniac takes medication haphazardly and suffers unique side effects.

  • Wrench by Suchecki Productions

    How far will you go for love or hate?


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