Richmond, Virginia July 15 - 17, 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 Pixel Drop for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film No One will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

No One by Pixel Drop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

hello_emony by Unboxed Technology

Required Elements

  • Character: Jordan Bitwinder, Former Olympic Athlete
  • Prop: a bracelet
  • Line: "Watch and learn."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Water Foul by Convolution Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Breaking News by Team CBS 6

Honorable Mention
Live Strong or Die Trying by Housecat

Audience Favorite: Group C

No One by Pixel Drop

Best Writing

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Best Editing

No One by Pixel Drop

Best Directing

No One by Pixel Drop

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Best Cinematography

Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Sound Design

Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Musical Score

No One by Pixel Drop

Honorable Mention
But Maybe This by Mirari

Best Acting

Ringrust by The Kitchen

Honorable Mention
No One by Pixel Drop

Best Graphics

hello_emony by Unboxed Technology

Honorable Mention
No One by Pixel Drop

Best Special Effects

Trolled by STOP! everything

Best Costumes

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Honorable Mention
Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Best Use of Character

No One by Pixel Drop

Honorable Mention
Ringrust by The Kitchen

Best Use of Prop

Last by Shields Shoes Productions

Honorable Mention
Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

Best Use of Line

Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

2016 Film List

  • Beware of Bitwinder by Grunge Brothers

    A bachelor's game is thrown off when a women from his past takes away his mojo.

  • Big Gay Adventure: The Glory of Sports by g00n sQuad

    Self-actualization, jilted lovers and a lot of glitter.

  • Breaking News by Team CBS 6

    On his first day on the job, an unassuming lad is thrown straight into a crazy situation

  • Brushed by a Stranger by Outside the Box Collaborative

    A father fails to heed his own advice (don't talk to strangers) when he is lured into the loft of a

  • But Maybe This by Mirari

    Three siblings imagine scenarios for what may happen when their long-lost brother returns.

  • Columbus by The Bruce Willis Memorial Film Drive

    On Columbus Day, Chris finds out what it means to be Christopher Columbus

  • Dive In by Filmmaker's Society at the University of Virginia

    An overly serious Former Olympic Swimmer prepares for a first date

  • Fall From Grace by Wilder Films
  • Field Day by guac

    Two men participate in a series of competitive games in a vast field of corn

  • Fighting a War of My Own by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

    The heart wrenching tale of a veteran returning home to overcome memories of childhood abuse

  • Fruit Punch by Film Sandwich

    An old, failed superhero reminisces about his past and finds the power to fight.

  • Glory Dayz by Mini Milers
  • hello_emony by Unboxed Technology

    A nerdy programmer creates Emony, an A.I. computer program, but soon learns it has a mind of its own

  • Home for Christmas by Clear Blue

    A family struggles to bring their family home for Christmas

  • In Synchro by Avocado Toast

    An estranged father and washed up Olympian are the key to each other's second chance.

  • Janet by Smith Brothers Productions

    Watch and learn as Jordan and Nigel compete for the affections of Janet.

  • Juice by West Endians, Inc.

    After winning the Olympic gold, Jordan confronts his teammate about a dubious decision

  • Kaberjack by Happy Lemon

    The wrong guys, in the wrong car, for the wrong job ...

  • Kill_Switch by chinagreenelvis.com

    A thief with cybernetic reflexes is double-crossed when a weapon he steals is used against him.

  • Kung Foolery by Cinematic Theatrics

    A fools quest for redemption

  • Last by Shields Shoes Productions

    A musical observation of loss

  • Live Strong or Die Trying by Housecat

    Killer bods come with a price.

  • No One by Pixel Drop

    It's hard to run from no one...

  • Perfect Strangers by Tiny Vikings

    A girl stumbles upon a stranger whose past eerily mimics her present.

  • Remediation of the First Degree by Back to One

    College students face a remediation session that turns deadly,

  • Ringrust by The Kitchen

    A former Olympic boxer, who feels wrongly placed in a psychiatric ward, struggles to regain his sens

  • Run by Golden Thrones Productions

    A housewife's world is disrupted by unfamiliar territory, will she run to or from the forbidden?

  • Soggy Bongos by Dandy

    Two boys decide to leave their lives behind to survive in the wilderness.

  • The Case of the Loaded Archer by Craft Services

    Two detectives race to solve the bizarre murder of a former Olympic archer.

  • The Chase by Satiated Hippos

    When a jogger steals his girlfriend's bracelet, a commitment-phone decides who to pursue.

  • The Elementals by Bentrospection Productions

    Warrior embodying the elements protect the ward of light from the evil Fire Elemental

  • The Pride of Stateria by InstaFlick

    Finding your balance.

  • Trolled by STOP! everything

    A man picks up an old piece of furniture with more than he bargianed for.

  • Water Foul by Convolution Films

    Strangers come together in a flurry of confusion and feathers.

  • Whiskey Walks by Hoi Polloi

    Two friends meet in a park every week to discuss life.

  • Young Bloods by CULT DE SAC

    A girl and her older brother find adventures and sibling bonds in the oddest places.

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