San Diego, California July 24 - 26, 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 Team Groovy for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Under New Management will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Under New Management by Team Groovy

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Tooth Hurtie by 15 large

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

Crowd Sorcery by Bad MF

Required Elements

  • Character: Alan or Alice Downing, Coach
  • Prop: a flashlight
  • Line: "Sometimes that's all you need." (or "Sometimes that is all you need.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Dirty Sock by RAWMIX Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Merry Xmas by Bench Warmers

Audience Favorite: Group C

RDJ9000 by Almost Good Films

Audience Favorite: Group D

Lucky Briefcase by Mellow Igloo

Audience Favorite: Group E

Crowd Sorcery by Bad MF

Audience Favorite: Group F

Luminous Flux by Snarky Films

Audience Favorite: Group G

Wingin' It by Viva!

Audience Favorite: Group H

We Are Professionals! by The BAND WITH NO NAME Film Company

Best Writing

Luminous Flux by Snarky Films

Best Editing

The first/last date of Steve and Greta by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Best Directing

Tooth Hurtie by 15 large

Best Cinematography

Three Strikes by Grudio Pictures

Best Sound Design

Perihperal by WunderKids

Best Musical Score

The Checkout Club by Kilna Companies

Best Actor

Under New Management by Team Groovy

Best Actress

Tooth Hurtie by 15 large

Best Ensemble Acting

Crowd Sorcery by Bad MF

Best Special Effects

Dirty Sock by RAWMIX Productions

Best Costumes

Dance of Life by The Greatest Film Company in the World

Best Make Up

Crowd Sorcery by Bad MF

Best Use of Character

Dirty Sock by RAWMIX Productions

Best Use of Prop

Luminous Flux by Snarky Films

Best Use of Line

Assessing Alan by A Focus Group

Best Use of Genre

All You Need Is Me by Rebel Kids Entertainment

Best Titling

Under New Management by Team Groovy

Three Strikes by Grudio Pictures

Best Blocking

Dirty Sock by RAWMIX Productions

Three Strikes by Grudio Pictures

Best Drone Footage

TRACE by Society Art

2015 Film List

  • A Score to Settle by Hysterical Paroxysm

    Out for revenge, an inexperienced gunfighter finds more than he was looking for

  • Alan Downing Afterlife Coach by Saber Horse Media

    Mockumentary of a middle aged man who deals with people that have died unexpectedly.

  • All You Need Is Me by Rebel Kids Entertainment

    A man attempts to cope w/ griefafter the loss of his sister while battling relationships with family

  • Anesthesia by TinyBeast

    Waking up in a recovery room post surgery, patients demand fair treatment for everybody!

  • Antonio by Rowlbertos Media

    In a world where robots are lower class citizens, one breaks the mold.

  • Assessing Alan by A Focus Group
  • Bad Azz by Dream Factory

    A bad-Ass kid with a morbid sense of humor needs help.

  • Bahr-Kwar by SuperSight

    The relationship of two friends is put to the test by Bahr-Kwar.

  • Blindfold Date by The Rivalry

    Blind Date gone bad

  • Blush by Room 404

    Independent teen struggles balancing his love life and a criminal occupation.

  • Checkmate by Killa Catz

    Life changes for Austin when he learns that friendship comes in many forms

  • close circuit by cinephonic 88

    A young man tries to find a way to get back a friend he lost to once again have his friendship

  • Commonality by The Fellowship

    Finding common ground in a troubled relationship

  • Cooped Up by Impactus

    When a young detective goes missing, his partner is the main suspect.

  • Crowd Sorcery by Bad MF

    A Magician hires a Producer to make a crowdfunding video for a School of Magic.

  • crunchtime by Sofa King Awesome

    no time ke the present

  • CRUSH IT by SAM Productions

    life coach

  • Dance of Life by The Greatest Film Company in the World

    Frustrated with the limitedroles avail, a mature actress realizes that relevance is a state of mind.

  • Dirty Sock by RAWMIX Productions

    A not so brilliant man fights the clock to get out of a crappy situation.

  • Down Stage by XX

    After discovering someone unexpected in her beloved theater, Alice embraces a rare reconnection.

  • Dump the Stiff by Dead Poets Society

    After his girlfriends is killed, Michael needs to dump the body. But he is going to need some help

  • Elephant in the Room by FourLazyGuys

    A newly appointed governor flirts with the line between love and ambition; will love win?

  • Emma by Metal Pixel Foundry

    Inspired by true events in the lives of Walter M. Nowosad Jr and Carol Morrow

  • Feel My Pain by Jagapoga Studios

    How a buddy tries to recover his friend from going towards the line of terrorism!

  • Forty-Love by Red Umbrella

    On the tail of a huge tennis scandal, a reporter will do anything to break the story wide open.

  • Fragility by Sensory Spectacles

    A Coach and his apprentice crash land on a mysterious planet

  • FREE by Rogue Identity

    Although the death of a love one is painful, that same love is what helps us overcome grief.

  • Happily Ever After by Galactic Minions

    Life Coach convinces hopeless girl to find love again

  • Hitting Shit with Margy & Bill by Invisible Light

    Margy must cope with her new neighbor, along with her nuisance of a roommate, Bill.

  • I Want To Be a Cop by Balestra Entertainment

    A little enthusiasm goes a long way.

  • In the Blink of an Eye by San Diego Film Company

    The down and out taxi driver becomes the unsuspecting accomplice in a robbery.

  • Inseparable by Studio Studio Productions

    All you need is a buddy, and a dirty sweater.

  • JobSeekers and Spayed Cats by What In The World Productions

    A braggart is looking for work. A cat crosses his path. Angry friends talk.

  • Light it Up by Preposterous Films
  • Lucky Briefcase by Mellow Igloo

    A young business executive learns the meaning of hard work after a rough, bloody day in the office.

  • Luminous Flux by Snarky Films

    A space mission is coached through a fantastical anomaly.

  • Memorial Day by Resulting Impact Film Productions

    Sometimes it is all you need.

  • Merry Xmas by Bench Warmers

    A Married Couple gets an unexpected guests on Christmas.

  • NIS, Darkly by Yet Another Film Team

    Dark humor falls upon NIS

  • Numb by Clock Blockers

    A disabled athlete is subjected to the worst kind of therapy.

  • One Good Thing by DreamTeam SD48

    Two women from different worlds cross paths; one finds courage and the other, salvation.

  • Partner in Crime by Tea and Bag Production Co.

    A 4 time rookie of the year beat cop, finally gets his arrest on the 4th year.

  • Perihperal by WunderKids

    To truly understand himself, Alan must look to the negative space.

  • Pine Hills by zAP Productions

    A disillusioned woman discovers the true meaning of Christmas

  • Puffy Must Die by 2 AM Burrito

    Puffy Must Die

  • Quality Assistance at Lightspeed by Guerrilla Aesthete Productions

    Two clumsy crewmen discover that some days, everything that can go wrong, does.

  • RDJ9000 by Almost Good Films

    A man creates a workout routine based on a ridiculous mix of martial arts and dance.

  • red lights by Nameless Productions

    Three girls take action when forced with an human trafficker.

  • Retribution by Happy CAMpers

    A drug deal gone wrong teams a young girl and a modern cowboy on a hunt to take back what is theirs.

  • Revisal by First Time Long Time

    Stop lying to yourself, man...

  • SAMWACT by Form Over Function

    Semi annual mental wellness and clarity test

  • Seeing Stephen by Dampt.tv

    A college student obsessed with reading convinces his family to take a road trip to a book signing.

  • Shadows of Carlton High by CKPC

    Past horrors cause athlete to have nightmares during class

  • Short Circuit by One and Done

    Two entities from different planets collide in "space" forming an unbreakable symbiotic bond

  • SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE by City Band Productions

    In the beginning there was Ross, and then he retired.

  • SisterS by KING OF HEARTS FILMS

    A young girl gets abducted by a secret agency and only her younger sister can rescue her.

  • Sonny Day by 6teen Films

    A suicidal boy and his imagenary friends try to kill themselves

  • Strength Within by Flipping Bird Films

    A mirror found in a strangers eyes reveals the strength inside a sullen woman with a heart of gold.

  • The Adventures of Ranger Rocket by Real Cinematic

    A feisty sci go movie star battles real life intergalactic invaders

  • The Breakup Agreement by Finest City Improv

    Faced with their breakup, Emily and Alan turn to their cobbled together relationship agreement.

  • The Checkout Club by Kilna Companies

    Love so messy they needed a clean up on isle 5!

  • The Color of Dust by Low Octane Productions

    To save his family, a sheriff from a dystopian future must defeat the the baddest outlaw in the west

  • The Fifth Point by Triton Television

    A group of friends pushes the limits of just how far a person will go in order to fit in.

  • The first/last date of Steve and Greta by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

    N/A

  • The Harvest by Machina Films

    When an alien assassinates a man, the wife of the man teaches the alien about humanity.

  • The Penderson Report by Theory of Games

    We barely made it out alive!

  • The Take by Claysburgh Productions

    Two thieves on a hacking mission discover the real cost of a clean getaway.

  • Thirst by Lights in a Box

    In a future of permanent drought, a poor woman and well-off couple fight for their rights to water.

  • This is Not a Musical: The Musical by Priceless Productions

    An A&R executive is in search of the next big musical act.

  • Three Strikes by Grudio Pictures
  • Tooth Hurtie by 15 large

    A manipulative mother stops at nothing to get her son a date.

  • TRACE by Society Art

    Download at your own risk

  • Trail by Brutal Films

    The harrowing journey leaves a boy fighting life in the west

  • Trick of the Trade by Martini Shot

    2 con artist find a new friend at a Halloween party

  • Under New Management by Team Groovy

    Death, corruption, and love collide in the new wild west.

  • We Are Professionals! by The BAND WITH NO NAME Film Company

    Two siblings use their nursing skills on an unconscious body they find in the street.

  • We Got This by Cane Toad Productions

    A group of office friends get retrobution on their sexist art collector boss.

  • Why Are You Here. by GrooveKo

    Some Games Are Different Than Others

  • Willow Road by aMAZEing Productions

    Coming Home is never easy

  • Wingin' It by Viva!

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