San Jose, California August 7 - 9, 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 SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team) for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Give Yourself Some Time will go on to represent San Jose against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Hal or Hannah Trendetto, Science Teacher
  • Prop: an hour glass
  • Line: "Where did he go?" (or "Where'd he go?")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Stipulations by Ovation Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)
Ourglass by Aqlex Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Superheros by Fish Eye Films

Honorable Mentions
Sandstorm by Crew 152
Inertia by BAMN SQUAD

Best Writing

STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

Honorable Mentions
Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)
Seriously by Potpourri

Best Editing

Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)

STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

Honorable Mention
Stipulations by Ovation Pictures

Best Directing

Sandstorm by Crew 152

Honorable Mentions
STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios
Inertia by BAMN SQUAD

Best Cinematography

STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

Lucid by Once Upon a Thyme Productions

Honorable Mention
Inertia by BAMN SQUAD

Best Sound Design

Grains of Time by Le Team

Honorable Mentions
Kamel Attaboy vs. Master Alcala by Film Antics
Superheros by Fish Eye Films

Best Musical Score

Stipulations by Ovation Pictures

Best Actress

Dan Bunten Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)

Honorable Mentions
William James L*A*R*P by Filthy Casuals
Jay Howell Who's the Bossed? by Dirt Dog Pictures

Best Supporting Actress

Kathleen Dyer Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)

Honorable Mentions
Emmeline Wong Who's the Bossed? by Dirt Dog Pictures
Dana Morgan It's About Time by Dragon Farm Productions

Best Graphics

Superheros by Fish Eye Films

Best Special Effects

Superheros by Fish Eye Films

Best Choreography

Misconception by Instafilm Production

Best Costumes

Lucid by Once Upon a Thyme Productions

Best Use of Character

Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)

Honorable Mentions
STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios
L*A*R*P by Filthy Casuals

Best Use of Prop

STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

Honorable Mentions
Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)
Stipulations by Ovation Pictures

Best Use of Line

First Person Romance by Chata Media

Honorable Mentions
Superheros by Fish Eye Films
STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

Producer's Choice Award

Stipulations by Ovation Pictures

Community Player Award

Kamel Attaboy vs. Master Alcala by Film Antics

SJIFF Choice Award

Inertia by BAMN SQUAD

2015 Film List

  • Cuniculus by Visual Vérité Films

    A science teacher at a conference finds that her hotel harbors more than just science.

  • Dawn by Inherent Vice Cream

    A reporter interviews a hiding murder suspect

  • First Person Romance by Chata Media

    First Person View of a Dating Show Starring a Loser

  • Give Yourself Some Time by SOFT (Superstar Old Fart's Team)

    A woman attempts to pick up the pieces of her life after losing her true love.

  • Grains of Time by Le Team

    A blind date turns out to be more than expected.

  • Inertia by BAMN SQUAD

    War Veteran Battles his Demons with the help of one of his students

  • It's About Time by Dragon Farm Productions

    When marriage equality is legalized, a young man must deal with his partner's planned surprise.

  • Kamel Attaboy vs. Master Alcala by Film Antics

    Which eye you looking at...this one or this one?

  • L*A*R*P by Filthy Casuals

    A saterical look at the tragic circumstances behind LARP.

  • Lucid by Once Upon a Thyme Productions

    Scientist's experiments lead him to his nightmares.

  • Misconception by Instafilm Production

    Three friends trying to get pregnant take advantage of being child-free and discover secrets.

  • Ourglass by Aqlex Productions

    Think about this, what if you could think thoughts you never thought you'd think before you thought them.

  • Sandstorm by Crew 152

    After the death of a young girl, a young man and a teacher are questioned to find out what happened.

  • Seriously by Potpourri

    Coke addict seeks help from a coke addict.

  • Stipulations by Ovation Pictures

    What's a P.E. teacher to do with the remains of a chemistry teacher?

  • STYGIAN OUTPOST by Beyond Forever Studios

    In a post apocalytpic world, a small group of individuals find themselves trapped with "something".

  • Superheros by Fish Eye Films

    Build your own superhero

  • The Exercism by Xpretion

    Three siblings housesit their grandparents house. Little did they know, it is haunted by a ghost.

  • The Perception by Underserved & Gifted

    A science teacher has been accused of causing an explosion in his classroom; to his surprise, the de

  • Times Running Out by Big Red Bike Media

    A sister reunites her brother with their estranged dying father

  • We don't know yet by ... Films

    We don't know yet

  • What's Your Wish? by RadioActive Studios

    A secret place grants wishes with quantum energy.

  • Who's the Bossed? by Dirt Dog Pictures

    Your first job out of college isn't always your best.


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