Toronto, Canada 23 - 25 September 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 143 Funro for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Lariat will go on to represent Toronto against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Lariat by 143 Funro

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Sneaky by Secret Handshake

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

Fumbled by Eyemagine

Required Elements

  • Character: Jess Silver, Yoga Instructor
  • Prop: watermelon
  • Line: "You must be thinking of someone else."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Upgraded by Brainstorming

Audience Favorite: Group B

DEADLINE by The Alan Smithees

Audience Favorite: Group C

Lariat by 143 Funro

Audience Favorite: Group D

Retreat by Time Bandits

Audience Favorite: Group E

Sneaky by Secret Handshake

Audience Favorite: Group F

"Hello My Baby!" by Neon Twee

Best Writing

Pick Your Own Adventure; The Riddle of the Two Skulls by Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers

Best Editing

Upgraded by Brainstorming

Best Directing

Troy by The Last Minute Miracles

Best Cinematography

Lariat by 143 Funro

Best Sound Design

Lariat by 143 Funro

Best Musical Score

Undone by Foster Films Canada

Best Actor

Robert Cormier & Brandon James Sim The Duel by Do these glasses make...

Best Actress

Jessalyn Ferguson Silver & Gold by Razmanian Devils

Best Ensemble Acting

Fumbled by Eyemagine

Best Special Effects

Upgraded by Brainstorming

Best Choreography

Scarlet by Helix Reel Entertainment

Best Costumes

48 Hour Take Down by Wolfynix Productions

Best Use of Character

"Hello My Baby!" by Neon Twee

Best Use of Prop

Scarlet by Helix Reel Entertainment

Best Use of Line

Undone by Foster Films Canada

Best Use of Genre

Troy by The Last Minute Miracles

2016 Film List

  • "Hello My Baby!" by Neon Twee

    "When a dashing young Goof falls in love at first sight, he'll do anything to be with his baby"

  • 48 Hour Take Down by Wolfynix Productions

    No film team will survive their writer's block

  • DEADLINE by The Alan Smithees

    The Scarlet Shadow Strikes Again

  • Fumbled by Eyemagine

    A sacred annual family football game brings up buried wounds when a surprise guest is invited

  • Happy F#@%ing New Year by HotMom.com

    Breathe in and out, it's the f#@%ing New Year.

  • Lariat by 143 Funro

    A young woman is forced to choose between a new life or follow her family's troubled past.

  • Pick Your Own Adventure; The Riddle of the Two Skulls by Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers

    A treasure hunter uncovers that something may be forcing him to make decisions against his will.

  • Retreat by Time Bandits

    Namaste

  • Scarlet by Helix Reel Entertainment
  • Silver & Gold by Razmanian Devils

    A former yoga instructor finds the true meaning of Christmas while robbing a house on Christmas Eve.

  • Sneaky by Secret Handshake

    Though William's cat is missing, he finds something else he was looking for.

  • The Duel by Do these glasses make...
  • Troy by The Last Minute Miracles

    It's better to have loved...

  • Undone by Foster Films Canada

    How far would you go?

  • Upgraded by Brainstorming

    Sometimes the things you need, are the things you have.


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