Washington, District of Columbia October 7 - 9, 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 Unknown Penguin for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film For Whom the Whistle Blows will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

For Whom the Whistle Blows by Unknown Penguin

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Tinfoil Vote by Assorted Meats and Cheeses

3rd Place: Best Film of 2016

The Situation Room by Crash of Rhinos

Required Elements

  • Character: Matthew or Madison Joliette, Consultant
  • Prop: a photo album
  • Line: I don't know what you're talking about. (I do not know what you are talking about.)

Audience Favorite

The Situation Room by Crash of Rhinos

Best Editing

The Tinfoil Vote by Assorted Meats and Cheeses

Best Directing

For Whom the Whistle Blows by Unknown Penguin

Best Cinematography

The Situation Room by Crash of Rhinos

Honorable Mention
For Whom the Whistle Blows by Unknown Penguin

Best Song

Hand it to Sandy by Electric Manatee Pictures

Best Acting

The Situation Room by Crash of Rhinos

Best Acting -- Female

Morgan Meadows The Tinfoil Vote by Assorted Meats and Cheeses

Best Writing

The Tinfoil Vote by Assorted Meats and Cheeses

Best Use of Character

The Tinfoil Vote by Assorted Meats and Cheeses

Best Acting -- Male

Patrick Flynn For Whom the Whistle Blows by Unknown Penguin

Best Use of Prop

A Clear Winner by Actors with Strings

Best Use of Line of Dialogue

Maven by Aura Media Productions

First To Submit

Not This Time by Conservatory Productions

2016 Film List

  • A Clear Winner by Actors with Strings

    a true contest between candidates

  • Debatable by DC Dogs

    A Presidential debate with a newcomer in the moderator's seat.

  • For Whom the Whistle Blows by Unknown Penguin

    DC consultant Madison Joliette has s compromising video. Will she hand it over to her shady contact?

  • Hand it to Sandy by Electric Manatee Pictures

    What if your life was a sitcom?

  • Maven by Aura Media Productions

    A consultant is brought to Washington DC to improve the image of presidential candidate.

  • Moral Compass by Peace Time Media
  • Not This Time by Conservatory Productions

    An abitious ploitician makes a deal and then has to make a decision.

  • Off-Script by Discordian Films

    Debate night when anything can happen

  • The Situation Room by Crash of Rhinos

    They tried to influence the election, but they're playing out of their league.

  • The Tinfoil Vote by Assorted Meats and Cheeses

    A campaign manager hires a shady consulting agency to help win votes.

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