Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 15 - 17, 2014

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 CDAV Productions for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Before the Darkness Claims Us will go on to represent Philadelphia against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Before the Darkness Claims Us by CDAV Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Summer '98 by Pennsylvania People

3rd Place: Best Film of 2014

A Hedge Backwards by One by One

Required Elements

  • Character: Victor or Virginia Chesterfield, Hedge Fund Manager
  • Prop: flowers
  • Line: "That looks like fun."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Color Me Impressed by Mosleyfilms

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Hedge Backwards by One by One

Best Writing

Before the Darkness Claims Us by CDAV Productions

To Victor Goes the Spoils by Mapleway

Best Editing

Summer '98 by Pennsylvania People

Best Directing

Tony Obfenda The Karate Boy by Scrambled Egg Films

Best Cinematography

Summer '98 by Pennsylvania People

Best Sound Design

Ribbit by Superfly

Best Musical Score

Time Punch by Meatball Posse

Best Actor

Abu Akki Before the Darkness Claims Us by CDAV Productions

Best Actress

Keriann McNulty The Karate Boy by Scrambled Egg Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Summer '98 by Pennsylvania People

Best Special Effects

A Hedge Backwards by One by One

Best Use of Character

Ribbit by Superfly

Best Use of Prop

Time Punch by Meatball Posse

Best Use of Line

The Karate Boy by Scrambled Egg Films

Best Use of Genre

Bros and Arrows by Casabuena Cultural Productions

Best 'It's Your Town' Film Series: New Amsterdam Vodka Sponsored Award

Summer '98 by Pennsylvania People

Best Late Film

Hacktivists by Electronic Gavel Factory

Best Youth Actor or Actress

Color Me Impressed by Mosleyfilms

2014 Film List

  • 150M-GBP by GreyKit Media

    Bounter Hunter Tex hunts one of the most dangerous men in the sector.

  • A Hedge Backwards by One by One

    An inept time traveller encounters unexpected problems on what should be a routine trip to the past.

  • Before the Darkness Claims Us by CDAV Productions

    Two step-brothers deal with the loss of their father

  • Bros and Arrows by Casabuena Cultural Productions

    Dark Comedy about death and your best friends.

  • Color Me Impressed by Mosleyfilms

    Hazel must travel to the land without color to save her boyfriend from the clutches of evil.

  • Dead Man's Discrepancy by Colourpuzzle Productions

    An overworked accountant finds a discrepancy that leads to deadly consequences

  • Hacktivists by Electronic Gavel Factory

    Things get mucky when an enthusiastic group of hacktivists tries to take down a hedge-fund company.

  • Nihility by Bright Darkness Studio

    Teens escapes riots in America and learn about eachother.

  • Possibilities by 16 Lloyd Productions

    "Tow actors discover that sometimes possibilities come many different forms."

  • Ribbit by Superfly
  • Summer '98 by Pennsylvania People

    A man reminisces about the best summer of his life.

  • TACAPP by The GOVtown Company

    Inventor jumps at the opportunity to prove himself

  • The Karate Boy by Scrambled Egg Films

    A struggling screen writer in the 80’s finds her inspiration in a karate dojo.

  • The Mystery of the Hedge Fund Manager by 3 Heads Productions

    Some Secrets are Hard to Keep

  • The Splurge by The Famous Makers

    In the near future America fights obesity with and annual splurge of no food off limits for 12 hours

  • This One Goes Out To... by Art party Pictures

    Breaking up is hard... even for a band.

  • Time Punch by Meatball Posse

    A young woman punches her way through time on a quest for revenge against a Founding Father.

  • To Victor Goes the Spoils by Mapleway

    Corrupted hedge fund manager finds salvation.

  • What The Hell Did You Do With My Cans? by Reel Prop Productions

    A man comes to terms with his uptight lifestyle.

  • You're It by Omnipotent Films

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