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 Crash of Rhinos for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Rabbit Hole will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.
A man tries to piece together why civilization has collapsed, and he discovers a valuable lesson.
A woman uses her past pain to silence bullies and empower others to stand up against verbal abuse.
A simple but lovely Valentine's celebration
A young girl struggles with the loss of her creative partner while having an opportunity of a lifetime
A gamer has to choose between his girlfriend and his gamer friends.
Despite their differences, siblings pull together for mom.
A team of special soldiers must decide to help their fellow comrade or complete their mission.
two couples get lost in West Virginia and meet new people?
Just those Panda Bear necessities...
A superhero obsessed with online reviews meets his match
Two pupils travel to prove their worth to their master.
An out of town French woman shows up for a misunderstood interview at a suspicious apartment.
she didn't tell me
You can't leave. We won't let you.
A young insecure woman finds love underneath the scars.
The metro is a portal to an alternate timeline, where Carmen must confront his mistakes.
Sometimes, a voice on the other line is like music to your ears.
Two adult sisters reconnect as a result of their parents' move from their childhood home.
A boy discovers his missing sister in an likely place.
he had to get him back to get her back
He'll help you remember what you've forgotten.
A washed up rock star rethinks his attempt to run a B&B
Unaffected by a devastating event, Bernard and Juliette, struggle to hide their lack of empathy.
Get-up-and-go teaching assistant Tina Tate is stymied by a broken copier.
Guber driver on a quest to freedom
My family is the best!
Never judge a book by its cover
Chocolate bunnies aren't the only surprise.
Boy meets , girl and boy fall in love, boy wants to spend eternity with girl but she has other plans
It's About Compromise
A deceptively endearing nurse seeks to inherit the estate of her dying patient.
What to do when the "man" comes for you!
Coffee shop owner overcomes clumsy baristas and angry customers to find true love.
Soccer mom needs to feed her children
An animated tour of world wildlife
A pianist seeks to find a romantic partner who is as passionate about music as she is.
Two people try a new form of dating and find their compatibility issues may have more to do with the
A couple arrives home from vacation to find a princess asleep in their bed.
Woman returns to her family's home and discovers a changed landscape.
A young detective and his wife discover danger is closer than they imagine.
Who Got the Best Gift?
A mystery of love and revenge
If you can't catch a guy, build one.
A deranged doll maker begins experiments on human subjects.
A brother goes in search of the truth 15 years after the disappearance of his sister.
Chase the Rainbow
Renegade musician traps single male bar patrons for cannibal dive bar.
What good is a song imprisoned in the heart?
What form will your salvation take?
A final offensive against alien invaders is foiled by a clueless boyfriend.
The last super hero
Two brothers search for an ancient relic
Don't go against the system
At an audition, a musician discovers a magical instrument and uses it to take out the competition.
A Painter Joins a Crime Fighting Art Collective
Which one will you choose
A mob enforcer must take his child to work for the day
As an elderly wealthy man starts having health issues, his family squabbles over the inheritance.
No more going through the motions.
two parents with opposing views struggle to raise their son who questions his religious belief
Left without any choice, a group of not-so-elite agents must stop an evil mastermind's ninja army.
A Day of Job Coaching
Two men (and a fish) rage against the usual.
A Wingman to Die For
Clark gets an untimely visit from an ex
Two friends discover a curious book in the woods.
Discount-hunting exec enlists an intern to take advantage of couples-only deals, and sparks fly.
Two private investigators are assigned a super natural case they aren't ready for.
A showdown between the good, the bad, and the landlady.
A dog-sitter discovers that her canine charge, Winston, is not what she was led to believe.
In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.