Houston, Texas June 3 - 5, 2011

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 Moonlite Filmwerks for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film Cold War will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.


1st Place: Best Film of 2011

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

2nd Place: Best Film of 2011

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

3rd Place: Best Film of 2011

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Required Elements

  • Character: Kevin or Katie Keenan, Graphic Designer
  • Prop: a bowl
  • Line: "I owe you an apology."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Family Settings by Raven Films

Honorable Mention
The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

Audience Favorite: Group B

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Honorable Mention
The Wrong Stuff by Earth Sandwich

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Best Writing

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Family Settings by Raven Films

Best Editing

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Best Directing

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Best Cinematography

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Honorable Mention
The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

Best Sound Design

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Best Musical Score

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Honorable Mention
Borderline by team jungle cats

Best Ensemble Acting

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Honorable Mention
Family Settings by Raven Films

Best Special Effects

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

The Super Family by Xyro Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Briefcase by Complete S.O.B
Dog Food by Jamanta Media

Best Choreography

Touched: A Dance Troupe's Journey by The Artist Factory

Best Costumes

The Wrong Stuff by Earth Sandwich

The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

Honorable Mention
The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

Best Use of Character

Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

The Super Family by Xyro Productions

Best Use of Prop

Mortal Love by Pictish Productions

Honorable Mention
Borderline by team jungle cats

Best Use of Line

Honorable Mention
The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

Best Use of Genre

Kidfellas by Cat Savers

Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

Honorable Mentions
The Man Upstairs by F5 Monkey Films
Super D and Mr. Duck by Seal Team Ocho

Best Death By Sausage

Company Retreat by Voodoo Studios

Creepiest Villian

Trespassers by Gobo Gang

Most Elaborate Death Scenes

Miss Read by Fun Size Films

Most Improved

Family Settings by Raven Films

2011 Film List

  • Borderline by team jungle cats

    A man undergoes a dangerous black market procedure to get away from his past

  • Cold War by Moonlite Filmwerks

    Revenge is best served cold.

  • Company Retreat by Voodoo Studios

    New graphic design company expresses

  • Dog Food by Jamanta Media

    A guy falls madly in love at first sight with his new neighbor and decides to give the ultimate sacrifice to win her love.

  • Family Settings by Raven Films

    Some boundaries aren't meant to be crossed.

  • Kidfellas by Cat Savers

    Two young sisters spend an afternoon watching a gangster movie with their grandfather and take the new lifestyle to heart.

  • Miss Read by Fun Size Films

    An adoptee follows a miss printed brochure created by a has-been graphic designer and begins a hilarious, but methodical killing spree.

  • Mortal Love by Pictish Productions

    They sacrificed eternity for the sake of their love

  • Neverclear by Hot Pixel Action!

    It's not real until you post it.

  • Super D and Mr. Duck by Seal Team Ocho

    It takes a lot of heart to be a hero

  • The Best Detective in Town by Purple Wizard

    A bumbling detective and his talented assistant traverse the gritty streets of the Big City in search of a starlet's missing jewels.

  • The Briefcase by Complete S.O.B

    The stakes have never been dumber.

  • The Brothers Keenan by DGC Productions

    Three brothers realize that you can't always rely on family.

  • The Man Upstairs by F5 Monkey Films

    A woman's life is turned upside down when someone shows up with evil intent.

  • The Super Family by Xyro Productions

    When the designer is gone, the battle for justice is on.

  • The Wrong Stuff by Earth Sandwich

    The untrue story of the unsung heroes of the 1969 moon landing

  • Touched: A Dance Troupe's Journey by The Artist Factory

    I owe you an apology.

  • Trespassers by Gobo Gang

    as a couple hikes on vacation they find themselves in a lake of trouble and fear.


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