Las Vegas, Nevada May 19 - 21, 2017

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 KTF Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film 48 Hours To Vegas will go on to represent Las Vegas against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

48 Hours To Vegas by KTF Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

GLEN IS DEAD. by Grani Motion Pictures International

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

Gunny by BYERFILMS

Required Elements

  • Character: Glen or Glenda Pellaton, Illustrator
  • Prop: A Bandana
  • Line: ""What time do we have to be there?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

48 Hours To Vegas by KTF Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures

Honorable Mention
KILLER NEWS by NewZ HoundZ

Audience Favorite: Group B

Gunny by BYERFILMS

Honorable Mention
GLEN IS DEAD. by Grani Motion Pictures International

Best Writing

GLEN IS DEAD. by Grani Motion Pictures International

Best Directing

Gunny by BYERFILMS

Best Cinematography

Liquor-ish by Red Vines

Best Sound Design

Gunny by BYERFILMS

Best Music

48 Hours To Vegas by KTF Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures

Best Song

48 Hours To Vegas by KTF Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures

Best Actor

Ryan Leboeuf Happy Memories by Team W.C.

Best Actress

Destiny Faith Nelson Dreamer by House of DON Productions

Best Graphics

KILLER NEWS by NewZ HoundZ

Best Costumes

Pennyfellows by CoconutMeat Films

Best Set Design

Devil is in the Details by Zeta Zed Productions

Best Use of Character

The Illustrative Man by Las Vegas Film Collaboratory

Best Use of Prop

Mission: Mimepossible by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

Contract to Kill: A Hitman Story by The Disciples

2017 Film List

  • 48 Hours To Vegas by KTF Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures

    When you can't make in in 36, Elvis will get you there in 48!

  • Bad Bromance by DOUGLAS FILMS

    In a world of volleyball and Jägerbombs, two bros must overcome emotions and challenges to keep their "broship" alive and remain champions on the volleyball courts.

  • Bad for the Future by A very Antsy Production

    Soon to be Mom and Dad discover what could be bad for the future.

  • Canvas by Chimungalos

    Believe in those who believe in you.

  • Contract to Kill: A Hitman Story by The Disciples

    A film crew follows a real life hit man to try and make the next great documentary.

  • Detective Trainee Video by HomeRoom

    Las Vegas' finest Detectives take you on tour to show you what it takes to be the best.

  • Devil is in the Details by Zeta Zed Productions

    When Glenda Pellaton wishes to become a famous singer, she never realizes that she must eventually pay the devil his due.

  • Drawing Girl by eyecut

    A girl draws pictures

  • Dreamer by House of DON Productions

    Through her illustrations, Glenda is able to experience her life through different perspectives.

  • GLEN IS DEAD. by Grani Motion Pictures International

    After discovering his co-worker is dead, a young man invites the deceased's relatives to a seance to offer an apology for past mistakes.

  • Gunny by BYERFILMS

    Don't, play with guns?

  • Happy Memories by Team W.C.

    Glenn's ideas about time travel are tested when confronted by his brother.

  • Hitchin' A Ride by Rebel in a Box Productions

    Friends playing poker relive a horrible day of giving a hitchhiker a ride home

  • KILLER NEWS by NewZ HoundZ

    A women home long learns of a killer that is one the lose while watching the evening news, will her husband make it home before she becomes the next victim?

  • Krystal Live by Imperfection Studios

    sometimes the best interviews are "outside" the box

  • Liquor-ish by Red Vines
  • Mission: Mimepossible by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    If you let his wife go now, that'll be the end of it. He will not look for you, He will not pursue you. But if you don't, he will look for you, he will find you, and he will kill you...with miming.

  • One Pint at a Time by Graveyard Cinemas

    Being an addict sucks... especially when youre one of the undead

  • Pennyfellows by CoconutMeat Films

    Two diverse heroes must set aside their differences to defeat the truth.

  • ROAD RASH by Midnight Sun

    The road can be hard

  • RYDE by Lojo Productions

    Death still RYDES in the west...

  • Speechless by Major Winners

    A mute man crosses paths with an insecure female artist, only to find his outward insecurities hold him back from expressing his true feelings.

  • The Brother by Try Star

    Tensions build up for two brothers mourning the loss of a family member.

  • The Illustrative Man by Las Vegas Film Collaboratory

    A man channels his anger into illustrations with horrific results

  • Witnesses by NSC Films

    A homicide detective gets an unwanted surprise during an interrogation.

  • Words Unsaid by Loaded Dice Productions

    A modern take on the classic silent film which tells the story of a man struggling to live outside of his own head.


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