First off, congratulations to 30+ filmmakers who made some really amazing films this year! Everyone is a winner in our book and we couldn’t be more proud of the filmmakers for the excellent work they did. Mere points separated many of the films so if you do not see your film here, remember judging is extremely subjective and the scores were very close.

Screening Group A Filmmakers

Screening Group A Filmmakers

With that being said, we’d like to announce the overall top five films and overall top 12 films (we added two extras due to ties) for the festival. The top three films will be presented with awards and shown at the October 7 Cine Salon.

Top Five (in alphabetical order by title; not necessarily order of finish)

  • Cabinet – Carpathian Punch Factory
  • Conlaed – Continuity Pictures (Group B winner)
  • Kiss of the Oven Mitt Strangler – Yellow Door Gang/Charm City DSLR Film Makers Team II
  • Sweet Lips – Charm City DSLR Film Makers
  • What Did I Miss? – Star Wipe Films (Group A winner)
Screening Group B Filmmakers

Screening Group B Filmmakers

Rounding out the top 12 are:

  • #FellasNightOut – B-side Media Arts
  • Behind the Candy – RKV Productions
  • The Character – The Orange Hornet
  • The First Time – Carl’s Basement
  • Fortune Favors the Bold – Lone Wolf Studios
  • In Retrospect – Dropped Frames
  • Little Darlin’ – Plaskett Forest Films

Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks again to all the filmmakers, sponsors, judges and a terrific audience. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Oct. 7 Cine Salon for the big announcement!

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