Local filmmakers Gorilla With a Mustache win at Filmapalooza 2014

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Local filmmakers Gorilla With a Mustache win at Filmapalooza 2014

Locally made shorty film, “Joint Effort,” by Gorilla With a Mustache Films, won Film Challenge Best Film of 2013 at this year’s Filmapalooza. More than 120 films were submitted for the National Film Challenge. The jury narrowed that list to 15 to be considered for Audience Choice voting, and the local team was named the winner in a press release issued this week.

Filmapalooza 2014 just wrapped up, and we’re not kidding when we say it was the best Filmapalooza yet! Almost 350 filmmakers from 85 cities all around the world came to New Orleans for our end of year film festival and celebration. Highlights include our bar crawl, karaoke party, film workshops, and a great wrap party.

The most exciting part of Filmapalooza was of course, the screening of all the Best Films from the 2013 Tour and the special Awards Ceremony hosted by the very well-received actor David Costabile (Lincoln, Breaking Bad, Flight of the Concords, etc.). We not only recognized each of the Best Films, but also announced the international award winners, as well as the films that will screen at Cannes in May 2014. A very special congratulations to all of our filmmakers, but especially to “Geen Klote!” by De Filmband from Amsterdam, the Grand Champion of Best 2013 48 Hour Film!

And the winners are…

Best Film of 2013
“Geen Klote!” by De Filmband from Amsterdam

Runner Up for Best Film of 2013
“La Boullabaisse” by Anian Film from Rome

2nd Runner Up for Best Film of 2013
“Le Metronome” by Ça va le faire from Paris

Best Directing
“La Boullabaisse” by Anian Film from Rome

Best Cinematography
“Nikisz Haze” by Panato from Katowice

Best Writing
“Mama’s As” by Filmdok from Nijmegen

Best Editing
“Geen Klote!” by De Filmband from Amsterdam

Best Ensemble Acting
“Fred’s Last Minute” by de FilmMakerij from Leeuwarden

Best Actor
Johnny Kraaijkamp Jr. for “Geen Klote!” by De Filmband from Amsterdam

Best Actress
Graci Carli “Little Things” by Rivers Ink’d from Buffalo

Best Song
“Dwindling Numbers” by Qualia from Chicago

Best Music
“Blokje Om” by Pollos from Utrecht

Best Sound Design
“Blokje Om” by Pollos from Utrecht

Best Use of Character
“Don’t Shoot the Cat” by Hollyveld from Johannesburg

Best Use of Prop
“Love to Hate” by Nix Bros. from Denver

Best Use of Line
“Blokje Om” by Pollos from Utrecht

Best Use of Genre
“The Job” by LifeUp! Productions from Glasgow

Best Costumes
“Five Minutes Till Noon” by Epilogue Pictures / TH Films from Cape Town

Best Art Direction
“Five Minutes Till Noon” by Epilogue Pictures / TH Films from Cape Town

Best Stunts
“A Man Called McClane” by Bad and Classic Productions from San Diego

Best Special Effects
“Le Metronome” by Ça va le faire from Paris

Best Titling
“Express Girl” by Whoa from Taipei

Best 48MVP Music Video of 2013
“Bargemon” by Dukes of Paris & Invisu from Paris

Film Challenge Best Film of 2013
“Joint Effort” by Gorilla With a Mustache Films

Film Challenge Audience Favorite of 2013
“Villain” by Shooter Productions


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