BoomFestX Film Contest Winners

It was an exhilarating four days of films, bands, artists, and more at the 10th Annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival hosted February 23 – 26, 2017. We had a wide assortment of films submitted this year and we also revived the screenplay category we had in early years of the festival. Here are the list of winners in each category of the contests.

Film Award Winners

Best Feature Film

PrepperJames is a high school teacher living the typical suburban life until realizing that it wouldn’t take much for society to collapse.

Best Documentary

Midnight Oil: The Making of a Mural: The journey of a West Texas artist as she researches, designs and paints a large mural depicting the history of oil discovery in the Permian Basin.

Narrative Short

3rd Place – Move Me

2nd Place – Eden Hostel

1st Place…

Injection: When a mysterious serum is delivered to her door, Claudia Fischer enlists the help of her scientist brother to determine its contents. The results bear a striking resemblance to the research he’s been conducting for the past decade.

Student Film

3rd Place – Ellen Infinity

2nd Place – Lilly

1st Place…

The Secession: A story about two Texas boys, a secession, and egg rolls.

Experimental

3rd Place – A Love Story

2nd Place – Dawn

1st Place…

Hidden: A short film poem created by Anton & Irina of PsyDoc Film, St. Petersburg, for the track Hidden by Aukai.

Music Video

3rd Place – Feet Back on the Ground

2nd Place – The Island

1st Place…

Anti Social: A lovely witch looks for love.

Best in Show

Injection: When a mysterious serum is delivered to her door, Claudia Fischer enlists the help of her scientist brother to determine its contents. The results bear a striking resemblance to the research he’s been conducting for the past decade.

48 Hour Film Race

Honorable Mention – Team 1650 “Graveyard Shift”

3rd Place – Team Rocket “Numbers”

2nd Place – Team The Backups “Loose Ends”

1st Place…

Team #MakeMoviesGreatAgain “THE BACH ROULETTE”

Watch all 48 Hour Race entries here.

Music Video Challenge

3rd Place – Team Bad Bitches – “Ride Friendship” by Terror Pigeon

2nd Place – Team Sound Test – “What I’m doing here” by Cody Schaeffer

1st Place…

Team Mom Jeans – “Manic” by Children of Pop

Watch all the Music Videos entries here.

Feature Screenplay

3rd Place – “Hell on Neptune” by Robert J. Rogers

2nd Place – “Bound for the Outer Banks” by Alicia Dutton

1st Place…

“Big Dreams” by Todd Bennett – which had a staged reading performed during the festival by our local theater group “Beaumont Community Players.”

Short Screenplay

3rd Place – “Orpheus in the City” by Olivia Cauthen

2nd Place – “Mentally Evil” by Ronnie Lewis Jr

1st Place…

“Nour” by Maitha Alawadi

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