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The 3rd Annual The Escapist Film Festival had a record breaking year of amazing user created submissions that really showcased how many talented community members The Escapist has. We want to thank everyone for participating and putting so much effort into their videos, which will forever live in infamy in our Film Festival gallery for all to see.

Without further ado, here are your winners by category:

Best Video
The best overall web video across all categories. The Grand Prize Winner becomes the next video series at The Escapist.
Grand Prize Winner:
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Dorian’s Quest
by BrettRegister
1st Runner Up:
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Virtual Reality: Episode 01, Zelda
by Taylor_DeSousa
2nd Runner Up:
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PixelBitch
by afaceforradio
3rd Runner Up:
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PALS – Pilot Episode
by Howlin
Best Animated Short
The best animated videos, as selected by The Escapist judging team.
Winner:
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Pitch Imperfect: “Controversial Elements”
by Callate
1st Runner Up:
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“Inter-nettiquette” 101: Troll Control
by SharPhoe
2nd Runner Up:
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Dungeon Designer
by DWT Productions
3rd Runner Up:
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GrasshopperlanD: Episode 1
by Max_Gilardi
Most Original Concept
This video was so original it hurt.
Winner:
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Nintendobo – Dr. Mario Says Eat Mommy’s Pills
by rogerdonaldson
Best Music Video
Where music and video converge to make something amazing.
Winner:
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2 Weeks Music Video
by Rhoran
1st Runner Up:
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Rocket Riot: A Postmodern Comedy Pertaining to Explosives
by dialogue616
2nd Runner Up:
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Spoiled Milk
by Guestowel
3rd Runner Up:
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“Let it Out’ by Save Our City
by Focksbot
Viewer’s Choice
These videos were voted on and selected by The Escapist community as the community favorites. Congratulations!
Winner:
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Pocket Monsters
by tejeti
1st Runner Up:
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Dorian’s Quest
by BrettRegister
2nd Runner Up:
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“Inter-nettiquette” 101: Troll Control
by SharPhoe
3rd Runner Up:
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Virtual Reality: Episode 01, Zelda
by Taylor_DeSousa

We really didn’t see any video that fit into our “Mashup” category, but we already had a $200 gift card to give away, so we decided to make a new one! The newest Film Festival category is now:

Best Special Effects
Recognizing the best use of special effects in a short video.
Winner:
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Pocket Monsters
by tejeti
1st Runner Up:
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But I Did it in a Videogame
by Xaxir
Honorable Mentions
These videos received special recognition from the judges for excellence and style. While there can only be one winner in each category, we felt these videos deserved to be noticed.
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The Reading Corner
by Fweeb
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GameBreakers: Episode 1 Band Band Revolution
by Lucas’sfinefoods
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PopFight: Mac vs PC
by varun619
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Under the Radar: Minerva Metastasis
by Mike Richards
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News From Japan
by ihorner
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The Geek Speaks: A Wiiview
by Doomhammer828
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A SIMple Life – Episode 1
by Weirdoproductions
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Indie Development
by Numbert
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‘Spider-Man’ in 60 Seconds
by ExcaliburBrothers
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The Claw and Fang
by xorox13
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The Other Stryker Island – Lost
by p1ge0n
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Pethetic: TV Troubles
by MikeyMCMichael
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Learn 2 Play: The Mage – Portals
by BobOfTheGlen
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Watch! – Episode 0
by Danji

Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual The Escapist Film Festival.

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