We had a great slate of 11 shorts selected by our jury for inclusion in the third annual Jalopnik Film Festival presented by Mazda, but only one could win the coveted Audience Choice Award and it was “Building Your Dream Ferrari is a Beautiful Thing” by our friends at Petrolicious. See it below.

The voting was tight with a lot of high quality entrants (we’ll be putting together a post soon with as many of the videos we can share) and I wasn’t sure which film would take home the big piston.

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Obviously, there’s a reason why this is the second year in a row a Petrolicious video was featured at the festival, and it’s that they’ve elevated the short car feature in such a way that they’ve set the standard for everyone else. The Petrolicious style of video is so popular that it even inspired a parody film that was also a jury selection, which I’ve also put below.

Big thanks to Spike Feresten, Jeff Zwart, C.J. Wilson and Adam Carolla for judging this year. If you’re a filmmaker definitely get those digital cameras cranking as we plan to do this again and again and again and again.


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