Albuquerque, New Mexico July 28 - 30, 2017

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Marions Minions for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Nadi will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Nadi by Marions Minions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Mania by Team Name

Required Elements

  • Character: Nathan or Natalie Brazil, kleptomaniac
  • Prop: a candy wrapper
  • Line: "I know a place."

Audience Favorite: Group A

I Told You So by The F-Stops

Audience Favorite: Group B

Heart of a Warrior by August Star Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Runnin' Free: A Parkour Story by Faulty Trail

Best Writing

I Told You So by The F-Stops

Best Editing

Runnin' Free: A Parkour Story by Faulty Trail

Best Directing

Nadi by Marions Minions

Best Cinematography

The Outsiders by Signal one three media

Best Sound Design

Bravo Romeo Oscar by Film Las Cruces

Best Musical Score

Orchestrated by Insignis Films

Honorable Mention
The Outsiders by Signal one three media

Best Song

"Hard On (Yourself) Runnin' Free: A Parkour Story by Faulty Trail

Best Acting

I Told You So by The F-Stops

Best Actor

La'Charles Trask as Nathan Brazil Mania by Team Name

Best Actress

Paige Huddleston Nadi by Marions Minions

Best Graphics

Runnin' Free: A Parkour Story by Faulty Trail

Best Effects

Flicker by Red Specter Films

Best Choreography

Heart of a Warrior by August Star Productions

Best Costumes

Flicker by Red Specter Films

Best Use of Character

Orchestrated by Insignis Films

Honorable Mention
I Told You So by The F-Stops

Best Use of Prop

I Told You So by The F-Stops

Best Use of Line

Blame It On Brazil by Casting Coffee Group

Social Justice Award

Sparky Seeks Someone by Spud Films

2017 Film List

  • 9th Avenue by C.A.K.E.

    Success has struggles of its own for Mr. Brazil, a once struggling artist. Can he find his way back to the true meaning of art through a walk down memory lane, or perhaps 9th Avenue?

  • A Desert for the Heart by heyyou! films
  • AI 2084 by Playing With Matches

    In a future dystopian economy, jobs are very scarce, and after looking for years, Dani finally finds a job. But things in the office don't seem like a normal office....

  • Blame It On Brazil by Casting Coffee Group

    I know a place

  • Bravo Romeo Oscar by Film Las Cruces
  • Brazil Nuts by Tusky Films
  • Candy by Player vs Productions

    After an encounter with a bizarre alien orb as a girl, a woman must try to subdue her unnatural murderous tendencies with the use of candy.

  • Chew by Shakespear Monkey Productions

    During another day at work, two close friends are forced to deal with an unexpected burden while also dealing with their overbearing boss.

  • Dating and Dragons by BreezyB Productions

    Sometimes your love life is a critical hit.

  • Egging for Fun & Leisure by The Countdown Kids

    He just had an extra carton of eggs, after all.

  • Extra Ordinary by Los Metates Studios

    An ordinary accountant struggles with his first day at a new job where all of his co-workers have superpowers.

  • Flicker by Red Specter Films

    Project your future!

  • Heart of a Warrior by August Star Productions

    A wrestling club must compete to save their gym.

  • I Know A Place by Vanilla Ink. Pictures

    When Liz's boyfriend mysteriously disappears, and the police dismiss her concerns, Liz and her best friend Kim take matters into their own hands.

  • I Told You So by The F-Stops

    Scott and Jane bicker their way through a dark comedy filled with candy, a body, and a memorable life lesson.

  • Initiation by Out Of This World Productions

    A band seeks a singer for a nefarious purpose.

  • It's Nathan by Bad Pearl

    I know a place

  • James Liakos by Ambitious Films

    Girl trying to recover reputation

  • Jonny London: A Visionary On Set by LoboLens

    A blind filmmaker gets a chance to direct his first commercial.

  • Kaidin by Saikouba Entertainment

    A young teenagers mother has recently starved herself to death, but she hasn't left him.

  • Killer party, man by Blitzar Media Group

    Party goes dance with death all night

  • Kleptomaniacs Anonymous by Desert Lizards

    A struggling teenage kleptomaniac joins a support group but must chart his own path forward when the group's facilitator is arrested on charges of theft.

  • Mania by Team Name

    A young man finds himself in a life or death situation because of his kleptomania.

  • Moonshadow by Whine Box Productions

    A young man needs his lover's forgiveness before he can move on.

  • Nadi by Marions Minions

    A quirky and imaginative woman and her friends try and make their way across state but can't seem to keep a ride.

  • Neighborhood Therapist by Concept Flux
  • Orchestrated by Insignis Films

    At an unknown cost, a famous retired composer shares a defining moment of her past.

  • Pass by M-Day Films

    As the cleansing of the world commences due to over population, Alex must decide between life and love.

  • Release by Rice Tub Productions

    Two girls have been detained by the authorities as witnesses to a murder ... But is there more than meets the eye?

  • Runnin' Free: A Parkour Story by Faulty Trail

    The untold story of the man who revolutionized free running and then disappeared.

  • Shift by Ultimatum Pictures

    This inter-dimensional stuff is nothing to mess with.

  • Sparky Seeks Someone by Spud Films

    Sparky the dog, feels that something is lacking in his life, and searches for a friend.

  • Stealing Time by Half Thumb studios

    A son and his dad from the past steal a time machine

  • The Acknowledgment by Little Guy Productions

    A teenage couple faces the emotional turmoil of having a baby.

  • The Hands of Time by Elemental Crossroads Films

    Siblings travel across time, but for what reason? For fun to to run from father?

  • The Kleptoroo by New State

    An unlikely group of heroes help a confused young man out of a nasty habit.

  • The Mole People of Bernallio High by Wolfquest Productions

    A crack team of paranormal investigators gets their scariest quest yet: going back to high school.

  • The Outsiders by Signal one three media

    A stranger seeking help finds himself in an alternate world.

  • Wrong Vegas by Coyote Run Films

    Young woman is on a quest to find her biological mother but takes a wrong turn.


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