Albuquerque, New Mexico June 3 - 5, 2011

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 HeatStroke Productions for winning Best Film of 2011. Their film "Drain" will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2012.


1st Place: Best Film of 2011

"Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2011

The Takers by L.A.M.E. Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Laura or Lee Stephens, electric company employee
  • Prop: a mask
  • Line: "I can't get it out of my head"

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Prototype by IFDM

Best Writing

blood actually by Walkie Talkies

Best Editing

"Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

Best Directing

"Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

Best Cinematography

"Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

Best Sound Design

"Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

Best Musical Score

blood actually by Walkie Talkies

Best Actor

Mike Ostroski The Rapture by Game One Productions

Best Actress

Rebekah Wiggins "Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Mindless by Lindele Media

The Prototype by IFDM

Honorable Mention
"Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

Best Graphics

Mindless by Lindele Media

Best Special Effects

The Rapture by Game One Productions

Honorable Mention
The Takers by L.A.M.E. Productions

Best Costumes

The Pinkerton and the Carbon Arc Contrivance by ARK Film Productions,LLC

Best Make Up

The Takers by L.A.M.E. Productions

Best Use of Character

The Prototype by IFDM

Best Use of Prop

blood actually by Walkie Talkies

Honorable Mention
Saving Face by Out of Stock Productions

Best Use of Line

The Takers by L.A.M.E. Productions

Best Art Direction

Mindless by Lindele Media

2011 Film List

  • "Drain" by HeatStroke Productions

    Woman, homebound by handicap, finds herself in a precarious predicament.

  • blood actually by Walkie Talkies

    A young vampire comes of age

  • Mindless by Lindele Media

    Be a lamb

  • Saving Face by Out of Stock Productions

    Mysterious masksed man creates several car problems to prevent a family from driving into a deadly situation

  • The Pinkerton and the Carbon Arc Contrivance by ARK Film Productions,LLC

    The weakness of one man can never cheat the minds of the group

  • The Prototype by IFDM

    An amatuer film crew follows two roommates, overcome by debt, as they scheme to rob their former employer.

  • The Rapture by Game One Productions

    How far would you go for your faith?

  • The Takers by L.A.M.E. Productions

    They're Inside.


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