Albuquerque, New Mexico July 13 - 15, 2012

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 trinidad mustache films for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Where Sheep May Safely Graze will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Mandy Davis, Critic
  • Prop: powdered sugar
  • Line: "I see stars. "

Audience Favorite: Group A

Powder Pigs by DATA Dragons

Audience Favorite: Group B

Murder: A Coming Of Age Tale by Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms

Audience Favorite: Group C

SWEETHEARTS by Future Voices of New Mexico

Audience Favorite: Group D

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

Best Writing

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

Best Editing

American Wildlife by In-Famous El Guapos

Best Directing

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Cinematography

Agnes by Reflection Films

Best Sound Design

American Wildlife by In-Famous El Guapos

Best Musical Score

The Hire by Colour Light Films

Best Song

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Actor

Bernardo Sanacino The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Actress

Lauren Myers Retina by ReDefine Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

Retina by ReDefine Entertainment

Best Graphics

The Adventures of Alexander Chase by The Birds and the Bees

Best Special Effects

Agnes by Reflection Films

Best Costumes

The Adventures of Alexander Chase by The Birds and the Bees

Best Use of Character

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Use of Prop

Agnes by Reflection Films

Best Use of Line

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

Best Visual Effects

SWEETHEARTS by Future Voices of New Mexico

Sexiest Use of Prop

VD by Frozen Frame Productions

2012 Film List

  • Agnes by Reflection Films

    Two desperate runaways have an unlikely meeting, with fateful consequences.

  • American Wildlife by In-Famous El Guapos

    Obsessive taxidermist finds unique way of dealing with daily monotony.

  • Arose by EnVino

    Love's eternal clutch forces a young man to choose between death and loneliness.

  • Atrophy by No Time Media

    A man can't cross over into the afterlife until he understands how his life unraveled.

  • Azucar by 4 Channel Productions

    Where is my coke?

  • Baking Bad by Ph8 Productions

    Cops bust drug Kingpin!

  • Beckoned by Gemini Productions

    3 middle schoolers get a special new power that proves not all powers are as good as you think.

  • belle by Ill Manor/ Four Star

    man finds will to live after death of his wife by talking to close friend

  • Bind by surfeit

    Deeply immersed in a dissociative psychosis, Mark relives the tragic origin of his mental collapse.

  • Capture by LeRae Productions

    Girls are dying all over town to be shot by Clay.

  • Checkmate by Fire Born Studios

    A sadistic serial killer abducts and tortures Hollywood celebrities.

  • Clense Your Palate by Tickling the Dragon's Tail

    Wine women and song

  • Evicted by Dreameater Productions

    In a modern day western, two brothers struggle to provide a life for themselves and their sister.

  • FISH(Toy Night) by weevil the feeler group

    a romance of a performance art couple and the art they make. If you know what I mean.

  • Fragments by Gamma Productions

    A young couple must reconcile their differences; one's smoking habit and the other's painful past.

  • Frosting On The Road by The Hungry Ghosts

    A hippie hitchhiker changes the life of a man in search for the perfect frosting.

  • Go Green by BreadCrumb Productions

    A day in the life of a ghost hunter

  • Hunting for Meaning by DARK GLASS

    After exploring a rehab center for people with a hunting addiction, Mark Davis recommends funding.

  • In The Shape by Dark Hope Productions

    A shape-shifting alien enters the home of a young woman disguised as her brother.

  • Inamorata by Gentlemen Bastards

    How far are you willing to go for the one you love?

  • Life is Like a Double Bed by So and So Limited

    A child's innocent first crush helps his parents heal their marital rift.

  • Mainstream Ironic by Band of Misfits

    The art world is not ready for Lance Jagger!

  • Moment of Destiny by Out Of Stock

    Post apocalypse survivors find new hope

  • Murder: A Coming Of Age Tale by Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms

    A man comes back from the future to learn something about himselves.

  • Obsidian by Gryphon's Egg Productions

    They want to be set free...

  • On shining Kettles 2` by Hazard Ferret

    An acting troupe decides to force a local critic to review their new play

  • Phoenix by Northern Weasel

    Coming-of-age in post-apocalyptic time

  • Powder Pigs by DATA Dragons

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  • Razorblade Jill's by Tiki Jesus Productions

    Two friends fulfill their newly undead friend's last wish.

  • Retina by ReDefine Entertainment

    I see stars

  • Simpleminded by Gods of Bernalillo County

    A group of mental hospital patients experience transformation after auditioning for Romeo and Juliet

  • strawberries and sugar by Avocado Studios

    How can sugar turn bitter?

  • Sugar by Tulane Studios

    After a harsh food critic is killed, her daughter seeks to serve up the most delicious revenge.

  • Surveillance by Comedy?

    Low ranking detectives, Davis and Kalinsky are on routine Surveillance duty. The incompetent team l

  • SWEETHEARTS by Future Voices of New Mexico

    Love at first bite

  • Sweetie by IGT Productions, LLC

    A father is slowly discovering his daughters true nature, and not liking what he finds.

  • The Adventures of Alexander Chase by The Birds and the Bees

    Alexander Chase attempts to foil his nemesis, Dr. P Ancreas’ delicious plan for world domination.

  • The Critic by Real to Reel

    The sweet smell of Monet has 10 year old Lilly is making a killing.

  • The Fate of Equality by Hank Get Your Pants On

    A troubled girl and her boyfriend have to deal with the turmoils of a seemingly perfect society.

  • The Harbinger by Ultimatum Pictures

    A muddy vision of a deadly fate

  • The Hazards of Harriett by Canned Karma

    Harriett and Brace fight the Viper for Treasure

  • The Hire by Colour Light Films

    A restaurant manager mistakes his new employee for a hitman hired to take out a harsh food critic.

  • The Innocence by UYL Productions

    Everybody has a role in life, whether you realize yours or not

  • The Rake by Smoke and Wine Productions

    Love Goes Dead

  • The Real Deal by Lindele Media

    West meets wester west when gypies park their rv over a horde of cash.

  • The Sweetness by Human Films

    A dealer with quirky and flamboyant clientele makes his last run before leaving the game for good.

  • Trying to Hit It by Western Moon Films

    A chance encounter with the woman of his dreams leads a man to stalker heights.

  • undone by The Rough Cuts

    A troubled detective fights with the demons within him, no longer able to face the demons without.

  • VD by Frozen Frame Productions
  • Victim of Circumstance by Victims of Circumstance

    Perfection is death, accidents add character....

  • Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

    Circumstances put a mother and her son between right...and wrong

  • Windfall by Digital Juice Productions

    Comics Ruin Your Life


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