Albuquerque, New Mexico July 11 - 13, 2014

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 Lumos Productions for winning Best Film of 2014. Their film Imagining Vera will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2015.


1st Place: Best Film of 2014

Imagining Vera by Lumos Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2014

Life. Love. Death. by Transcending Films

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October 17 - 19, 2014

Required Elements

  • Character: Mykal or Mykala Jonas, Slick Sales Person
  • Prop: a bottle of bright red nail polish
  • Line: "I bet you dollars to donuts..."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Troublemakers by #IncredibleFilms

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Joneses by 82/92 Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Hell's Call Center by DATA Dragons

Best Writing

A New Direction by Of the Damned

Best Directing

Lauren Myers Imagining Vera by Lumos Productions

Best Cinematography

When I Go by RokrJon Movies

Best Sound Design

Imagining Vera by Lumos Productions

Best Actor

Frank Taylor Green Imagining Vera by Lumos Productions

Best Actress

Kathy Randall Life. Love. Death. by Transcending Films

Best Ensemble Acting

The Joneses by 82/92 Productions

Best Graphics

The Family Jewels by Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms

Best Special Effects

Dugout by Filmlioteca

Best Choreography

The Family Jewels by Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms

Best Costumes

Leg Room by Blackout Theatre

Best Use of Character

Leg Room by Blackout Theatre

Best Use of Prop

Imagining Vera by Lumos Productions

Best Use of Line

Life. Love. Death. by Transcending Films

Sexiest Use of the Prop

Sir Archeron's Party by Friends of Film

Emerging Talent

Da Bomb by The Insanity Crew

2014 Film List

  • "Youth in Asia" by Sei-Ber Films, LLC

    A failing salesmen guides four terminally ill patients on the final night of their life.

  • 48 Hour Shopping Channel by 4 Channel Productions

    Everyones gonna want red on their hands

  • A New Direction by Of the Damned

    Finding pleasure in life.

  • Bottled Up by 5 Aperture

    Never trust those who bottle up their anger.

  • Brunch by Halfinstance

    Anything is possible when you invite new friends to brunch

  • Cheating Time by RTFC

    A man uses time travel to seek revenge.

  • Cleave by Gemini Productions

    A group of teenagers has an unwelcome guest at their party.

  • Da Bomb by The Insanity Crew

    Man receives package, suspense ensues

  • Dugout by Filmlioteca

    A man reminisces about the downfall of his childhood baseball dreams.

  • Fumar by Spacecadets

    A pregnant, young woman is saved by a mysterious being, but is later made to regret it.

  • Hell's Call Center by DATA Dragons

    What's worse than spending eternity in Hell? Spending it in Hell's Call Center.

  • Imagining Vera by Lumos Productions

    A young woman struggles with reconciling her possible break from reality.

  • Killer Specials by Gavin Moughan

    Assassin put in witness protection tries to survive as a waitress.

  • Late Notice by Penta

    A young man purchases photos from an unknown seller and finds out his fat of death

  • Leg Room by Blackout Theatre

    8 clowns find what connects them

  • Life. Love. Death. by Transcending Films

    It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love

  • Mouse and Cat by Desert Lizards

    An orphaned girl struggles with fear and moral ambiguity as she closes the door on her troubled past

  • Polished by B.R Film

    Rich man lending a helping hand to a homeless man, making a difference in his life.

  • Rare Acquisitions by Troglodyte Productions

    Life is full of little choices

  • Red Rover by Rising Mesa Productions, LLC

    A hotel bartender enters into an unlikely bet with a traveling salesman.

  • RESET by Austiquerque

    There are no do overs.

  • Ripple Effect by Rad Hard Rubber Duckies

    Past and Future clash in the old West

  • Sea Fever by heyyou! films

    A woman struggles with dream and reality, contemplating a deep sea voyage to find solace.

  • Sir Archeron's Party by Friends of Film

    A group of con artists gather to meet royalty only to find themselves out of their element.

  • Surprise by The Christopher Williams Experience

    Follow the struggle as a man struggles to take revenge against his worst enemy

  • The Breach by 4'33" Productions

    We come from water and thus return

  • The Drag by Bad Pearl

    Post alien invasion survivors travel through rough terrain in need of supplies.

  • The Family Jewels by Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms

    A family band regroups after the death of their father.

  • The Joneses by 82/92 Productions

    For the Joneses, winning is everything.

  • The Mint by Spaghetti

    Mykala raises money for a blood drive.

  • The Mission by Insignis Productions

    I bet you dollars to donuts

  • The Recruiters by Alan Smithee

    Hunting for prospects has never been so silly!

  • The Salesman by Pangloss Productions

    A slick salesman falls in love with a tough cowgirl & tries to sell her on moving to the big city

  • The Salesman Always Knocks Thric by Wild Noodle Productions

    A slick salesman is propositioned... for murder!

  • The Salesman's Son by Shonkey's Productions

    A salesman's perfect day goes horribly bad shen he rinds the wrong doorbell.

  • The Shadow In The Dark by IGT Productions

    Some people can't change...

  • Troublemakers by #IncredibleFilms

    What's in the barrel?

  • Unsolved Cases With Sherkey Holmes by MonkeyJug

    Sometimes, being fashionable is over-rated in the presence of sheer stupidity.

  • When I Go by RokrJon Movies

    The rise and fall of a rock and roll couple... and the struggle to find the music again.

  • You Shot Me Dead by Burquewood's Finest

    Two lovers on the run and chase that ensues to hunt them down.


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