Albuquerque, New Mexico October 16 - 18, 2015

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 Stargazers for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Arid will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Arid by Stargazers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Junior by Barcode

Required Elements

  • Character: Ned or Nettie Walker, Retired Scientist
  • Prop: a straw
  • Line: "There are only two options."

Best Writing

A Chairs of the Heart by City College

Best Editing

Unplugged by MURPH! Productions

Honorable Mention
Junior by Barcode

Best Directing

Arid by Stargazers

Bunker Punks by DDP

Best Cinematography

The Omega by Quantum Hill

Best Sound Design

C.H.I.P. by HitMan Productions

Best Musical Score

Bunker Punks by DDP

Unplugged by MURPH! Productions

Best Actor

Steven Ray Byrd My New Best Friend by Byrdman Group

Tommy Joy A Chairs of the Heart by City College

Best Actress

Aurora Antonio Unplugged by MURPH! Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

My New Best Friend by Byrdman Group

Honorable Mention
Unplugged by MURPH! Productions

Best Graphics

C.H.I.P. by HitMan Productions

Best Special Effects

Killing Time by Controlled Chaos

Best Choreography

Last Hope by Transcending Films

Best Costumes

Bunker Punks by DDP

Best Use of Character

Junior by Barcode

Best Use of Prop

My New Best Friend by Byrdman Group

Best Use of Line

Stream of Consciousness by Siren 13 Media

2015 Film List

  • A Chairs of the Heart by City College

    When science goes wrong, how do you find your seat in the world?

  • Alien Nation by Ben Carson Superpack

    They're with us now or will be soon.

  • Arid by Stargazers

    Facing a deadly plague and water shortage,a boy fights to survive while caring for his ailing mother

  • Blood Orange by Positive Productions

    Sibling Rivalry

  • Bunker Punks by DDP

    People attempt to survive after the Great Collapse

  • C.H.I.P. by HitMan Productions

    A dangerous piece of technology is created that can turn citizens and military in to androi/robots,

  • De-Vice by Roadrunner Android Syndicate
  • I Like the Quiet by Humano Productions

    We all need a little peace and quiet, and sometimes the future can come back to give us just...that.

  • Interlopers by Pixel Pony Nightmare Productions

    A young trans woman seeks radical surgery with the help of her extraterrestrial boyfriend.

  • Junior by Barcode

    Evil robots are falling from the sky, Junior is on the loose.

  • Killing Time by Controlled Chaos

    Two bored friends try out the Virtual Reality game made by Ned Walker.

  • Last Hope by Transcending Films

    Hope is not what it seems

  • Marlo & Dutch by Alien Invasion Tomato Monster Mexican Armada Brothers

    MPD now wrought with corruption. Two renegade cops looking for interplanetary justice.

  • Miles Until We Sleep by DATA Films

    Screamers have invaded Earth and humanity is on the brink of extinction until hope arrives.

  • My New Best Friend by Byrdman Group

    looks just like a celebrity

  • My story, till the end by lloyd

    girl wanders after waking up from escaping plague

  • Project Csendes by For fun!

    A retired scientist must face some consequences from the one she loves.

  • Rise to Fall by Nebulous Bears

    There's Only Two Options

  • Sisterhood by A2Zin7flat

    Aliens have a plan to take over earth, but will their plan suceed or will womankind prevail?

  • Still Alive by The 3rd Period

    Survivors of the intergalactic war and metagenic virus find a man who could divide the group.

  • Stop by Bad Pearl

    stop, Stop her, Don't Resist, Cora Stop, don't run

  • Stream of Consciousness by Siren 13 Media

    Two scientists and a group of people try to escape death by uploading their minds to robots on Mars.

  • The Dense by Austiquerque

    An unexpected evil decends on a western town...

  • The Final Straw by Captain Caveman's Space Cadets
  • The Omega by Quantum Hill

    Last woman on Earth finds out she's not alone.

  • The Serum by WOW

    A scientist terrible mistake and his road towards a solution

  • Unplugged by MURPH! Productions

    Reality and virtual reality become indistinguishable.


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