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 A

Fur Real by Seige Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

More Than Words by In-Famous El Guapos

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

The Prototype by IFDM

Mindless by Lindele Media

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.

  • "The Case of the Stolen Mask" by Five OH Five Productions LLC

    Sam always gets her man.

  • A Shocking Epiphany by Ruiner

    A man gets telepathic powers

  • AFTER PARTY by Solano Pictures

    The story of two friends and the horrors they encounter after they leave the Masquerade.

  • An Unlikely Hero by Lotus Eye

    Superheroes save the world!!

  • blood actually by Walkie Talkies

    A young vampire comes of age

  • Death Suits Them by Extreme Green

    The tale of sadistic twins that seek revenge when a boarding school has been built on top of their grave.

  • Destiny's Caller by Fire Born Films & Stage Acting Academy

    Two young lovers torn apart by destiny

  • Fur Real by Seige Films

    People who love their animals go one step beyond love.

  • Hannah and Her Fruit Flies by Key Vision Voice

    An enlightened fruit fly gives up his freedom for the one he loves.

  • Hardly working by IGT

    When a co worker attempts to pull a practical joke on another individual, things quickly get pushed over the edge

  • Lizzard of Boz by Cardboard Man Productions

    Lady loonies escape as asylm after making movie

  • Mi Alma by Los Chupacabras

    Sometimes you have to lose your Alma to find your soul.

  • Mindless by Lindele Media

    Be a lamb

  • More Than Words by In-Famous El Guapos

    Birthday celebration short circuited by a short sited worker from the Electric Company

  • name of film by Chicas & Crones

    jerry meets sally and all is well in river city until the dog interveans in their relationship

  • Saving Face by Out of Stock Productions

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

  • Sideshow by Medic 13

    A brother searching for answers finds the bloody truth in the hellish decandents of the Truman age.

  • Stump by Ultimatum Pictures

    Limb from limb.

  • The Adventures of the Habitual Resume Padder by Spud Films

    Follow the adventures of Lee Stephens, as he survives countless perilous quandaries created by his overly padded resume.

  • The Box Job by HoagenFritz Productions

    Feuding with her detective brother our heroine devises a plan to obtain the missing piece to her father's bequeathment

  • The Cutting Room by Delicious Cuts

    Lee the electrician finds a mini-camcorder with disturbing images on it. But what he sees on the camera is nothing compared to a work appointment at a creepy Ma and Pa warehouse.

  • The Making of "The Truth is in Here": The Cedric Hitchcock Story by Herd of Cats

    A psychic finds more than he bargained for in a used bookstore.

  • the Mycelium Zone by Redux

    I can't get it out of my head

  • 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 Sapphire Kids by Sapphire Flames

    A brother and sister team with supernatural powers challenge playground bullies and their greedy grandmother.

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

    They're Inside.

  • We Won! by Digital Juice Productions

    our own fantasy of the 48 hour competition

  • Welcome Home by Gamma Productions

    Grief is hard to handle.

  • What the Hell? (A Brownie's tale) by Prehistoric Pictures

    An old man teaches a bad person a lesson.

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