Albuquerque, New Mexico November 3 - 5, 2017

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 Faulty Trail for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Firmware will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Firmware by Faulty Trail

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

The Seven Doors by Ultimatum Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Mia or Miles Gonzales, Human Resources Coordinator
  • Prop: A Clock
  • Line: ""We're running out of time." Or "We are running out of time.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Seven Doors by Ultimatum Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

Firmware by Faulty Trail

Best Writing

Firmware by Faulty Trail

Best Editing

Midnight Ranch by MarieEllis Pictures

Best Directing

The Seven Doors by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Cinematography

The Seven Doors by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Sound Design

Firmware by Faulty Trail

Best Musical Score

Firmware by Faulty Trail

Best Actor

Gael Arath No Tengas Miedo by Popdoom

Best Actress

Marina Natseway Satanic Panic by City College

Best Ensemble Acting

The Seven Doors by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Special Effects

Firmware by Faulty Trail

Best Costumes

Maestro De Tempo by CCG Productions

Best Use of Character

The Canidate by Troglodyte Productions

Best Use of Prop

Nighty Night by red Spectre Films

Best Use of Line

Maestro De Tempo by CCG Productions

2017 Film List

  • Bleed, Sing by Metal Detector Productions

    Musician Nicky No-Name faces violent allegations that bring up a violent past.

  • Firmware by Faulty Trail

    A family loses control of their android butler.

  • Happy fun party time by Crayon Dinosaur

    In attempt to build his website, a dj films a party for a client, unaware of the deadly scene he will be apart of.

  • Hubby's Hobby by Squatchy

    Happy wife. Happy Life.

  • Maestro De Tempo by CCG Productions

    We’re running out of time

  • Mandatory by BreezyB Productions

    Forced work retreats can be killer.

  • Midnight Ranch by MarieEllis Pictures

    Hopeing for a relaxing weekend away in a cabin, things quickly turn bad for the group.

  • Nighty Night by red Spectre Films

    Curfews aren't for Halloween.

  • No Tengas Miedo by Popdoom
  • Not Forgotten by DATADragons

    A trio of friends come together on the anniversary of the accidental death of a classmate but a long-kept secret may have dire consequences for the group.

  • On Time by Marions Minions

    On time, every time.

  • Pass Me By by Barcode

    After trying human meat for a food blog, a reporter develops a craving for human flesh.

  • Ready or Not... by August Star Productions

    Three college students day drink in a prop house where things may not be what they seem...

  • Satanic Panic by City College

    A young woman searches for an exciting, new demon for her cult to worship.

  • The Canidate by Troglodyte Productions

    People are dying to get the job.

  • The Contract by rice tub productions

    A conflicted man has made a deal with the darkness to escape his own demise. As the clock winds down, will he choose a path of redemption, or will he sacrifice everything and everyone that he loves to fulfill his contract?

  • The Seven Doors by Ultimatum Pictures

    Can you face the seven doorways of your mind?

  • Walking Miles by Barrow's Little Achievers

    WHAT happens when you forget your meds? Nothing good.


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