Albuquerque, New Mexico October 14 - 16, 2016

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 The In-Famous El Guapos for winning Best Film of 2016. Their film Won't Let You Go will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2017.


1st Place: Best Film of 2016

Won't Let You Go by The In-Famous El Guapos

2nd Place: Best Film of 2016

Reel Killers by Playing With Matches

Required Elements

  • Character: Janice or John Giles, Health Insurance Claims Processor
  • Prop: a tomato
  • Line: All day, every day.

Audience Favorite: Group A

Truth / Dare by Gentlemen Bastards

Audience Favorite: Group B

Won't Let You Go by The In-Famous El Guapos

Best Writing

Truth / Dare by Gentlemen Bastards

Best Editing

All Day Every Day by DataButterfly

Best Directing

Won't Let You Go by The In-Famous El Guapos

Best Cinematography

Truth / Dare by Gentlemen Bastards

Best Sound Design

'Little Talks' by Maccsimum Terror

Best Musical Score

'Untitled' by Tusky Films

Best Acting

Truth / Dare by Gentlemen Bastards

Best Actor

Jess Leisveld by Maccsimum Terror

Best Actress

Brtynee Ratledge Truth / Dare by Gentlemen Bastards

Best Graphics

Animus by DragonCliff Productions

Best Special Effects

'Little Talks' by Maccsimum Terror

Best Make Up

Claimed by City College

Best Use of Character

'Untitled' by Tusky Films

Best Use of Prop

Carnie Adovada by Los Chupacabras

Best Use of Line

Love Thy Neighbor by Irish Banshees

Best Use of Genre

'Reel Killers' Reel Killers by Playing With Matches

Best Scream

You've Been Invited by Scream Team

Best Team Photo

All Day Every Day by DataButterfly

Funniest Horror Comedy

The Skinwalker by Barcode

2016 Film List

  • All Day Every Day by DataButterfly

    A girl goes to visit her father for a weekend to remember

  • Animus by DragonCliff Productions

    Animus: noun. strong dislike; hostile attitude; animosity

  • Blood for Tomorrow by Cinemabunz

    After a mysterious figure approached a couple, terrible things began to happen.

  • Carnie Adovada by Los Chupacabras

    They're NOT freaks.

  • Claimed by City College

    In this house, there's no room for the living.

  • HEX by Metal Detector Productions

    When a 48 Hour team set out to shoot their project, darkness looms ahead

  • I Want To Pet the Unicorn by team maki

    Horror can be Happy

  • In This Together by WIsteria Production

    Beimg watched can make you panic, specially if your hiding something

  • Janice was Bad by One Woman Horror Story

    Janice documents her dark and horrifying secret. The footage is leaked years later.

  • Loss by Ghost Flower Films

    It's not the end of the word. Or is it?

  • Love Thy Neighbor by Irish Banshees

    When You Love Your Neighbor Too Much

  • Monophobia by Blitzar Media Group

    Some people just can't be alone

  • No Good Deed by Siren 13

    Sometimes you have to be kind to be cruel

  • Preacher's Little Secrets by CCG Productions

    Hostaged young women in isolation suffering from phobia of the outside world by brainwashing.

  • Reel Killers by Playing With Matches
  • The Giles Files by Byrdman Group/Mega Ultra Studios

    Sometimes the bad guys aren't who you think

  • The Skinwalker by Barcode

    A boy finds a haunted native american doll that is possessed by a Skinwalker.

  • Truth / Dare by Gentlemen Bastards

    How far are you willing to go with your friends

  • Won't Let You Go by The In-Famous El Guapos

    A woman struggles to maintain sanity while being pursued by an unknown stalker.

  • Xander Art’s HQ by Burqewoods finest

    all day every day

  • You've Been Invited by Scream Team

    You've been Invited to spend the night in a haunted theatre. We Dare You!!

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