Albuquerque, New Mexico July 26 - 28, 2019

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 Ultimatum Pictures for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Heaven:Sent will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Weathered by Los Metates Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Bill or Billie Jean Gecko, Assistant
  • Prop: a suitcase
  • Line: "When did that happen?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Baggage by Faulty Trail

Audience Favorite: Group B

Weathered by Los Metates Studios

Audience Favorite: Group C

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Writing

Weathered by Los Metates Studios

Honorable Mention
Baggage by Faulty Trail

Best Editing

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

Honorable Mention
Cicada by 2880

Best Directing

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Cinematography

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Sound Design

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Song

"Let's Go Back" written and performed by Sam Nesbitt & Kendra Lambert Baggage by Faulty Trail

Best Actor

Rob Tode The Great Director by Wrecking Crew

Best Supporting Actor

Seriah Getty Weathered by Los Metates Studios

Best Ensemble Acting

Baggage by Faulty Trail

Best Graphics

Baggage by Faulty Trail

Best Choreography

LOVE FOR SALE by Over The Hill Gang t

Best Costumes

Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

Best Make Up

Cicada by 2880

Best Use of Character

Case Race by The Snake Pit

Best Use of Prop

Baggage by Faulty Trail

Best Use of Line

Weathered by Los Metates Studios

Best Visual Effects

Project Ladera by Rogue Coyote

2019 Film List

  • A Murder Case by Dirt Witch

    Detective Richard Moody, a warn out tired old man, stubbles one morning hungover into a murder case that leads him to his darkest days.

  • AFFRONT by UnScene Media

    Stressed woman snaps after discovering a secret affair.

  • After Camelot by Ghost Flower Films

    In the wake of Kennedy’s assassination reels from the tragedy when confronted with another.

  • All The Romance by Bad Pearl Productions
  • An Adventure WIthin by Watch My Movie Productions

    Going out on an adventure geocaching, what would you find?

  • Back by BHG Productions
  • Baggage by Faulty Trail

    A broken down duo of criminals meets a breaking down couple on the side of the road. Don't open that.

  • Billie and Sid-A Background Story by Casting Coffee Productions

    Two long time friends plan an escape from a retirement home for Background Extras to make a last movie before its too late!

  • Case Race by The Snake Pit

    In the struggle to move up the corporate ladder, one intern tries her best to deliver a suitcase to her boss at any means necessary.

  • Chasing Reflections by Thunder & Lightning

    In an underworld of indecency there are the innocent.  Far too often they are left to fend for themselves.  But once in a while the stars align and one person’s bravery meets another person’s vice meets another person’s skill and for just a moment the world is set right.

  • Cicada by 2880
  • Creature Finders: The Real Area 51 by Byrdmangroup

    Sometimes things aren’t what they seem

  • Death (Metal) In the Family by Bound by Tape

    For this Family Death is an Opportunity.

  • Heaven:Sent by Ultimatum Pictures

    Nobody gets in trouble in HEAVEN

  • In Need of Assistance by Useless Major

    Billie Jean Gecko, an assistant to the notorious hitman Boss Travis, is called into Boss Travis' office.

  • LOVE FOR SALE by Over The Hill Gang t

    Cupid pitches in.

  • Ondafly by #teamwin
  • Out Of The Black by Celluloid Boy
  • Playing Games by Katharsis Media

    Follow Jake as he wishes his sister out of existence.

  • Project Ladera by Rogue Coyote

    It's just another day for a retired veteran and his caretaker, until things take a turn for the worse. Does this old veteran still have fight in him? Or something more than that?

  • Rideshare by Troglodyte Productions

    The road is where friendship really happens.

  • Shine by Green Couch Media

    Be the Brightest Bitch

  • Take A Chance by Shakespear Monkey Productions

    The world's clumsiest man tries to find love with the help of a friend.

  • The Backward by Desert Lizards

    A shy student gets transported to a backwards dimension and desperately searches for a way home while trying to fit in.

  • The Devil's Suitcase by MOONG00SE Productions

    A young woman is thrown into a cosmic conflict when she is tasked by God to destroy an evil magical suitcase created by the Devil

  • The Director Who Could by Corno Productions

    Faced with a near impossible task, our star takes drastic measures to fulfill his mission.

  • The Great Director by Wrecking Crew

    Brilliant director keeps losing cast and crew to unfortunate circumstances.

  • The Last Inning by Banana Wasp's Studios

    When an Alzheimer plagued man struggles to remember his life, his granddaughter steps in and takes him on a trip in hopes of jogging his memory.

  • The wizard of cause: the journey of Jed by The TARINtinos

    Wizard goes on a journey to slay evil warlord.

  • Uncaged by Popdoom
  • Unity by The False Door

    A rebellious girl and her family are swept away to a mysterious and dangerous place.

  • Weathered by Los Metates Studios

    A young frontierswoman is caught between her fiery older sister and the prickly old woman who reluctantly offers them shelter in the harsh world of the West.

  • When Did That Happen? by Practical Actors Acting Out Loud

    Before crossing to the other side, a man revisits past relationships with important people in his life as a result of making a costly and poor decision with alcohol.


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