Albuquerque, New Mexico September 10 - 12, 2021

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 Fumblers for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Mike Mysteries will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Mike Mysteries by Fumblers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

One in a Merllion by Faulty Trail

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Criminal Pursuits by CAM(era)

Required Elements

  • Character: Linda or Lincoln Tendetti, Cartoonist
  • Prop: Tongs
  • Line: "You know what they say, 'Location, Location, Location.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Mike Mysteries by Fumblers

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Grim Perspective by Banana Wasp's Studios

Best Writing

A Grim Perspective by Banana Wasp's Studios

Best Editing

Mike Mysteries by Fumblers

Best Directing

Mike Mysteries by Fumblers

Best Sound Design

One in a Merllion by Faulty Trail

Best Ensemble Acting

The Maybe Shower Mystery by All Who Oppose

Best Effects

One in a Merllion by Faulty Trail

Best Costumes

VAXXIN ASSASSIN by UnScene Media

Best Make Up

A Grim Perspective by Banana Wasp's Studios

Best Use of Character

The Maybe Shower Mystery by All Who Oppose

Best Use of Prop

The Maybe Shower Mystery by All Who Oppose

Best Use of Line

Come to My Window by StageCoachAliens

Best in a Comedy

One in a Merllion by Faulty Trail

Best in a Comedy Role Supporting

Mike Mysteries by Fumblers

Best in a Dramatic Role

Unspoken by Mirage Media

Best in Dramatic Role Supporting

Claire Russel Criminal Pursuits by CAM(era)

2021 Film List

  • A Day In The Life by shadow productions

    A Lesson in Loneliness

  • A Drink Best Served Cold by Misfits

    Death is too close for weak drinks.

  • A Grim Perspective by Banana Wasp's Studios

    Being the fourth horseman of the apocalypse isn't an easy job.

  • Cartoonist by Jsheets Media

    I did this

  • Come to My Window by StageCoachAliens

    I've been watching you too

  • Criminal Pursuits by CAM(era)

    GODDAMNIT DEBORAH

  • Deep Background by GingerBarber

    Go deep or get sent home.

  • Divine Intervention by Siema

    Darling, Demonic, Decision Making...

  • Drawn Out by Byrdmangroup/Mega Ultra Studios

    Solar storms suck

  • For The Loved Ones by Coffee Collaborators - Brew Crew

    You might not see her again

  • Mike Mysteries by Fumblers

    The silent killer

  • Mythomania by Veypurr

    You Know what they say location, location, location

  • Nobody's Hero by Something Heavy Mfg

    A Superhero's Lament

  • One in a Merllion by Faulty Trail

    A fish tale

  • Ranch Ritual by FilmVoid

    A detective and a forensic specialist/cartoonist go check out a crime scene.

  • Red Flags by The Tarintinos

    Dating is more than just looking out for Red Flags.

  • Silent Knight by Rogue Coyote

    Justice is swift and silent this Chrismas

  • The Maybe Shower Mystery by All Who Oppose

    W.H.O. has the tongs.

  • The Sit Down Standoff by Ghost Flower Films

    Old grudges die hard.

  • Underhanded by Universal Joint Productions

    "Where is she?!?"

  • Unspoken by Mirage Media

    Happy Monday!

  • VAXXIN ASSASSIN by UnScene Media

    VAXXIN ASSASSIN


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