Albuquerque, New Mexico July 11 - 13, 2008

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 Guapo for winning Best Film of 2008. Their film Tinkerin will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2009.


1st Place: Best Film of 2008

Tinkerin by The In-Famous El Guapo

2nd Place: Best Film of 2008

Spared by Fire Born Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Tim or Tina Walton, Receptionist
  • Prop: an automobile part
  • Line: "I forgot we had this."

Best Writing

All the Right Tools by Huevos En Fuego

Best Editing

Homeland by Ultimatum

Best Directing

Breaking In by Key Vision Voice

Best Cinematography

Spared by Fire Born Films

Best Sound Design

Water Torture by Make Film, Chop Wood

Best Musical Score

Tinkerin by The In-Famous El Guapo

Best Actor

Michael Dolce All the Right Tools by Huevos En Fuego

Best Actress

Rebekah Wiggins Down the Road by HeatStroke Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Down the Road by HeatStroke Productions

Best Graphics

Basket Case by Lost Film

Best Special Effects

An Easter Story by Los Chupacabras

Best Costumes

Las Vegas New Mexico, 1875 by ARK Film Productions LLC

Best Use of Character

Tinkerin by The In-Famous El Guapo

Best Use of Prop

Home by Worldwide Strike Force

Best Use of Line

Spared by Fire Born Films

2008 Film List

  • All the Right Tools by Huevos En Fuego
  • An Easter Story by Los Chupacabras
  • Basket Case by Lost Film
  • Breaking In by Key Vision Voice
  • Down the Road by HeatStroke Productions
  • Home by Worldwide Strike Force
  • Homeland by Ultimatum
  • Las Vegas New Mexico, 1875 by ARK Film Productions LLC
  • Spared by Fire Born Films
  • Tinkerin by The In-Famous El Guapo
  • Water Torture by Make Film, Chop Wood

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