Asheville, North Carolina July 16 - 18, 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 Hazel Mill for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Deliver Me will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Between Roy Biv by Sabal Studio

Required Elements

  • Character: Joe or Jolene Detweiler, painter
  • Prop: A pill
  • Line: ""I'd really like to know what goes on in that head of yours." OR "I would really like to know what goes on in that head of yours.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Remembering Dreams by All Around Artsy

Honorable Mentions
Masterpiece by Hats Away Productions
Bare by Team Cat Fly

Audience Favorite: Group B

Peeling Paint by Team Long Shot

Honorable Mentions
Deliver Me by Hazel Mill
Cardboard Canvas by One-Man Band

Best Writing

Noble Robinette Peeling Paint by Team Long Shot

Best Editing

Simon Bonneau Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

Best Directing

David Gwaltney Cardboard Canvas by One-Man Band

Honorable Mention
Simon Bonneau Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

Best Cinematography

Simon Bonneau Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

Honorable Mention
Ben Lochen The Dreamer's Plague by Four Brothers Films

Best Sound Design

Remembering Dreams by All Around Artsy

Best Musical Score

Robert Gowan Remembering Dreams by All Around Artsy

Best Acting

Tammy Mattox Between Roy Biv by Sabal Studio

Honorable Mention
Ronnie Hooks Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

Best Supporting Actor

Matthew Thompson Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

Best Ensemble Acting

Fantasy Girl by Team Turbo

Best Special Effects

The Medium by The Holophonic Theatre

Best Costumes

The Medium by The Holophonic Theatre

Best Use of Character

Wedding Bales by Kongfather Media

Best Use of Prop

Peeling Paint by Team Long Shot

Best Use of Line

Crimson Mercy by Colony 9 Productions

Honorable Mention
Bare by Team Cat Fly

Best Use of Genre

Gallery of Terrors by Artificial Ink

Best Choreography: Dance, Stunt or Fight

Wedding Bales by Kongfather Media

Best New Artist

Hazel Gowan Remembering Dreams by All Around Artsy

Honorable Mention
Julia Young Fantasy Girl by Team Turbo

Best Production Design

Zachary Gladwin Bare by Team Cat Fly

2021 Film List

  • A DROP IN DEEP WATERS by Know Budget Films

    What lies inside the human mind

  • A Hard Pill To Swallow by Short Line Studios

    A night drive takes a turn.

  • Alone in Time by Film Pilot

    Man in time

  • Anti-climactic by The Cinemates

    All that for nothing?

  • Armchair Revolutionaries by BullMooseFilms

    plotting a revolution isn't easy.

  • Bare by Team Cat Fly

    You're going to burn in hell for this.

  • Below Snakes by Breaking Glass Films

    No blessings come with road down

  • Between Roy Biv by Sabal Studio

    Do you want to bounce back?

  • Cardboard Canvas by One-Man Band

    Art is Long. Life is Short.

  • Coming Into My Own by R&B Horton Studios

    I coming into my own

  • Crimson Mercy by Colony 9 Productions

    Closer than you think

  • Deliver Me by Hazel Mill

    Catherine discovers what happens when death takes you places you never planned to go.

  • Fantasy Girl by Team Turbo

    When reality is blurred, fantasies shine through.

  • Gallery of Terrors by Artificial Ink

    An artist investigating his nightmarish visions receives more than one unannounced visitor.

  • Masterpiece by Hats Away Productions
  • Matter of Time by Electric Eclectic

    The past can propel you to your future.

  • Mom by HareFamily

    Never give up on mom

  • On the Edge of a Knife by Bone and Brine Productions

    A mother-daughter story as told through the eyes of an addict house painter.

  • Peeling Paint by Team Long Shot

    It just gives you that little nudge.

  • Remembering Dreams by All Around Artsy

    Am I awake or am I dreaming?

  • The Dreamer's Plague by Four Brothers Films

    Some say a healer. Others, a devil.

  • The Dumpee by Rotten Apples

    Cheering up is hard to do.

  • The Medium by The Holophonic Theatre

    A tricky medium...

  • The Perfect Picture by Last Picture Show

    Raw, ravenous... Red!

  • The Road to Shamballa by Street Creatures

    Is that skeleton biker friend or foe?

  • The Siren by AVLFilm

    Welcome to The Mermaid, a Psychic Bar

  • The Ugly Poetic by Branchaloris

    He has to see what he can't unsee

  • Wedding Bales by Kongfather Media

    If you can't trust a salesman, who can you trust? Yourself?


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