Austin, Texas June 11 - 13, 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 Dos Pollos Productions for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film On the House will go on to represent Austin against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Pointing Home by An Unlikely Party

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Story of Diego Ruiz by VOXAVILA | Films

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October 8 - 10, 2021

Required Elements

  • Character: Diego or Diana Ruiz, Cosplayer
  • Prop: hot sauce
  • Line: "It's (it is) time to find out."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Breathe by Ten House Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

It Takes 10 to Tango by Team El Guapo

Best Writing

On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

Best Editing

On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

Best Directing

Death Benefits by OW MY BACK! Productions

Best Cinematography

On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

Best Sound Design

The Story of Diego Ruiz by VOXAVILA | Films

Best Musical Score

Ryan Anderson Laying Down the Heat by O & A Creative

Best Music

"Ghost's Angel" by Katie & Josiah Chadwick Hollow Pursuits by Laconic Mojo

Best Acting

Stephen Moore It Takes 10 to Tango by Team El Guapo

Best Ensemble Acting

On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

Best Graphics

The Story of Diego Ruiz by VOXAVILA | Films

Best Effects

Pointing Home by An Unlikely Party

Best Costumes

Pointing Home by An Unlikely Party

Best Set Design

Pointing Home by An Unlikely Party

Best Use of Character

Fabricated by Sisters' Productions

Best Use of Prop

On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

Best Use of Line

Breathe by Ten House Productions

Best Use of Genre

Pointing Home by An Unlikely Party

Best Stunts

Summer of '82 by Bright Eye Pictures

2021 Film List

  • Breathe by Ten House Productions

    To face your fears, one must breathe.

  • Broken Spirits by Maganific Productions

    One family, one bar, one struggle

  • Captain Aztec by Anomaly Factor

    cultural revenge

  • Casa de Ruiz by Sacred Sinema

    Two best friends party their way into dire circumstances.

  • Death Benefits by OW MY BACK! Productions

    After the death of his childhood best friend, Alex finds out that his friend's sister is in grave danger, and seeks to keep his promise, despite the danger surrounding them.

  • Fabricated by Sisters' Productions

    The fabric between reality and imagination rip at the seams.

  • Hollow Pursuits by Laconic Mojo

    It's never too late for love.

  • It Takes 10 to Tango by Team El Guapo

    After eating the hottest sauce in the world a man finds himself experiencing a world where the drama run as hot as the passion.

  • Laying Down the Heat by O & A Creative

    I thought my pool playing days were over

  • Lost Daughter by 3 Generations

    Family is not always blood.

  • Mother's Dream by Ragtag

    What can you cook up if you follow your dreams?

  • On the House by Dos Pollos Productions

    There's a mystery to solve.

  • Pirate Support by Tornado Boyz Produxions

    Capt. Diego Ruiz attempts to alter his destiny only to end up in a fate worse than death.

  • Pointing Home by An Unlikely Party

    You're stronger than you think

  • Seance by HumbleBae

    Cosplayer Diana Diaz hosts a seance with her nephew Felix. What spirits will be conjured, and who will make it out?

  • Summer of '82 by Bright Eye Pictures

    One girl's struggle to become her best summer self.

  • Surviving by Phoenale

    Surviving

  • The Button by NeverStop Films

    I'm gonna do it.

  • The Cosplay Killer by CAKE Films

    What happens when you would kill to fit in.

  • The Story of Diego Ruiz by VOXAVILA | Films

    On a quest for love, a cosplaying ninja roams the land and find himself in for a surprise at a local taco shop.

  • Zyphra by Smokin' Tree Productions

    Zyphra, a lone wolf trying to survive in a male-dominated post-apocalyptic world.


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