Boston, Massachusetts May 7 - 9, 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 Pilotgroove Pictures for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Life with the Dead will go on to represent Boston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Life with the Dead by Pilotgroove Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Flush by John John Mark Mac

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Background by Medley Of Fresh Vegetables

Required Elements

  • Character: Roman or Roma Turcott, Executive Director
  • Prop: A coffee cup or mug--not disposable
  • Line: ""I can't remember where or when." OR "I cannot remember where or when.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Background by Medley Of Fresh Vegetables

Honorable Mention
Porcelaino, P.I. by Obnots

Audience Favorite: Group B

Flush by John John Mark Mac

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Next Big Thing by Moose Films

Honorable Mention
The Clash at Deep Owl Woods by Red Wine With Fish

2021 Film List

  • A Gnome Darker by Collective Subconscious Productions

    A society without dreams is like a forest without its trees. A sword without a blade. A gnome... without a beard.

  • Flush by John John Mark Mac

    A young man discovers a magical toilet that radically changes his life.

  • Here Comes the Sun by Johnny Mnemonic

    A wannabe villain travels out from his evil lair and learns to appreciate the world he so desperately wanted to destroy, thus saving it in the process.

  • Life with the Dead by Pilotgroove Pictures

    A 10th anniversary return to the world of the Zombie Inconvenience

  • Man's Best Friend by Unclear Advantage

    Follow a loyal companion in the wake of a mysterious murder and a high stake robbery. The future of the world is in her paws.

  • Porcelaino, P.I. by Obnots

    A private detective with a special skill investigates a crime.

  • Stuffed by Open Gate Films

    A boy is hired to babysit a dead middle-aged man.

  • The Background by Medley Of Fresh Vegetables

    When you are too focused on what's right in front of you, you can miss what's in the background.

  • The Children's Plan by G.COLE Productions

    On Mother’s Day, a father tries to spare his kids from inevitable disappointment.

  • The Clash at Deep Owl Woods by Red Wine With Fish

    A cowboy and his companion battle a railroad baron while searching for a kidnapped baby.

  • The Deja Vu Paradox: An Examination of Looping Time by Extra Medium

    An expert in time and the human psyche experiences deja vu during an interview about her new book.

  • The Johnson Report by Hands Brerra

    Chet can't find a very important work file and receives unexpected help.

  • The Next Big Thing by Moose Films

    During the 1980s, a teenage girl learning to navigate popularity and friendships stumbles on the next big thing.

  • THE VIRUS: REVENGE by WEATHER IS HAPPENING

    THE WEATHER MAN GOES ON A YEAR LONG INVOLUNTARY HERMITAGE, BUT WILL THE WEATHER MAN EXACT REVENGE ON HIS CAPTOR?

  • The Water Man by Juri Love Productions

    Fiona greets a visitor from her past who reminds her of her traumatic childhood and the horror that lived at the bottom of the family pond.

  • True Life: How I Became A Fairy by Dark Mystery Productions

    Its A Fairy’s Tale


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