Buffalo, New York August 20 - 22, 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 Vitascope for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Blind Spot will go on to represent Buffalo against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Blind Spot by Vitascope

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Dry by Buffalo Above Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Deer Friend by Crowley Webb

Required Elements

  • Character: Justin or Justine Fitch, Plumber
  • Prop: a ball
  • Line: "Honesty is the best policy."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Wish For Wimple by Puppet Nerd

Audience Favorite: Group B

Blind Spot by Vitascope

Best Writing

TAKE ME by LuminaryFigures/ComposedIMAGE

Best Editing

Wish For Wimple by Puppet Nerd

Best Directing

Blind Spot by Vitascope

Best Cinematography

Goat by Xylograph Films

Best Musical Score

Pipe Dreams by The Graduates

Best Actor

Alex Behrens The Deer Friend by Crowley Webb

Best Actress

Melodie Roehrig Dry by Buffalo Above Films

Best Supporting Actress

Alaska Anderson Wish For Wimple by Puppet Nerd

Best Ensemble Acting

Blind Spot by Vitascope

Best Graphics

Boczski by Fighting Mongoose Pictures

Best Special Effects

Bitter by Three Point Productions

Best Choreography

Plunged! by Shut Up Mom I’m Making a Film Productions

Best Costumes

Petroleum Pipeline by Rogue Waters Productions

Best Use of Character

I Wouldn't Change a Thing by Rivers INK’d

Best Use of Prop

Plungin' & Dragons by 1666 Theatrical Productions

Best Use of Line

Sinister Plots by Team BM-VM

2021 Film List

  • Apartment 6 by Andromeda Productions

    When the owners are away, the guests will play..

  • Bitter by Three Point Productions

    One taste changes everything.

  • Blind Spot by Vitascope

    Blind Spot

  • Boczski by Fighting Mongoose Pictures

    Get that Kiss

  • bts_footage.mp4 by Aurora Orientem Productions

    A group of friends decide to participate in their local 48 Hour Film Project. Will they make it in time?

  • Crappily Ever After by Bad Apple Productions

    Bippity Bopitty - Fix this Sh!t

  • Dry by Buffalo Above Films

    Sometimes you gotta let shit go.

  • Flushing Evil by Atomic Pandas

    evil that leaks often leads to chaos

  • Goat by Xylograph Films

    Some questions are better left unanswered.

  • Goat Cheese by 1 More Time

    I love you so much Max.

  • HIKE by YeahSame Studios

    Some paths can go a bit too far, in my opinion

  • I Wouldn't Change a Thing by Rivers INK’d

    Is this going to be the best day ever?

  • Instadventure by On Broad Street Productions

    In Our Most Challenging Times We Discover What Is Important

  • Keep It Clean by Too Much Bull

    When the ladies compete in the chruch dogdeball game.

  • Malicious Compliance by Phantom Bandit

    Don't get mad. Get even.

  • Out of the Box by Green Buffalo Productions

    Drop dead singles come and join the fun!

  • Petroleum Pipeline by Rogue Waters Productions

    WARNING: PETROLEUM PIPELINE AHEAD. NO DIGGING.

  • Pipe Dreams by The Graduates

    I'm a plumber but I can't fix everything

  • Plunged! by Shut Up Mom I’m Making a Film Productions

    Sometimes the most unappreciated duties are the most remarkable

  • Plungin' & Dragons by 1666 Theatrical Productions

    It's Never Too Late For a Roll of the Dice

  • Rehearsal by Prestige Pictures

    Sometimes you need a do over. And over. And over.

  • REUNION by Smart Luck Productions

    E.F.F. Eternal Friends Forever.

  • Sinister Plots by Team BM-VM

    You need a tough realtor to sell a tough house

  • Something like that by Wicked Goose Productions

    mob men and plumbers

  • TAKE ME by LuminaryFigures/ComposedIMAGE

    Take me to Paris

  • The Deer Friend by Crowley Webb

    Struggling mascot finds happiness.

  • The Fat Scat by Lake Bottom Pictures

    The best inventor, the crappiest salesmen.

  • The Reality Flush by Poorgirl

    Odd together but better than being alone

  • The Yank, the Hooligan and the Loser. by PizzaDog Studios

    A one-of-a-kind Western showdown -- that takes place in London, of course.

  • Wish For Wimple by Puppet Nerd

    A Wish, A Friend, An Awesome Day


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