Chicago, Illinois October 1 - 3, 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 En Uno Un for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Insomnia will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Insomnia by En Uno Un

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Bloomsday by Kick A Rock

Required Elements

  • Character: Gretta or Greg van Tendril, Florist
  • Prop: a recycling bin
  • Line: ""Believe it or not, it's true." OR "Believe it or not, it is true.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Til Death Do Us Part by The Witty City Extras

Audience Favorite: Group B

Love, John by DNA Collaborative

Audience Favorite: Group C

Bloomsday by Kick A Rock

Audience Favorite: Group D

Silence of The Lambchops by A Bunch of Strangers Making A Movie

Best Writing

Love, John by DNA Collaborative

Best Editing

The Little League by Year of the Phoenix Productions

Best Directing

Insomnia by En Uno Un

Best Cinematography

Insomnia by En Uno Un

Best Sound Design

An Unlikely Combo by Surfrock

Best Musical Score

Dream Date by AlMarte

Best Actor

The Little League by Year of the Phoenix Productions

Best Actress

Kickin' It With Kayleigh by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

Best Graphics

Greg or Gretta by END Studios

Best Special Effects

Bloomsday by Kick A Rock

Best Costumes

Green Time Machine by BearCat Productions

Best Use of Character

Silence of The Lambchops by A Bunch of Strangers Making A Movie

Best Use of Prop

The Envelope Please by Sidetrack-G

Best Use of Line

Pansy Scheme by Galaxy Maps

2021 Film List

  • 5:42 by Cassius & Ricky

    The time when your whole life can change

  • A Dish To Die For by Exo 11 Productions

    It’s got a KILLER taste

  • A Robbery by 2019 Ford Fiesta

    It was supposed to be simple.

  • An Unlikely Combo by Surfrock

    The fight is digital. The stakes are real.

  • Back Home by DB30 Films

    "If it was easy, would you?"

  • Bloomsday by Kick A Rock

    For the future to bloom, the past must be nurtured.

  • Chili Con by FWF Pictures

    A Chili Cookoff becomes an EPIC BLOWOUT!

  • Days of the Weak by Van Bishop

    Seven people. One house. One way out.

  • Dead Flowers by Nawzajem Films

    Death brings us closer.

  • Dead Man's Drink by Second Sticks

    It's dame tough being a detective

  • Dream Date by AlMarte

    She's a Dream

  • Flowers by Reaper

    With flowers comes revenge.

  • Going Pro by AK Interactive Media

    "I'm going to be the first professional kickball player"

  • Great Flowers, Great Responsibilities by Silent Cowboy Productions

    There comes a time when a florist must make a choice.

  • Green Time Machine by BearCat Productions

    Gonna take you places.

  • Greg Bond: Mission Impossible by STARVISION MEDIA/FILM LIFE NATION

    Greg Bond: Mission Impossible!

  • Greg or Gretta by END Studios

    You steal Greg‘s flowers, Gretta steals your life.

  • Hank's Off Day by Team 42

    Next time you're having a bad day, remember Hank

  • Incarnation by Hela's Hand Productions

    Time to Grow Up

  • Insomnia by En Uno Un

    Some times, you just can't sleep.

  • Jude's Mix by Dirt of the Earth

    a child's life is a mixed reality

  • Keepsake by Spirit Juice

    A pictures worth a thousand words

  • Kickin' It With Kayleigh by Ugly Sweater Entertainment

    A preview of the hottest new reality TV series

  • Love, John by DNA Collaborative

    Would you want your funeral captured?

  • MAGNOLIA by D3C0D3D Films

    The flower is out for delivery...

  • OPERATION HANGRY by STONCHAPRENEUR PRODUCTIONS

    EVEN SUPER SMART SPACE SCIENTISTS GET HANGRY!

  • Pansy Scheme by Galaxy Maps

    No Bark All Bite

  • RECYCL-O Rising by Old Man Productions

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycl-O

  • Red for Red by Starpower Film Company

    Money cant purchase commitment and love

  • Reduce, Reuse, Relive by Gem City Productions

    Save the planet, save yourself

  • RELIVE by AKWA Pictures

    REUSE RELIVE

  • Remain by Party for strangers

    A love that will never end

  • School Boys by Highball Films

    Just some boys want to have fun

  • Silence of The Lambchops by A Bunch of Strangers Making A Movie

    Someone's stealing Frank's food, but only Dylan cares.

  • The Briefcase by Lucid Vision Films

    A love by chance

  • The Envelope Please by Sidetrack-G

    Everyone is good at something.

  • The Lakefill by Everything Forever Inc.

    Things aren't as they seem after losing something precious.

  • The Last Teacher by Urban Pebble Productions

    That's what makes us so dangerous.

  • The Little League by Year of the Phoenix Productions

    Don't break a leg.

  • The Lost Ones by Dirty Lunchbox Productions

    Will she find the truth?

  • Til Death Do Us Part by The Witty City Extras

    Marcus wants to spend the rest of his life with Vanessa... or is it the rest of her life?

  • Turning the Tables by Pine Creek Pictures

    Two cooks don't spoil this plot.

  • Twin's Revenge by Filmmakers in action

    A Twin's Revenge

  • VINES by Eschflix7

    Don't get tangled...


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