Albuquerque, New Mexico October 2 - 4, 2020

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 Faulty Trail for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film System Failure will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.


1st Place: Best Film of 2020

System Failure by Faulty Trail

2nd Place: Best Film of 2020

Missed Call by The Tarintinos

3rd Place: Best Film of 2020

Mother From Hell by Green Couch Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Vic or Victoria Monroe, Hotel Employee
  • Prop: Tape
  • Line: ""I can't get an answer from anyone." Or " I cannot get an answer from anyone.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Writing

Mother From Hell by Green Couch Media

Best Editing

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Directing

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Cinematography

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Sound Design

Wounded by Los Metates Studios

Best Ensemble Acting

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Costumes

Grand Monroe by OnSet FX

Best Make Up

Grand Monroe by OnSet FX

Best Use of Character

Mother From Hell by Green Couch Media

Best Use of Prop

Missed Call by The Tarintinos

Best Use of Line

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Visual Effects

System Failure by Faulty Trail

Best Performer

Barbara Bentley Mother From Hell by Green Couch Media

Best Supporting Performer

Jessica Brooks Missed Call by The Tarintinos

2020 Film List

  • A Day in the Life of A Little Boy and His Dog by Watch My Movie Productions

    Just trotting along, exploring what the great outdoors can bring to the Little Boy and His Dog.

  • A Tape and the Tumbleweeds by A Bunch of Imbeciles

    A hotel employee by the name of Victoria who longs for adventure finally gets it when she travels through time to the old west.

  • Company by Aquanaut Orange

    A lonely woman finds a new best friend who helps her break free from the monotonous cycle she feels stuck in.

  • Drop Point by Rogue Coyote

    The Woman in Black thinks she's found a way out of this stressful life of crime and money..

  • Grand Monroe by OnSet FX

    Explore the Mystery behind the Grand Monroe. What could be lurking behind the walls. Is it something that could change your life forever?

  • Missed Call by The Tarintinos

    Tom, fresh from rehab, a man prepares a romantic dinner for his loyal and overworked wife while facing the difficulties of avoiding a relapse.

  • Mother From Hell by Green Couch Media

    She's back! Can Fritz & Rita finally silence Mother Victoria?

  • Our Speech by Istoria

    When Xavier finds out he has to give a speech about his father that abandoned him at his funeral reception he redefines the meaning of family.

  • System Failure by Faulty Trail

    A lonely janitor who dreams of the stars finds his time to shine brighter than any ball of gas.

  • una sesion de espiritismo by UnScene Media

    A family tries to make contact with a loved one on the other side, but uncover a dark secret that comes back to haunt them.

  • Voidance by Krikit Studio Productions

    When Vic and Londyn encounter an unknown stranger. Their lives are forever changed. Is it for the better or the worse.

  • Wanderland by FilmVoid

    An existential crisis that is temporarily resolved.

  • Wounded by Los Metates Studios

    A pair of assassins face unexpected difficulties from the woman they were hired to kill.


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