Charlotte, North Carolina August 13 - 15, 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 Wheelhouse for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Cycles will go on to represent Charlotte against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Cycles by Wheelhouse

Required Elements

  • Character: Shorty or Stretch Pickford, auto shop employee
  • Prop: A picture of mom
  • Line: ""I'm pretty sure that's not right." OR "I am pretty sure that is not right.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

My Chemical Romance by A1 Day1

Best Writing

Cycles by Wheelhouse

Best Editing

I Miss Her by Surgical Entertainment

Best Directing

Cycles by Wheelhouse

Best Cinematography

by Team Benco

Best Sound Design

by Team Benco

Best Musical Score

I Miss Her by Surgical Entertainment

Best Acting (in a leading role)

by Night Sweats Productions

Best Graphics

Outta Time by Highway Four Studios

Best Special Effects

Outta Time by Highway Four Studios

Best Costumes

Cycles by Wheelhouse

Best Use of Character

My Chemical Romance by A1 Day1

Best Use of Prop

by Team Benco

Best Use of Line

by Lights, Camera, Distraction

2021 Film List

  • Baking with Molly by North White Productions

    They say sugar is more addictive than cocaine, but what if they were combined?

  • Crowder Farms by ScrewUp TV

    Goat to Hell

  • Cycles by Wheelhouse
  • Fatal Decisions by Stage 6 Productions

    "I don't think thats right"

  • Find Stretch by Brooska

    Covid after 4 years

  • I Miss Her by Surgical Entertainment

    Leaving is better than staying

  • INFAMOUS by DAHLFILMS

    With great power, comes a terrible consequence.

  • Injustice Prevails by The Brigade

    When all else fails

  • My Chemical Romance by A1 Day1

    Loves hurts...but tastes so good

  • Outta Time by Highway Four Studios

    Ready To Travel...

  • Tight Knit: The Pickford Family Saga by HafCaf Productions

    A family Worn Out

  • Welcome to the Wilsons' by Angry Goddess Films

    Wiv, Waff, Wuv.


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