Cleveland, Ohio July 16 - 18, 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 3 Zero 9 for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Lingerithm will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Help Us. by White Midnight

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

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October 8 - 10, 2021

Required Elements

  • Character: Chaz or Chelsea Garren, Greeting Card Creator
  • Prop: A ceramic coffee mug
  • Line: "My mom warned me about people like you."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Parasomnia by Slap ‘Em Films

Honorable Mention
Uncle by Happy Dog Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention
I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

Best Writing

Parasomnia by Slap ‘Em Films

Best Editing

Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

Best Directing

Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

Best Cinematography

Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

Best Musical Score

Greetings From Chelsea Garren by Get The Pix Productions

Best Actor

Joe Quinn I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

Best Actress

Sarah Klien Greetings From Chelsea Garren by Get The Pix Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Sean Manos I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Mary Faktor Help Us. by White Midnight

Best Ensemble Acting

Crossroads by Innovative Productions

Best Special Effects

The Tale of the Bone Collector by MMH Productions

Best Choreography

Greetings From Chelsea Garren by Get The Pix Productions

Best Use of Character

I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

Best Use of Prop

Tomorrow is Today by SpiralMovies

Best Use of Line

The Tale of the Bone Collector by MMH Productions

Best Stunts

Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

Best Location

Help Us. by White Midnight

Best poster

The Tale of the Bone Collector by MMH Productions

Best trailer

The MeTube Files by The Freke Showe

Bravery award

Greetings From Chelsea Garren by Get The Pix Productions

Danny Bass award

Sean Manos I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

Laugh out loud award

Tomorrow is Today by SpiralMovies

Young Villain Award

Brenna Sherman Help Us. by White Midnight

2021 Film List

  • A Most Mischievous Murder by Sweet Frog Dimension

    Jesus Christ, there's a body in here!

  • Chelsea's Choice by F-Stop Films

    Battling writer's block, Chelsea, a greeting card creator, has to decide how to complete her task to save her job and get a promotion.

  • Crossroads by Innovative Productions

    Road trip more like Friendship

  • Cutoff by Coffee Cup Productions

    To some, traffic laws are deadly serious.

  • Greetings From Chelsea Garren by Get The Pix Productions

    When an expert on greetings struggles with "hello."

  • Help Us. by White Midnight

    A family that dines together, dies together.

  • I'm Sorry You Were Unsatisfied With Your Greeting Card by Sweetooth Studios

    No refunds.

  • LaborLine by Home Movies

    Your work has never been more immersive.

  • Lingerithm by 3 Zero 9

    Anger lingers long after death

  • Optical Delusion by Armada Studios

    Do you want to hear a story?

  • Parasomnia by Slap ‘Em Films

    Wake Up.

  • Saffron Lake by Wild Scarlet Calling

    A new world awaits.

  • The MeTube Files by The Freke Showe

    Family affairs

  • The Problem with Necromancy by TKF Films

    Sometimes dead is better.

  • The Revival League by Cold Robot Studios

    Who's Really a Hero at the End of the Day?

  • The Tale of the Bone Collector by MMH Productions

    Christmas in July, monsters on the rise.

  • The Vaccine Has a Computer Chip In It by A Fistful of Ketchup

    The vaccine has a computer chip in it.

  • Tomorrow is Today by SpiralMovies

    Don't put off 'till tomorrow what you can kill today!

  • Uncle by Happy Dog Studios

    Some things you can't undo

  • Viewfinder by Kapan Productions

    A snap to the past

  • Waterfall Adventure by Have A Happy Today

    talk to strangers

  • What is Life Without Hope? by Troubadour Films

    Because with hope, Love never falls

  • Why I Stopped Buying Greeting Cards by Brutal Flowers Films

    Greeting Card creators can be dangerous.

  • You Need Therapy by Evolution

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