Denver, Colorado August 27 - 29, 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 AWESOME SAUCE for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Life's Great! with Mr. Smoodles will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

SPIRAL by True Story

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Gone Daddy Gone by Broad Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Alex or Alexis Posner, city employee
  • Prop: a calendar
  • Line: ""I love it. What is it?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Gone Daddy Gone by Broad Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

Unwarranted Burden by Emenyonu Motion Pictures

Sandwich by Olly Olly Oxen Free

Audience Favorite: Group C

Dispatch by Freaky Tree Productions

Audience Favorite: Group D

Dojo Dad by Ghimself Productions

Best Writing

SPIRAL by True Story

Best Editing

Best Directing

Gone Daddy Gone by Broad Pictures

Best Cinematography

Sandwich by Olly Olly Oxen Free

Dojo Dad by Ghimself Productions

Best Sound Design

Mike Henderson Justice Team by Nebulus Visions

Best Musical Score

Neural Fuse by Deadly Kung Fu Action

Best Song

Mary Kerr - I Love Your Horsey Horsing Around by Mooger Entertainment

Best Actor

Jim Hunt SPIRAL by True Story

Best Actress

Tania Henderson Justice Team by Nebulus Visions

Dia Kline Happy Hour by 2 Stoned Birds

Best Ensemble Acting

Y Factor by The Improvables

Third Wish by Mini Cine Productions

Best Graphics

Justice Team by Nebulus Visions

Best Special Effects

Demon's Tide by Red Raptor Video

Best Choreography

Dojo Dad by Ghimself Productions

Best Costumes

Gone Daddy Gone by Broad Pictures

Best Use of Character

Mary Murdered the Meter Maid by B. Mooregoode

Best Use of Prop

Y Factor by The Improvables

Senseless by 2047

Best Use of Line

Case No CO-742-21 by Twisted Ladder

2021 Film List

  • #TheUnnecessaryHero by Very Neat Entertainment

    The hero that you need the least...

  • Brainwashed by She Devil Films

    Brainwashed

  • Case No CO-742-21 by Twisted Ladder

    The disappearance of two officers.

  • Conceptual Offender by Basement Kids

    How Far Is Too Far

  • Cracking Eggs by Ephemeral Media

    A conflicted assassin has second thoughts on his first day.

  • Curios by Blunt Force Drama

    Everything you can imagine is real.

  • Demon's Tide by Red Raptor Video

    How far are you willing to go?

  • Dispatch by Freaky Tree Productions

    When the emergency is yours.

  • Dojo Dad by Ghimself Productions

    While in this environment we train our body and mind.

  • Family Deception by 2A Productions

    Family can be deceptive

  • Feather Weather by Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki

    There's a new witch in the neighborhood

  • Fluid Karma by Bayard Street Pictures

    Aztlan Theater Presents

  • Gloria by Regular Human Filmmakers

    Nothing can keep sisters apart.

  • Gone Daddy Gone by Broad Pictures

    Maximov: The Man of Mystery

  • Happy Hour by 2 Stoned Birds

    Drinking with your co-workers is killer.

  • Horsing Around by Mooger Entertainment

    It's a beautiful day in the Neighborhood.

  • I love it. What is it? by Racing Minds Productions

    With the "help" of of teenagers, Alex must attempt to create meaningful change

  • Justice Team by Nebulus Visions

    Justice is priceless.

  • Kinetagirl and Panman by No Drama Llama Productions

    Save a hero. Be a hero.

  • Life's Great! with Mr. Smoodles by AWESOME SAUCE

    How far would you go to make someone smile?

  • Llama Vengeance by Ruff Ruff Dog Productions

    What happened in high school should have stayed in high school

  • Mary Murdered the Meter Maid by B. Mooregoode

    Join Us.

  • Maxxed Out by Kick-Ass

    Don't let time get the best of you.

  • Moving Flowers by Night Owls

    After death what do we leave behind?

  • Neural Fuse by Deadly Kung Fu Action

    A new technology promises a better life but at what cost?

  • Not Gonna End Well by The 48

    Take time to listen to yourself.

  • Sandwich by Olly Olly Oxen Free

    Hungry for more

  • Senseless by 2047

    Ever wonder what it's all about?

  • SPIRAL by True Story

    Don't spiral out of control

  • The Crusader by Light Brush Media

    Life or death: it's one decision.

  • The Date by Rogue Argot

    Save The Date

  • Third Wish by Mini Cine Productions

    A high school student gets a third wish from a magic lamp.

  • UnGrown by Alley Cat Productions

    Sometimes we wish we could cancel our Adulthood.

  • Unplugged by 3rd Party Rejects

    Reality TV gone wrong.

  • Unwarranted Burden by Emenyonu Motion Pictures

    Unwarranted Burden

  • Y Factor by The Improvables

    When you don’t quite fit in, go with the flow.


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