Detroit, Michigan July 23 - 25, 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 52 Scripts for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Transfer will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Transfer by 52 Scripts

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Dinner N Dragons by Stargazer Digital Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Song of the Steps by Studio B

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October 1 - 3, 2021

Required Elements

  • Character: Chris or Christy Turnabay, musician
  • Prop: an auto part
  • Line: "Who do you think you are?"

Audience Favorite: Group B

Dinner N Dragons by Stargazer Digital Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Song of the Steps by Studio B

Audience Favorite: Group D

Every Beat of My Heart by Timeless Classics Unlimited

Best Actor

Timothy Smith The Pontiacs by PREproductions

Best Actress

Good Neighbors Good Fences by Fosca Features LLC

Best Graphics

Dinner N Dragons by Stargazer Digital Media

2021 Film List

  • 2020 by HFC Film Hawks

    A Love Out of Time Has To Start Somewhere, Somehow

  • 2120: The Movie... trailer by Team Omni646

    Just try and get back

  • A Wheel Always Turns by Preacher Productions

    The truth rises...

  • Certus: The Final Note by Reel Studio

    "Hey Sweetheart"

  • COSMiC EATS by L. I. V. I. N.

    For whom the belly tolls.

  • Dinner N Dragons by Stargazer Digital Media

    A well-meaning scientist requests help from his kickass wife to defeat a fire-breathing dragon and feed a host of uninvited guests in his backyard.

  • Dying to Kill by Pardi Productions

    "Knife" to meet you...

  • Encore by The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
  • Every Beat of My Heart by Timeless Classics Unlimited

    As the tide of time marches on the web of love is untangled with every beat of my heart

  • Famous Last Words by The Farm Yard

    The Legend of the Sullivan sisters began

  • Finding It by PALMERI DIGITAL

    My Refuge Is Rhythm. I Will Find The Beat.

  • Five Bridges by Magic Hour Media

    Harold has been down and out for years when he stumbles upon a missing car key that will give him the chance to alter his future

  • Go Lions!! by Holiday Park Productions

    “Back Pain” is no joke.

  • Good Neighbors Good Fences by Fosca Features LLC

    Look out for your neighbor, they may look back.

  • Headspace by Ace High Productions

    Existing is hard, finding yourself is even harder.

  • Love Language by FWF Pictures

    A Specific Language for a Precise Type of Love

  • Off-Key by Rebel Pictures

    Not All Songs Are Sweet

  • Single White Sheetcake by Broken Multiverse

    It's Your Birthday, Do What You Want.

  • Siren Song by White Beard Films

    Some Song Birds Are In A Cage For a Reason

  • Song of the Steps by Studio B

    A trio of step-siblings want to sing . . . no one is stopping them.

  • Speed Date by Rollin' Detroit Films

    All of Marcy's first dates are also their last.

  • Streets Don't Love You by L.Levation Films

    Streets Don't Love You

  • The Great Gustav Hostermeister by Play Nice

    Honing the rhythm of excellence

  • The Pontiacs by PREproductions

    A dark path to success

  • The Process by Stranger House Films

    When in doubt, trust the process

  • The Rise and Fall of Garrett Lou by Cardboard Camera Production

    The Fall of a Connect Four Champion

  • The Road Crimes of Ukelealiens by Lady of the the Lake

    Not all Friendships are golden in world of Indie Ukulele bands.

  • The Sisters by Detroit Film Studio

    One woman's search for Freedom.

  • The Tenant by Rocket Boot Studios

    Sometimes Evil is closer than you think.

  • Transfer by 52 Scripts

    Some footage is better left unfound.

  • When One Door Closes... by 1197 Productions

    ... you don't know what's on the other side


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