Detroit, Michigan October 1 - 3, 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 Fosca Features LLC for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Hazel's Eyes will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Azure Effect by TK2Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Scopophobia by Reel Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Eric or Erica Foddle, Researcher
  • Prop: a necklace
  • Line: ""Let's go. Time is ticking." OR "Let us go. Time is ticking.""

Best Writing

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Editing

The Azure Effect by TK2Films

Best Directing

Jesse McAnnally Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Cinematography

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Sound Design

The Azure Effect by TK2Films

Best Musical Score

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Actor

Nathan Keelan Human Food by Mitten Rabbits

Best Actress

Hannah Hendrix Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Ensemble Acting

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Graphics

The Azure Effect by TK2Films

Best Special Effects

The Azure Effect by TK2Films

Best Costumes

The Tick Tock Trials by Timeless Classics Unlimited

Best Make Up

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Use of Character

The Azure Effect by TK2Films

Best Use of Prop

Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Broken Multiverse

Best Use of Line

Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

Best Scream

Lucy Knas Scopophobia by Reel Productions

2021 Film List

  • Deadly Arrangements by HFC Film Hawks

    What you need may come with a price!

  • DUNTA MAN by Team 6

    Never touch what doesn't belong to you.

  • Fauna Friends by Studio 1D

    We work with what we got

  • Hazel's Eyes by Fosca Features LLC

    Trapped with the love of your life, and she may just kill you.

  • Heirloom by Rebel Pictures

    Now It's Yours

  • Human Food by Mitten Rabbits

    She's got a monstrous appetite

  • Micah by RedWax Productions

    No one is every truly gone...

  • Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law by Broken Multiverse

    Same Body? Same Jail.

  • Reaping the Base by Detroit Film Studio

    The forces of Good and Evil meet.

  • Scopophobia by Reel Productions

    Someone is always watching...

  • The Azure Effect by TK2Films

    Time is Ticking

  • The Tick Tock Trials by Timeless Classics Unlimited

    Is it worse to break the curse?

  • Warning From Beyond by 50vs50 Entertainment

    Is the house haunted, or is it the necklace?

  • Witch Direction by Basilica Pictures

    Hunt the wicked.


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