Greensboro, North Carolina June 25 - 27, 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 Team Overkill for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film BIND will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

BIND by Team Overkill

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Bloodhound by Hidden Lion

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Tumble Dry on Low by Saturn Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Frances or Francis Denny, Pet Groomer
  • Prop: Needle and Thread
  • Line: "What have you done?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

TRX5000 by Team UNCA

Audience Favorite: Group B

Tumble Dry on Low by Saturn Studios

Best Writing

Winner It's a Dog Eat Dog World by Layla Films

Runner-Up BIND by Team Overkill

Honorable Mention
Bloodhound by Hidden Lion

Best Editing

Runner Up Faces by Bottom Shelf Films

Winner Bloodhound by Hidden Lion

Honorable Mention
TRX5000 by Team UNCA

Best Directing

Runner Up Tumble Dry on Low by Saturn Studios

Winner Bloodhound by Hidden Lion

Honorable Mention
BIND by Team Overkill

Best Cinematography

Winner Home by INNC Studios

Runner-Up Bloodhound by Hidden Lion

Best Sound Design

TRX5000 by Team UNCA

Best Musical Score

Sisterhood of the Witch by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

BIND by Team Overkill

Best Graphics

Tumble Dry on Low by Saturn Studios

Best Special Effects

CARRIER by StumbleMuse

Best Costumes

Sisterhood of the Witch by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Use of Character

Winner Tumble Dry on Low by Saturn Studios

Runner-Up BIND by Team Overkill

Best Use of Prop

Runner-Up BIND by Team Overkill

Winner Bringing Bob by Colonel Popcorn Productions

Honorable Mention
TRX5000 by Team UNCA

Best Use of Line

Winner Home by INNC Studios

Runner-Up Bringing Bob by Colonel Popcorn Productions

Best Performance

Jacob Crickenberger A Short Film About Revenge by Letters to the Projectionist

Heidi McIver It's a Dog Eat Dog World by Layla Films

Jeremiah Wood Home by INNC Studios

Best Performance by a Cat

Dakota Love, Your Secret Admirer by Trapezoid Productions

Best Performance by a Dog

Bob Bringing Bob by Colonel Popcorn Productions

Best Supporting Performance

Calvin Rubes Bringing Bob by Colonel Popcorn Productions

Best Youth Acting Ensemble

Halloween-themed Story! by Birthday Suit Productions

Sponsor's Choice Award for Technical Excellence presented by Saturnscape Pictures

Home by INNC Studios

2021 Film List

  • A Dog Eat Dog Day by AstroJane Productions

    EVERY DOG HAS THEIR DAY

  • A Short Film About Revenge by Letters to the Projectionist

    Watch your step

  • BIND by Team Overkill

    What binds us?

  • Bloodhound by Hidden Lion

    Shear terror!

  • Bringing Bob by Colonel Popcorn Productions

    He has to be there!

  • CARRIER by StumbleMuse

    Free Manty!!

  • Crash by Attempting Fate

    A dangerous vistor

  • Daddy Floundering by Big Racket Productions

    Some days you feel out of place

  • Doom Scroller by Mendicants' Delirium

    Doomscrolling...the new past time during a global pandemic.

  • Faces by Bottom Shelf Films

    It's just a game, but how much are you willing to lose?

  • Halloween-themed Story! by Birthday Suit Productions

    Will Aiden get his homework done in time to go trick-or-treating with his little sisters?

  • Home by INNC Studios

    Life leads you down unexpected roads. Love brings you home.

  • It's a Dog Eat Dog World by Layla Films

    It's a Dog Eat Dog World

  • Love, Your Secret Admirer by Trapezoid Productions

    You never know who your secret admirer could be…

  • Pen Pals by Noodle Legs

    Dig this, Carl.

  • Pleasure Tripping by MidnightSun Designs

    If the store is older than your mother its a period piece

  • Sisterhood of the Witch by 13th Pygmy Productions

    Sisterhood Is Thicker Than Blood

  • The Trender by Be Kind Films

    Ever wonder where trends come from?

  • TRX5000 by Team UNCA

    Transforming the future one, or two, lives at a time

  • Tumble Dry on Low by Saturn Studios

    Don't you wanna stay here forever?

  • What a Catastrophe by Celtic Friday Productions

    This is some SciFi bullsh...


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