Houston, Texas September 24 - 26, 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 the green dress for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film A Dame Walked In will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

A Dame Walked In by the green dress

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

New Beginnings by Magestic Oblivion

Required Elements

  • Character: Tammy or Tommy Paight, Collector
  • Prop: a melon
  • Line: "Who knows the answer?"

Best Writing

A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Honorable Mention
Assimilation by Team Martini

Best Editing

Assimilation by Team Martini

Honorable Mention
A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Best Directing

A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Best Cinematography

A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Honorable Mention
New Beginnings by Magestic Oblivion

Best Sound Design

The Iron Mask by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

Honorable Mention
A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Best Musical Score

Assimilation by Team Martini

Honorable Mention
Participant 47 by SHSU Transfer Gang

Best Actor

Jesse GrothOlson A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Best Actress

Tasha Fraser A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Best Special Effects

Samurai Syndrome by Ambient Productions

Honorable Mention
A Fruitful Secret by Two Cent Productions

Best Choreography

Participant 47 by SHSU Transfer Gang

Best Costumes

Participant 47 by SHSU Transfer Gang

Honorable Mention
A Dame Walked In by the green dress

Best Use of Character

New Beginnings by Magestic Oblivion

Honorable Mention
A Fruitful Secret by Two Cent Productions

Best Use of Prop

Samurai Syndrome by Ambient Productions

Best Use of Line

A Dame Walked In by the green dress

2021 Film List

  • A Dame Walked In by the green dress

    When dating in your 40s goes wrong

  • A Fruitful Secret by Two Cent Productions

    Get Wiz'd

  • Assimilation by Team Martini

    Trust no one.

  • Brothel of Lies by Wobbly

    Brothel of Lies

  • Curiosity Kills by Sam Hou Mass Comm

    The Seed of Obsession

  • Lonely by STH Film Club

    A reflection on loneliness

  • Melon Mogul by Studio15

    From fruit to fortune.

  • New Beginnings by Magestic Oblivion

    Find your new beginning.

  • Participant 47 by SHSU Transfer Gang

    Collect or Die

  • Samurai Syndrome by Ambient Productions

    He collects the souls of his enemies

  • The Chick Collector: Lesson 1 by Goose Step Productions

    #1 Pick-up Artist in the Tri-state region!

  • The Deer Headed Chainsaw Killer - A Tommy Paight Story by Alpha Flight Films

    Never trust a deer with a chain saw!

  • The Iron Mask by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    Teas country lady in the King's Court.


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