Lynchburg, Virginia September 17 - 19, 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 21 Jump Cut for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Art of The Crime will go on to represent Lynchburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Black Dog Runs at Night by Lesser Lights Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Greetings, Death by The C3 Group

Required Elements

  • Character: Sharon or Sherman Belcook, Antiques Dealer
  • Prop: A flashlight
  • Line: ""It is good to be back." OR "It's good to be back.""

Audience Favorite

The Estate We're In by BeNspired Film Productions

Best Writing

Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

Best Editing

Greetings, Death by The C3 Group

Best Directing

Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

Best Cinematography

The Black Dog Runs at Night by Lesser Lights Productions

Best Sound Design

Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

Best Musical Score

The Last Puppeteer by Outer Varia

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Greetings, Death by The C3 Group

Best Special Effects

Gods and Animals by The Lost Lens Caps

Best Costumes

Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

Best Use of Character

Sherman's Magical Curiosities by Monarch Productions

Best Use of Prop

Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

Best Use of Line

Greetings, Death by The C3 Group

2021 Film List

  • Art of The Crime by 21 Jump Cut

    A killer radio show

  • Bend It Like Belcook by Kongfather Films

    Rudy meets The Exorcist

  • Gods and Animals by The Lost Lens Caps

    It's hard to see the light when you're living in the dark.

  • Graduation by 1716 Digital

    Graduation is here, and Brynn Bellcook is not okay.

  • Greetings, Death by The C3 Group

    One Team. 48 Hours. One Big Mess.

  • Sherman's Magical Curiosities by Monarch Productions

    Hello There

  • The Black Dog Runs at Night by Lesser Lights Productions

    When gambling with Death, what are you willing to pay?

  • The Estate We're In by BeNspired Film Productions

    It's good to be back

  • The Hungry Dark by This is a Film About Something Productions

    Once Upon a Time Night fell on two travelers crossing the mountains

  • The Last Puppeteer by Outer Varia

    When your only friends are you, you're never alone.

  • The Pursuit by Birdhouse Productions

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