Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 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 One County Film for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film The Leap will go on to represent Miami/Ft. Lauderdale against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

The Leap by One County Film

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

(I Fell in Love With) The Monster Under My Bed by Wesley & Jane

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

(Mock) Tails from the Pub by Prize Box

Required Elements

  • Character: Van or Vanessa Nebulus, mixologist
  • Prop: A notebook
  • Line: "You drive me crazy."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Leap by One County Film

Best Writing

(Mock) Tails from the Pub by Prize Box

Best Editing

Matcha Matcha by REC Society

Best Directing

The Leap by One County Film

Best Cinematography

(Mock) Tails from the Pub by Prize Box

Best Sound Design

El Nebulus by MonopolyDog Films

Best Musical Score

(I Fell in Love With) The Monster Under My Bed by Wesley & Jane

Best Actor

Ben Tschirgi (I Fell in Love With) The Monster Under My Bed by Wesley & Jane

Best Actress

Casey Sacco The Leap by One County Film

Best Graphics

The Purple Avenger & Dragonboy by Big Foot Productions

Best Special Effects

Oops, My Bad by Champion Eternal

Best Use of Character

El Nebulus by MonopolyDog Films

Best Use of Prop

Matcha Matcha by REC Society

Best Use of Line

Are You Positive? by Space Dream Productions

Best Costumes

The Purple Avenger & Dragonboy by Big Foot Productions

2021 Film List

  • (I Fell in Love With) The Monster Under My Bed by Wesley & Jane

    There are some things you just can't outgrow.

  • (Mock) Tails from the Pub by Prize Box

    Inspiration found in the most unlikely place

  • All In by The Civil Filmgineers

    This year, he's all in.

  • Are You Positive? by Space Dream Productions

    The decision is yours

  • BADFISH by ActBroward!

    Love is a Toxin

  • El Nebulus by MonopolyDog Films

    Behold, mask in a bottle

  • I AM by Ptolemy Films

    Be Your Own Hero

  • Lakou ( The Yard ) by Indigenous Productions

    Lakou

  • Matcha Matcha by REC Society

    Mucho Matcha

  • Oops, My Bad by Champion Eternal

    We all make mistakes. Some are worse than others.

  • The Leap by One County Film

    Should you change the past?

  • The Purple Avenger & Dragonboy by Big Foot Productions

    Brother and sister save the world

  • The Recruitment by Hollywhut!?

    They Want You


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