Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 6 - 8, 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 PIZZA SUTRA / ISR for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film The Lonely Ones will go on to represent Milwaukee against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

The Lonely Ones by PIZZA SUTRA / ISR

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

WHITE ELEPHANT by Credenza Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Aaron or Amy Turscott, Best Friend
  • Prop: A wallet
  • Line: "How was I supposed to know?"

Audience Favorite

The Lonely Ones by PIZZA SUTRA / ISR

Best Writing

First Date by Black Dreams Production

Best Editing

Time Stream by Baymount Picture Group

Best Directing

Time Stream by Baymount Picture Group

Butterfly Effect by Empty Mug

Best Cinematography

The Lonely Ones by PIZZA SUTRA / ISR

Best Sound Design

Heritance by Rattitude Productions

Best Music

The Perfect Neighbor by GuysHouse

Best Actor

The Perfect Neighbor by GuysHouse

Best Actress

Shutter Shock by Chair on Stair Films

Best Graphics

Time Stream by Baymount Picture Group

Best Costumes

The Lonely Ones by PIZZA SUTRA / ISR

Best Use of Character

The Lonely Ones by PIZZA SUTRA / ISR

Best Use of Prop

Jordnötssmör by Pogo Pro Films

Best Use of Line

Trojan by The Night Shift

2021 Film List

  • Butterfly Effect by Empty Mug

    Time travel for petty reasons.

  • First Date by Black Dreams Production

    First Impressions are everything

  • Ghosted by Anjomo

    Who is Aaron Turscott?

  • Heritance by Rattitude Productions

    Sometimes a Long Lost Uncle should Stay Lost

  • Jordnötssmör by Pogo Pro Films

    Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

  • Mike and Aaron's Last Dance by Infrared Sell-Outs

    The boys are at it again...

  • Shutter Shock by Chair on Stair Films

    A down on his luck actor finds himself in a precarious situation.

  • Strike Out: A Spare Legacy by TEN77

    The Power of the Balls Compels You

  • The "Key" to Chaos! by Established Heroes

    "Be careful what you wish for...."

  • The Lonely Ones by PIZZA SUTRA / ISR

    Loneliness can kill.

  • The Microman by Alpha Digital Productions

    Don't lose control

  • The Perfect Neighbor by GuysHouse

    A man sent over the hedge.

  • Time Stream by Baymount Picture Group

    What's Past Is Prologue

  • Trojan by The Night Shift

    Dad's got you covered!

  • Untitled by Kick A Rock

    Sometimes you're not always sure how to say goodbye.

  • WHITE ELEPHANT by Credenza Films

    a suburban noir


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