Richmond, Virginia October 22 - 24, 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 Group Effort Gang for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Retired will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Retired by Group Effort Gang

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Perfect Match by The Underdog Team

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Required Elements

  • Character: Shelly or Shelton Turtleton, vice-president
  • Prop: a lock
  • Line: "Ok. Any other questions?"

Best Editing

Retired by Group Effort Gang

Best Directing

Retired by Group Effort Gang

Best Cinematography

Jewelry Box by Mental Mints

Best Sound Design

Best Actor

Best Actress

The Perfect Match by The Underdog Team

Best Ensemble Acting

Retired by Group Effort Gang

Best Costumes

Best Use of Character

The Hook by MBK Monarchs

Best Use of Prop

Retired by Group Effort Gang

Best Use of Line

Jewelry Box by Mental Mints

2021 Film List

  • Bury Me Beneath the Whiskey Rose by The State Werx

    Greed and trickery lead to murder at the Whiskey Rose.

  • Jewelry Box by Mental Mints
  • Out of Sight by Girls, Gays, and Theys

    Out of sight, out of her mind...

  • Retired by Group Effort Gang

    Two wannabe vandalizers take on a home in broad daylight. What could go wrong?

  • The Hook by MBK Monarchs

    You never know what might be lurking around the corner.

  • The Perfect Match by The Underdog Team

    Sometimes finding the right one is critical.


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