Tampa, Florida October 8 - 10, 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 Phlogiston Films for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Toe the Line will go on to represent Tampa against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Dual Flush by space dream

Required Elements

  • Character: Glen or Glenda Bradshaw, plumber
  • Prop: a phone
  • Line: "You can always change your name."

Audience Favorite: Group A

P.A.M by Two Sense Films

Honorable Mention
Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

Best Writing

Ben Wesley Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

Best Editing

Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

Best Directing

Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

Best Cinematography

Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

Best Sound Design

Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

Best Musical Score

Flying Trains by Matthew Bistok Productions

Best Actor

DaShayne Harrington People's Nation of Abaddon by Cat’s Meow Tampa

Best Actress

Hannah Bender: Dual Flush by Space Dream Dual Flush by space dream

Best Supporting Actress

TIE: Maya Senecharles and Rachel Salerno both from Better Late Than November Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

Best Ensemble Acting

Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

Best Graphics

The Adventures of Captain Artemis by MetzNGate

Best Special Effects

The Adventures of Captain Artemis by MetzNGate

Best Choreography

Student Bodies by New Voodoo Films

Best Costumes

Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

Best Use of Character

Dual Flush by space dream

Best Use of Prop

Dual Flush by space dream

Best Use of Line

TIE:People's Nation of Abaddon by Cat’s Meow Tampa and You Should Eat by White Rabbit Productions People's Nation of Abaddon by Cat’s Meow Tampa

Best Use of Genre

Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

Best Visual Effects

The Adventures of Captain Artemis by MetzNGate

Best Voice Over

Koura Linda Dual Flush by space dream

Film Poster

Dual Flush by space dream

Film Trailer

What's in a name by Newborn Cinema

2021 Film List

  • All Sales Final by Evan is Going Off Walkie

    a mother's love is unconditional.

  • Dual Flush by space dream

    Sometimes it feels like life is just going down the drain.

  • Flying Trains by Matthew Bistok Productions

    Music tells the story of the souls mind

  • Murder House: A Comedy by Better Late Than November

    A Modern Who-Dun-It (When They All Done It)

  • P.A.M by Two Sense Films

    Do I sense aggression in your tone

  • People's Nation of Abaddon by Cat’s Meow Tampa

    We Conform for a Brighter and Safer Tomorrow

  • Real Men Don't Eat Quiche by Shaken Not Stirred

    2 Buddies fight corporate tyranny

  • Safehouse 216 by Laughing Future

    Witches gonna witch.

  • Second Chance(s) by 2 Dead Crew

    When time traveling is easier then be assigned a good genre, desperate measures are needed.

  • Student Bodies by New Voodoo Films

    Three young college students are learning things the hard way.

  • Tesseract-4D by Nukkad-USA Productions, Inc.

    Three friends calling a phone and became invisible. Can they come back?

  • The Adventures of Captain Artemis by MetzNGate

    Two superheroes must save a princess, but will they survive her?

  • Toe the Line by Phlogiston Films

    It's not about the truth, it's what you chose to believe.

  • What's in a name by Newborn Cinema

    Sometimes people with the greatest depth, appear to be like fish out of water.

  • You Should Eat by White Rabbit Productions

    Initializing human upgrades...


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