Washington, District of Columbia 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 Pre Pre Productions for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film STUCK will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

STUCK by Pre Pre Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Haunting of John Tennally by Bootcamp Survivors

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October 22 - 24, 2021

Required Elements

  • Character: Jane or John Tennally, Bar, Restaurant or Tavern Owner
  • Prop: Eyeglasses
  • Line: "Who asked you?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Slice of Justice by SHRUG Productions

Honorable Mention
The Bold The Black And The Butt Dial by Pure Encouragement

Audience Favorite: Group B

STUCK by Pre Pre Productions

Honorable Mention
you.0 by Amenders

Audience Favorite: Group C

Tomorrow Ends Today by Gloria Needs Fudge

Honorable Mention
Idle Time by Mini Milers

Best Writing

Let's Play by Conservatory Productions

Best Editing

Janes Choice by Cup O'Meat Productions

Best Directing

STUCK by Pre Pre Productions

Best Cinematography

The Tennallys by Vetrepreneur Visions

Best Sound Design

Best Musical Score

Janes Choice by Cup O'Meat Productions

Best Song

Slice of Justice by SHRUG Productions

Polishing Glasses by Quantum Firefly

Best Actor

Michael Dillahunt, Jr. STUCK by Pre Pre Productions

Best Actress

Laurie Okin Janes Choice by Cup O'Meat Productions

Katie Macyshyn Mirage del Mar by Telex

Best Ensemble Acting

Let's Play by Conservatory Productions

Best Graphics

you.0 by Amenders

Best Special Effects

Best Costumes

Let's Play by Conservatory Productions

Best Set Design

Best Make Up

Best Use of Character

The Haunting of John Tennally by Bootcamp Survivors

Best Use of Prop

Tomorrow Ends Today by Gloria Needs Fudge

Idle Time by Mini Milers

Best Use of Line

Thyme by Best Side Story

Best Stunts

Raising The Barre by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Actress Youth Award

Bella Freedom Johnson The Tennallys by Vetrepreneur Visions

Best Choreography

The Bold The Black And The Butt Dial by Pure Encouragement

Best Poster

The Bold The Black And The Butt Dial by Pure Encouragement

Best Trailer

Marry Me? by Tohubohu Productions

Producer's Award

Tristin Briggs Monster Daycare by Backyard Insanity Productions

2021 Film List

  • CAPERNAUM 27AD by Actors with Strings

    A down on his luck Tavern Owner and his friend meet someone on the streets of Capernaum in 27AD

  • Causal Friday by laughing with the storm_

    Are you sure you want to do that, John?

  • Death of a Dream by Tryka Affiliates

    A generational divide told through time.

  • Fistful of Truffles by R Street Films

    Trouble brews for love of a truffle!

  • Frequent Flyer by Naked Puppets

    Buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

  • Genius Bar by Team Canada

    One Bar. Two Guys. Three wishes

  • Idle Time by Mini Milers

    barman tricks peiopkls

  • It's a Baaad Time for Crime by Riegelfilms / Roaring Twenties

    It's a baaad time for crime.

  • Janes Choice by Cup O'Meat Productions

    Jane makes a choice she didn't expect she'd have to make

  • John's Place by Let's Be Reel

    Remember your first time?

  • LENS REFRACTION by SFA Entertainment

    Evil knows no boundaries.

  • Let's Play by Conservatory Productions

    Roll for Permission...

  • Marry Me? by Tohubohu Productions

    In these trying times, one question remains a recipe for conflict.

  • Match Me If You Can by Dupont Circle Pictures

    I have been reduced to this.

  • Mirage del Mar by Telex

    Close Encounters of the Slurred Kind

  • Monster Daycare by Backyard Insanity Productions

    Daycare can be a real monster

  • Nice to Meat You by August 7 Productions

    Meat the Martins

  • Obedience 101 by Very Fast Pig

    If only she could fix this one last thing

  • Passing by Running Caterpillar

    Just spirits sharing spirits

  • Polishing Glasses by Quantum Firefly

    A wizard can level up in more ways than one.

  • Raising The Barre by DC Stunt Coalition

    Sometimes in order to fight you've got to learn to dance.

  • Rose Tinted by CRUNCH TIME

    See the world through rose-colored glasses

  • Slice of Justice by SHRUG Productions

    Revenge is best served with pizza

  • STUCK by Pre Pre Productions

    Love has it's ups and down, but sometimes you're just stuck.

  • Tennally's Tavern by Team WIFV

    A drink. A look.

  • The Blueprint by Aircrew Studios

    Sometimes a bureaucratic just needs a little attention.

  • The Bold The Black And The Butt Dial by Pure Encouragement

    You never find yourself until you face the truth.

  • The Haunting of John Tennally by Bootcamp Survivors

    Best friends forever...

  • The Stages of Revenge by theMAXeffect

    What if the five stages of grief are not enough?

  • The Tennallys by Vetrepreneur Visions

    It better be hot or your gonna be sleeping with the fishes!

  • This is Hand Tap by Hue Vision
  • Three's Chompany by Z Beez Kneez

    Friends are for more than just lending a hand.

  • Thyme by Best Side Story

    You can never have too much.

  • Tomorrow Ends Today by Gloria Needs Fudge

    Superspying is about to get a makeover.

  • Tres Muertes by Too Much Damn ("TMD") Theater

    Is blood thicker than water?

  • Trolled 2 by Stop! Everything

    The troll is back and this time it’s double trouble

  • Unhoused by Mental Props

    Unhoused-addressing homelessness during covid times

  • What Happened to Louie? by NOVA Cyborgs

    Am I the only person who sees this?

  • you.0 by Amenders

    you.0: Be Flawlessly You


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