Indianapolis, Indiana July 16 - 18, 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 Dumont Pictures for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Trophy Wife will go on to represent Indianapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Trophy Wife by Dumont Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Nuts About You by Triflix

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Recycleable by SecondRoad Studios

Required Elements

  • Character: Daniel or Daniella Slovatch, Recycling Expert
  • Prop: A trophy
  • Line: "What did you do last weekend?"

Best Writing

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Best Directing

Love Hurts by Rev-X-Films

Best Cinematography

Nuts About You by Triflix

Best Sound Design

Trophy Wife by Dumont Pictures

Best Acting

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Best Use of Character

Trophy Wife by Dumont Pictures

Best Use of Prop

Love Hurts by Rev-X-Films

Best Use of Line

LA BASURA by Mutant Geek Video

2021 Film List

  • Berugula - Fact or Fiction: Will We Ever Know by Big Dipper Productions

    Fact or Fiction

  • Crimes Against Recycling by Blue September Films

    Detrious Waste and his minions strike again!

  • Ding Dong by F.A.C.E. Productions

    A friend is a ding dong away

  • For The Rest of Us by 5st Place Productions

    A scrap sale turns into a moment of discovery for a young salesman.

  • HELPLINE: Trash to Treasure by 72 Theatre

    When a roommate turns a house into a landfill, Helpline is on the way to clear the mess.

  • LA BASURA by Mutant Geek Video

    Don't Litter

  • Love Hurts by Rev-X-Films

    Sometimes love is too much.

  • Love Pinch by The Lumieres

    Love is her secret ingredient

  • Moving On by Campfire Stories

    How do you let go of the ones you've love?

  • NORTHBOUND by Disturb the Production

    Always together.

  • Nuts About You by Triflix

    A "jar"ing Love

  • On the Record by 5 After 5 Studios

    In this shop you're on your own.

  • Recycleable by SecondRoad Studios

    Food could destroy the world.

  • RUDDAGEDDON by Mishler Manor Productions

    SUPERHEROES ARE REAL, IT'S COMIC CON WEEKEND, AND ARMAGEDDON IS UPON US.

  • The Driver by The Moontower Collective

    In Area 51, there are a few rules that you need to follow...

  • Trophy Wife by Dumont Pictures

    No fury like a woman scorned


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