Los Angeles, California 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 OhOk for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Off the Rails will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Off the Rails by OhOk

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Emotional Support by Too Lemon

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October 22 - 24, 2021

Required Elements

  • Character: Jeff or Justine Hahn, guru
  • Prop: a sign
  • Line: ""I have been waiting for this." OR "I've been waiting for this.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Third Wheel by Apple Spider

Audience Favorite: Group B

In Pieces by The Royal Humdinger

Audience Favorite: Group C

How the West Was Bun: The wild history of the western burger by Ronin

Audience Favorite: Group D

Off the Rails by OhOk

Audience Favorite: Group E

Emotional Support by Too Lemon

Audience Favorite: Group F

Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

Audience Favorite: Group G

Door Bash by ABA Studios

Audience Favorite: Group H

Chasing Ghosts by Trinoceros

Best Writing

Emotional Support by Too Lemon

Best Editing

Time After Time by Red Room Productions

Best Directing

Off the Rails by OhOk

Honorable Mention
Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

Best Cinematography

Chasing Ghosts by Trinoceros

Honorable Mention
Off the Rails by OhOk

Best Musical Score

Off the Rails by OhOk

Honorable Mention
Not Quite Human by Rogue Division

Best Song

"Chuggin' Along" by Simon Wilson and Jimmy Barker Off the Rails by OhOk

Best Actor

John Druska Off the Rails by OhOk

Phil Kruse In Pieces by The Royal Humdinger

Best Actress

Laura Okin My Own Worst Enemy by Cup O'Meat Productions

Honorable Mention
Kaitlyn Dias Emotional Support by Too Lemon

Best Supporting Actor

Horace Gold Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

Honorable Mention
Rico Anderson Chasing Ghosts by Trinoceros

Best Supporting Actress

Leah Roach Emotional Support by Too Lemon

Honorable Mention
Jennifer Blakeslee Off the Rails by OhOk

Best Ensemble Acting

Chasing Ghosts by Trinoceros

Best Costumes

Pond Puppies: A Middle School Story by SpinQ Studios

Honorable Mention
Pollination by Trebor Media

Best Set Design

Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

Honorable Mention
Countdown by Mandi Eats a Muffin (and other adventures)

Best Use of Character

Brought to you by Big Corp by Knightstand Productions

Honorable Mention
Third Wheel by Apple Spider

Best Use of Prop

Time After Time by Red Room Productions

Honorable Mention
Chasing Ghosts by Trinoceros

Best Use of Line

Time After Time by Red Room Productions

Honorable Mention
A Guru's Guide to Fantasy by Galaxias

Best Use of Genre

Off the Rails by OhOk

Honorable Mention
Time After Time by Red Room Productions

Festival Trailer Winner

Arron Kinser GasLight by Studio Vista

Grand Champion Audience Award

Off the Rails by OhOk

Honorable Mention
Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

Special Filmmaker Achievement: Twenty 48HFP Films Made

Andrew Kadikian Not Quite Human by Rogue Division

Woman Filmmaker of the Year sponsored by Women in Film

Megan Chumbley Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers

Honorable Mention
Ellen Beizer Emotional Support by Too Lemon

2021 Film List

  • A Cabin For Sale by Baked Pickles

    Becoming online influencers can be trickier than it seems.

  • A Guru's Guide to Fantasy by Galaxias

    They're trying to get fantasy right.

  • Beast To Your Beauty by Books Are Cool Too

    Not everyone is ready to find themselves.

  • Brought to you by Big Corp by Knightstand Productions

    For all your needs shop Big Corp!

  • Chasing Ghosts by Trinoceros

    Let's chase ghosts.

  • Countdown by Mandi Eats a Muffin (and other adventures)

    The best of the best.

  • Door Bash by ABA Studios

    MASTER!

  • Emotional Support by Too Lemon

    Everyone needs emotional support. Just call during business hours.

  • Fish Out Of Water by CRYterion Collectors

    A tall tail to tell

  • Four Steps by Center Cut Productions

    A self-help guru uses sinister teaching methods.

  • GasLight by Studio Vista

    You can only feel crazy for so long

  • How the West Was Bun: The wild history of the western burger by Ronin

    How the West was Bun!

  • I Think YOU Did It by Uncle Mikki Productions

    When people start taking a murder mystery game too seriously, a host gets more than he bargained for.

  • In Pieces by The Royal Humdinger

    When things are in pieces, you do what you can to put them back together.

  • Making Waves by Ummusing Productions

    This Mermaid Means Business

  • My Own Worst Enemy by Cup O'Meat Productions

    Nope; Did not come up with one

  • Not Quite Human by Rogue Division

    Sometimes we need a little AI help.

  • Off the Rails by OhOk
  • ORB by The Manager's Special

    They'll make it home, or(b) die trying.

  • Outpatient by Clay Lacey Media

    The doctor will see you now

  • Pollination by Trebor Media

    For the love of plants.

  • Pond Puppies: A Middle School Story by SpinQ Studios

    Their Opening Night Might Be His HOPEning Night

  • Rat City by Trevper

    One Man. One Secret. A City Full of Rats.

  • Relate by BoodellArts

    Live. Laugh. Rage.

  • Self Help by Cultural Detritus

    Get help.

  • Summer Fields Forever by Wet Dreamers
  • Terrace 49 by Baby Bird Worldwide

    It's all about the couch

  • Third Wheel by Apple Spider

    Takes three to tango

  • Time After Time by Red Room Productions

    This time it's personal


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