Madison, Wisconsin August 27 - 29, 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 Studio 88 for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film No Wrong Decision will go on to represent Madison against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

No Wrong Decision by Studio 88

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Kill The House Lights by False Take Films

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Feed by Vermillion Films

Required Elements

  • Character: Marcus or Mary Keepwell, Caretaker
  • Prop: Yarn
  • Line: ""As long as we're having fun who cares?" or "As long as we are having fun who cares?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Kicking Heart by Small Window Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Unfortunate Adventures of Yarn Boy by JW Moving Pictures

Best Writing

flour & eggs by Last Call For Team Name

Best Editing

Feed by Vermillion Films

Best Directing

No Wrong Decision by Studio 88

Best Cinematography

No Wrong Decision by Studio 88

Honorable Mention
A Fistful of Yarn by Cannes Can Wait

Best Sound Design

Where To? by KGB Films

Best Ensemble Acting

No Wrong Decision by Studio 88

Best Effects

Attached by Film Underground

Best Costumes

The Unfortunate Adventures of Yarn Boy by JW Moving Pictures

Best Make Up

Feed by Vermillion Films

Best Use of Character

Kill The House Lights by False Take Films

Best Use of Prop

A Stitch In Thyme by 3B or Not 3B

Best Use of Line

Mild at Heart by The Porchetta Paradox

Best Use of Genre

flour & eggs by Last Call For Team Name

Best Individual Performance

Brad Weier Kicking Heart by Small Window Pictures

Best Score

Dry Land by Egg Son Productions

2021 Film List

  • A Fistful of Yarn by Cannes Can Wait

    Wool is more important than you thought.

  • A Stitch In Thyme by 3B or Not 3B

    Karma is a dish best served warm.

  • Attached by Film Underground

    Who's Really in Control?

  • Caretaker of Death by I'm Busy Films

    Singing! Dancing! Murder!

  • Crystals by Hill Bros Home Videos

    It won't go away

  • Dry Land by Egg Son Productions

    Sometimes friendship is the only thing keeping you afloat

  • Feed by Vermillion Films

    It's easy to get consumed by social media

  • Firecracker by Erazer Media

    Thanks Guys

  • flour & eggs by Last Call For Team Name

    The ingredients that bind us.

  • Helzog the Earth Crusher by Heartbeat Studios

    Need Protection?

  • If These Walls Could Talk by Smoats & the Brown Notes

    Sometimes you don’t want to meet your new neighbors

  • Kicking Heart by Small Window Pictures

    A hole will be filled

  • Kill The House Lights by False Take Films

    The last thing the caretaker does at night is kill the house lights. This time, he had some help.

  • Marcus's Day Out by Cedar Cabins Productions

    Marcus is in for a fun day

  • Mild at Heart by The Porchetta Paradox

    If you can't be with the one you love, be with the one who answers the phone.

  • Mowdown Hoedown by Team M

    Communication is key.

  • No Wrong Decision by Studio 88

    Stronger Together

  • Observations From Earth by Suburban Film Club

    End Transmission

  • The Burglary by Bad Playdate Productions

    They're bad at what they do

  • The Deadly Foul by Gautsch Vision

    It only takes one foul to change the game.

  • The Last Supper by Thorazine Work Party

    This guy is strung out.

  • the tale of the greatest by the swag masters

    as long as we're having fun, who cares

  • The Trials of Love by Penny Show Productions

    What Would You Go Through For Love?

  • The Unfortunate Adventures of Yarn Boy by JW Moving Pictures

    A superhero finds his footing

  • Where To? by KGB Films

    It will be the vacation of a lifetime, if they are still together when they get to the airport...


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