New Orleans, Louisiana 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 Half Glass Productions for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film After Life Crisis will go on to represent New Orleans against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

John Hughes Is Going to Sue Us by HeadHunter Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Critic by Many Worlds Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Ted or Teddie Notella, Artist
  • Prop: a laptop
  • Line: "When will he be back?"

Best Writing

Courtney Colato Lee-Matthew Judd/After Life Crisis After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

Best Editing

Carlos Jemeniz After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

Best Directing

Hunter McGregor John Hughes Is Going to Sue Us by HeadHunter Productions

Best Cinematography

Dusty Cooper Exposure by Media Desperado

Best Sound Design

Stephen Miles After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

Best Musical Score

Robert A.E. Landry Horse Pucky by Cut Dat Out Productions

Best Actor

Martin Bats Bradford Winston One Loop To Live by GumboMonster

Best Actress

Shyla Evangeline One Loop To Live by GumboMonster

Tricia Prewitt Ted Notella: Unbearably Tragic by Unfundamentals

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Dardant 5th Floor Appointment by Backyard Shed Films

Best Supporting Actress

Chelsea Chavis small time mercenaries by Second Star Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

John Hughes Is Going to Sue Us by HeadHunter Productions

Best Graphics

Dennis Miller-Tommy Leblanc-Stylo Moniker Horse Pucky by Cut Dat Out Productions

Best Effects

Trevor Chapman Hold Dear by I-10 Criterion

Best Choreography

John Hughes Is Going to Sue Us by HeadHunter Productions

Best Costumes

Hi Ho Silver Lining by I'm Your Density

Best Make Up

Glynn Renee Bryant Exposure by Media Desperado

Best Use of Character

After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

Best Use of Prop

Hi Ho Silver Lining by I'm Your Density

Best Use of Line

After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

One Loop To Live by GumboMonster

Women In Film And Television Louisiana

Amanda Kitch - Best Female Producer Exposure by Media Desperado

2021 Film List

  • 5th Floor Appointment by Backyard Shed Films

    An artist becomes intrigued by a mysterious couple in an elevator.

  • After Life Crisis by Half Glass Productions

    Ashes to ashes. Paycheck to paycheck.

  • America's Greatest Tales by Uncommonfilth Enterprises

    America's Greatest Tales Ever Told!

  • Artless by PulpFace Productions

    Follow your dreams, even if it kills you.

  • Blackout: The Teddie Notella Story by Reelbellion Productions

    "It's kinda my last shot, Ma."

  • Cicada by Fence Post Production

    Let Go.

  • Exposure by Media Desperado

    A photo-perfect nightmare.

  • Family Ties by Misfits

    trust no one

  • Fast Food by Warren World Productions

    If your film is not 7 minutes or less, your meal is free.

  • Hi Ho Silver Lining by I'm Your Density

    How the Wicked Witch of the West Was Won

  • Hold Dear by I-10 Criterion

    Love hurts to let go

  • Horse Pucky by Cut Dat Out Productions

    Some Jobs Truly Lead To Greatness!

  • I so late by CineCity

    This is their first rodeo.

  • John Hughes Is Going to Sue Us by HeadHunter Productions

    Life moves pretty fast...

  • Malchance by Instant Hell Murder Crew

    Feeling Lucky?

  • One Loop To Live by GumboMonster

    One Man...Five Minutes....Repeat

  • Pain Perdu by Ces Buveurs

    The swamp keeps her secrets.

  • Planet Gamut by Invisible Boyfriend Productions

    A spoonful of fantasy helps the anniversary go down

  • Queen's Castle by 1 am films

    The final match

  • Safe Travels by Slow Wifi Productions

    When unpaid Interns have the office all to themselves, things can get a little crazy.

  • small time mercenaries by Second Star Productions

    Keep your friends close and you partners closer

  • Ted Notella: Unbearably Tragic by Unfundamentals

    Who is Ted Notella and where did he go?

  • The Critic by Many Worlds Productions

    Food is a nutty business.

  • The Invisibles by Drop shop, hip hop, full stop

    A Super Vacation


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