New Haven, Connecticut July 30 - August 1, 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 Newbreed Films for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film The Right Call will go on to represent New Haven against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

The Right Call by Newbreed Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

'Beneath The Surface' with Jamie Hill by Cineslinger

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

How They Met Themselves by West Haven Film Collective

Required Elements

  • Character: Victoria or Vincent Bolton, Olympic Alternate
  • Prop: a microphone
  • Line: ""I'm kind of a big deal." OR "I am kind of a big deal.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Right Call by Newbreed Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Zap by Connecticut Filmworks

Audience Favorite: Group C

Spring Brake by Mother Brain

Best Writing

Nosedive by The Graduate(s)

Best Editing

The Bechdel Test by Film Gawds

Best Directing

Reid Engwall & Brien Slate 'Beneath The Surface' with Jamie Hill by Cineslinger

Best Cinematography

Noah's Flood by Good, Bad and The Fugly

Best Sound Design

The Right Call by Newbreed Films

Best Music

The Bechdel Test by Film Gawds

Best Song

Billion Dollar Maybe by Jabroni Studios

Best Actor

Jeremy Sapadin Again by 11 O'Clock Productions

Best Actress

Peyton Bristol 'Beneath The Surface' with Jamie Hill by Cineslinger

Best Special Effects

How They Met Themselves by West Haven Film Collective

Best Costumes

Seek Aim Attain by Dutch Elm Disease

Best Make Up

Lost, Unsound by Tired of People

Best Use of Character

Soleus by Falconeer Productions

Best Use of Prop

Seek Aim Attain by Dutch Elm Disease

Best Use of Line

Who's Gonna Stop Me? by Blackbird Entertainment

Best Use of Genre

The Right Call by Newbreed Films

Best Cast

Nosedive by The Graduate(s)

Best Late or Disqualified Film

Behind The 8-Ball by JAZ Ensemble

Most Iconic Shot of New Haven

The Making of The Diaspora of a Rose by every one leaves new haven

My Crew Rocks

Isabelle Gasser Seek Aim Attain by Dutch Elm Disease

Woman of the 48 Award

Tess Pellicano Zap by Connecticut Filmworks

Honorable Mentions
Tayler MacMillan 'Beneath The Surface' with Jamie Hill by Cineslinger
Annalisa Boerner Billion Dollar Maybe by Jabroni Studios

2021 Film List

  • 'Beneath The Surface' with Jamie Hill by Cineslinger

    Telling All Sides of the Story

  • Again by 11 O'Clock Productions

    Would you leave?

  • An Athlete's Drive by CASAD Films

    Can the Alternate make the trip?

  • Behind The 8-Ball by JAZ Ensemble

    SHHH!

  • Billion Dollar Maybe by Jabroni Studios

    Going for the gold is easier when you're swimming in it.

  • Cafe Life by Avion Film Players Club

    The job is to die for and someone's gotta go!

  • Come In by Elektronik Films

    Wife. Mother. Hero

  • Cowboy Up by Wilkidoos

    Cowboy

  • Crowns by Hartford Film Club

    Crowns carry burdons

  • Delivery by Story Real Studios

    Love at first slice

  • How They Met Themselves by West Haven Film Collective

    Who do you think you are?

  • Lost, Unsound by Tired of People

    Sometimes an ordinary day is more than we can handle.

  • My Brother Beckette by Who's On First Studios

    We Never Expected Him to Come Home

  • Noah's Flood by Good, Bad and The Fugly

    Good and Evil Unite

  • Nosedive by The Graduate(s)

    what is lost may never be found.

  • Post Hoc by Dub K Films

    What if you could go back in time... but only 5 minutes?

  • Seek Aim Attain by Dutch Elm Disease

    Find your target

  • Soleus by Falconeer Productions

    Everyone's rock bottom is different.

  • Sonder by Foxtrot Uniform

    I'm an Olympic Alternative.

  • Spring Brake by Mother Brain

    Keep your eyes on the road...

  • The Bechdel Test by Film Gawds

    There's no need to have Talent when you have a hammer.

  • The Big Sweep by New Day Films

    He's about to sweep up the competition.

  • The Disconcerted II: The Comeback by Team Cyclops Snowman

    Olympics alternates should have a chance to get the gold, too.

  • The Hat by Team Rocket

    Man Loses Hat

  • The Making of The Diaspora of a Rose by every one leaves new haven

    Its a movie

  • The Price of Gold by Pew Pew Film and Dew

    His innocence is the ultimate price

  • The Right Call by Newbreed Films

    Waiting for the right call

  • The River by The Ashwater Experiment

    A young Olympic alternate takes a trip into the river of her subconscious mind.

  • The Squeeze of Justice by Solara Lumina

    Time to squeeze out some justice!

  • The Wrong Man by Aligning

    Keisha!

  • Thumbs Out by Paperback Studios

    It takes more than skill to be an Olympian

  • Who's Gonna Stop Me? by Blackbird Entertainment

    "You never know who's on your tail."

  • Zap by Connecticut Filmworks

    Girl brings her boyfriend home for dinner.


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