Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 1 - 3, 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 Indieground Films for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Murder Room, Inc will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Crypt by Bad Taste

Required Elements

  • Character: Jimmy or Jenny Foddle, next door neighbor
  • Prop: a racket
  • Line: ""Whatcha doing?" or "What are you doing?" or "What're you doing?""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Hold Your Breath by The Film Corps

Honorable Mention
Hasenpfeffer by ShadowFrame Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Crypt by Bad Taste

Honorable Mention
Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

Best Writing

James Reinhardt Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

Best Editing

Desirae Williams Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

Best Directing

Josh Hausman The Devil You Know by Blind Tiger Films

Best Cinematography

Raffaele DiLullo Crypt by Bad Taste

Best Sound Design

Desirae Williams Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

Best Music

Trevor Alan Gast The Ionian by Io Films

Best Actor

Nich Witham Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

Best Actress

Bridget Murphy Crypt by Bad Taste

Best Effects

Carlos Monge, Shyheim Harney, Lovell Johnson, Gavin Beachy LSD by Couchlock Studios

Best Costumes

The Hunt by Vetoed Films

Best Make Up

Gwen Crew A Family Affair by Diggs Boys

Best Use of Character

The Devil You Know by Blind Tiger Films

Best Use of Prop

The Stream by Reckless Amnesiac

Best Use of Line

Pitchfork, USA by The Illies and the Thers

Best Kill

Hasenpfeffer by ShadowFrame Productions

Best Monster or Being

A Family Affair by Diggs Boys

Best Scream Queen or King

Stephanie Swift Hasenpfeffer by ShadowFrame Productions

Best Use of Blood or Goo

The Stream by Reckless Amnesiac

Team Spirit Award

Violet Betters Get Mom by Beginnings

2021 Film List

  • A Family Affair by Diggs Boys

    What're you doing?

  • A Morbid Discovery by Filmmaker's Finest

    The dead rise up, and up, and up...

  • Crypt by Bad Taste

    Some family traditions deserve to die.

  • Family Circus by Dark Horse

    Trust Noone

  • Get Mom by Beginnings

    The future is bright for the recently dead

  • Hasenpfeffer by ShadowFrame Productions

    Be careful who you move next to

  • Hold Your Breath by The Film Corps

    Love conquers all, even an alien invasion

  • It comes at night by Westminster Film Production

    Watch your back

  • LSD by Couchlock Studios

    It's all because Ethan did acid...

  • Mice by The Bone Rangers

    Beware noises in the walls

  • Mother Americana by Bench Kids

    Eat the goddamned soup!

  • Mr. Jack by Boots inc

    He's raddest teacher on campus

  • Murder Room, Inc by Indieground Films

    let the cleanup begin

  • Pitchfork, USA by The Illies and the Thers

    WATCH OUT

  • Red Anniversary by Studia Pix

    Celebrate a love to die for.

  • Space Pirates! & the Phantom Dojo by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

    Where mystery and danger dwell, riches aren't far behind!

  • The Devil You Know by Blind Tiger Films

    What if you summoned the devil to deal with your neighbor?

  • The Figures by Mother Fair Film Production

    They're just standing there, menacingly...

  • The Hunt by Vetoed Films

    The hunt is on.

  • The Ionian by Io Films

    First Contact with the FBI's best

  • The Stream by Reckless Amnesiac

    Do you want to eat?

  • The Wizard of Southside by Mental Props

    Witches and Wizards are coming to Southside, are they causing trouble or healing the world?

  • Vagrant by The Dream Team Productions

    the prophecy has begun

  • Witch Hunt by Soda Cult

    Sometimes turning your life around can end it.


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