San Diego, California May 21 - 23, 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 Render Digital for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Juvenile Attention will go on to represent San Diego against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Juvenile Attention by Render Digital

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Once a Hero by Rogue Division

2021 Film List

  • Broken Dolls by Not after Midnight

    A dark magic has swept across the land and only a handful of people can repair the damage. As citizens start to change into living dolls. Malia and her dog Gizmo have to try and save them or risk becoming one themselves.

  • Cactus World by Helenious Megacy

    Amidst severe drought conditions, K.C. Cooper dreams big about opening a cactus-themed amusement park, essentially the anti-waterpark. But will his project garner the support he needs to get it off the ground?

  • House Rules by Great White North

    Three sisters engage in some friendly competition over the cute repair man.

  • Juvenile Attention by Render Digital

    Two teenage boys unintentionally prove their idiocy in a hopeless competition to attract to attract a girl, trying to sneak past her dad who is set on keeping all boys away from his daughter.

  • Once a Hero by Rogue Division

    The price of responsibility.

  • Passage Box by 4B's

    Two sisters in limbo await their final judgment.

  • Reverb by The Sparrows

    What's greater? Love or Time? What if you could have both?

  • The Deaf Scientist by Team asl

    Malia the scientist tries to use a new device to take our world back from cats.


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