San Diego, California 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 state of flux for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film A State of Flux 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

A State of Flux by state of flux

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Road To Gomorrah by Amalgamated Grommets

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Terrornovela by Kanari Storm

Required Elements

  • Character: Abner or Audrey Barlow, Booking Agent
  • Prop: bread
  • Line: "I love being part of a team!"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Art of Growing Up by Snarky Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Six Fingers by Jake Byrd Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Terrornovela by Kanari Storm

Best Writing

Wendy M. Grant, Jeff Hillman and Unison Colthurst The Art of Growing Up by Snarky Films

Best Editing

Jake Segraves A State of Flux by state of flux

Best Directing

Jake Segraves A State of Flux by state of flux

Best Cinematography

Jake Segraves A State of Flux by state of flux

Best Sound Design

Brian Smith and Jake Segraves A State of Flux by state of flux

Honorable Mention
Terrornovela by Kanari Storm

Best Musical Score

Jason Haury, Jordan Liberman and Unison Colthurst The Art of Growing Up by Snarky Films

Best Actor

Ron Christopher Jones Road To Gomorrah by Amalgamated Grommets

Honorable Mention
Neil Espe Are You Bready? by Paradigm Pictures

Best Actress

Lauren Waites Lotus Warrior by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Honorable Mention
Julie Meram The Art of Growing Up by Snarky Films

Best Graphics

Victor Ciccarelli Stop Bugging Me! by Quixana

Best Effects

Zachary Colton The Booking by Film Logic Studios

Best Costumes

Red Pawn by Nothing Else Matters

Best Make Up

Red Pawn by Nothing Else Matters

Best Use of Character

The Booking by Film Logic Studios

Best Use of Prop

Lotus Warrior by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

Best Use of Line

Love, Loaf & Loss by Kaleidoscope Creative

Innovative Filmmaker Award

Victor Ciccarelli Stop Bugging Me! by Quixana

2021 Film List

  • A Knight In The Woods by Henry

    Glory comes at a cost

  • A Singer's Opportunity by Sera

    It's the opportunity of a lifetime.

  • A State of Flux by state of flux

    A stubbornly persistent illusion.

  • Andrew's Wish by Destined For Greatness

    I'm happy

  • Are You Bready? by Paradigm Pictures

    Will she RISE to the occasion?

  • Between Two Loaves by Armenia Films

    You never know what sandwich might do to you

  • Bread for Love by RAWMIX Productions

    A dog find love between the buns.

  • Bread Winner by Dirty Mike and the Boys Productions

    Rock until you Roll

  • California Man! by Cup o’ Jones
  • Callahan and Mitchell: The Duck Foot Files by The 2880 Minute Movie Makers

    He's Old, She's Young, Together They Are Unstoppable.

  • Crossroads by MT Productions
  • Deadly Obvious by Otherside Productions

    You’ll never guess who did it

  • Descanso by LimLively

    A Dangerous Road

  • Ephemeral by Cimitoro Productions

    Live in the present.

  • Four-and-a-Half Star Assassins by Cane Toad Productions

    Two hitmen for hire--a veteran and a trainee--on vacation

  • Heroes on Hold by Guerrilla Aesthete Productions

    When ordinary super powers unite, magic can happen.

  • I Brew It! by Night Vision Productions

    Time travel is tricky - are you sure that is your wish?

  • Jaded by Team Stage Right

    Every secret has a cost.

  • Kate by Connectivity Film

    Growing up takes a little searching.

  • La Futura by General Youth Productions

    Family First

  • Leadfoot Breadfoot by Zkoty Films

    You never know the power of Bread

  • Life on the Pole: A Pole Dancing Competition by Helenious Megacy

    A competition to win the highest honor in pole dancing

  • Lotus Warrior by FESTIVAL CITY FILMS

    A first date under costumed circumstances

  • Love, Loaf & Loss by Kaleidoscope Creative

    In a battle for her heart, she's her own breadwinner!

  • MISOPHONIA by DOG JAW PRODUCTIONS

    Stop the chewing

  • POETIC JUSTICE by dracarys

    You don't want your name on his list...or, your photo in his hand.

  • Pretty Mad by MiNT FILMS

    She made me take a bath.

  • Red Pawn by Nothing Else Matters

    Sometimes, the best kept secret is the one you keep from yourself

  • Road To Gomorrah by Amalgamated Grommets

    Audrey picks up a hitchhiker and receives an unexpected revelation.

  • Sacrifice The Queen by Reactant Films

    All chess is based on deception.

  • Six Fingers by Jake Byrd Productions

    Kids find a picture that has deadly consequences

  • Sloppy J by CaptiVader Productions

    The Story of Johannes Brahms the Second

  • Snatched by DREAM CHASERS

    How far will you go to get the dough.

  • Stop Bugging Me! by Quixana

    Evil agents bug me.

  • Terrornovela by Kanari Storm

    A melodrama so thick you can cut it with a knife.

  • The Art of Growing Up by Snarky Films

    An artist grows up by letting go

  • The Booking by Film Logic Studios

    First door on the left.

  • The Conor Method by Metal Pixel Foundry

    I think he's full of shi...

  • The Getaway by The Dwellers

    The Getaway

  • The Oldest Profession by 180 Degree Films

    A Madam and a pimp seek to assist their best girl who is in need of medication.

  • The Revengers by Tea and Bag Production Company

    Revenge is a dish best served cold

  • Virtual School Blues by What In The World Events

    Anger can change really fast when you are in another's shoes.

  • We only need to live once by Team ASL

    Will the Shaw sisters be able to keep their company earnings secure from a sneaky man?

  • Wheat Peak by Let's Get Rolling

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