Shanghai, 中国 2021年11月5日 - 2021年11月7日

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 EasyLiving Films for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film What A Bucket! will go on to represent Shanghai against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Unscripted by B9

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Stunt People by WMF

Required Elements

  • Character: 麦常心(男)/ 米常心(女)- 侦探 (Milos Everheart (M) / Miya Everheart (F) - Detective)
  • Prop: 水桶 (A Water Bucket)
  • Line: "我不相信你而且永远也不会相信你。 OR 我不相信你,永远也不会。" ("I do not trust you and I never will.. OR "I don't trust you and I never will."")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Stunt People by WMF

Best Writing

Nikita Moldovanov What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Editing

David Sanchez A Case of Covetousness by Team Totes

Best Directing

Sergiy Pudich What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Cinematography

Rouman Kang What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Sound Design

David Fujioka Stunt People by WMF

Best Musical Score

Surface Tension by Bouncy House Productions

Best Music

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Actor

Jason Delfino Stunt People by WMF

Best Actress

Natasha Portwood Surface Tension by Bouncy House Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Gregory Byler A Case of Covetousness by Team Totes

Best Supporting Actress

Shelly Pryde Feeling Revenge by A&T Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Special Effects

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Costumes

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Honorable Mention
Ghost Detective 灵探正传 by 只要干不碎就往碎里干

Best Make Up

Feeling Revenge by A&T Entertainment

Best Use of Character

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Use of Prop

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Use of Line

Surface Tension by Bouncy House Productions

Best Use of Genre

Stunt People by WMF

Best Practical Effects

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Visual Effects

Stunt People by WMF

Best Stunts

Stunt People by WMF

Best Sound Recording

Stunt People by WMF

Best Student Film

Deep End by 12 Angry Sharks

Best Technical Lighting

What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

Best Use of Blood

by Constantis Production

Best Voice Over

Bittersweet by Underaged

Emerging Actor

Anna Samranchit Deep End by 12 Angry Sharks

Emerging Filmmaker

Mountain of Mind 迷途 by A TEAM

Hasan Boylu by A to Z and a bit of Popcorn

Ghost Detective 灵探正传 by 只要干不碎就往碎里干

Special Mention

by Donkey‘s Bone

We Need to Talk About the Body by Penguin Pictures

Escort the Yellow Fish by 刀叉兄弟 Knives and Forks

Built for Sin by Plan C

Memoriam by The Buckingham Paladins

The Case by Kinoglaz

Sinfully Loved by 千羽象(Winged Elephant)

Water Only by Golden Irises

60% by Gandules Productions

2021 Film List

  • 60% by Gandules Productions

    "I do not trust you and I never will"

  • A Case of Covetousness by Team Totes

    Coveting can Kill

  • A Screw by Kipchoge

    A person is a screw.

  • Bittersweet by Underaged

    I don't trust you. And I never will.

  • Built for Sin by Plan C
  • Deep End by 12 Angry Sharks

    Tipping point

  • Earth Boy by Studio RGON

    The search for home never ends

  • Escort the Yellow Fish by 刀叉兄弟 Knives and Forks

    Escort the yellow fish!

  • Feeling Revenge by A&T Entertainment

    A women's feelings about her revenge

  • Memoriam by The Buckingham Paladins

    You can't bury the truth.

  • Metempsychosis by Hakka Film

    Can YOU handle the truth?

  • Miss X by Haemon FIlms

    Miss X lost her dog.

  • Mountain of Mind 迷途 by A TEAM

    心灵迷途

  • Sinfully Loved by 千羽象(Winged Elephant)

    A love indulging revenge

  • Stunt People by WMF

    Props or People?

  • Surface Tension by Bouncy House Productions

    When sanity drops away

  • The Bucket 水桶怪人 by The Foul 乌烟瘴气

    One Breaking Couple,One Bucket Man.

  • The Case by Kinoglaz

    He is onto something...

  • The Sleeping Dragon by Green Venus

    When she awakes, she will shake the world.

  • Unscripted by B9

    Fish Always Find Their Way

  • Water Only by Golden Irises

    Water Only

  • We Need to Talk About the Body by Penguin Pictures

    What is there to talk about?

  • What A Bucket! by EasyLiving Films

    Beware of the bucket


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