Toronto, Canada 15 - 17 October 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 Wooden Hill Films for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film A Private Education will go on to represent Toronto against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

A Private Education by Wooden Hill Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Once Upon A Time in the North by Jimmy Hogg's Fridge

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Polterguy by The Intergalactic Federation of Space Beers

Required Elements

  • Character: Brooklyn Moles, Travel Agent
  • Prop: flash light
  • Line: "I have a fairly good feeling about this."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Wiener by Kosher Linguine

Audience Favorite: Group B

Helen and Henry by Team Dream

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Light of Our Lives by Eyemagine

Audience Favorite: Group D

Bon Voyage by Cookie Biscuits

Audience Favorite: Group E

Mr. Humphrey's Holiday by I Majored in Film Productions

Best Writing

Hot Pot by Team

Best Editing

Trialz by Spacedread Films

Best Directing

A Private Education by Wooden Hill Films

Best Cinematography

The Last Supper by Billet Media

Best Sound Design

A Private Education by Wooden Hill Films

Best Musical Score

Trialz by Spacedread Films

Best Actor

Once Upon A Time in the North by Jimmy Hogg's Fridge

Best Actress

Travel with us by Phil Ming

Best Ensemble Acting

The Last Supper by Billet Media

Best Special Effects

Polterguy by The Intergalactic Federation of Space Beers

Best Choreography

Once Upon A Time in the North by Jimmy Hogg's Fridge

Best Costumes

Wiener by Kosher Linguine

Best Use of Character

Mr. Humphrey's Holiday by I Majored in Film Productions

Best Use of Prop

Bon Voyage by Cookie Biscuits

Best Use of Line

The Light of Our Lives by Eyemagine

Best Use of Genre

The Light of Our Lives by Eyemagine

Best Poster

Ipseity by Filmmetry

A Travel Getaway by Balloon Head

ALONE by RABfilms

2021 Film List

  • A Grape Day for Brooklyn Moles by Limitless Pictures

    It didn't turn out the way he expected...

  • A Private Education by Wooden Hill Films

    Some things are best kept in the family.

  • A Star Is Rising by NeoCinematica

    Sing to the stars

  • A Travel Getaway by Balloon Head

    The best vacations are the hardest getaways.

  • ALONE by RABfilms

    A mockumentary gone wrong

  • Approach With Caution by Makeshift

    A Bounty Hunter's moral compass

  • As Usual by One Four One Collective

    One woman's struggle to get through brunch.

  • Bad Egg Bad Hoss by The Disco Dan Production Company

    We both know how this ends

  • Bon Voyage by Cookie Biscuits

    Brooklyn Moles. Travel Agent. Action Hero. Filmmaking Genius.

  • Canadian Enough by Minus Comm Films

    Are we home yet?

  • Closet Destinations by 647 Films

    Some closets are out of this world.

  • Cool Beans by The Rainbow Coaltion

    Deadly..and delicious.

  • countless sacrifices by Canis Major

    Countless sacrifices were made

  • DEJA VIEWS by The Seven Deadly Cinemas

    The years start coming and they don't stop coming!

  • Denim Cowboy by Good Dudes Film
  • Don't Need No Help by MJ2

    This is his last chance

  • Escape If You Can Pizza Rocks by Passionoverdose Films & Photo

    I have a fairly good feeling about this

  • Exit Plan by Wing Night

    How far would you go to save your best friend?

  • Flashback by fun times

    Better to forget, than to beg for forgiveness

  • Flashbacks by Factory of Films

    What Happened to Sam?

  • Form One by Still in Motion Studio

    The Dr. will see you now

  • Foul by Breakfast for Filmfest

    Tonight, the game is life and death...

  • Good Affairs by Focus One Motion Studio

    Good affairs are money taste

  • Goodbye, Westbrook by Videatur Film Collective

    Have you ever tried schnitzel?

  • Gusto by Lucky You

    Turning 30 is a trip.

  • Helen and Henry by Team Dream

    You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family.

  • HINDSITE by Strong Shell Productions

    The Journey of Your Lifetime

  • Horrority House by Restricted Pictures

    You only pledge once

  • Hot Pot by Team

    Do you enjoy hot pot?

  • House Rules by The Grady Bunch

    The House Always Wins.

  • In Mime Place by UGO Productions

    Watch Out for the Quiet Ones

  • In The Dark by Kai Productions

    d

  • In Too Deep by Deadlight Films

    Stuff went wrong

  • Ipseity by Filmmetry

    Finding love in a digital world

  • Jinx by What’s up Chuck?

    Come On Man

  • Looking Sharp by Green Lens Productions

    Assassination attempt drives travel agent insane

  • MEAT by CREATIVE DIFFERENCE

    meat me

  • Mid "School" Crisis by Rainue Films

    I think I know someone

  • Moles' Holes in the Fabric of Spacetime by Help! We've been kidnapped and they're forcing us to make a short film

    Nowhere to run, Everywhere to hide.

  • Mr. Humphrey's Holiday by I Majored in Film Productions

    Take the trip. No one else is gonna.

  • Noir Mole by GBC Demons

    There's a new Chef in town

  • Once Upon A Time in the North by Jimmy Hogg's Fridge

    Food is my thing

  • One Last War by EJ Productions

    A journey to farewell

  • Parallel by The West Andersons

    Half forgotten-Half ignored

  • Parent Teacher by The Boys Club Productions

    "A group of moms on the edge... looking for an edge."

  • Pi Day by What to Where Productions

    Don't let them see.

  • Polterguy by The Intergalactic Federation of Space Beers

    Who will get out?

  • Rewind by No Sleep

    I have a fairly good feeling about this

  • Romantic Get Away! by Instant Cult Classic

    Two's a couple. three's a romantic get away.

  • Run by Seastars

    You used to run!

  • Shots in the Dark by The not-so-infamous three.

    Only takes one shot to the head.

  • Snowbird by Snowball Films

    Sometimes being lost is all about perspective

  • Split Ends by Murdistaboom Pictures

    One cut can be life-changing

  • Spy Time by Styx and Stones Productions

    "I know this looks really bad, but let me explain."

  • Stellar Travel by SCOPE

    You've done moutains, you've seen deserts, but have taken a vacation from you?

  • Sure Thing by Magnet Arms

    Betting on family isn’t always a sure thing.

  • Terminal Booking by Dead Plumbers

    Some travels are not so safe

  • The Audition by Seven Films

    The final act was just the beginning.

  • The Last Supper by Billet Media

    If you only had one night left, how would you spend it?

  • The Light of Our Lives by Eyemagine

    You Think You Know Someone...

  • Travel with us by Phil Ming

    A different you in every destination

  • Trialz by Spacedread Films

    When the smoke clears... Run.

  • Tricky Kindling by Team Super Serious Film Team

    Will an anxious character heal from a trip into a strange animal reality?

  • Typhoid Mary by Team Mouthy Kid

    Say Typhoid Mary Three Times!

  • We Stan Brooklyn by The Last Minutes

    A Brooklyn Moles Stan Account

  • Welcome to Brooklyn by JCJ Productions

    Holidays are for the people you care about

  • Wiener by Kosher Linguine

    It's pronounced "winner".


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