Albuquerque, New Mexico July 24 - 26, 2015

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 Reflection Films for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Fire's Daughter will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Fire's Daughter by Reflection Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Glitch by Gentleman Bastards

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October 16 - 18, 2015

Required Elements

  • Character: Kelly Cartier, School Administrator
  • Prop: a tape measure
  • Line: "You only live once."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Fire's Daughter by Reflection Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Fishman by Blackout Theatre

Audience Favorite: Group C

Suavecita by #IncredibleFilms

Best Writing

Glitch by Gentleman Bastards

Best Editing

Glitch by Gentleman Bastards

Best Directing

White Elephant by Team Bounce Chat

Best Cinematography

Fire's Daughter by Reflection Films

Best Sound Design

Glitch by Gentleman Bastards

Best Musical Score

White Elephant by Team Bounce Chat

Best Acting

Detention by Shaken-Not-Stirred

Best Actor

Jeff Poole Single Duplicity by Insignis Productions

Best Actress

Hannah Kauffman White Elephant by Team Bounce Chat

Best Graphics

Fantastic Force by A Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms

Best Special Effects

Glitch by Gentleman Bastards

Best Costumes

Fishman by Blackout Theatre

Best Use of Character

Detention by Shaken-Not-Stirred

Best Use of Prop

Detention by Shaken-Not-Stirred

Best Use of Line

Failure to Thrive by Origami Case Productions

2015 Film List

  • -Kelly- by Fresh Smart Witty and Sexy

    Are your instincts always right?

  • A Better You by Au

    We follow 3 young people wanting to better their lives in a new way.

  • Butcher Buddies by RainKnee

    Two psychotic best friends realize they had more in common then they thought

  • Detention by Shaken-Not-Stirred

    A small group of faculty must talk about their work in order to better themselves for the school.

  • Failure to Thrive by Origami Case Productions
  • Fantastic Force by A Walkie Talkies Quality Moviefilms
  • Fire's Daughter by Reflection Films
  • Fishman by Blackout Theatre
  • Glitch by Gentleman Bastards

    Dying is never easy

  • Happy Birthday to Me by Byrdman Group

    Rejection Hurts

  • Happy Bodies by New State Productions

    A high school vice principle turned mortician

  • Inseparable by YOLO Submarine

    A school principal confronts her friend and colleague about his decision to quit.

  • Love/Sick by ABA Productions
  • measure of success by CHOGOKIN

    a teacher is faced with a moral dilemma

  • Measuring the Emptiness by Desert Lizards

    A disillusioned school administrator searches for a change when she gets trapped in a colorless void

  • Mr. McDougall and his bagpipes by The TrACTORS

    A Buddy Bagpipe Adventure

  • NM Jones and the Sons of Malarkey by Siren 13 Media

    Action/Adventure parody of Indiana Jones meets Sons of Anarchy

  • One way road by Cool Runnings

    This couple tries to save themselves from their past

  • Pig In A Blanket by Team Minkus

    A musical about a man, who is persecuted for his love of an outlawed snack.

  • Second Chance by Ravenous Raptor

    Two Detectives Searching For Answers

  • Single Duplicity by Insignis Productions

    A twisted relationship of psychological horror.

  • Suavecita by #IncredibleFilms

    This could be love, but you playing.

  • THE GREAT UNKNOWN by RATED ARRGH

    An unlikely inventor is a guest on a sci-fi radio show.

  • The Prize by Roadrunner Anarchy Syndicate

    A washed up reporter becomes the lead in her own twisted investigation.

  • The Scoop by Kleinco Productions

    Three young reporters try to get an exclusive interview with a talking traffic cone.

  • Tolerance by Escee Media & Bad Pearl Presents a CBWA Production

    You Only Live Once

  • Unhappy Go Lucky by EyeMagine Productions

    Two adult siblings attempt to win back their family (inheritance) in an epic croquet match.

  • White Elephant by Team Bounce Chat

    Two dames, one thrilling question mark.

  • Wilderness Preparedness by Filmlioteca

    A drunk camper finds something unexpected in the woods

  • Yar (Talk like a Pirate Day) by Freedrama

    A pirate who is trying to find a donut that measures up.

  • YOLO by DATA Dragons

    An OCD School administrator clashes with a rebellious teen during detention

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