Albuquerque, New Mexico July 13 - 15, 2012

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 trinidad mustache films for winning Best Film of 2012. Their film Where Sheep May Safely Graze will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2013.


1st Place: Best Film of 2012

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2012

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Mark or Mandy Davis, Critic
  • Prop: powdered sugar
  • Line: "I see stars. "

Audience Favorite: Group C

SWEETHEARTS by Future Voices of New Mexico

Audience Favorite: Group D

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

Best Writing

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

Best Editing

American Wildlife by In-Famous El Guapos

Best Directing

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Cinematography

Agnes by Reflection Films

Best Sound Design

American Wildlife by In-Famous El Guapos

Best Musical Score

The Hire by Colour Light Films

Best Song

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Actor

Bernardo Sanacino The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Actress

Lauren Myers Retina by ReDefine Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

Retina by ReDefine Entertainment

Best Graphics

The Adventures of Alexander Chase by The Birds and the Bees

Best Special Effects

Agnes by Reflection Films

Best Costumes

The Adventures of Alexander Chase by The Birds and the Bees

Best Use of Character

The Real Deal by Lindele Media

Best Use of Prop

Agnes by Reflection Films

Best Use of Line

Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

Best Visual Effects

SWEETHEARTS by Future Voices of New Mexico

Sexiest Use of Prop

VD by Frozen Frame Productions

2012 Film List

  • Agnes by Reflection Films

    Two desperate runaways have an unlikely meeting, with fateful consequences.

  • American Wildlife by In-Famous El Guapos

    Obsessive taxidermist finds unique way of dealing with daily monotony.

  • Retina by ReDefine Entertainment

    I see stars

  • SWEETHEARTS by Future Voices of New Mexico

    Love at first bite

  • The Adventures of Alexander Chase by The Birds and the Bees

    Alexander Chase attempts to foil his nemesis, Dr. P Ancreas’ delicious plan for world domination.

  • The Hire by Colour Light Films

    A restaurant manager mistakes his new employee for a hitman hired to take out a harsh food critic.

  • The Real Deal by Lindele Media

    West meets wester west when gypies park their rv over a horde of cash.

  • VD by Frozen Frame Productions
  • Where Sheep May Safely Graze by trinidad mustache films

    Circumstances put a mother and her son between right...and wrong


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