Cleveland, Ohio October 8 - 10, 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 White Midnight for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film A Small Thing will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

A Small Thing by White Midnight

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

Boiling Point by Burn to Shine

Required Elements

  • Character: Freddy or Frieda Kreske, actor
  • Prop: a calendar
  • Line: "Do you trust me?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Zango Zuul by Sweetooth Studios

Honorable Mention
The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Small Thing by White Midnight

Honorable Mention
Freddy's Fun House by Akron Asylum Productions

Best Writing

Scott E. Brosius A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Editing

The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

Best Directing

Scott E. Brosius A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Cinematography

Final Call by The Broadcast Club

Best Musical Score

Eli Manos Zango Zuul by Sweetooth Studios

Best Actor

Ryan "Rip" Farley A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Actress

Sam Dee The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

Best Supporting Actor

James Gappy Burney A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Supporting Actress

Haley Lynn Rose A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Ensemble Acting

A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Special Effects

Jenna Cooper Enabler by The Freke Showe

Best Use of Character

The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

Best Use of Prop

Boiling Point by Burn to Shine

Best Use of Line

Out Damned Spot by Troubadour Films

Best Use of Location

A Small Thing by White Midnight

Best Blood Splatter

Horror Realm by MMH Productions

Best Kill

Boiling Point by Burn to Shine

Best Poster

Enabler by The Freke Showe

Best trailer

Blood Solstice by Studio Vista

Best Villain

Anthony Dain Running Towards Death by Shadow's Cast

Danny Bass award

Freddy's Fun House by Akron Asylum Productions

Laugh out loud award

The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

2021 Film List

  • A Small Thing by White Midnight

    ...it's such a small thing, you won't even know its gone.

  • Blood Solstice by Studio Vista

    Some bonds are made to be broken

  • Boiling Point by Burn to Shine

    When the room is hot and there is not time, what will you do to survive?

  • Callous by Brutal Flowers Films

    A night at a hotel becomes deadly for this gay couple.

  • Canned Laughter by TKF Films

    Who's laughing now?

  • Enabler by The Freke Showe

    Revenge and Family

  • Final Call by The Broadcast Club

    A call you'll never forget

  • Freddy's Fun House by Akron Asylum Productions

    Do you trust me?

  • Horror Realm by MMH Productions

    Play for your life

  • Lasting Revenge by Initium Novum

    Revenge Settles All Debts

  • Out Damned Spot by Troubadour Films

    The measures we take for fame

  • Ritual by Old Brick Productions

    Date night in the woods

  • Running Towards Death by Shadow's Cast

    The only way to run is towards your death.

  • Seeing is Believing by Pickled Pictures

    Do you believe what you see?

  • The Price by Xotafilm

    He can heal you... for a price

  • The Wrangler: Undead by Cold Robot Studios

    When the Undead needs handling, you'll need The Wrangler

  • Zango Zuul by Sweetooth Studios

    Expect the Unexpected


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