Minneapolis, Minnesota August 20 - 22, 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 Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman for winning Best Film of 2021. Their film Be Happy will go on to represent Minneapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2022.


1st Place: Best Film of 2021

Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

2nd Place: Best Film of 2021

Leads by Strong Sevens

3rd Place: Best Film of 2021

The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Henry or Hannah Barberson, Telemarketer
  • Prop: a charging cord
  • Line: "When do you want to eat?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Honorable Mention
Leads by Strong Sevens

Best Writing

Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Best Editing

Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Anthony Hawn Leads by Strong Sevens

Honorable Mention
Dan Delano The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Best Directing

Thai Luong Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Best Cinematography

John Hansen Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Best Sound Design

Jacob Withers Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Todd Campbell Leads by Strong Sevens

Best Musical Score

David Obaniyi None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

Best Music

Taj Ruler “Turning Forty” Turning Forty by Above-the-Line Ent

Dylan Fixmer “More Important Than Anything (The Cord in My Hand)” Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Best Actor

Rod Kasai The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Best Actress

Jillian Traskos Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

Honorable Mention
Jaclyn Mack The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Noonan Leads by Strong Sevens

Best Supporting Actress

Michelle Perdue None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

Honorable Mention
Taj Ruler & Sussannah Eckburg Turning Forty by Above-the-Line Ent

Best Ensemble Acting

Leads by Strong Sevens

Honorable Mention
Biden's America by The Brother Grams

Best Costumes

Robert Becka The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Honorable Mention
Richard “Doc” Woods None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

Best Make Up

Hannah Thiesen None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

Honorable Mentions
Ashlyn Aanerud Triangle Day by The Mystic Minds
Ella Stefan The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Best Visual Effects

The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

Best Stunts

Biden's America by The Brother Grams

Best Lighting

Jeff Villars None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

Best Production Design

Laura Runge-Hunt None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

Robert Beka The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

2021 Film List

  • All These Forts by Where’s the Crew?

    Life isn't soft

  • Be Happy by Team Angry Sound Guy, Incompetent Cameraman

    Moving on is hard to do.

  • Biden's America by The Brother Grams
  • Dolores by ContentArt

    Dolores

  • GARLIC GUM by Nomad productions

    Revenge Sucks

  • Leads by Strong Sevens

    Telemarketing is a big fall from grace.

  • None of Mine by Distant Calling Pictures

    Never Trust a Stranger

  • Revensils! by Chunky Milk Productions

    Utensils on a mission of revenge!

  • Rogue by Jump The Shark

    Shots Are Fired

  • Shades by Hi Horse Productions

    Who did it?

  • Super Signal by KnickKnackName Productions

    "Super Signal, On!"

  • The Dungeons of Castle Drakk II by Outer Rim Productions

    The best adventure game ever!

  • The Karate Adult by Bare Knuckle Brawlers Films

    A man with nothing to lose wins it all.

  • Triangle Day by The Mystic Minds

    Strangness comes in many angles

  • Turning Forty by Above-the-Line Ent

    It was her birthday. She said "Not Today!"

  • Your Wish, My Wish by Team Awesome Film Team

    What is the price of your dreams?


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