Albuquerque, New Mexico July 29 - 31, 2022

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 Los Metates Studios for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Kairos will go on to represent Albuquerque against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Kairos by Los Metates Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

La Grima by Fumblers

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Extra Extra by Space Age Daydream

Required Elements

  • Character: Katy or Keith Stemwinder, Tour Guide
  • Prop: a book
  • Line: "Did you try wiggling it?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Extra Extra by Space Age Daydream

Audience Favorite: Group B

IN THE BACKGROUND by The Dapper Ducklings

Audience Favorite: Group C

La Grima by Fumblers

Best Writing

Infinite Simulations by 505 1/2

Best Editing

Timejacker by Faulty Trail

Best Directing

Matthew Evans Kairos by Los Metates Studios

Best Cinematography

La Grima by Fumblers

Best Sound Design

La Grima by Fumblers

Best Music

Infinite Simulations by 505 1/2

Best Special Effects

Timejacker by Faulty Trail

Best Costumes

Sanctuary by Ganesha FilmWorks

Best Set Design

Extra Extra by Space Age Daydream

Best Make Up

Sanctuary by Ganesha FilmWorks

Best Trailer

Infinite Simulations by 505 1/2

Best Use of Character

Finding Your Way by Big Shoes

Best Use of Prop

Sanctuary by Ganesha FilmWorks

Best Use of Line

Bros Before Foes by cam.era

Best Performer

John Dewar La Grima by Fumblers

Best Poster

The Haunting of Hendrix Road by The Tarintinos

Finding Your Way by Big Shoes

Courtyard Love by Byrdmangroup/Mega-Ultra Studios

2022 Film List

  • HOA | A Humbling and Ordering in Aeschylus by BBT

    Even Neighborhoods Need Regime Change

  • Bros Before Foes by cam.era

    It's, like, totally bitchin'

  • Carter by Just A Little Funny

    Enough is enough

  • Courtyard Love by Byrdmangroup/Mega-Ultra Studios

    Romance is just a fairytale for some

  • Dangerous Times by Veypurr

    Lets Finish This!!

  • Don't Worry by Insignican't Producktions

    Don't Worry

  • Extra Extra by Space Age Daydream

    It's Sally's birthday, and her wish is out there!

  • Finding Your Way by Big Shoes

    She lost a book, and found a friend

  • FOWL PLAY by UnScene Media

    Don't confuse Fantasy with Reality

  • Ghost Tours by shadow productions

    Revenge is a dish best served forever.

  • Grimore by Mesa Mt Film
  • How I Got Into a Platonic Relationship with a Fish by "Women"

    Basslight. Baitkeep. Gillboss.

  • IN THE BACKGROUND by The Dapper Ducklings

    Who really makes the movie?

  • Infinite Simulations by 505 1/2

    Enjoy the infinite...

  • Kairos by Los Metates Studios

    In the apocalypse, every second counts.

  • Keith Stemwinder Tour Guide (and the World's Greatest P.I.) by Desert Dwellers Productions

    Keith Stemwinder. World's Greatest Detective (and Tour Guide)

  • La Grima by Fumblers

    Cry me a river. Please.

  • Mystery At Happy Hour by Burritos in a Half Shell

    Would you have paid?

  • Not All Who Wander by Ghost Flower Films

    Man's Eternal Struggle Against Nature

  • Now and Then by Team Suncats

    No longer buddies does not last forever.

  • Reminiscent by FilmVoid

    Three people decide to go on a roadtrip but it is not what it seems...

  • Sanctuary by Ganesha FilmWorks

    What danger awaits in Sanctuary?

  • Tear Jerker 3: Falling Actions by All Who Oppose

    Hes Jerked His Last Tear

  • The Chameleon Effect by Slate 505

    Gotta keep going...

  • The Haunting of Hendrix Road by The Tarintinos

    Cleaning skeletons out of the closet...

  • Timejacker by Faulty Trail

    It's time to blast... in the past!

  • Tippy and Fantzmore by Ultimatum Pictures

    Tippy's greatest fantasies come true!


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