Asheville, North Carolina 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 Rowland Film Co. for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Devil In The Sky will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Required Elements

  • Character: Pamela or Peter Murnoll, Waiter
  • Prop: a wrapped present
  • Line: "We could all use a little more kindness."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

THE SNAKE PIT by Larson Media Corp

Best Writing

Ben Koziel & Griff C. Watson Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

Honorable Mentions
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Best Editing

The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

Honorable Mentions
After The Rain by Hazel Mill
Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

Best Directing

Simon Bonneau After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Honorable Mentions
Bastillio by The Backyard Alliance
Silas Rowland The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

Best Cinematography

Simon Bonneau After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Honorable Mentions
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
Consumption by The Hound Dogs

Best Sound Design

Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

Honorable Mentions
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
Bridal Breakdown by Hats Away Productions

Best Musical Score

David Gwaltney After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Honorable Mentions
J. Underwood, H. Snyder, K. Claus Flake by Kongfather Films
Ethan Kimberly Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Chantey Colet The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

Honorable Mentions
Dax Dupuy The Anniversary by Similar ETA
Daniel Henry After The Rain by Hazel Mill
Dan Wood Cursed! A Dramatic Musical by Team UNCA

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Amanda Danko All Happy Couples Are Alike by Immemorial Films

Honorable Mentions
Mr. Bastillio Bastillio by The Backyard Alliance
Merritt Vann The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
Rain Soboleski After The Rain by Hazel Mill
Lance Ball Cursed! A Dramatic Musical by Team UNCA

Best Ensemble Acting

Bridal Breakdown by Hats Away Productions

Honorable Mentions
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
Cursed! A Dramatic Musical by Team UNCA
After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Best Choreography

All Happy Couples Are Alike by Immemorial Films

Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

Best Costumes

Elias Hamilton The Present by Breaking Glass Films

Honorable Mentions
All Happy Couples Are Alike by Immemorial Films
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

Best Production Design

Consumption by The Hound Dogs

Honorable Mentions
All Happy Couples Are Alike by Immemorial Films
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Best Make Up

Zion Lehr After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Honorable Mentions
The Lord of the Cats by Team Long Shot
Flake by Kongfather Films
The Anniversary by Similar ETA

Best Use of Character

I Love My Job A Latte by Cinevise Productions

Honorable Mentions
Birthday Blues by There Will Be Tears Productions
Cursed! A Dramatic Musical by Team UNCA

Best Use of Prop

The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

Honorable Mentions
All Happy Couples Are Alike by Immemorial Films
After The Rain by Hazel Mill
Owl Get You by Galactic Groundhogs

Best Use of Line

Owl Get You by Galactic Groundhogs

Honorable Mentions
The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.
After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Best Use of Genre

Flake by Kongfather Films

Honorable Mentions
Owl Get You by Galactic Groundhogs
The Present by Breaking Glass Films

Best Visual Effects

The Powers That Be by Team WPCC

Honorable Mentions
After The Rain by Hazel Mill
Owl Get You by Galactic Groundhogs

Best Stunts

The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

Honorable Mention
Cursed! A Dramatic Musical by Team UNCA

Best New Artist

Rain Soboleski After The Rain by Hazel Mill

Lily Robinette & Martha Robinette The Lord of the Cats by Team Long Shot

2022 Film List

  • After The Rain by Hazel Mill

    Nature is a mother

  • All Happy Couples Are Alike by Immemorial Films

    Risk Everything for Love.

  • Bag Boy by Saturn Studios

    100% Recyclable, 100% Fun!

  • Bastillio by The Backyard Alliance

    I'm Mr. Bastillio!

  • Birthday Blues by There Will Be Tears Productions

    It's not always about the gifts.

  • Bridal Breakdown by Hats Away Productions

    It's suppose to happen

  • Consumption by The Hound Dogs

    An Unlikely Criminal

  • Cursed! A Dramatic Musical by Team UNCA

    He should have drank the milk...

  • Flake by Kongfather Films

    It's party time!

  • I Love My Job A Latte by Cinevise Productions

    We could all use a little more kindness

  • I Love Your Work by Nye Kills

    I'm Your Biggest Fan

  • Nice SPod by Electric Eclectic

    Two peas in a pod

  • Owl Get You by Galactic Groundhogs

    Revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be.

  • The Anniversary by Similar ETA

    Will their first anniversary be their last?

  • The Devil In The Sky by Rowland Film Co.

    If I can't be their god then I'll be the devil.

  • The Lord of the Cats by Team Long Shot

    Management is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

  • The Powers That Be by Team WPCC

    Who rules you.... Order or Chaos?

  • The Present by Breaking Glass Films

    Perhaps kindness is the most important gift of all.

  • THE SNAKE PIT by Larson Media Corp

    Friendship Never Dies

  • To Those Who Wait by Witty Squid

    All we have been asked to do is wait


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