Buffalo, New York August 26 - 28, 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 Sonder City Pictures for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Junebug will go on to represent Buffalo against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.

1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Junebug by Sonder City Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Almost September by PizzaDog Starship

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Making Amends by Gelia Studio

Required Elements

  • Character: Ellen or Elton MacTigue, Tourism Specialist
  • Prop: an ID card
  • Line: "Wait. What time is it?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Super Struggles by Bad Apple Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Almost September by PizzaDog Starship

2022 Film List

  • 60 Seconds by BM-VM/Too Much Bull

    the worst times = the greatest lessons

  • Almost September by PizzaDog Starship

    Some families live for drama

  • Destination Hallucination by Wanderer

    See the galaxy for solar system prices!

  • Getaway by On Broad Street Productions

    A break from the day-to-day isn't always what you dream it will be

  • Gone Phishin' by Wicked Goose Productions

    Sleeping with the Phishes

  • Growing Up Blind by King Arthur's Domain

    Life through the perception of a blind woman

  • Harbinger by Shut Up Mom I’m Making a Film Productions

    Suddenly super.

  • Hey, JERRi? by Lake Bottom Pictures

    What's up, buddy?

  • Junebug by Sonder City Pictures

    Everyone just wants to be seen.

  • Making Amends by Gelia Studio

    You can't trust anyone.

  • Munchie's Fresh Start by 38 Gigabytes

    Nutritious and Delicious

  • Oro by 8-B!tch Pictures

    Be care what you steal for.

  • Sightings by Three Point Productions

    If you go looking, they'll find you.

  • Stained Glass by Buffalo Above Films

    Felt Small. Feeling Safe.

  • Sunday by Carbone Media

    Sundays man.

  • Super Struggles by Bad Apple Productions

    Being a Superhero isn't all it's cracked up to be!

  • Synergy Planning by Fighting Mongoose Pictures

    Nobody wants to work anymore

  • The Layover by Rivers INK’D

    It happened one swipe

  • The Little Things by 1666 Theatrical Productions

    It's not the big moments that define you.

  • The Reading by Andromeda Productions

    Your fate is in the cards.

  • The Tourist Trap by Pure Chaos Pictures

    One weird vacation.

  • To The Right by Third Time's A Charm!

    To The Right


    She had everything a small-town girl could want. Everything except...

  • Wanksta by Luminary Figures Group

    Everyone want be gangster, till it's time to do gangster shit.

  • Work from Home Forever by Fourteen Films

    Work From Home Forever

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