El Paso, Texas August 12 - 14, 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 Subharmonic City for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Ep. 00 Pilot will go on to represent El Paso against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Ep. 00 Pilot by Subharmonic City

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Powerless by ZGN Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Black Hole Blues by Reel Bravo

Required Elements

  • Character: Sam or Suzie Rojas, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: a wallet
  • Line: ":Take your time. I've got all day." OR "Take your time. I have got all day.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Estate Sale by Dopamine

Best Writing

Black Hole Blues by Reel Bravo

Best Editing

The Estate Sale by Dopamine

Best Directing

Ep. 00 Pilot by Subharmonic City

Best Cinematography

Powerless by ZGN Productions

Best Sound Design

Black Hole Blues by Reel Bravo

Best Musical Score

The Estate Sale by Dopamine

Best Actor

John Bonfiglio Powerless by ZGN Productions

Best Actress

Jeni Robins The Estate Sale by Dopamine

Best Ensemble Acting

The Estate Sale by Dopamine

Best Special Effects

At the Speed of Sam by Low Clearance Lab

Best Costumes

Ep. 00 Pilot by Subharmonic City

Best Use of Character

Crawlspace by Bad Films

Best Use of Prop

The Bare Truth by The Tarintinos

Best Use of Line

The Door by Sunset Film Company

2022 Film List

  • A ring, a baby, and a threesome by & Films

    Three Solutions. Two Lovers. One Broken Home.

  • At the Speed of Sam by Low Clearance Lab

    Take your time, I've got all day.

  • Black Hole Blues by Reel Bravo

    Sometimes you need to look within to get out.

  • Cariño by Truth Republic Studios

    Hesitate and pay the price.

  • Crawlspace by Bad Films

    Cherish the little things.

  • Ep. 00 Pilot by Subharmonic City

    Take a disgusting journey inside the minds of monsters.

  • I Need a Hero by Second Place

    Get Saved.

  • Letter from Heaven by Karma Productions

    Take your time, I've got all day.

  • MADAM by The BE Group

    Based on true events

  • Powerless by ZGN Productions

    Mind over matter

  • Sunset Roses by JonGon Productions

    Mistakes can last a lifetime, but so can friendship.

  • The "Professionals" by Several Scars Later

    Trapped together

  • The Bare Truth by The Tarintinos

    The Bear of Bad news.

  • The Burden by La Raza Films

    Life and Liberty, the value that changes the world.

  • The Door by Sunset Film Company

    Behind this door, you may never get out.

  • The Estate Sale by Dopamine

    What's left behind.

  • Un Family Dog by Xingaderas & Brain Damage

    Everyone deserves a chance in this world , Adam and Marco are here to prove it.


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