Cleveland, Ohio July 15 - 17, 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 White Midnight for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film If Wishes Were Fishes will go on to represent Cleveland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Origin Story by Tomorrow Has Come

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Some Break Through by Negative Phil

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October 14 - 16, 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Brad or Brianna Testerado, airport employee
  • Prop: a necklace
  • Line: ""Not now. I'll tell you when." OR "Not now. I will tell you when.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Origin Story by Tomorrow Has Come

Audience Favorite: Group B

If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

Best Writing

Origin Story by Tomorrow Has Come

Best Editing

Grace Favarro, Sara Adams, Andrew Oliver Handle With Care by Burn to Shine Productions

Best Directing

Grace Favarro Handle With Care by Burn to Shine Productions

Best Cinematography

Some Break Through by Negative Phil

Best Musical Score

Fyodor Novotny If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

Best Actor

Bryant Lyles T.O.B.Y by Social Blender

Best Actress

Olivia Modarelli If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

Best Supporting Actor

Ryan Farley If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

Best Supporting Actress

Debbie Scaletta If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

Best Ensemble Acting

Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

Best Special Effects

Ghoulie Girl by Creepin' it Reel

Best Choreography

I'm Sorry, What?: The Musical by Exonious Productions

Best Poster

Sunshine by Shadow's Cast

Best Use of Character

Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

Best Use of Prop

Origin Story by Tomorrow Has Come

Best Use of Line

Celine Kowall Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

Best Semi Biographical Performance

Christine D King Arthur's Realm by King Arthur's Domain

Best trailer

Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

Danny Bass award

B.j. Halsall Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

Laugh out loud award

Origin Story by Tomorrow Has Come

Spotlight Performance

Mary Manos-Mitchem The Matriarch by Hooliganz@7

2022 Film List

  • "If You Were Me" by Team MegaMisfits

    "Be-wear the necklace"

  • A Call Away by Dangerously Majestic Production

    Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

  • Brad's New Job by The Freke Showe

    Brad needs a new job.

  • Gang Bosses by 3 Loaves Productions

    It's time to quit clownin' around

  • Ghoulie Girl by Creepin' it Reel

    You aint cool if your not a ghoul!

  • Handle With Care by Burn to Shine Productions

    Careful what you handle

  • Hypnotic poison by Eloh's eye films

    Exciting

  • I'm Sorry, What?: The Musical by Exonious Productions

    Break a leg!

  • If Wishes Were Fishes by White Midnight

    ...an egg, doesn't mean a baby.

  • King Arthur's Realm by King Arthur's Domain

    A film with true vision.

  • Lazarus by Clewood Filmmakers Network

    A suspense that will make you wanting more.

  • Origin Story by Tomorrow Has Come

    One hero on a quest to sniff out his past.

  • Precious Cargo by Kapan Productions

    This was just a freak accident, right?

  • Some Break Through by Negative Phil

    what you find might very well be what you lost

  • Sunshine by Shadow's Cast

    Even the darkest people need a little Sunshine.

  • T.O.B.Y by Social Blender

    Taking on a better you

  • The Matriarch by Hooliganz@7

    It's for the family

  • Tropical Atrocity by Innovative Productions

    Out of Line, Out of Time

  • Warm Tears On Cold Metal by PB Films

    Brad is going through some things right now.

  • Yellow Zone by Fix in Post Productions

    Does anyone live around here?

  • You Can't Ignore Me by Industrial Magic (& Light)

    Don't open the video!


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