Des Moines, Iowa 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 Tiny Explosions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Run will go on to represent Des Moines against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Run by Tiny Explosions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

AirDnD by Twin Sun Pictures

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

That Guy in Brown by Triples is best

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October 7 - 9, 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Casey Karver, Delivery driver
  • Prop: a TV remote
  • Line: "I forgot to mail it."

Audience Favorite: Group A

AirDnD by Twin Sun Pictures

Audience Favorite: Group B

That Guy in Brown by Triples is best

Audience Favorite: Group C

Soul Postal Service by Team last to enter

Best Writing

That Guy in Brown by Triples is best

Best Editing

The Leftovers by Mixed Pictures

Best Directing

The Leftovers by Mixed Pictures

Best Cinematography

Dream Girl by Retro Neon Film

Honorable Mention
Soul Postal Service by Team last to enter

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Nathan Rohde Stuck Together by Team With

Best Actor

Donald Gee Stuck Together by Team With

Best Actress

Brittny Rebhuhn (Runner Up) BITCH by Peach Fuzz

Alannah Swenka (Winner) DOA by Return Of The Cintree

Best Ensemble Acting

AirDnD by Twin Sun Pictures

Best Special Effects

Staycation by Cutting Room Floor

Best Trailer

Dream Girl by Retro Neon Film

Best Use of Character

DOA by Return Of The Cintree

Best Use of Prop

That Guy in Brown by Triples is best

Best Use of Line

The Run by Tiny Explosions

Best Use of Genre

Sorry for Your Loss by Red Line Pictures

Honorable Mention
BITCH by Peach Fuzz

Producer's Award

Konnecting With Kyle by CLD Films

2022 Film List

  • A Hill of Beans: Trouble Brewing by Theater Genesis

    The depths that some will go to for coffee!

  • AirDnD by Twin Sun Pictures

    Lich please...

  • BITCH by Peach Fuzz

    It's that time of the month again.

  • Deadline by Chaotic Cinema

    He's dead. He's busted. He's a ghost

  • DOA by Return Of The Cintree

    We Just Deliver The Packages

  • Dream Girl by Retro Neon Film

    He dreams to be with her... again.

  • First Day Out by Fat Kids Productions
  • Fuzz Kill by Gladhouse Studio

    "Get Stuffed."

  • Khromatica by The Shadows

    The light this city needs

  • Konnecting With Kyle by CLD Films

    Try and connect with THIS kid.

  • Modern Aliens by Angsty Ado

    The Aliens are Coming

  • Rapt by ELIVE Studios
  • Red Room by Arlorosa Films

    Take control

  • remember when... by Skogen Productions

    can a prank change the past?

  • Silent Treatment by Orbital Films

    She wants something. He wants to know what it is.

  • Sorry for Your Loss by Red Line Pictures

    There is always stress after death

  • Soul Postal Service by Team last to enter

    Delivering Life Changing Packages

  • Static Bliss by Distant Dream Collective

    I forgot to mail it.

  • Staycation by Cutting Room Floor

    Getting more than you expect from your vacation rental

  • Stolen Spell by The Trans-Iowa Canal Company

    Sometimes a delivery driver needs a little help.

  • Stuck Together by Team With

    Buddy or Love?

  • Summer Snaps of the Past by V7 Pictures

    Love is never lost

  • That Guy in Brown by Triples is best

    What can Casey Karver do for you?

  • The Artist by Schilling Multimedia

    Death of the Artist. Birth of Something Else.

  • The Leftovers by Mixed Pictures

    The Jambalaya Job

  • The Pizza Situation by Boy Brains
  • The Run by Tiny Explosions

    Based on a true story

  • Thin Crust by Sliding Rock Productions

    Your walking on thin crust.

  • Trixie At Last! by Your Local Vamp Studios

    She will make them all disappear!

  • Vanished Peak by Ascending Phoenix Film Productions
  • Windmills Don't Cause Chlamydia by Bad Baby Productions

    Every day is a GREAT day at John's!

  • Working Man by Molten Lotion

    I want to speak to your MANAGER


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