Des Moines, Iowa October 7 - 9, 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 Peach Fuzz for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Operation 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

Operation by Peach Fuzz

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Operating Under the Influence by Team Last to Resort to Cannibalism

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Grimwater by Twin Sun Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Fred or Fran Mixter, Doctor
  • Prop: a pumpkin (real or artificial)
  • Line: "Maybe you should wash that."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Operation by Peach Fuzz

Audience Favorite: Group B

Sucks to be Vegan by Revenge of the Sin-tree

Best Writing

Grimwater by Twin Sun Pictures

Honorable Mention
Sucks to be Vegan by Revenge of the Sin-tree

Best Editing

Operation by Peach Fuzz

Best Directing

An Evil Within by Car-Go Productions

Best Cinematography

Operation by Peach Fuzz

Best Actor

Skyler Ferguson The Painter by Retro Neon Film

Best Actress

KateCrook Operating Under the Influence by Team Last to Resort to Cannibalism

Best Ensemble Acting

Operation by Peach Fuzz

Best Use of Character

Parallel Activity by Distant Dream Collective

Best Use of Prop

Operating Under the Influence by Team Last to Resort to Cannibalism

Best Use of Line

Gourd To Death by Sliding Rock Productions

Best Use of Genre

Moștenire by CLD Films

Honorable Mention
Monster House : Creepy Case of Monster Pox by 213 Productions

Best Blood Splatter

Murder Farm by Tiny Possessions

Best Horror Character

David Henderson as "Patrick" Gourd To Death by Sliding Rock Productions

2022 Film List

  • An Evil Within by Car-Go Productions
  • As We Wake by Theater Genesis

    Those Who Are Take, Are Now Awakened

  • Crimson Charlotte by Fiddling Around Productions

    She's coming for you next...

  • Gourd To Death by Sliding Rock Productions

    Dead and Breakfast

  • Grimwater by Twin Sun Pictures

    Been a fortnight since you've been in Grimwater. Where were you?

  • Hollowed Out by KWS Project

    Get Ready For The Event Of The Season!

  • Honey Garlic by Mixabyss

    " I'm just a dirty dog "

  • Judge Not by Fat Kids Productions

    Demon

  • Monster House : Creepy Case of Monster Pox by 213 Productions

    Even evil can catch a cold.

  • Moștenire by CLD Films

    Today, I avenge my family. Today, I embrace my heritage.

  • Murder Farm by Tiny Possessions

    A lot of people died here.

  • Operating Under the Influence by Team Last to Resort to Cannibalism

    Don't go into that barn.

  • Operation by Peach Fuzz

    Picking out things for date night just got more interesting.

  • Parallel Activity by Distant Dream Collective

    Sometimes films are more than films.

  • Pumpkin Head by Scary Bear Productions

    I am going to give you a cumkin

  • R. U. Ready? by Ascending Phoenix Film Production

    Are you worthy?

  • Sucks to be Vegan by Revenge of the Sin-tree

    Where will the need for flesh lead?

  • Sweet Tooth by Angsty Ado

    Such sweet angels

  • Take Me to Church by The Trans-Iowa Canal Company

    When religion is the topic of discussion, family dinners can be stressful.

  • The Painter by Retro Neon Film

    Blood is thicker than paint.

  • The Pumpkin Pridicament by Boy Brains

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