Detroit, Michigan 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 52 Scripts for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film A Change of Scene will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Exposé by TBD Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Legend of Lake Lorey by Ford Studio B

Required Elements

  • Character: Gabrielle or Gabriel Lorey, security guard
  • Prop: A pizza box
  • Line: "It takes one to know one."

Audience Favorite: Group A

The Legend of Lake Lorey by Ford Studio B

Audience Favorite: Group B

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Writing

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Editing

Exposé by TBD Productions

Best Directing

Scott Gordon A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Cinematography

Jake Weber The Legend of Lake Lorey by Ford Studio B

Best Sound Design

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Musical Score

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Song

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Actor

Scotty Felsenfeld A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Actress

Kara O'Connor A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Ensemble Acting

Exposé by TBD Productions

Best Graphics

Last Memory by First Flight Films

Best Special Effects

Reunited by Nain Rouge Films

Best Choreography

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Costumes

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

Best Poster

Exposé by TBD Productions

Best Trailer

Getaway Retreat by VernaJune

Best Make Up

Getaway Retreat by VernaJune

Best Use of Character

Security Breach (Not Clickbait) by LTUfilmcrew

Best Use of Prop

I Know All Your Songs by Basilica Pictures

Best Use of Line

A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

2022 Film List

  • ä by Reel Productions

    Look twice

  • A Change of Scene by 52 Scripts

    Find yourself at the movies.

  • Anniversary with THE HAND by iFilmFlops

    Everlasting Love

  • Ärtzin by Ace High Productions

    some secrets are better left untouched

  • Damnit Kevin by House Hold Name

    Your signal has been lost.

  • Exposé by TBD Productions

    Two scientists invite investors over for a night of wealthy endeavors, but instead experience a night of terrors.

  • Getaway Retreat by VernaJune

    Not all road trips have great adventures

  • Good Guys Pizza by Koudo Yaiba Films

    With great Pizza comes great responsibility.

  • I Know All Your Songs by Basilica Pictures

    Paddle On

  • In the Dark by Play Nice

    When the lights go out, things get interesting...

  • IRL by Malachite Creative Media

    "If it's important, they'll leave a message."

  • Just As Fantasy.... by Redcran Media

    Is Justice A Fantasy?

  • Last Memory by First Flight Films

    Who's ready to play Pictiondary?!

  • Lemons by The Skeleton Crew

    When life hands you lemons, make them your bitch.

  • Mystery Meat by DAZED Productions

    Bosses suck right?

  • Pepp Talk by Cine Films

    It's a hit!

  • Reunited by Nain Rouge Films

    The kids have been apart too long

  • Security Breach (Not Clickbait) by LTUfilmcrew

    This video is not clickbait!

  • Terminal Loser by Flatline Films

    Living like there's no tomorrow...

  • The Last Slice by Broken Multiverse

    It's to Die For

  • The Legend of Lake Lorey by Ford Studio B

    The line between light and dark is sometimes a fence.

  • The Perfect Heist by BLK Team

    The Perfect Heist

  • THE REST IS HISTORY by HFC Film Hawks

    It Takes One to know One

  • Wicked by Nature by Ruby Martini

    Revenge may be wicked, but it is natural

  • Will Work 4 Water by Team Shevy

    What would you do for water if your life depended on it?


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