Hampton Roads, Virginia August 5 - 7, 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 Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Portrait of a Life will go on to represent Hampton Roads against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Portrait of a Life by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Collectors by Shadowcast Films

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October 7 - 9, 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Hal or Hailey Browning , Artist
  • Prop: Coffee
  • Line: "That sounds fantastic. Tell me more."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Murdrum by Capture Movement Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

Best Writing

Jessa Gaul & Danielle Abbassi National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

Best Editing

Jessa Gaul National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

Best Directing

Christopher Wratten The Collectors by Shadowcast Films

Best Cinematography

Daniel Rosado The Collectors by Shadowcast Films

Best Sound Design

National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

Best Musical Score

Portrait of a Life by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

Best Actor

Marc Harlan Murdrum by Capture Movement Films

Best Actress

Ashley Hall National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

Best Supporting Actor

Steven Hall & Tyler Jones Cigawette Boys by Hague Studios

Best Supporting Actress

Lucia Morton Unveiled by Team Green Light

Best Ensemble Acting

Unveiled by Team Green Light

Best Special Effects

Christopher Wratten The Collectors by Shadowcast Films

Best Costumes

Karen Buchheim & Team Green Light Unveiled by Team Green Light

Best Production Design

Portrait of a Life by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

Best Use of Character

Portrait of a Life by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

Best Use of Prop

Off The Grind by Psychedelic Karma

Best Use of Line

Unveiled by Team Green Light

Best Use of Genre

The Dead Be Tellin by The Veterans gang

Best Practical Effects

National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

Best Original Score

Masterpiece by Bacon Films

Properties Design

The One About Time Travel by Please Don’t Kill Us Productions

2022 Film List

  • Are You Hiring? by The Crew

    Just Give Me The Job

  • Cigawette Boys by Hague Studios

    Art is Theft

  • Divine Intervention by ARK Productionz

    Divine Intervention

  • Flip Flop by Matoso Productions

    Just go home, it's better than out here.

  • Get Batter Soon by Purple Puppet Pictures

    Ivy and Hailey are partners in crime. Literally.

  • Getaway by No Sleep Photoplay

    Just drive!

  • Golden Beauty by Romantra Productions

    You are more precious than gold

  • HAL by CAV (Chris Abaya Ventures)

    Everyone has that one friend

  • Locked Inside by Time4Play

    Locked Inside: Her mind or the institution

  • Masterpiece by Bacon Films

    It made me stronger.

  • Murdrum by Capture Movement Films

    When a state of balance does not equal a calm state of mind,

  • National Best Friend Day by All in the Filmily

    Best Friends That Ride...and Die

  • Off The Grind by Psychedelic Karma

    How much coffee do you drink?

  • Past Me the Syrup by Class 9 Pictures

    When you argue with yourself... and have a time machine.

  • Portrait of a Life by Gaff Tape and a Prayer - South

    A life well rendered

  • The Collectors by Shadowcast Films

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  • The Curator by Shadow Silhouette Productions

    An artist gets reinstated into a time honored position.

  • The Dead Be Tellin by The Veterans gang

    Sometimes the dead can tell you more than you think.

  • The Hero Effect by Very Visionary

    All heros don't want their powers

  • The One About Time Travel by Please Don’t Kill Us Productions

    The title says it all.

  • Unveiled by Team Green Light

    Must we abandon love for marriage?


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