Inland Empire, California September 30 - October 2, 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 Footlights for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Spaces Between will go on to represent Inland Empire against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Spaces Between by Footlights

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Less Is More by Rhino Street Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Sweetest Vacation by 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48

Required Elements

  • Character: Michael or Michaela Ronco, hotel employee
  • Prop: a cupcake
  • Line: "You know what they say."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Sweetest Vacation by 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48

Honorable Mention
Cupcake Crimes by The Boxboy Bogies

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Spaces Between by Footlights

Honorable Mentions
Less Is More by Rhino Street Productions
Somewhere Not Here by MAXCHROMA CA

Best Writing

Less Is More by Rhino Street Productions

Best Editing

Cupcake Crimes by The Boxboy Bogies

Best Directing

The Spaces Between by Footlights

Honorable Mention
Sweetest Vacation by 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48

Best Cinematography

Fading by Clay Lacey Media

Best Sound Design

Do Not Disturb by Pryde Pierce Films

Best Musical Score

Flashes by 112 Productions

Best Acting (in a leading role)

The Spaces Between by Footlights

Best Graphics

The Cruz Family by Groovy to the max

Best Special Effects

Sweetest Vacation by 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48

Best Costumes

Delilah by WilliamlFitz LLC

Best Use of Character

The Adventures of Michael Ronco by Beer and Magic

Best Use of Prop

Cupcake Crimes by The Boxboy Bogies

Best Use of Line

A Birthday To Die For by Ocarina Brain Productions

2022 Film List

  • A Birthday To Die For by Ocarina Brain Productions

    Everybody has a breaking point

  • Blitzkreig! by MARE IGNIS

    Be careful who you meet out in the desert

  • Blood Ties by Phase 3 Films

    phase 3 films presents

  • Cupcake Crimes by The Boxboy Bogies

    You know what they say...

  • Delilah by WilliamlFitz LLC

    Delilah

  • Do Not Disturb by Pryde Pierce Films

    F around and find out.

  • Fading by Clay Lacey Media

    Fading away…

  • Flashes by 112 Productions

    No Touching

  • I'm Not Crazy: The Musical by Space Door Pictures

    Can I sing with Madness!

  • Less Is More by Rhino Street Productions

    Small Stuff, Big Sound

  • Lonely Mike & His Tale by Root 66 Films

    What price would you pay for eternal youth?

  • Malice by 90M Films

    You Can't Escape Your Past.

  • Michael by 0.1 Fidelis Content

    The love of others guides us to always.

  • Murder on Main by TRICITY ENTERTAINMENT

    They hate her, you will too.

  • Somewhere Not Here by MAXCHROMA CA

    "The desert is the last place you will find them."

  • Subrosa by Prism Production

    “You know what they say, you only get out as much as you give."

  • Sweetest Vacation by 2022 Rancho Cucamonga 48

    Sweetest Vacation

  • The Adventures of Michael Ronco by Beer and Magic

    In the business of death, there's nothing sweeter then revenge.

  • The Cruz Family by Groovy to the max
  • The Others by Forbidden Productions

    There's four creatures... plus Emily

  • The Spaces Between by Footlights

    Everyone Leaves Ripples

  • What the F*** by JAVO

    What the!


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