Lynchburg, Virginia August 26 - 28, 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 G.A.A. for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Blackmail will go on to represent Lynchburg against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Blackmail by G.A.A.

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Touched by BeNspired Film Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Kenny or Kayla Fitzroy, Inspector
  • Prop: a business card
  • Line: "What do we have here?"

Best Writing

Blackmail by G.A.A.

Best Editing

Closing Costs by Crossborne Films

Best Directing

Brandon Burket Closing Costs by Crossborne Films

Best Cinematography

Blackmail by G.A.A.

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Closing Costs by Crossborne Films

Touched by BeNspired Film Productions

Best Actor

Caleb Ojeda Closing Costs by Crossborne Films

Best Actress

Sarah Brunson Touched by BeNspired Film Productions

Best Special Effects

The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Costumes

The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Use of Character

The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Use of Prop

The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Use of Line

The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Practical Effects

Touched by BeNspired Film Productions

2022 Film List

  • Blackmail by G.A.A.

    In order to do the right thing, sometimes you have to do the wrong one

  • Closing Costs by Crossborne Films

    We’re more than this house

  • Lost Things by 21 Jump Cut

    Do you know where you belong?

  • Our Special Weekend by The Crew

    What could go wrong?

  • The Sleeping Curse by This is a Film About Something Productions

    A girl who can't sleep. A family that can't take it anymore.

  • Touched by BeNspired Film Productions

    Do you want to be touched

  • Up To Code by The 48 Steps

    Always bring a flashlight...


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