New Orleans, Louisiana July 15 - 17, 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 Windbreaker for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Just Like Me will go on to represent New Orleans against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Just Like Me by Windbreaker

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Family Business by HeadHunter Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Deafening by Ghostwright Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Bob or Betty Bennett, Park Ranger
  • Prop: a water bottle
  • Line: ""Where are you going?" ("Where're you going" is ok, too.)"

Best Writing

Just Like Me by Windbreaker

Best Editing

Carlos Jimenez Deafening by Ghostwright Media

Best Directing

Kodhai Thirumalai and Justin Lee Thompson GHOST X by Euphoriacation

Best Cinematography

Carlos Jimenez Deafening by Ghostwright Media

Best Sound Design

Carlos Jimenez and Matthew Eli Judd Deafening by Ghostwright Media

Best Musical Score

Cliff Spearow Wrong Bob Wronged by The Gentilly Losers

Best Actor

Nick Napolitano Just Like Me by Windbreaker

Best Actress

Maggie White Just Like Me by Windbreaker

Best Supporting Actor

Kaleb Naquin When Thunder Strikes by Kool Kats

Best Supporting Actress

Kodhai Thirumalai GHOST X by Euphoriacation

Best Ensemble Acting

My Little Acorns by Backyard Shed Films

Best Graphics

Bob Krieger Family Business by HeadHunter Productions

Best Special Effects

Carlos Jimenez and Matthew Eli Judd Deafening by Ghostwright Media

Best Choreography

Emily Byrnes When Thunder Strikes by Kool Kats

Best Costumes

Felix A Matos Clown Girl by Pumpken productions

Best Make Up

Regina Brown Clown Girl by Pumpken productions

Best Use of Character

Don't Eat by Pyler Terry

Best Use of Prop

Love & Fireballs by Second Star Productions

Best Use of Line

Where Are You Going by Soggy Croissant Productions

2022 Film List

  • Angel Tears by 1 am films

    Where are you going?

  • Bird Houses by Fence Post Productions

    Not just for birds anymore.

  • Bob Bennett: Intergalactic Park Ranger by Early Summer Pictures

    The world is his playground

  • Bow Movement by Another Bar NOLA

    There is a ranger inside of all of us.

  • Clown Girl by Pumpken productions

    Her wish came true

  • Coming to Lakeshore by T-Squared Productions

    Get Out Way! Leonard Is On His Way

  • Deafening by Ghostwright Media

    Silence is deafening

  • Don't Eat by Pyler Terry

    ne mange pas

  • Double Jeopardy by Hentilly Perdedores

    Bob Bennett: he may have saved a life, but did he kill his wife?

  • Family Business by HeadHunter Productions

    Never look a grift horse in the mouth

  • Ghost Dicks by Warren World Productions

    It's about to get spooky up in here.

  • GHOST X by Euphoriacation

    Heartbreak, doesn't have to look bad does it?

  • Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow by Many Worlds Productions

    Your dreams are just a hop away.

  • Instant Summer by Slow Wifi Productions

    What Would You Do If You Only Had One Day of Summer?

  • It Gets Worse by Swamp Queen

    Jo Cassidy is bored to DEATH!

  • Just Like Me by Windbreaker

    We have so much in common!

  • Love & Fireballs by Second Star Productions

    Find your inner flame!

  • My Little Acorns by Backyard Shed Films

    Not acorn-y movie

  • Portalas by Dirty Pictures

    Which Side Will You Choose?

  • Project Park Rangers: Who Trashed the Park? Episode 1 by Bag-a-Ho'z

    Keep it classy. Don't be trashy!

  • Quantum Swamp by Uncommonfilth Enterprises

    Ranger Betty at Lafitte's Quantum Swamp Tours

  • Ranger Things by Louisiana Dread

    Truth is Ranger than Fiction

  • The Hunt by I’m Your Density Productions

    Who will win The Hunt?

  • Undying Love by VonTheThespian Productions

    Love is Life, Love is Death.

  • What's for Dinner, Babe? by Mission Media Productions

    The short film you don't wanna miss!

  • When Hunger Strikes by Fagan Films

    Who will break first?

  • When Thunder Strikes by Kool Kats

    We could have been hero stars

  • Where Are You Going by Soggy Croissant Productions

    Hikers who can't find find their way can sometimes find themselves.

  • Where are You Going? by Perfectinist Films

    Where are You Going?

  • Whispers by Visiting Moonmen Productions

    Listen Close.

  • Wrong Bob Wronged by The Gentilly Losers

    Revenge, sweet but wrong.


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