Paducah, Kentucky 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 HUSH ART for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film They Won't Let Us Be Angels will go on to represent Paducah against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Breakin’ Bad by CAB FA

Required Elements

  • Character: "Smiley" Hopkins. Inventor
  • Prop: A reusable water bottle
  • Line: ""That is music to my ears." OR "That's music to my ears.""

Best Writing

Breakin’ Bad by CAB FA

Best Editing

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

Best Directing

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

Best Cinematography

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

Best Sound Design

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

Best Musical Score

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

Best Acting (in a leading role)

They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

Best Special Effects

Speedlit by Hanuman

Best Use of Character

Breakin’ Bad by CAB FA

Best Use of Prop

Breakin’ Bad by CAB FA

Best Use of Line

The Psyeudonym by Muralist

2022 Film List

  • A Hiccup in Time by Palindrome Pictures/Thirdsun Productions

    Kings, painters, baseball players, and robots. Sound like fun?

  • Breakin’ Bad by CAB FA

    The stakes are high in the world of 1980’s breakdancing…

  • Gilded Lilies by Arch Light Studios

    Two stranger's desperate struggle.

  • Speedlit by Hanuman

    What are you willing to see?

  • The Psyeudonym by Muralist
  • They Won't Let Us Be Angels by HUSH ART

    Miracles don't exist.


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