Portland, Maine 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 Through The Door for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film How to Build a Bird House will go on to represent Portland against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Stale Cereal by Hot Brick

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Pale Earthlight by Man-Like Machines

Required Elements

  • Character: Jill or Johnny Hymers, Waiter
  • Prop: a Map
  • Line: ""You're so ridiculous." OR You are so ridiculous.""

Audience Favorite

How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Best Writing

How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Honorable Mention
Get Yeeted Boi by Killatainment

Best Editing

Pale Earthlight by Man-Like Machines

Best Directing

How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Best Cinematography

Stale Cereal by Hot Brick

Best Sound Design

Pale Earthlight by Man-Like Machines

Best Musical Score

Get Yeeted Boi by Killatainment

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Ranin Brown How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Andrew Parello Stale Cereal by Hot Brick

Best Ensemble Acting

How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Best Use of Character

Pale Earthlight by Man-Like Machines

Best Use of Prop

How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Best Use of Line

Get Yeeted Boi by Killatainment

Best Visual Effects

Pale Earthlight by Man-Like Machines

Honorable Mention
How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

Best Stunts

Get Yeeted Boi by Killatainment

Best Young Actor

Isabella Cottrell Get Yeeted Boi by Killatainment

2022 Film List

  • "steve" by Shit in the Dirt

    All he wanted was a little time off.

  • Get Yeeted Boi by Killatainment

    Get Yeeted, no cap. What?

  • How to Build a Bird House by Through The Door

    Every bird house needs a front daah!

  • Pale Earthlight by Man-Like Machines

    No more usual, Johnny

  • Stale Cereal by Hot Brick

    Routine is the enemy


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