Richmond, Virginia July 8 - 10, 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 Rad•ish Productions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Meet Ugly will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Brad Chenson Was Many Things by Grape Soda Shortz

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Subparman by 21 Jump Cut

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October 21 - 23, 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Brad or Barbara Chenson, Magazine Publisher
  • Prop: a bucket
  • Line: ""That's just terrific." OR "That is just terrific.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Brad Chenson Was Many Things by Grape Soda Shortz

Audience Favorite: Group B

Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

Best Writing

Adam Lapallo Brad Chenson Was Many Things by Grape Soda Shortz

Best Editing

Andrew Huang Feed Me by I'm Hungry

Best Directing

Geoff Castillo Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

Best Cinematography

Vinny Varsalona Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

Best Music

Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

Best Actor

Dietrich Teschner Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

Best Actress

Sydney Murray Sunflower by The Sun Room

Honorable Mention
Lisa Edmonson Brad Chenson Was Many Things by Grape Soda Shortz

Best Graphics

Subparman by 21 Jump Cut

Best Special Effects

Intergalactic Magazines by A Girl and Her Gimbal

Best Poster

Caitlin Whitaker Self Help by The Underdog Team

Best Trailer

Self Help by The Underdog Team

Best Use of Character

Brad Chenson Was Many Things by Grape Soda Shortz

Best Use of Prop

Fluster Cuck by Face For Radio - Richmond Independent Video

Best Use of Line

Subparman by 21 Jump Cut

Best Use of Genre

Feed Me by I'm Hungry

2022 Film List

  • "ELLIE" by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

    How far would you go to get your family back?

  • Brad Chenson Was Many Things by Grape Soda Shortz

    Through struggle we find our strength.

  • Clean Getaway by Dadgum Productions

    Getting away scot-free.

  • Clockwork Love by Reel RVA Productions

    The rooms are rooming and love is looming but the couples are not coupling they are escaping.

  • Dahlia by Long Story Short Productions

    I will posting about this on social media

  • Doll Bucket by The Wild Kids Club

    Hello Litte Girl

  • Doorbells & Drive Thrus by Pine Street Studios

    "There once was a boy from a street called pine...!"

  • Feed Me by I'm Hungry

    You never know what might lurk in the shadows...

  • Fluster Cuck by Face For Radio - Richmond Independent Video

    A short film about the necessity of kink shaming.

  • Greta by Juri-Ash Productions

    Danger lurks in the trees

  • Grit & Grease by Baby Youtube

    Are you still hungry?

  • Intergalactic Magazines by A Girl and Her Gimbal

    Can Magazines Survive the Future?

  • Interview Notes by POWER UP

    How to get a job in media

  • Knight to D4 by Funktropolis Media

    Stop me from taking your queen.

  • Meet Ugly by Rad•ish Productions

    Meeting at your lowest can be a high.

  • Null by Pure Artistry Productions

    "You're somebody's type"

  • One Night at Roscoe's by The State Werx

    This Job is not well done until the Job is Done!

  • Self Help by The Underdog Team

    I'm the beacon of light.

  • Subparman by 21 Jump Cut

    In the eyes of a child there is a hero in everyone.

  • Sunflower by The Sun Room

    pretty deadly

  • Tea for Two by OT2

    A little tea makes business deals sweeter

  • TEA TIME by Whatever Sticks

    apocalyptic thriller

  • Terrific by CapSongs

    That's Just Terrific

  • The Escort by Inexplicable Productions

    Not every escort is good

  • The Pocket by Red Eyes

    You never know what's in The Pocket

  • Time Hops by InFocus

    Time waits on no one.

  • Travel Advisory by A Berberich Brothers & Dixon Production

    A trip worth your time

  • Two Wrongs Make A Write by WTF Studio

    The wrong place at the wrong time.

  • When it Drips it Spills by The Fired Security Guards

    When it Drips it Spills

  • Yes, Or No? by MidNight Special

    Playing hooky


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