Richmond, Virginia October 21 - 23, 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 C.A.V. (Chris Abaya Ventures) for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Hidden Album will go on to represent Richmond against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Hidden Album by C.A.V. (Chris Abaya Ventures)

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Bad Taste by Monster Tooth Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Don or Diane Bivens, delivery driver
  • Prop: A bell
  • Line: ""Don't give up your day job." OR "Do not give up your day job.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Seth by Radiation Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

Always and Forever by The Underdog Team

Best Writing

Chris Abaya The Hidden Album by C.A.V. (Chris Abaya Ventures)

Best Editing

Sam Housman Best Friends Forever by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Directing

Chris Abaya The Hidden Album by C.A.V. (Chris Abaya Ventures)

Best Cinematography

Tom Maher The End of Snakehead Trail by OT2

Best Sound Design

Romantra Spence Whose Brains For Dinner? by We’ll fix it in post

Best Actor

Marcus Lawrence DIM by Son of a Fritz

Best Actress

Kiya Roberts Always and Forever by The Underdog Team

Best Use of Character

Best Friends Forever by This is a Film About Something Productions

Best Use of Prop

Always and Forever by The Underdog Team

Best Use of Line

The Last Stop by Not So Femme Fatales

Best Use of Genre

Bad Taste by Monster Tooth Productions

Best Composition

Will Church Bad Taste by Monster Tooth Productions

2022 Film List

  • Always and Forever by The Underdog Team

    Why did you do this to me

  • Bad Taste by Monster Tooth Productions

    This film really sucks

  • Best Friends Forever by This is a Film About Something Productions

    It's a bad week to be a Seal

  • Chime by Mad Crab & Eckz Productions

    Home is not safe.

  • Diane's Delivery by A. Cavatica Production

    Ding-Dong. Diane's Here.

  • DIM by Son of a Fritz

    Do not run into the light

  • Don's Currency by Fountain Network

    A women's deadly fate is met after watching a click bait video on crypto-currency.

  • Holy Chime by Carystreet Cinematics

    Beware of Asmodeus!

  • Jack in the Box by Red Hills Productions

    It's even scarier when you know what's coming...

  • KEEPSAKE by The State Werx

    You'll be a part of his collection, Forever!

  • Lisa by Atlantic East Motion Picture Co

    A woman is scares of her husband

  • Midnight Munchies by Face For Radio

    Sucks to suck.

  • Pizza Prophecy by Jambalaya Doolittle

    3 Sisters, 1 cabin, and a weekend that changes everything

  • Safe by The Crew

    Stay safe

  • Seth by Radiation Studios

    Seth wants to play

  • Simon Pegged by Trash Films

    Get your strap on.

  • Sonnerie by Greenlight Films

    Never ask for whom the bell tolls...

  • The Conduit by Reel RVA Productions

    Therapy can be a real nightmare

  • The End of Snakehead Trail by OT2

    Sometimes it's better to stay at home.

  • The Hidden Album by C.A.V. (Chris Abaya Ventures)

    Some videos watch you.

  • The Last Stop by Not So Femme Fatales

    Don't Listen. Don't Look. Don't Respond.

  • Trip or Treat by Midnight Special

    This party needs something to get it going.

  • Twitch by Skull In The Box

    Not everyone's as nice as they seem.

  • Virginia's Myths, Legends and More by A Berberich Brothers and Dixon Production

    This is nearly the beginning for Charles Irving White

  • Whose Brains For Dinner? by We’ll fix it in post

    We're dying to have you for dinner!

  • Without Remorse by Major Class Productions

    I want you to feel it all!


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