Rotterdam, Netherlands 19 - 21 August 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 Nahshon Film for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film De Kleine Astronaut will go on to represent Rotterdam against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

De Kleine Astronaut by Nahshon Film

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

IMPLANT by De Heeren

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

PAUW by Korrel Film

Required Elements

  • Character: Kevin of Karin de Jager, Denksporter (Kevin of Karin de Jager, Mind Athlete)
  • Prop: Een deken (A blanket)
  • Line: "Laten we alleen naar de feiten kijken." ("Let's just look at the facts.")

Audience Favorite: Group A

Liebe Holbewoners by NiTi Producties

Audience Favorite: Group B

Mislukt by THNV-Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Pret geblazen by Departementshoofden

Best Writing

De Kleine Astronaut by Nahshon Film

Best Editing

De Kleine Astronaut by Nahshon Film

Best Directing

IMPLANT by De Heeren

Best Cinematography

PAUW by Korrel Film

Best Sound Design

SAMEN by VNN-Sevenon7

Best Musical Score

Mislukt by THNV-Media

Best Actor

Zouhair Mtazi De Kleine Astronaut by Nahshon Film

Best Actress

Lamara Strijdhaftig Queen's Day by Just Wing It Productions

Best Use of Character

Three Down, Five Across! by La Compagnie des Artistes

Best Use of Prop

Kroelie by Rod Producties

Best Use of Line

Mislukt by THNV-Media

Best Use of Genre

The Peer Trials by 90 graden collectief

Best Acting Ensemble

De Kleine Astronaut by Nahshon Film

Best Art Direction

Queen's Day by Just Wing It Productions

Best Use of Rotterdam

Zussies by Sola mola

2022 Film List

  • ‘Hola chica, de donde eres?’ by One Woman Band

    Hola chica

  • #planB by Inside010Productions

    Not too young to make the difference

  • Blijf by Van Toen Films

    De waarheid is aan zet

  • CLOWN by 789 FILMS

    Een bijna vergeten succesvolle clown die je laat verdwijnen met zijn lach.

  • De Bloes by Giant Leap Production

    Wie me lief is blijft me lief

  • De Kleine Astronaut by Nahshon Film

    Moeilijk hè, afscheid nemen?

  • IMPLANT by De Heeren

    Test Test

  • King or Queen by The8Team

    Lipstick queen in a family chess game

  • Kroelie by Rod Producties

    A RODproducties Buddy film

  • Laatste loodjes by Bokeh Hunters

    The future isn't that pretty

  • Liebe Holbewoners by NiTi Producties

    Mijn liebe holbewoners

  • Loos by Kuvee

    Something that seems real but isn't

  • Mislukt by THNV-Media

    Serieus?! Jij wel?

  • Nola by Team FOCUS

    De vrouw van je dromen is niet ver weg.

  • PAUW by Korrel Film

    De eerste paringsdans

  • Picture of us by Cinegrafie

    Love is not what it looks like

  • Pret geblazen by Departementshoofden

    Bewezen leuk

  • Queen's Day by Just Wing It Productions

    Een dag van dromen.

  • Rat Right Hand by SMITH

    Revenge and remember.

  • SAMEN by VNN-Sevenon7

    Ik wil gewoon jouw

  • Schaakmad by Glorious 7

    Je volgende zet is de laatste

  • Schijnbeeld by Facere

    Wie is ze

  • Settling the Score by T-Belly Productions

    Wie steelt de overwinning?

  • The Peer Trials by 90 graden collectief

    Een peer zonder houdbaarheid

  • Thomas by B-Film Productions

    Sometimes you'd rather... forget.

  • Three Down, Five Across! by La Compagnie des Artistes

    At long last...

  • Vergeet Mij Niet by Film Town

    A Song of Two Humans

  • Zussies by Sola mola

    Als puzzelen je familie verscheurt


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