Washington, District of Columbia October 14 - 16, 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 Gummy Bear Ninjas for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Expired - BEST FILM will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Expired - BEST FILM by Gummy Bear Ninjas

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Ron or Rhonda George, psychic
  • Prop: a map
  • Line: ""That's my final offer. Take it or leave it." OR "That is my final offer. Take it or leave it.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Best Writing

Franci Montgomery Expired - BEST FILM by Gummy Bear Ninjas

Honorable Mention
Devil's Bargain - 3rd Place Best Film (TIE) by Matched Set Productions

Best Editing

Trent Duncan Expired - BEST FILM by Gummy Bear Ninjas

Honorable Mention
Mike Watkins Devil's Bargain - 3rd Place Best Film (TIE) by Matched Set Productions

Best Directing

William Coughlan Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

Best Cinematography

Shubha Ballurkar The Suspension Room - 3rd Place Best Film (TIE) by Starshine Studios

Best Sound Design

In The Blood by Comicfficial

Best Musical Score

Benjamin Kapit The Lady by We Have This!

Best Song

"Final Offer" by Steven Rovery & Bryan Flowers Devil's Bargain - 3rd Place Best Film (TIE) by Matched Set Productions

Best Actor

Bismarck Macauley III In The Blood by Comicfficial

Kaz Shockey The Lady by We Have This!

Honorable Mention
Brandon Ferry Modern Dating by Creep Productions

Best Actress

Rosalie Ngatchou Its Lucy Time by Native Narrators

Best Ensemble Acting

Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

Best Graphics

Best Special Effects

Best Choreography

Expired - BEST FILM by Gummy Bear Ninjas

Best Costumes

Best Poster

Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

Honorable Mentions
Stolen Possession by August 7 Productions
hummingbird by R Street Films

Best Trailer

Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

Honorable Mention
Its Lucy Time by Native Narrators

Best Use of Character

Expired - BEST FILM by Gummy Bear Ninjas

Best Use of Prop

The Lady by We Have This!

Best Use of Line

Its Lucy Time by Native Narrators

3rd Place Best Film

2022 Film List

  • @YaBoiDeon by Alien Scatter Productions

    #ClassicDeon

  • Closure Corps - 2nd Place Best Film by Tohubohu Productions

    Back from the dead to take care of a body of unfinished business

  • Devil's Bargain - 3rd Place Best Film (TIE) by Matched Set Productions

    Everything comes at a price

  • Dietary Restriction by The Nameless Ghouls

    You'll never guess what's cooking.

  • Expired - BEST FILM by Gummy Bear Ninjas

    Will expired food bring about the apocalypse?

  • Genius by Ghostbusters

    A scientist trip gone wrong

  • hummingbird by R Street Films

    Darkness brings its own rewards

  • In The Blood by Comicfficial

    It’s in the blood

  • Its Lucy Time by Native Narrators

    she deals in time

  • Modern Dating by Creep Productions
  • Neighborly Love by Chonky Frogs

    Your neighbors have high expectations.

  • Room 8 by Actors with Strings

    She's got the Covid Symptoms and Doctor Bob has the cure

  • Sinkhole by Quantum Firefly

    When you've hit the bottom, it's all downhill from there.

  • Stolen Possession by August 7 Productions

    Some spirits can't be boxed in.

  • The Lady by We Have This!

    Some things are better left in the attic.

  • The Suspension Room - 3rd Place Best Film (TIE) by Starshine Studios

    Every week a year


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