Los Angeles, California November 4 - 6, 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 Lost Brothers for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film RED will go on to represent Los Angeles against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

RED by Lost Brothers

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

After Party by Clay Lacey Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Required Elements

  • Character: Avonli or Aaron Pearson, Wardrobe stylist
  • Prop: a baguette
  • Line: "Are you sure you want to go there?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

After Party by Clay Lacey Media

Honorable Mention
Find Your Boo by Film Fatales

Audience Favorite: Group B

Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Honorable Mention
Gaba Ghoul by An Inconvenient Booth

Audience Favorite: Group C

RED by Lost Brothers

Honorable Mentions
KUNG FOOS by The Yung LAds
BUDDY by 3DEEP FILMS

Best Writing

RED by Lost Brothers

Best Editing

After Party by Clay Lacey Media

Best Directing

Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Honorable Mention
After Party by Clay Lacey Media

Best Cinematography

After Party by Clay Lacey Media

Best Sound Design

Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Honorable Mention
After Party by Clay Lacey Media

Best Music

RED by Lost Brothers

Best Actor

Ben Crowell RED by Lost Brothers

Honorable Mention
Scott Rosendall Insidious Clown Party by Cultural Detritus

Best Actress

Isabella Tagliati Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Honorable Mention
Rachel Murray RED by Lost Brothers

Best Supporting Actor

Brian Booth Gaba Ghoul by An Inconvenient Booth

Best Supporting Actress

Zoie Ellis Satan's Spawn by TheRockys

Best Ensemble Acting

Find Your Boo by Film Fatales

Best Costumes

A Tailored Tale by Triat Films

Best Production Design

A Tailored Tale by Triat Films

Best Make Up

Til Death by Died Laughing Productions

Best Trailer

The Underground by andyroygar Productions

Best Use of Character

Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Best Use of Prop

Buttonwillow McKittrick by Baker's Dozen Productions

Best Use of Line

Insidious Clown Party by Cultural Detritus

Best Use of Genre

BUDDY by 3DEEP FILMS

Best Practical Effects

Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

Audience Award: 'Best Of' LA Award's Screening

RED by Lost Brothers

Honorable Mention
Gaba Ghoul by An Inconvenient Booth

2022 Film List

  • A Tailored Tale by Triat Films

    Spiders, and witches and dolls! Oh my!

  • After Party by Clay Lacey Media

    A real party killer

  • Bimbina by The Bimbinas

    Never trust a demon

  • Bite Me by Redemption Productions

    Sometimes online dating is not what it seems.

  • BUDDY by 3DEEP FILMS

    This ain't a nightmare.. he's my Buddy!

  • Buddy Means Business by Indigo Scouts Productions

    When Clowning Turns to Killing

  • Buttonwillow McKittrick by Baker's Dozen Productions

    Don't look into her eyes

  • Do You Know Your Neighbor? by Nanney Time Productions

    How well do you know your neighbor?

  • Doll's Vessel by ZADDIES

    Born to Doll, Forced to Vessel

  • DRAGged Through Hell by Taller Productions

    What happens when two lesbians are haunted by a homophobic ghost?

  • Find Your Boo by Film Fatales

    A haunted reality dating show? What could go wrong?

  • Gaba Ghoul by An Inconvenient Booth

    Flavor from the Other Side!

  • Get The Blood Flowing by Team Gil

    Vampires haven´t been this sexy since Twilight

  • Go for the Juggler! by Pink Tore Ent

    Joke's on You

  • Goodbye, Avonli by Splinter Unit

    Sorry is the hardest word

  • Graveyard Shift by Somethin Sticky

    Only fear will set you free.

  • Guess Who's Dying For Dinner by Total Chaos

    She won’t take no for an answer.

  • Insidious Clown Party by Cultural Detritus

    They went there.

  • INTERIM FASHION by Andre X & Ruido Productions

    INTERIM FASHION

  • Killer Set by Rocky Mountain Horror Pictures

    Killer sets from a killer comedian!

  • Killing It by Left Blank

    Everyone deals with an identity crisis differently but he's killing it.

  • KUNG FOOS by The Yung LAds

    The intense story of a friendship forged by the fires of battle.

  • Love Sucks by A Banana Bear Production

    Besties, Boys, & Blood

  • RED by Lost Brothers

    She found love in a hopeless place.

  • Satan's Spawn by TheRockys

    It’s in their blood

  • Saturday Night at Pearson's by Dominoeffekt

    You never forget your first baguette.

  • See Me More by FZ Productions

    Death is not an escape

  • Sew II: Reap What You Sew by Bad Mattress

    Reap What You Sew

  • Starving by Red Rat Pictures

    The ultimate experience in

  • The Caretaker by Underdog Productions

    Every child needs a caretaker.

  • The Knock Knock Man by BLACK MAGIC

    Once you hear the KNOCKS… It's already TOO LATE…

  • The Last Vampire in Los Angeles by One Trip Films

    Pimpin ain't easy but it's necessary

  • The Underground by andyroygar Productions

    Sounds of the undeground

  • Ticket To Ride by We The Geeks

    Where you headed to?

  • Til Death by Died Laughing Productions

    Do us part?

  • Unconditional Love Potion #9 by Hipster Stand-Up Studios

    You sure you want to go there

  • Worn by Pizza on Pizza Productions

    Don't pull at loose threads


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