Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 10 - 12, 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 Hill Bros Home Videos for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Key Witness will go on to represent Milwaukee against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Key Witness by Hill Bros Home Videos

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

[Subtitled] by Pizza Sutra/ISR

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Memento Mori by Rainy Day Pictures

Required Elements

  • Character: Porter or Portia Greenbelt, doctor
  • Prop: Blue Tape
  • Line: ""I'm afraid that science proves you wrong." OR "I am afraid that science proves you wrong.""

Audience Favorite

[Subtitled] by Pizza Sutra/ISR

Best Writing

Aaron Hill The Key Witness by Hill Bros Home Videos

Best Editing

Aaron Klien The Understudy by Bees?

Best Directing

Sergio Espino [Subtitled] by Pizza Sutra/ISR

Best Cinematography

Derek Pfister Newton's Cradle by Chair on Stair Films

Best Music

Climate and You by Bad Example Productions

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Elisabeth Markman Newton's Cradle by Chair on Stair Films

Best Ensemble Acting

Memento Mori by Rainy Day Pictures

Best Effects

Up the Stairs by Baymount Picture Group

Best Costumes

Rejuvinated by Anjomo

Best Use of Character

Climate and You by Bad Example Productions

Best Use of Prop

Masked Issues by GrandZander

Best Use of Line

[Subtitled] by Pizza Sutra/ISR

2022 Film List

  • [Subtitled] by Pizza Sutra/ISR

    New parents hope to get a little more than peace and quiet.

  • Climate and You by Bad Example Productions

    Climate Change: It's Totally a Thing

  • happybirthday21.mov by Story Is Everything

    With the right suggestion, behavior can be changed.

  • Johnny's Quest by GuysHouse

    Stay away from the tree house.

  • Masked Issues by GrandZander

    Even heroes have families

  • Memento Mori by Rainy Day Pictures

    Whatever will happen has already happened.

  • Mystic Menders by Rattitude Productions

    Only the worthy have the power

  • Negligence by Film School Rejects

    Knowing is half the battle.

  • Newton's Cradle by Chair on Stair Films

    Maybe therapy isn't for everyone

  • Pixie Heist by Black Dreams Production

    It's a magical time

  • Please Hold.. by Winter's Production

    "Well, Im afraid that Science proves you wrong..

  • Rejuvinated by Anjomo

    When your reality and science meet.

  • The Key Witness by Hill Bros Home Videos

    One that needs to be solved before any other

  • The Understudy by Bees?

    an inheritance misadventure

  • Up the Stairs by Baymount Picture Group

    Some secrets never make it to the grave


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