Minneapolis, Minnesota July 15 - 17, 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 Lions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Butterfly Harvest will go on to represent Minneapolis against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Split by John is in, I believe.

Required Elements

  • Character: Carl or Carla Brownstone, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: Spoon
  • Line: "You know what they say."

Best Writing

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Editing

Connor McCarthy Something Right by Distant Calling Pictures

Joe Donovan Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Incontinuity by Chunky Milk Productions

Best Directing

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Cinematography

Sergio Martini Butterfly Harvest by Lions

Best Sound Design

Austen Pullen Something Right by Distant Calling Pictures

Matt Esbo/Todd Cambell Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Musical Score

Dylan Fixmer Split by John is in, I believe.

Best Music

Split by John is in, I believe.

Best Song

Color Works HI MOM by Nerd Herd Productions

Best Actor

Boima Freeman Butterfly Harvest by Lions

Best Actress

Chelsea Grant Butterfly Harvest by Lions

Best Supporting Actor

Dante Pirtle Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Supporting Actress

Lisa Evanson Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Ensemble Acting

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Effects

John Hansen Split by John is in, I believe.

Best Costumes

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Production Design

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Set Design

Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

Best Make Up

Hannah Thiesen Something Right by Distant Calling Pictures

Best Visual Effects

John Hansen Split by John is in, I believe.

Best Stunts

Lee Fillingsness Something Right by Distant Calling Pictures

2022 Film List

  • Butterfly Harvest by Lions

    What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger

  • HI MOM by Nerd Herd Productions

    Why can't anyone hear me?

  • Incontinuity by Chunky Milk Productions

    Life edited.

  • It's Fine by Polar Vortex Pictures

    It's fine. It's just a stupid party. It's fine.

  • Last Slice by Focus Group

    "Revenge is a dish best served cold... with a spoon"

  • Le Cassette by GLASS EATER
  • Natural Selection by Strong Sevens

    Survival of the dimmest.

  • Open House by Collective Magik

    Be careful who you trust

  • Something Right by Distant Calling Pictures

    A bank job gone bad, now things have gotten worse.

  • Split by John is in, I believe.

    What would you do for family?

  • Staycation by One Bizarre Sorcerer

    What if a staycation ended up leading you away?

  • You Know What They Say by Beau Departe

    When a job needs doing, Carla leaves no stone unturned


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