Montana June 24 - 26, 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 Junior Productions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film What's Kept in the Dark will go on to represent Montana against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

What's Kept in the Dark by Junior Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Maybe by SRENE Anchor Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Beck Planby: The Dimensions of Love by Fireweed International

Required Elements

  • Character: Becca/Beck Planby, Wedding Consultant
  • Prop: A ruler or tape measure
  • Line: "What in the world is that horrible smell?"

Audience Favorite

What's Kept in the Dark by Junior Productions

Best Writing

Beck Planby: The Dimensions of Love by Fireweed International

Best Editing

Til Death Do We Part by Totally Real Human Films

Best Directing

What's Kept in the Dark by Junior Productions

Best Cinematography

What's Kept in the Dark by Junior Productions

Best Music

Swipe Right by Lost Boyz Productions

Best Actor

Tabatha Bettin Swipe Right by Lost Boyz Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Down the Rabbit Hole by the living props

Best Trailer

Swipe Right by Lost Boyz Productions

Best Poster

Prior Engagements by Hamilton the Town

Best Use of Character

High Temper by Salad Productions

Beck Planby: The Dimensions of Love by Fireweed International

Best Use of Prop

Beck Planby: The Dimensions of Love by Fireweed International

Measure Twice by Daedalus

Best Use of Line

High Temper by Salad Productions

Best Use of Genre

What's Kept in the Dark by Junior Productions

Best Art Direction

Til Death Do We Part by Totally Real Human Films

Best Wardrobe

Measure Twice by Daedalus

2022 Film List

  • A Future Most Fowl by Twisted Veterans Entertainment

    When best intentions go fowl, will you chicken out?

  • Beck Planby: The Dimensions of Love by Fireweed International

    I guess Beck Planby is going to have to use PLAN B!

  • Bout Us by Big Ditch Films

    He has a job to do.

  • Down the Rabbit Hole by the living props

    Where are the bodies?

  • High Temper by Salad Productions

    A humble wedding planner is pushed beyond his limit.

  • Maybe by SRENE Anchor Productions

    Sometimes maybe is only certainty we need.

  • Measure Twice by Daedalus

    Measure your reality

  • Prior Engagements by Hamilton the Town

    Sometimes acting can be too real...

  • Swipe Right by Lost Boyz Productions

    An Overworked Woman uses magic in pursuit of love, but quickly discovers it may not be the Fairytale she hoped for.

  • This is why we can’t make movies by The Corvallis Snakes

    We are trying to make a movie here

  • Til Death Do We Part by Totally Real Human Films

    Only one way out

  • What's Kept in the Dark by Junior Productions

    It fits just right.


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