Nashville, Tennessee August 26 - 28, 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 Lux & Vayll for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film An Immersive Guide to Pruning will go on to represent Nashville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

An Immersive Guide to Pruning by Lux & Vayll

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Two Firm by Fool's Pajamas Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Speed McQueen by ShitHouse Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Elizabeth or Evan Greene, Gardner
  • Prop: A drawing or a painting of a family pet
  • Line: "Perhaps you'd like to rephrase that. (or Perhaps you would like to rephrase that.)"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Steal The Shot by Death By A Thousand Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Two Firm by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

The Soil of Time by Frost Studios

Audience Favorite: Group D

Breakfast with Eileen by Moss Fox

Best Writing

Mending by Story Weavers

Best Editing

Two Firm by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best Directing

The Soil of Time by Frost Studios

Best Cinematography

An Immersive Guide to Pruning by Lux & Vayll

Best Sound Design

Camp Sobriety by BloodHound Films

Best Musical Score

Mending by Story Weavers

Best Actor

Derek Johnson Speed McQueen by ShitHouse Productions

Best Actress

Kimi Most Hedge Fund by Fretless Productions

Best Supporting Actor

Moiba Mustapha An Immersive Guide to Pruning by Lux & Vayll

Best Supporting Actress

Krystyn Ryder Two Firm by Fool's Pajamas Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

Breakfast with Eileen by Moss Fox

Best Use of Character

The Soil of Time by Frost Studios

Best Use of Prop

Breakfast with Eileen by Moss Fox

Best Art Direction

Patience, Mr. Kennedy by Dipsomania Productions

Best HMU & Costume Design

Breakfast with Eileen by Moss Fox

Best Sound Mixing

The Soil of Time by Frost Studios

Best Title Design

Side Effects May Include by Forcone Films

Best Use of Line

Bug by Radiation Studios

Best VFX

Hedge Fund by Fretless Productions

Bitter Sweet Award

Bug by Radiation Studios

Defy Spark Award

Breakfast with Eileen by Moss Fox

Muletown Fully Caffeinated Award

Breaking by LaserJungle Pictures

NECAT We Foster Film Prize

Every Thorn Has Its Rose by Wolf Laurel Productions

One Last Time by Kramer Place Productions

Yesterday by NA5H

Buried by Purple Monkey Productions

Sleeping With The Begonias by The Divine Nine

2022 Film List

  • All In Good Thyme by Nash Anigans

    Good to the Last Drop

  • An Apple Valley Christmas by The Runners Up

    Nobody says no to an Apple Valley Christmas!

  • An Immersive Guide to Pruning by Lux & Vayll

    Gardens aren't the only thing that needs pruning.

  • Breakfast with Eileen by Moss Fox

    Breakfast isn't what it seems.

  • Breaking by LaserJungle Pictures
  • Brisé Step by Arch Light Studios

    Is it Worth It?

  • Bug by Radiation Studios

    Close your eyes bug.

  • Buried by Purple Monkey Productions

    Not everything is best left in the ground

  • Camp Sobriety by BloodHound Films

    Some Chad's aren't named Chad...

  • Emily's Ashes by Jam Jar films

    A dying woman's last wish to bring together the people she loves the most.

  • Every Thorn Has Its Rose by Wolf Laurel Productions

    Vee is the Rose. Sarah’s bright idea is the Thorn.

  • Garden Memorial by Spoonfed Productions

    I have a wonderful idea, what we should do.

  • Going Through the Motions by 50 Acre Pictures

    A day at a time.

  • Hedge Fund by Fretless Productions

    Be careful who you trust

  • Logically, Zorkel by Da Boisss

    Pugs, Aliens and a Sk8r boi

  • Lost In A Glimpse by High Freakquency Productions

    Was it something? Or was it nothing?

  • Mending by Story Weavers

    Sometimes when we are at our most broken, all we need is a little help.

  • Movie Night by Keep It Reel

    Who killed my cow?

  • One Last Time by Kramer Place Productions

    Okay, one last time

  • Operation: Wilbert by Barron Films

    Who let the dog out

  • Patience, Mr. Kennedy by Dipsomania Productions

    Patience is an underrated virtue

  • Santa Sucks by 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions

    Don't be on the naughty list

  • SEEDS by THR33MEDIA

    Uncovering the Past with a Purpose

  • Side Effects May Include by Forcone Films

    Inoculation celebration!

  • Sleeping With The Begonias by The Divine Nine

    "Never put dead bodies in the begonias"

  • Spade by TapeSlate Productions

    Where is She?

  • Speed McQueen by ShitHouse Productions

    Crime never takes a day off, but Heroes try.

  • Spirits of the Damned by Smile Time Studios

    a man confined in a cabin most face his past sins

  • STAYCATION by Busted Box

    The last day before vacation is alway rough... but tonight it's gonna be Hell.

  • Steal The Shot by Death By A Thousand Films

    Will they really steal the shot?

  • Telehealth by Finding Nimmo

    It's like Sixteen Candles, but depressing... and with a lot more candles.

  • The Bad Batch by Whatever It Takes!

    Will Beauty Rise From These Ashes?

  • The Maxwell Effect by Controlled Chaos

    Don't kill the lizard!

  • The Soil of Time by Frost Studios

    One pedal at a time.

  • Time For Change by Lone Pine

    You can't escape your fate.

  • Trail of Wildflowers by Team RamRod

    Come to the Garden

  • Trophy Wife by Asteria Film and Media Co

    Baking can get messy.

  • Two Firm by Fool's Pajamas Productions

    If you get injured you need the best, but who is the best?

  • Vindicta by Fellavision
  • What Goes Up by No Context Studio
  • Yesterday by NA5H

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