Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 8 - 10, 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 Lone Wolf Productions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Dry Spell will go on to represent Pittsburgh against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Dry Spell by Lone Wolf Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

It's My Turn: The Liz Murray Story by Vandalia Entertainment

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Eyeris by Film Core

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September 30 - October 2, 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Frank or Frankie Murray, Chef
  • Prop: Pliers
  • Line: ""Don't think. Go for it." OR "Do not think. Go for it.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

Eyeris by Film Core

Honorable Mention
Dry Spell by Lone Wolf Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Space Between Us by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Honorable Mention
Writer's Block by Shadowframe Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

Frankie & Fiona by The Lovers

Honorable Mention
Familia Culpa by Filmmaker's Finest

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Getaway by The C-47s

Honorable Mention
SAD by Roosevelt Acres

Best Writing

Xayne Allen and Marlo Martini Purple by 3.B.T Productions

Best Editing

Tom Lechowicz Bad Trip by Bokeh Pictures

Best Directing

Brandon Unis Eyeris by Film Core

Best Cinematography

Jossua K. Olar Dry Spell by Lone Wolf Productions

Best Sound Design

Nicholas Verzilli The Getaway by The C-47s

Best Song

Temple Brothers It's My Turn: The Liz Murray Story by Vandalia Entertainment

Best Actor

Connor McNelis Dry Spell by Lone Wolf Productions

Best Actress

Selene Phillips Dry Spell by Lone Wolf Productions

Best Choreography

Mark Williams Project Genesis by Luminary Figures Group

Best Costumes

Bridget L. McCullough and Lydia Zagorski Princess A La Carte by Io Films

Best Make Up And Hair

Ambria Pierson Bad Trip by Bokeh Pictures

Best Use of Character

L'Odeur de la Vengeance by Blind Tiger Films

Best Use of Prop

Low Steaks High Reward by Everything But The Name

Best Use of Line

Familia Culpa by Filmmaker's Finest

Best Female Supporting Actor

Carley Lyon Space Between Us by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

Best Male Supporting Actor

Brandon Keller L'Odeur de la Vengeance by Blind Tiger Films

Best Original Music

David Cloyd Jeezus Heist by 4D Magic

Best Student 48 Film

Sloppy Frank's by Dumpster Diving Production

Best Use of Computer Effects

Jesse Kaufer Eyeris by Film Core

Best use of Pittsburgh

It's My Turn: The Liz Murray Story by Vandalia Entertainment

Legacy

Edwin Huang Low Steaks High Reward by Everything But The Name

2022 Film List

  • A Taste of Things to Come by Chicken Tendril

    No Thyme for Thyme

  • Bad Trip by Bokeh Pictures

    Don't think. Go for it.

  • Big Tye's Big Adventure Too by Big tie productions

    Big Adventures, very little Time!

  • Chef's Kiss by CBF Studios

    Who can you trust when you lie?

  • Cooking with Gas by Carnegie Screenwriters

    A dummy with a dummy.

  • Devil's Den by Nerd Alert

    Something wicked this way comes... Who?

  • Do You Ever Just Think? by Dream A Little Film

    I need to pee.

  • Doing My Best by The Arkham Film Society

    Sometimes life doesn't always turn out how you want it.

  • Dry Spell by Lone Wolf Productions

    A trial by fire. A test of faith.

  • Eyeris by Film Core

    Don't believe everything you see.

  • Familia Culpa by Filmmaker's Finest

    They love me not...

  • Frankie & Fiona by The Lovers

    A first date between dangerous strangers.

  • Huckleberry Pie by Reckless Amnesiac

    Don't think, go for it!

  • It's My Turn: The Liz Murray Story by Vandalia Entertainment

    "Number One" only!

  • Jeezus Heist by 4D Magic

    lowest bidder wins

  • L'Odeur de la Vengeance by Blind Tiger Films

    Revenge is a dish best served cold, and with your nose held.

  • Low Steaks High Reward by Everything But The Name

    When your business depends on the definition of a single word

  • MA by Blackwater Films

    Family is everything

  • Pic Trip by EXPERIMENTAL productions

    To fix your future, relive your past.

  • Princess A La Carte by Io Films

    Underneath this princess's gown lies a pair of combat boots.

  • Project Genesis by Luminary Figures Group

    Don't think. Go for it.

  • Purple by 3.B.T Productions

    Purple

  • Rescuing Rosie by JetpackShark

    Because Frankie doesn't care.

  • SAD by Roosevelt Acres

    SAD in any season.

  • Serious Inquiries Only by Wicked Monkey Studios

    Serious Inquiries Only, This family means serious business.

  • Shocking Accident by Vetoed Films

    Some accidents can be more shocking than others.

  • Slicing or Shredding: A Kitchen Quandary by MEGnificent Productions

    Spoons or Tunes

  • Sloppy Frank's by Dumpster Diving Production

    "There has to be a sloppy to the Frank!"

  • Space Between Us by Gaff Tape and a Prayer

    You can cross a great distance in one small step.

  • Th Elixir by Golden Hour

    Fantastical impractical

  • The Commute by Pocket Aces productions

    Are you in???

  • The Getaway by The C-47s

    n/a

  • The Secret Recipe by Wick Monet

    You are what you eat.

  • What About Ground Ghoul? by A Thin Line Productions

    Even Heros need a Vacation

  • Whatever it Takes by Beginnings

    Whatever it Takes to Save the World

  • Writer's Block by Shadowframe Productions

    Sometimes Writer's Block... Sometimes Writer's Block... Something


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