Madison, Wisconsin 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 Rainy Day Pictures for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Disappearance of Savanna Grinnell will go on to represent Madison against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Disappearance of Savanna Grinnell by Rainy Day Pictures

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Parish by Hill Bros Home Videos

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Bittersweet by MCG Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Skip or Savanna Grinnell, Botanist
  • Prop: a single shoe/boot without its mate
  • Line: ""That is my jam." OR "That's my jam.""

Best Writing

Painted Smiles by Coronado Films

Best Editing

The Disappearance of Savanna Grinnell by Rainy Day Pictures

Best Directing

The Friendzied by Lucid Coast Productions

Best Cinematography

Anthesis Necrosis. by Pizza Sutra ISR

Best Sound Design

Parish by Hill Bros Home Videos

Best Musical Score

Warden of the Flower by Thorazine Work Party

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Nathan S. Forrester Parish by Hill Bros Home Videos

Best Effects

The Disappearance of Savanna Grinnell by Rainy Day Pictures

Best Costumes

Painted Smiles by Coronado Films

Best Trailer

Anthesis Necrosis. by Pizza Sutra ISR

Best Make Up

Painted Smiles by Coronado Films

Best Poster

Fire Sale by Vermillion Films

Best Use of Character

Bittersweet by MCG Productions

Best Use of Prop

Parish by Hill Bros Home Videos

Best Use of Line

Nature Preserves by The Porchetta Paradox

Best Use of Genre

Jam-boree by Suburban Film Club

Best Death

The Friendzied by Lucid Coast Productions

Best Individual Performance

Parish by Hill Bros Home Videos

Best One-Liner

Bittersweet by MCG Productions

Best Scream

The Disappearance of Savanna Grinnell by Rainy Day Pictures

Best Student Film

New Eden by Badger Film Group

2022 Film List

  • A Good Old Fashioned Witching by Penny Show Productions

    Whichever Witch Is This Witch May Not Know Which Witch is Witch.

  • Anthesis Necrosis. by Pizza Sutra ISR

    Dainty. Delicate. Deadly.

  • Bittersweet by MCG Productions

    Revenge is Bittersweet

  • Craig's Crazy Crusade! by B23 Studios

    A hyperpop adventure that'll be your jam!

  • Fire Sale by Vermillion Films

    Everything's a bargain...and everything must go.

  • Ghost Light by Bad Example Productions

    It's only a superstition...

  • Hellscape by Studio 88

    There's Nobody Here

  • Jam-boree by Suburban Film Club

    This jam is to die for!

  • Leaf by Wooden Cricket Films

    It's important to know when to leaf.

  • Lies by Bricks n' Kicks

    The plant that grows into lies

  • Nature Preserves by The Porchetta Paradox

    Savanna finds a way...

  • New Eden by Badger Film Group

    Restoration is our new destination.

  • Painted Smiles by Coronado Films

    In a clown dystopia, one clown couple tries to find happiness

  • Parish by Hill Bros Home Videos

    A search for healing

  • Prosperity by Cannes Can Wait - First Blood Part 3

    Prosperity at what cost?

  • Soothsayer by The Guacamole Conspiracy

    You're Dying to Know Your Future

  • Stealing Jam by Team M

    Be careful who you work for.

  • Substratum by I'm Busy! Films

    Some Secrets Should Remain Secret

  • The Disappearance of Savanna Grinnell by Rainy Day Pictures

    What happens in space doesn't always stay there.

  • The Friendzied by Lucid Coast Productions

    Can they be stopped?

  • The Invitation by Cedar Cabins Productions

    Would you accept?

  • The Last Kernel by The Swag Masters

    The last man's destiny

  • The Legend Begins by Anjomo/Veloci-ninjas

    Go Go Ninjas!

  • The Robotanist by Welded Souls

    Justice Grows Without Mercy

  • Warden of the Flower by Thorazine Work Party

    A flower isn't always a flower.

  • Welcome to C-19 by Young Turks Media

    We're All Out Of Gas


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