San Francisco, California August 19 - 21, 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 Flat Quack Films for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Tune Up will go on to represent San Francisco against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Bedside Story by Empower Video Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

TUNE UP by Framework

Required Elements

  • Character: Aiden or Anya Friedman, mechanic
  • Prop: a Sandwich
  • Line: "Wait. Did that actually work?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Manic Mechanic by The Thirty-Three

Best Writing

Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

Best Editing

The Bedside Story by Empower Video Productions

Honorable Mention
Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

Best Directing

Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

Best Cinematography

Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

Best Sound Design

TUNE UP by Framework

Best Musical Score

Manic Mechanic by The Thirty-Three

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

'Cult Leader' Symbiosis by HauptFotoVideo Productions

Best Ensemble Acting

TUNE UP by Framework

Best Graphics

Manic Mechanic by The Thirty-Three

Best Special Effects

Sandwitch by Moony Kiko Productions

I Love Cycling by Magnet Productions

Best Costumes

The Bedside Story by Empower Video Productions

Best Use of Character

Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

Best Use of Prop

Sandwitch by Moony Kiko Productions

Best Use of Line

Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

Best Use of Genre

Manic Mechanic by The Thirty-Three

Best Actor in a Comedy

"Sandwich Guy" Symbiosis by HauptFotoVideo Productions

Best Actor in a Drama

Cathy Garrett as "Carla" Lost and Found by Jimi's Jam

Best Art Direction

The Bedside Story by Empower Video Productions

Best Film-Honorable Mention

Manic Mechanic by The Thirty-Three

Best Original Score

The Bedside Story by Empower Video Productions

2022 Film List

  • Box'd by Flatwoods Superquik

    Speedy delivery, extra quivery

  • Father Time by Art in Action

    Your Ticket to the Past: The lottery without limits.

  • Fearless by Phantom City Films

    Don't scare alone.

  • I Love Cycling by Magnet Productions

    I made a plan!

  • Lost and Found by Jimi's Jam

    Look closely

  • Manic Mechanic by The Thirty-Three

    Can he fix his way out of this one?

  • Sandwitch by Moony Kiko Productions

    Which sandwich, sandwitch? SANDWICH!

  • Symbiosis by HauptFotoVideo Productions

    Connect with the Universe

  • The Bedside Story by Empower Video Productions

    The untold bedside story

  • Tune Up by Flat Quack Films

    Her car needs more than fixing!

  • TUNE UP by Framework

    Because sometimes, it all falls apart.


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