San Jose, California 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 All On Deck Films for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film A Sense of Love will go on to represent San Jose against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

A Sense of Love by All On Deck Films

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Plunge by Stubborn Media

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Acceptance by The 6 Finger Squad

Required Elements

  • Character: Oliver or Olivia Dusalsa, illustrator
  • Prop: sunglasses
  • Line: ""We're here to help." OR "We are here to help.""

Best Writing

A Sense of Love by All On Deck Films

Best Editing

Plunge by Stubborn Media

Best Directing

Plunge by Stubborn Media

Best Cinematography

Vapula by Chel

Best Sound Design

the companion by Creators

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Acceptance by The 6 Finger Squad

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Acceptance by The 6 Finger Squad

Best Use of Prop

The Time Travel Guide by Re:Told Productions

2022 Film List

  • A Sense of Love by All On Deck Films

    Every now and then, love finds you.

  • Acceptance by The 6 Finger Squad

    Hard decisions are best made with help from friends.

  • Grilled by Narainbow Films

    To Perfection

  • MILKWOMAN: CASEIN POINT by Tepid Armageddon

    Don't get upset over spilled milk.

  • Plunge by Stubborn Media

    Take a plunge into gangster life

  • the companion by Creators

    Making the world less lonely one companion at a time.

  • The Lispening by Gabagool Pictures & Tri Circuit Productions

    They’re listening.

  • The Model, The Photographer, and Oliver by Rabi's Rockstars

    Always come prepared for the job

  • The Time Travel Guide by Re:Told Productions

    Time travel can be pretty selfish

  • UNLIT by CELL DEATH

    It is what it is

  • Vapula by Chel

    Make the Sacrifice


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