Wilmington, North Carolina May 13 - 15, 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 The Bud Hawk for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film The Return of Bud Hawk will go on to represent Wilmington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

The Return of Bud Hawk by The Bud Hawk

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Happy Place by No Meat No Onions

Required Elements

  • Character: Ethan or Emily Woodstock, insurance agent
  • Prop: A wrapped gift
  • Line: "Can you keep a secret?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Sissy by Cal the Fireman Productions

Best Writing

The Return of Bud Hawk by The Bud Hawk

Best Editing

Venison by OnTheFlyEntertainment

Best Directing

Happy Place by No Meat No Onions

Best Cinematography

The Return of Bud Hawk by The Bud Hawk

Best Sound Design

The Return of Bud Hawk by The Bud Hawk

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Venison by OnTheFlyEntertainment

Best Effects

Misquote by Good People Production

Best Use of Character

Take Your Time by First Week of Winter Productions

Best Use of Prop

Take Your Time by First Week of Winter Productions

Best Use of Line

ABRACABAKLAVA by The Summer I Turned 48

2022 Film List

  • ABRACABAKLAVA by The Summer I Turned 48

    BAKING FOR YOUR MAGIC

  • Doomsday for the Believer by Southpaw Films

    THE END IS NIGH

  • Happy Place by No Meat No Onions

    Will Emily's first real estate client help her achieve the life she hopes for?

  • I Know by Mindful Morons

    Are you certain/

  • Misquote by Good People Production

    Are you Insured

  • Sissy by Cal the Fireman Productions

    Blood is thicker than water.

  • Take Your Time by First Week of Winter Productions

    Not every moment is precious.

  • The Hole by Pierce Productions

    Sometimes you have to hit the bottom before you are on top.

  • The Return of Bud Hawk by The Bud Hawk

    The True Story of Joel Getty, the Man Behind Bud Hawk

  • Venison by OnTheFlyEntertainment

    Don't drink and drive.

  • when she opens her eyes by kaleidoscopes for eyes

    break free


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