Chicago, Illinois September 23 - 25, 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 Year of the Phoenix for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Blood Pressure will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Blood Pressure by Year of the Phoenix

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Give the Gate by Shady Acres

Required Elements

  • Character: Linda or Lance Gordon, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: a pillowcase
  • Line: ""Let's go back to the beginning." OR "Let us go back to the beginning.""

Audience Favorite: Group A

No Way Out by A Bunch of People Making a Film

Audience Favorite: Group B

Last Call by Mothlight Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Blood Pressure by Year of the Phoenix

Best Writing

It's Very Becoming by Top Banana

Best Editing

Blindspot by Film Team 5

Best Directing

Blood Pressure by Year of the Phoenix

Best Cinematography

Blood Pressure by Year of the Phoenix

Best Sound Design

The Impact by Moonlight Magic

Best Musical Score

Primal Real Estate by Hela's Hand Productions

Best Acting (in a leading role)

The Mighty Beam by Urban Pebble Productions

Best Graphics

Give the Gate by Shady Acres

Best Special Effects

The Mighty Beam by Urban Pebble Productions

Best Choreography

BUYERS REMORSE by The Stunt Muffins

Best Costumes

FutureDrugs by 2019 Ford Fiesta

Best Use of Character

Primal Real Estate by Hela's Hand Productions

Best Use of Prop

Goodnight Sweetheart by Starpower Film Company

Best Use of Line

The Final Offer by Named Team

2022 Film List

  • A Short Life of Trouble by Chicago Transplant Strong

    Make a choice, and be heard

  • Bad Party by FirstAttempt Productions

    A cult classic in only 48 hours!

  • Blindspot by Film Team 5

    A lot can happen when you miss the blindspot?

  • Blood Pressure by Year of the Phoenix

    Hunger Sucks.

  • BUYERS REMORSE by The Stunt Muffins

    What would you do for the deal of a lifetime?

  • Clown Reaper by Fumo77

    Fear the Reaper

  • Contingency by Slice of Dat Productions

    Who is the real L Gordon?

  • Dark Obsession by Cotton Candy Surprise!

    No matter how far you go, your past haunts you.

  • Dead Loop by Seacago

    Let's go back to the beginning

  • Delusions of Grandeur by All-Nighters Anonymous

    It was all for her.

  • dysregulaphemia by Gold Team

    Some diagnoses are better left unturned

  • Evidence by Pipp Productions

    Love is on trial

  • Framed by Indie Productions

    A B&B does not always result in a nutrious breakfast.

  • FutureDrugs by 2019 Ford Fiesta

    They were drugs... from the future.

  • Give the Gate by Shady Acres

    Loyalty...or Love?

  • Goodnight Sweetheart by Starpower Film Company

    Goodnight Sweetheart

  • Happy to Help by Veggie Ninja Power

    Robots are to be trusted

  • High Ceilings, Hard Wood Floors by A Tribe Called Tuff

    A total CATastrophy.

  • It's Very Becoming by Top Banana

    Love is timeless if you have a sword and a mask.

  • Last Call by Mothlight Films

    Nobody likes the last call.

  • Let Me Hear You Sing by CreativeDigitalMasters

    Tears of denial

  • Nine Random Things by Pack Rat Pictures

    Who gets it?

  • No Way Out by A Bunch of People Making a Film

    Be careful what you wish for.

  • One Night Only by Chain Fragment Production

    Let Us Host You...

  • Primal Real Estate by Hela's Hand Productions

    Forced to negotiate. Forced to survive.

  • Realtor by Good Life Media Productions

    Revenge is best when it is unexpected

  • Recipe for Oblivion by CHUD Productions

    No.

  • Roomies by Gem City Productions

    Roomate Swap!

  • Taking It Slow by Al Marte Collective
  • The Enchanting Realty Snafu by Reel Royales

    Fae Don't Play

  • The Final Offer by Named Team

    Just so you know, someone once died here.

  • The Impact by Moonlight Magic

    You can't hurry love.

  • The Mighty Beam by Urban Pebble Productions

    Evil Doers beware! Here comes the Mighty Beam!

  • The Tower of Dogoba by Eschflix

    Find the key to power beyond understanding.

  • Trevor's Travels by First Timers

    Trying to find something in a town of nothing.

  • Y2K by BearCat Productions

    Let's go back...


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