Denver, Colorado July 29 - 31, 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 Chameleon Film Studios for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Lucidity will go on to represent Denver against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Lucidity by Chameleon Film Studios

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Bagman Cometh by Hot Set Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Witch Hunt by Golightly Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Zeke or Zinnia Westwater, bartender
  • Prop: a reusable bag
  • Line: "All you need is one of these."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Lucidity by Chameleon Film Studios

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Bagman Cometh by Hot Set Productions

Audience Favorite: Group C

TIMEBAG by HardBurn Productions

Best Writing

The Bagman Cometh by Hot Set Productions

Best Editing

Salmonagua Loco by Nebulus Visions

Best Directing

Lucidity by Chameleon Film Studios

Best Cinematography

The Witch Hunt by Golightly Productions

Best Sound Design

The Rift by Red Raptor Video

Best Musical Score

TIMEBAG by HardBurn Productions

Best Song

Gangster's Paradise by Mooger Entertainment

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Sheevani Desai The Bagman Cometh by Hot Set Productions

Best Actor

Keith Rains The Bagman Cometh by Hot Set Productions

Best Actress

Hannah Vail Lucidity by Chameleon Film Studios

Best Ensemble Acting

The Bartender at the Edge of the World by Romantic Communism

Best Graphics

The Bartender at the Edge of the World by Romantic Communism

Best Special Effects

The Rift by Red Raptor Video

Best Choreography

An Old Fashioned Grudge by Open Field Productions

Best Costumes

The Rift by Red Raptor Video

Best Set Design

An Old Fashioned Grudge by Open Field Productions

Best Use of Character

On The Rocks by Ghimself & K-HOM

Best Use of Prop

TIMEBAG by HardBurn Productions

Best Use of Line

Zinnia's by Little Black Dog Productions

2022 Film List

  • "Show, Girl!" by Night Owls

    For self-confidence, all you need is one of these

  • All Bar None by Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions

    Like Mother like daughter

  • all my friends R HOTTT by Fifth Day Films

    Things don't always go as planned

  • An Old Fashioned Grudge by Open Field Productions
  • Bathtub of gin by Racing mind productions

    A man tries to undermine his bothers business

  • Children of Icarus by Flore Films

    A surprise dinner.

  • Full Time Job by Ratz

    Caught in the Reflection

  • Gangster's Paradise by Mooger Entertainment

    They run this neighborhood.

  • I am Zena by Stardust Not Pixels

    Home is where the hero is

  • I Believe by Cool Cat Pictures

    idk

  • Just Listen. by Deep Focus

    All you need is one of these.

  • Lucidity by Chameleon Film Studios

    Perfect lucidity comes at a price.

  • Mail Order Hero by Definitely Not a Drug Front Studios

    Drugs, cats, and super powers. What could go wrong?

  • Mary Jane in Wonderland by The Rockettes

    Everyone is acting a little weird tonight.

  • Mince and Hurst: Trouble Comes in Gallons by Undivided Attention Disorder

    Have milk?

  • My Name Is Ian Warren by BBCFM™ Productions

    Make Them Remember Your Name

  • On The Rocks by Ghimself & K-HOM

    Do you want to know the secrets of time travel?

  • Pay It Forward by TITAN Productions

    Find your motivation.

  • Possession by Party People Say Yeah

    Was it the weed or something else?

  • Primal Cut by The Improvables

    Eat or be Eaten

  • Rainy Changes by Cryptic snippets

    What it rains, it snores.

  • Reusable Prophet by Team Timestretch

    Time-travel done terribly.

  • Salmonagua Loco by Nebulus Visions

    There's plenty of fish in the sea.

  • Stellavine by 501 Productions

    She may solve your problem

  • Superhero Sunday by Never Too Late Productions

    Superheroes are supposed to help people. That's their job, right?

  • The Bagman Cometh by Hot Set Productions

    A Reusable Romance

  • The Bartender at the Edge of the World by Romantic Communism
  • The Last Straw by Basement Kids

    It doesn't take much to push someone over the edge

  • The Rift by Red Raptor Video

    Go home

  • The Witch Hunt by Golightly Productions

    The hunt is calling

  • Three Monkeys by The Raving Lunatic Show

    See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.

  • TIMEBAG by HardBurn Productions

    He can travel through time, he can T-Bag your heart.

  • U R Loved by ZU ma film

    Are you loved?

  • What the... by Primos Locos

    When all you can "what the..." and not everything is as it seems.

  • Zinnia's by Little Black Dog Productions

    We had a plan


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