Washington, District of Columbia 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 Cup O'Meat Productions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film A 48 Hour Apathy Project will go on to represent Washington against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

A 48 Hour Apathy Project by Cup O'Meat Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Rule of Threes by The Southern Gummy Bear Ninjas of the Great Emu Apocalypse

Required Elements

  • Character: Chad or Chelsea Terry, Substitute Teacher
  • Prop: A bowl
  • Line: "And, you can quote me."

Audience Favorite: Group A

dogGONEit by Kitchen Puppies Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Rule of Threes by The Southern Gummy Bear Ninjas of the Great Emu Apocalypse

The Houseguest by Barkada DMV

Audience Favorite: Group C

LILY by The Filmigrants

Best Writing

There For You by Timeline

The Rule of Threes by The Southern Gummy Bear Ninjas of the Great Emu Apocalypse

Best Editing

Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

Best Directing

A 48 Hour Apathy Project by Cup O'Meat Productions

Honorable Mention
Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

Best Cinematography

Cherished by Naked Puppets

Best Sound Design

Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

Best Musical Score

Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

Best Song

Substitute Family by Matched Set Productions

Red Flags by Riegelfilms/Thoth Entertainment

Best Actor

Ryan Jackson Overload by Visual Cortex Revolution

Amir Shabazz Tailspin by Best Side Story

Best Actress

Maybel Bitar LILY by The Filmigrants

Laura Pasternak The Rule of Threes by The Southern Gummy Bear Ninjas of the Great Emu Apocalypse

Best Ensemble Acting

Red Flags by Riegelfilms/Thoth Entertainment

Honorable Mention
The Houseguest by Barkada DMV

Best Graphics

A 48 Hour Apathy Project by Cup O'Meat Productions

Best Special Effects

A 48 Hour Apathy Project by Cup O'Meat Productions

Best Choreography

Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

Honorable Mention
Hitting The Road by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Poster

Red Flags by Riegelfilms/Thoth Entertainment

Best Trailer

THIS CAN'T KEEP HAPPENING by Lobster Tank Productions

Best Use of Character

Tailspin by Best Side Story

Best Use of Prop

A Most Valuable Bowl by R Street Films

Honorable Mention
Hitting The Road by DC Stunt Coalition

Best Use of Line

The Houseguest by Barkada DMV

Best Location

Lost at Gate C by O

Producer's Award

Quentin Riegel Red Flags by Riegelfilms/Thoth Entertainment

Spirit Award: Group A

dogGONEit by Kitchen Puppies Productions

Spirit Award: Group B

Aunt Mildred's House by Team WIFV

Spirit Award: Group C

Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

2022 Film List

  • A 48 Hour Apathy Project by Cup O'Meat Productions

    Doing the opposite is the answer

  • A Most Valuable Bowl by R Street Films

    The Boss says jump the Boys ask how high!

  • A Normal Life by Bootcamp Survivors

    “Be thine own.”

  • Anywhere But Here by DoRight Productions

    "Where Would You Rather Be?"

  • Ashes to Icarus by CoStardom

    Some people need a different kind of help.

  • Aunt Mildred's House by Team WIFV

    Things are mysterious and spooky at Aunt Mildred's House

  • Bowl Girl by RAH Film

    Highschool is hard enough without getting abducted by aliens

  • Cherished by Naked Puppets

    From this day forward

  • dogGONEit by Kitchen Puppies Productions

    A far-fetched crime...

  • Double Trouble by TELEX

    Everyone is judged!

  • Elsewhere by So Many Buns Productions

    One. Two. Three…

  • Hitting The Road by DC Stunt Coalition

    Sometimes when you hit the road, it hits back!

  • Investidate by Backyard Insanity Productions

    Let's hope it doesn't turn into a double homicide!

  • LILY by The Filmigrants

    She just wants to dance

  • Little Runaway by Global Productions

    A tragedy that brought positivism

  • Lost at Gate C by O

    Gate C has no end

  • One Percent by The Flicks

    "I am making the world a better place...."

  • Overload by Visual Cortex Revolution

    Control your emotions.

  • Reconnection by Comicfficial

    Reconnecting...

  • Red Flags by Riegelfilms/Thoth Entertainment

    Afternoon delight

  • Ring My Bell by Celebrity Cardboard Cutouts

    First the paperboy, now the delivery man?

  • Self Love and Lemonade by Nova Cat Films

    The best revenge is self love!

  • Substitute Family by Matched Set Productions

    There’s no substitute for support.

  • Substitute Shortage by Aircrew Studios

    A substitute teacher’s revenge.

  • Tailspin by Best Side Story

    Lost children are the least of your worries

  • The Apple Dilemma by Actors with Strings

    Sometimes an Apple can get you in trouble

  • The Fuss on the Bus by BeeZ KneeZ ProductionZ

    If you're always on the go, you may never arrive.

  • The Houseguest by Barkada DMV

    There are no better hosts than Filipinos. Which doesn't always work out well for them.

  • The Interview by Divergent East

    Sometimes its just about being in the right place at the right time

  • The Munchurian Candidate by Crimes of the Art

    It's not easy being the big cheese

  • The Rule of Threes by The Southern Gummy Bear Ninjas of the Great Emu Apocalypse

    The stakes are high when the rules don't yet apply.

  • There For You by Timeline

    What happens to your friends when the binge ends?

  • THIS CAN'T KEEP HAPPENING by Lobster Tank Productions

    This can't keep happening, how many times will it take?

  • This Is the Last Time by Increase Production Studios

    The Twisted Things We Do for Love

  • What Mucus left behind by URSUS LOTOR

    When soothsayers, grieving substitute French teachers and thugs collide, the outcome snot what one would expectorate.


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