New York, New York September 30 - October 2, 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 Poor Bastard Productions for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Inhuman Resources will go on to represent New York against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Inhuman Resources by Poor Bastard Productions

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

It's Christmas, Witch! by 3 Brain Cell Energy

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Safe Place by NIF

Required Elements

  • Character: JJ or Jeanie Brightly, works on Wall Street
  • Prop: a towel
  • Line: "I love it. What do you call it?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

PUSH by Happy Bird Productions

Audience Favorite: Group B

Inhuman Resources by Poor Bastard Productions

Best Writing

Inhuman Resources by Poor Bastard Productions

Best Editing

Safe Place by NIF

Best Directing

Safe Place by NIF

Best Cinematography

COMMUTERS by Doggy Films

Best Musical Score

The Fit by Sleepwalk Productions

Best Music

It's Christmas, Witch! by 3 Brain Cell Energy

Best Song

Five Stages by Iris

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Joss Fong Inhuman Resources by Poor Bastard Productions

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Kar Logan Ollie by Breathe Entertainment

Best Ensemble Acting

Dunn with Perkins by ...And Then There's Us

Best Special Effects

Overexposed by ShittyRigs

Best Use of Character

A Brightly Holiday by Team Shrouded In Mystery

Best Use of Prop

Broken Rung by Cinemates

Best Use of Line

The Fit by Sleepwalk Productions

2022 Film List

  • A Brightly Holiday by Team Shrouded In Mystery

    The Brightly Family finds itself in Syracuse, New York.

  • Ace by Strong Sevens

    He's had a major stroke.

  • Blessed Be by Giant Cookie Films

    You sensed something was out there?

  • Broken Rung by Cinemates

    A woman fights a male dominated world to make a living

  • But Why? by Simply aPauling Productions

    Where babies come from

  • COMMUTERS by Doggy Films

    Commuters

  • Deprived by Big Moon Productions

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  • Dunn with Perkins by ...And Then There's Us

    Everyone's guilty in this department.

  • Failure of the Coup by Single Piece of Toast Productions

    Emotions run high in Don's Office

  • Five Stages by Iris

    When you morn you cry

  • Halve a Heart by Bad Apple Productions

    I love it, what do you call it?

  • Inhuman Resources by Poor Bastard Productions

    A fate worse than death

  • Ire by The Seven in Heaven (Plus One)

    A Coming of Rage Story

  • It is what it is by The Sylvias

    It'll all be over tomorrow

  • It's Christmas, Witch! by 3 Brain Cell Energy

    Stuck at the office?

  • MAN'S FATE by ABERRATIONS

    Things are not what they may seem.

  • Ollie by Breathe Entertainment

    Sometimes divorce can get a little hairy.

  • Other Women by Hellgate Pictures

    Friendship is found in unexpected places.

  • Overexposed by ShittyRigs

    Stay in the shadows

  • PUSH by Happy Bird Productions

    Sisters who fight.

  • Roommates by Cheshire Cat Productions

    And they were roommates...

  • Safe Place by NIF

    Everybody deserves a safe place

  • She's Back by 5inchStands

    And just when you thought she was gone...She's Back!

  • The Final Sketch by Kokash Productions

    What if you could look into the past, and it looked back?

  • The Fit by Sleepwalk Productions

    Same mother, different daughter

  • The Interest by Mishka Films

    Where the Lies Come True

  • Wage War by Atomic Charles Productions

    Nuclear Weapons! What could go wrong?!

  • White Rose by Saints Underground

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