Seattle, Washington July 15 - 17, 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 Metaframe for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film Chasing Chances will go on to represent Seattle against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

Chasing Chances by Metaframe

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

Soul Pending by Film Vandals

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

A.H.A! by Gnarwell

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October 14 - 16, 2022

Required Elements

  • Character: Robin Merkovic, gambler
  • Prop: a loaf of bread
  • Line: "I worked really hard on that."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Wife Strife by ds2 Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

Chasing Chances by Metaframe

Audience Favorite: Group C

Reset by Fourth Meal

Audience Favorite: Group D

Convergent Belonging by Combat Wombats

Best Writing

Last Goodbye by Trujillo Pictures

Best Editing

Suite Escape by Purple Squirrels in a Booth

Impulse by Trisons

Best Directing

Soul Pending by Film Vandals

Best Cinematography

Chasing Chances by Metaframe

Best Sound Design

A Bad Influence by Blast Radius Pictures

Best Musical Score

Pet Roulette by Night of the Speed Demons

Suite Escape by Purple Squirrels in a Booth

Best Acting (in a supporting role)

Katie Sweeney Soul Pending by Film Vandals

Best Acting (in a leading role)

Phillip Keiman A.H.A! by Gnarwell

Sean Nguyen No More Merkovics by Gold Team

Best Ensemble Acting

Fresh Slice by The Diet Mug Root Beer Film Team

Honorable Mention
A.H.A! by Gnarwell

Best Graphics

Captain Groovy by Red Shed Films

Honorable Mention
A Bad Influence by Blast Radius Pictures

Best Special Effects

hellofriend.mov by Mothership

Best Costumes

Last Rites by Emax Films

Best Use of Character

Soul Pending by Film Vandals

Wife Strife by ds2 Films

Best Use of Prop

Fresh Slice by The Diet Mug Root Beer Film Team

Best Use of Line

Fresh Slice by The Diet Mug Root Beer Film Team

Hemlock by 13 Shot Films

Best Use of Genre

Soul Pending by Film Vandals

Best Visual Effects

Soul Pending by Film Vandals

48 Without Borders

Robert Bojorquez Fresh Slice by The Diet Mug Root Beer Film Team

Audience Favorite Favorite

Tie for the Overall Audience Favorite from the Awards Screening Reset by Fourth Meal

Tie for the Overall Audience Favorite from the Awards Screening Chasing Chances by Metaframe

Best Acting (in a comedy role)

Konrad Richter Wife Strife by ds2 Films

Zack Ezani The Golden Loaf by Daydream Films

Honorable Mention
Sean Nguyen No More Merkovics by Gold Team

Best Acting (in a dramatic role)

Wander Refsland The Save by Filmland Productions

Best Art Direction

Never Again by Go Somewhere Cinema

Last Rites by Emax Films

Best In City (honorable Mention)

Last Goodbye by Trujillo Pictures

Lifetime Achievement

Aaron Sutherland Captain Groovy by Red Shed Films

Spirit Of The 48

Jason Farris A Bad Influence by Blast Radius Pictures

2022 Film List

  • 2027 by Friendo

    Strings of Freedom

  • A Bad Influence by Blast Radius Pictures

    Like and Follow

  • A Fresh Baked Offer by Golden Goose

    "It was a good hand!"

  • A.H.A! by Gnarwell

    We solved the homeless problem

  • Awaken by Ponlets Productions

    How far will you go to Awaken?

  • Bet On Me by Gone with the Win

    You win some, you loose some.

  • Breadpool by SubliminalEd Films

    Win today or lose tomorrow

  • Captain Groovy by Red Shed Films

    tagline goes here

  • Chasing Chances by Metaframe

    Go All In

  • Clarafication by Frelard Creative Film Makers

    Gamble your future!

  • Convergent Belonging by Combat Wombats

    It's everything.

  • Cult Classic by East Of The Sound

    Beat the freeze

  • Dial 1 For Murder by Tahoma Films

    Pressing an incorrect key could cost you your life.

  • Double Booking by Seattle Cinematics
  • Fresh Slice by The Diet Mug Root Beer Film Team

    Make sure to stale after the credits

  • Future Frick News by Filthy Film Friends
  • Get Stale by Double Vision

    Pumpernickle I hardly know her

  • hellofriend.mov by Mothership

    Catch a vibe with us on a trip to La Conner!

  • Hemlock by 13 Shot Films

    She will stop at nothing to be free.

  • Impulse by Trisons

    One, two, three

  • Last Goodbye by Trujillo Pictures
  • Last Rites by Emax Films

    A game of fate

  • Lemondrop by Up all night

    Nathaniel’s short

  • Many Mansions by Rekindle School

    I go to prepare a place for you.

  • Murder By Baguette by Around the Sound Filmmakers

    What does a date gone wrong have to do with a murder by the river?

  • Never Again by Go Somewhere Cinema

    1999... the year we taught children fear.

  • No More Merkovics by Gold Team

    Two is more than enough.

  • Partners in Time by Wink production team

    Time is on his side.

  • Pet Roulette by Night of the Speed Demons

    You are out of pets. Get stuffed.

  • Portrait of a Drama Queen-Scarlett by ARVJ Films

    World is an unfair and funny place. Portrait of a Drama Queen - Scarlett

  • Reset by Fourth Meal

    Killing time at the office is always a gamble.

  • Rise of the Living Bread by Phantasmagoria

    Be careful what you add to your dough!

  • Romantix by Hart

    Can you put a price on love?

  • Rose in the Brush by Badgers?!

    save the ones you love

  • Senseless by Finger Temple

    Death is in the cards

  • Sessions by 508 Films

    The Extra Step

  • Soul Pending by Film Vandals

    These house haunters don't stand a chance.

  • Suite Escape by Purple Squirrels in a Booth

    Best Birthday n-Ever?

  • Target Demographic by Sleepy People

    The target is you

  • That's the Ticket! by Mirabile Visu

    Will someone take home the $400 million?

  • The Artifact by Filthy Filming Seven

    What would you do differently?

  • THE BREADWINNERS by Final Beat Films

    Gotta Get That Bread

  • The Families by Ye Fearful Saints

    Two worlds collide. Two leaders emerge.

  • The Gamblers Revenge by Ripper Studios

    Careful who you gamble with

  • The Golden Loaf by Daydream Films

    One Golden Loaf, One Big Opportunity.

  • The Grateful Bread by Boss Baby Drivers

    Don’t Mess with My Bread

  • The Robin by Dream Machine

    He's got power...he just doesn't know it yet.

  • The Save by Filmland Productions

    Is there someone you wish you'd never met?

  • Wake Up Call by Please Pay Our Student Loans

    Delivery for John?

  • What The Heart Wants by Spritezer Films

    We think you're gonna love it...

  • Wife Strife by ds2 Films

    It started with the ponies.


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