Toronto, Canada 14 - 16 October 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 Cookie Biscuits Comedy for winning Best Film of 2022. Their film A Brief Case will go on to represent Toronto against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2023.


1st Place: Best Film of 2022

A Brief Case by Cookie Biscuits Comedy

2nd Place: Best Film of 2022

The Van by Team Name Here

3rd Place: Best Film of 2022

Silent Treatment by SMASH

Required Elements

  • Character: Max Remy, Busker
  • Prop: A metal key (that can open a lock)
  • Line: "Is this for real?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

GOLDENGUY by Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers

Audience Favorite: Group B

NBA by Green Gibsons

Audience Favorite: Group C

Oneiron by B48

Audience Favorite: Group D

The Van by Team Name Here

Audience Favorite: Group E

Silent Treatment by SMASH

Audience Favorite: Group F

A Brief Case by Cookie Biscuits Comedy

Audience Favorite: Group G

Bottomless Brunch by The Good Stuff

Best Writing

A Brief Case by Cookie Biscuits Comedy

Best Editing

Out by Phil Ming

Best Directing

A Nightly Affair by The Intergalactic Federation of Space Beers

Best Cinematography

Curtain Call by Y'good Productions

Best Sound Design

Silent Treatment by SMASH

Best Musical Score

The Van by Team Name Here

Best Actor

Sam Asante Absolution by Filmmetry

Best Actress

Sasha Barry The Van by Team Name Here

Best Ensemble Acting

Pete Alexander, Madeleine Kane, Michael Ellero, James Gerus & Moni Ogunsuyi Silent Treatment by SMASH

Best Special Effects

Oneiron by B48

Best Choreography

Silent Treatment by SMASH

Best Costumes

Animals Anonymous by Rampaige Productions

Best Poster

Kosher's Five by Kosher Linguine

Busker Driver by QuickTime Exporters

A Nightly Affair by The Intergalactic Federation of Space Beers

Best Use of Character

CHIPPER by One Red Streamer

Best Use of Prop

Bottomless Brunch by The Good Stuff

Best Use of Line

Twisted Imagination by Penguin Fart

Best Use of Genre

Busker Driver by QuickTime Exporters

2022 Film List

  • A Brief Case by Cookie Biscuits Comedy

    Mime leaving you.

  • A Busker, a Lover and the Unfortunate by Time Flies Productions

    Wear a lanyard

  • A Few More by Are you bored yet?

    Nothing buys freedom.

  • A Key For a Buck by Kind-Of-Famous Worldwide Team

    Rewrite your story

  • A Nightly Affair by The Intergalactic Federation of Space Beers

    Where does he go?

  • A Sharp Note by Oh DAMS

    you'd kill her too

  • Absolution by Filmmetry

    He provides, He forgives

  • Amplified by GOD DID

    Strings attached

  • Animals Anonymous by Rampaige Productions

    Feelings are for the weak

  • Banker's Dozen by UGO Productions

    Our Customers Always Come First

  • Bear my Fantasy by Dysfunctional dreamers

    Love will find it's way.

  • Bottomless Brunch by The Good Stuff

    Keep the Change

  • Busker by filmshellx

    Dreams have a price, don't they?

  • Busker Driver by QuickTime Exporters

    One last gig

  • Buskerville by Making Hats Productions

    A young woman's inheritance from her father has unexpected returns.

  • Cards & Keys by Navn Diem

    you never know who you'll meet

  • CHIPPER by One Red Streamer

    With no clear vision, a decision starts our mission.

  • Closed Off by Horse in motion

    Sometimes you just gotta take a chance

  • Coffee & Cones: The 1st Battle of Hamilton by Red Star Productions

    We Take Stretch; We Clear

  • Condo Clash by Bytowne Bastards

    Survive to thrive!

  • Cornered by Crudely Drawn Pictures

    From six exhausted people with day jobs

  • Curtain Call by Y'good Productions

    Penny would kill to be famous

  • Detached by Inceptive Studios

    A war veteran detached from reality.

  • Fateful Findings by Balloonhead Productions

    Just stay on that sunny side baby.

  • Ferme la Bouche by Green Lens Productions

    Not all love can be expressed with words

  • Finders Keepers by Station 92 Films

    It Find's You

  • GOLDENGUY by Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers

    Stay Golden Busker Boy

  • Grand Marquis by Billet Media

    Sometimes You Get More Change Than You Wanted

  • Home Suite Home by The Boys Club Productions

    Has living downtown always been this challenging?

  • I am nobody by Focus One Motion Studio & Narwhal Media

    Every kind heart can be a superhero

  • I Love You, Max Remy by The Hammer Turtles

    Remember His Name

  • I'm Still Here by Dream Team Productions

    Some people have lives, some people have music

  • Immunity by Habib Productions

    Is this for real

  • In The Bag by The Lost Boys

    Put the money in the bag!

  • Instrument Of Choice by Good Dudes Film

    Born to be a Gangster

  • Key Piece of Evidence by Ghost Crew Productions

    Can she unlock the awnser?

  • Key Suspect by Seven Films

    Missing key or sly buskers

  • Key To A Heist by Team Mouthy Kid

    Teamwork is Key

  • Key to Friendliness by The Goat Crew Inc.

    There's always someone lonely around us

  • Kosher's Five by Kosher Linguine

    They're a crew...of losers.

  • LIAR by Dancealot Productions

    THERE'S ALWAYS POWER IN THE TRUTH

  • Locked In by Gaussian Films

    When helping a friend feels like being locked in endless agony.

  • Locked Tight by Friendly Fyre Films

    You're not gonna lose me

  • Lullaby by Creative Salt

    Is this for REAL

  • Make Up The Musical by Once Upon A Film

    What A Colorful World

  • Manifesting Destiny by Restricted Pictures

    It's our Destiny to Manifest love!

  • Max and Sarah are Going to Broadway! by Oakwood Films

    That's showbiz, baby!

  • Max-I-Mum by The Film Lab's Fridge (Formelly Jimmy Hogg's Fridge)

    Go Maxi!

  • Max's Crypto Bust by HAPPYmedia4U

    What would you do if all of your money is in crypto and it is busted?

  • Maybe Driver by The West Andersons

    Driven Nowhere Fast

  • Mimic by PointNineSeven

    It was always a performance.

  • Missing Max by Bagel Babes Productions

    Anything for family, right?

  • Missing on the Boardwalk by Sean Kelly Productions

    No Time to Clown Around

  • Murder On Busker Street by 302 & Friends

    Murder. Romance. Busking?

  • NBA by Green Gibsons

    What’s in a name?

  • Neila by Team Deadlight Films

    Neila brings a street performer home in pursuit for friendship.

  • Once A Millennium by Murdistaboom Pictures

    “Mark your calendars, the apocalypse is coming!” - 1999

  • Oneiron by B48

    Make your dreams come true

  • Out by Phil Ming

    You become what you hate

  • Out Of These Woods by Lions Mane Studios

    Anywhere but here...

  • Real Magic by Manny Fresh Films

    Beware what you choose to unlock

  • Remy Sausage by Floating Head

    sausage is ris-key business

  • Roses are Red The Wizard is Dead by Emperor Duve-tine
  • Say you will be mine. by Instant Cult Classic

    Rock, paper, scissors bitch

  • Second Thoughts by Weekend Films

    If you don't like something; change it!

  • Silent Treatment by SMASH

    Never trust a mime with your secret

  • Soulcial Media by Indie Canada

    The key to being real.

  • Spare Change (unearthing Max Remy) by wild cabbages productions

    Everybody hears the music differently.

  • STARDUMB by Last time films
  • Stay Now by Milk in the Car Productions

    Time has no keeper

  • Strum by False Take Films & Studio 88

    Selling out will seal your fate.

  • SUPERMIME by Strong Shell Productons

    You've heard of Batman, You've heard of Superman .. Now meet the SuperHero you'll never hear.

  • Sylvia! by $100

    Can Sylvia ever find happiness?

  • The Box by Miss.Chievous
  • The Cycle by Black Creek

    The cycle that never ends

  • The Dazzling Max Remy by Team Jadu

    A battle of tricks.

  • The Details by Excelsior

    Always read the fine print

  • The Devil's Note by Brantford: a City on Earth

    The Devil's Note... It's Real

  • The Eye Of The Dog by Eyemagine

    A woman is helped by a busker and his dog.

  • The Final Score by Motor City North

    One last job... but at what cost?

  • The Legend of Judge Castle by Stairwell Films

    A Holiday of Hell

  • The Remy Inn by The Bar Toronto Productions

    You'll love to stay, and die to leave.

  • The Super Force by Film Fun Weekend

    A retired Superhero wants to enjoy quiet time in the park, but as danger lurks, he knows he is the only one who can save the day.

  • The Van by Team Name Here

    #TheVanLife ain't all it's cracked up to be.

  • The Waypoint by Meat Puppets

    A key to freedom starts with taking a step inside.

  • THE WITCH by Unfinished

    Revenge is a dish best served with extra onions and mustard.

  • Three's a Crowd by Minus Comm Films

    Forming a band is harder than you think.

  • Twisted Imagination by Penguin Fart

    It's not just her imagination that is twisted.

  • Unhinged by Pupils

    Some things are worse than rejection...

  • Unplugged by 2 Rabbit Films

    Fight or perish

  • VALENTINA by Meikle Productions

    To new beginnings

  • Void of Joy by Nostalgice Film

    Her pain, your joy

  • What You Don't See by FilmCanEscape

    Things Aren't As Obvious On the Outside

  • Windfall by Ghost Writers

    What's wrong with a new lease on life?

  • Wonder Why by S-Class Films

    A key to success isn't always clean

  • Worth it by I Majored in Film Productions

    Value is key

  • Wrong Place Right Time by The Disco Dan Production Company

    Does any good deed go unpunished?

  • You Stole My Heart by Neonheart Studios Ltd. & Geocache Films

    How far will you go to save a loved one?


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