2022 Sonscreen
Film Festival

2022 Sonscreen
Film Festival

Sonscreen 2022 was our 20th annual festival, our first in-person event since 2019, and the premiere of Hope Media Europe’s Encounters series. Click here to read our recap article, or scroll down to view the list of honorees and official festival selections.

Best in Festival

Like PaperMichaela Hounslow

Diversity in Film Award

Last Desire | Miryam Andianarijaona

Audience Choice Award

Spark| Ashton Weiss

Jury Selection Award

We Are People | Marcus Maynes

Pitch Competition Winners

First Place – Michaela Hounslow | Redcoat

Second Place – Melody Park | Radish Soup

Third Place – Stephan Lemieux | The Cold Quiet

Official Selections – Dramatic Short

Like Paper | Michaela Hounslow – Best Dramatic Short

Graves of Glory | Ziarah Carrillo – Honorable Mention

Boppie | Ethan Gueck

Fading | Fabiola Ixcot

Five Breaking Calls | Kevin Lembono

Homecoming | Nick Cox

Last Desire | Miryam Andianarijaona

Spark | Ashton Weiss

The Red Kite | Paula Macena

Unsuitable | Brandon Cheddar


Official Selections – Documentary Short

As You Are | Tyler Whitsett – Best Documentary Short

I Hate Bananas | Michael Moyer – Honorable Mention

History of Fantasy | Dakota Futcher

Pure Grit | Sebastian DeLorey

Steward of the Bison | Camden Griggs

We Are People | Marcus Maynes

Y-CAP | Michael Rackley


Official Selections – Comedy Short

A Singular Unfortunate Event | Michael Moyer – Best Comedy Short

Candy Machine | Trevor Claridge – Honorable Mention


Official Selections – Art/Experimental Short

Truth is Stranger | Michael Moyer – Best Art/Experimental Short

Deafened | Samuel Guerra – Honorable Mention

Horrorstor | Eliasab Sandoval

It’s Okay to be Happy | Joshua Sutherland

Sanity  | Josue Hilario

Official Selections – High School Short

Tethered | Christian Lambert – Best High School Short

Help I’ve BEAN Robbed | Columbia Adventist Academy Film Production Class – Honorable Mention

Anna | Melaney Klinedinst

Lost in Plain Sight | Chevon Petgrave and HIS Students