2022 Pride Film and Video Challenge Winners!

2022 Pride Film and Video Challenge Winners!

July 1, 2022

We’re excited to announce the 2022 Pride Film and Video Challenge WINNERS!

This year blew us away with fantastic films, and we’re thrilled to showcase the 2022 Pride Film Challenge Winners and the 2022 Pride Vertical Video Contest Winner.  Highlighting these great films and video is an honor and definitely a privilege.

In addition, we’ve been celebrating Pride Month throughout June on social media, our blog, and our newsletter. We’ve shared our history of LGBTQ+ films and videos and offered incentives and inspiration for more LGBTQ+ themes and stories to enter the world’s storyline.

AudPop makes a difference globally by providing a platform for our voices to find their full expression. After all, how else can the world hear us? We need to stream your LGBTQ+ films and videos to elevate our voices.

Again, we couldn’t be more pleased to announce our 2022 Pride Film Challenge WINNERS and our 2022 Pride Vertical Video Contest WINNER. We emphatically encourage you to check out these films and video. They powerfully deliver LGBTQ+ themes and stories, and we know you’ll enjoy them!


2022 Pride Film Challenge Winners


Grand Prize Winner: Der Untermensch

Grand Prize Winner: Der Untermensch

Simon Vermeulen directs Der Untermensch, telling the story of homosexuals persecuted during World War II. This film uses dramatic dance and music to deliver its message.


2nd Place Winner: Duas Matriz 

2nd Place Winner: Duas Matriz 

Ana Cavazzana directs Duas Matriz, a film about two women falling in love and the life they build together.


Honorable Mention: 26 Seconds Trafficked Transgenders

Honorable Mention: 26 Seconds Trafficked Transgenders

Kelly Galindo directs 26 Seconds Trafficked Transgenders, a documentary film about transgenders at a high risk of being exploited. They face numerous unique obstacles that add to their vulnerability to being trafficked.


2022 Pride Vertical Video Contest Winner


Grand Prize Winner: Mask Off, Makeup On

Vertical Video Grand Prize Winner: Mask Off, Makeup On

Morgann Gicquel directs Mask Off, Makeup On, a short vertical video about how she learned to love herself.


We greatly appreciate all the filmmakers that submitted to our 2022 Pride Film Challenge and our 2022 Pride Vertical Video Contest. Our challenges are successful because filmmakers like you create fantastic films and submit them to AudPop. Basically, we couldn’t do it without you.

The film and video winners were selected between the audience and our jurors, and we weren’t disappointed. Filmmakers continue to submit phenomenal films, and we continue to stream them on our platform.

Thank you for helping us elevate LGBTQ+ themes and stories, and especially, thank you to our 2022 Pride Film and Video Challenge Winners.

We are always looking for filmmakers and creators to enrich our community. Showcasing your films helps us connect you with brands, which creates opportunities for you to jumpstart your career.


Now Open – Shoot Your Best Shot: Reel Contest

The lowdown of the contest asks you to submit a short vertical video to potentially partner with major national brands. We want passionate creators telling compelling stories with technical precision. Hit us with your Best Shot! We’re accepting submissions until July 5. Find out more here and submit.


Get engaged and Stay connected with AudPop for great opportunities!

Keep an eye out for more challenges and contests because we are constantly generating new ways to engage our creative community.

Also, if you’re interested in becoming one of our Premium Creatives, submit your work to qualify for premium status, so we can put you on our go-to list for hiring filmmakers for brands.

Another avenue of engagement is becoming a Pro Creator, where you receive free entry to contests and challenges, social sharing stats, play-through reports, and more. Sign up here.

We’re gearing up for AudFest 2022, and we want to showcase your films and videos, so stay tuned in with AudPop and get ready to submit your work.





At AudPop, we’re filmmakers, designers, marketers, strategists, and writers. But mostly, we’re dreamers! Dreamers who believe stories can change the world. Our mission at AudPop is to connect partners with creators. Filmmakers with partners. Audiences with authentic stories to facilitate collaboration and change.

How do we do that exactly? It’s simple.

If you’re a partner or agency looking to create original premium video content, we’ve got you. We can connect you with over 75,000 diverse and talented filmmakers. Are you a filmmaker ready to share your stories with the world? We can connect you with partners and audiences hungry for quality, authentic content. Do you want to watch quality video content with real stories? We have over 12,000 videos from filmmakers from 190 countries. All with unique stories to tell.

Dreams start here—and together, we can make them come true. Check out AudPop.

Catherine Babbitt

Catherine Babbitt is a freelance writer of 10+ years, a novelist, and an avid storyteller. The topic scope of her writing is multifaceted and vast.

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