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2017 FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
“TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID” & “THE LAPACE’S DEMON” Among Top Winners
Marianne Maddalena Honored with Career Achievement Award

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2017 – America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers and actors Thursday during the fest’s closing night. Screamfest, which ran from Oct. 10 – 19, 2017 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to horror film enthusiasts and general audiences.

As voted on by a jury panel, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID received the most awards of the night with five: Best Picture, Best Director – Issa López, Best Actor – Juan Ramón López, Best Actress – Paola Lara and Best Editing – Joaquim Marti. THE LAPACE’S DEMON received four awards for Best Musical Score by Duccio Giulivi, Best Visual FX by Giordano Giulivi and Alessandro Zonfrilli, Best Special FX by Giordano Giulivi and Best Cinematography by Ferdinando D’Urbano.

The closing night’s ceremony also honored Marianne Maddalena with a Career Achievement Award. A film and television producer, she often collaborated with prolific genre filmmaker Wes Craven.

Comprehensive List of Screamfest 2017 Winners:
Best Picture – Tigers Are Not Afraid
Best Horror Comedy – Dead Ant
Best Director – Issa López – Tigers Are Not Afraid
Best Actor – Juan Ramón López – Tigers Are Not Afraid
Best Actress – Paola Lara – Tigers Are Not Afraid
Career Achievement Award – Marianne Maddalena
Best Musical Score – Duccio Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon
Best Editing – Joaquim Marti – Tigers Are Not Afraid
Best Visual FX – Giordano Giulivi & Alessandro Zonfrilli – The Laplace’s Demon
Best Special FX Giordano Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon
Best Cinematography – Ferdinando D’Urbano – The Laplace’s Demon
Best Makeup – Creature Effects – Tragedy Girls
Best Short – Holy Fatma – Please Love Me Forever
Best Unproduced Screenplay – U-666 by Jacqueline Perez

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Screamfest is sponsored by Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, Dapper Cadaver, Screenplay.com, InkTip, Elma, Horror Pack,SellAScript.com, Screen Queensland and Simple DCP. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

ABOUT SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror and science fiction genres a venue to have their work showcased in the film industry. Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include “Paranormal Activity,” “30 Days of Night,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Human Centipede.” For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com or email [email protected].

2017 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FINALISTS & WINNER

SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
2017 SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FINALISTS & WINNER

Screamfest is pleased to announce the 2017 Screenplay Competition Finalists. The winner was announced at the closing night ceremony on October 19th, 2017.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY:
  • U-666 by Jacqueline Perez

 

TOP FIVE SCREENPLAYS:
  • Acid Spitting Baby Seals by Chris Desmond
  • The Surge by Yusuf Gad
  • U-666 by Jacqueline Perez
  • Wendigo by Michael Langer
  • Witch House by Eric Taylor

 

SEMI-FINALISTS:
  • Attachment by Celia Blundo & Megan Binnie
  • Bedbugs by Jose Prendes
  • Blackstone by Melissa Pleckham
  • Blood by Pardeep Aujla
  • The Book of Nightmares by Danial O'Brien
  • Children of Pan by Candela Echenique
  • Counterculture by Chance Crane
  • Dead Cargo by Theodore Soderberg
  • Don't Run by Malcolm Badewitz
  • Dream Screen by Steven Epp
  • Everwake by Manuel Leale
  • Fall Not Into Darkness by Philip Hogan
  • Grease Trap by Kevin Hopgood
  • Here Lies Jane by Carol Fahey
  • Hound's Tooth High by Rodney Johnson
  • Killing Time by Jose Prendes
  • Self Storage by Matthew Curie Holmes
  • Silo by Chris Drzewiecki
  • Snake Oil by Sean Plemmons
  • Town of Sam Hain by Mike Kelleher

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THIS YEAR’S FINALISTS!

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The Screamfest 2017 Festival Roundup

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Another October has come and gone, which means another year in the books for the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Every year, when we reach the award ceremony and closing night party we find that it is bittersweet. Much like the last day of school, the final night of the festival is the last of a ten-day marathon of the genre’s best of the year. From filmmakers to press to festival staff, we have become a quick and happy family by the final day, and it is sad to see everyone go their separate ways.

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2017 FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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2017 SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
“TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID” & “THE LAPACE’S DEMON” Among Top Winners
Marianne Maddalena Honored with Career Achievement Award

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Screamfest Announces Official Lineup

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The countdown has officially begun for Screamfest 2017 and we have dropped the official lineup. With less than two weeks before the festival kickoff, we here at Screamfest are gearing for another kick ass year of genre films from around the world. Aside from the killer American films to look forward to, we also have an especially great lineup of international films to check out. Some of our most well received films in recent years have been international titles, including last year’s Lake Bodom out of Finland.

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FIRST WAVE OF 2017 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

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SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF 2017 LINE UP

Dominic Monaghan to Serve as Festival Ambassador

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2017 Festival Schedule

The 17th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival was held at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 - October 10th till October 19th, 2017. Individual tickets are $11.00 each

Tuesday - Oct 10, 2017

Tuesday - Oct 10, 2017

7:30PM

DEAD ANT

9:30PM

2017 OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Wednesday - Oct 11, 2017

Wednesday - Oct 11, 2017

7:00PM

Trench 11

9:30PM

Alone

Thursday - Oct 12, 2017

Thursday - Oct 12, 2017

7:00PM

Tigers Are Not Afraid

9:30PM

Vidar the Vampire

Friday - Oct 13, 2017

Friday - Oct 13, 2017

7:30PM

Leatherface

10:00PM

The Funhouse

Saturday - Oct 14, 2017

Saturday - Oct 14, 2017

12:00PM

SEE YOU TOMORROW

12:00PM

They Make You Grow A Beard

12:00PM

Creeper

12:00PM

REDENCIÓN

12:00PM

KEPT

12:00PM

Crave

12:00PM

Run Runner Run

2:00PM

The Candle

2:00PM

Apostles

2:00PM

Mainline

2:00PM

Dead Cool

2:00PM

Caravan

2:00PM

Bloodyback

4:00PM

Child's Play

6:00PM

Slaughter At Lonesome Rock

6:00PM

The Baby Whisperer

6:00PM

Hobby Shop

6:00PM

Laboratory Conditions

6:00PM

Post Mortem Mary

6:00PM

Birthday

6:00PM

Lunatique

6:00PM

It Began Without Warning

8:00PM

1922

10:00PM

Todd & The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End

Sunday - Oct 15, 2017

Sunday - Oct 15, 2017

12:00PM

Imposter

12:00PM

I Love Eva Marsh

12:00PM

Totem

12:00PM

The Night Delivery

12:00PM

Real Gods Require Blood

12:00PM

Crowded House (Casa Cheia)

2:00PM

Ouroboros

2:00PM

What Metal Girls Are Into

2:00PM

The Boogeys

2:00PM

Killer Spacemen From Outer Planet X

2:00PM

Alfred J Hemlock

2:00PM

The Passenger

2:00PM

Dublika

4:00PM

Old MacDonald

4:00PM

Please Love Me Forever

4:00PM

AVULSION

4:00PM

Marian

4:00PM

Man in Box

4:00PM

The Plague

4:00PM

JULKITA

6:00PM

The Laplace's Demon

8:00PM

Tragedy Girls

Monday - Oct 16, 2017

Monday - Oct 16, 2017

7:00PM

Ruin Me

9:30PM

Vampira: About Sex, Death & Taxes (FREE)

Tuesday - Oct 17, 2017

Tuesday - Oct 17, 2017

7:00PM

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

9:30PM

THE LODGERS

Wednesday - Oct 18, 2017

Wednesday - Oct 18, 2017

7:00PM

Like.Share.Follow

9:30PM

Double Date

Thursday - Oct 19, 2017

Thursday - Oct 19, 2017

5:00PM

Night of the Living Dead

7:00PM

Day of the Dead

9:00PM

Creepshow

9:00PM

Closing Night Awards & Reception