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Award Winners

Screamfest Announces the 2023 Winners

We're excited to present the winners of the 2023 Competition at the 23rd annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival. These are the outstanding and diverse works that have defined this year's festival. Our competition this year covers a wide array of categories, including Feature Films, Short Films, Student Films, Animated Shorts, the Short Film Audience Choice, and Screenplays.


Short Film Audience Choice Award: Red Velvet directed by Blake Simon

Best Screenplay: Fragments by Jake Moses

Best Student Short – Voyager directed by Pablo Pagan

Best Animated Short Film – Lands of Steel – directed by Cyril Vrancken

Best Short Film – The Looming – directed by Masha Ko

Best Actor – Victor Clavijo for La Espera (The Wait)

Best Actress – Jennifer Kim for Somewhere Quiet

Best Musical Score – Darren Lim for You’ll Never Find Me

Best Special Effects Makeup – The Deep Dark

Best Special Effects – The Deep Dark

Best Editing – Sofi Marshall for Somewhere Quiet

Best Cinematography – Alain Duplantier for The Deep Dark

Best Director – Olivia West Lloyd for Somewhere Quiet

Best Picture – The Deep Dark directed by Mathieu Turi


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