On Sunday, October 25th, the ninth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival Awards were held at Level 3 at the Hollywood & Highland Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by Dread Central’s own Sean Decker (who swiftly moved the awards ceremony along to the tune of 17 minutes), the evening celebrated ten days of original horror films that honored everything from the sensational (The Human Centipede) to the revelatory (Before The Fall) to the otherworldly (The Fourth Kind).
Screamfest, which is spearheaded by founder and director Rachel Belofsky, has built quite a reputation over the last several years as the festival to watch in terms of discovering great filmmaking in the horror genre. Recent Screamfest films that have garnered a lot of attention include Let the Right One In, Hatchet, Trick r Treat, Splinter, Martyrs, The Signal, and Paranormal Activity, which is now enjoying a wide release and taking the horror community by storm.
Below is a full list of the evening’s winners as well as some pictures from the evening’s festivities.
Best Student Short: Else, directed by Thibaut Emin
Best Short: Prelude to Hell, Harry Doright
Best Editing: Before the Fall, editor Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Best Special Effects: The Revenant (review), director Kerry Prior
Best Makeup: The Revenant, director Kerry Prior
Best Cinematography: Before the Fall, DP Miguel A. Mora
Best Screenplay: Hate Night, VJ Boyd & Justin Boyd
Best Musical Score: The House of the Devil, Jeff Grace
Best Actor: Before the Fall, Victor Clavijo
Best Actress: House of the Devil, Joceline Donahue
Best Director: Before the Fall, Javier Guiterrez
Best Picture: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (review), director Tom Six
For more visit the official Screamfest LA website!
Check out our photo gallery from the awards by clicking on the image below. Here’s to next year!
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