Screamfest LA Award Winners Announced

Screamfest LA Awards Winners AnnouncedOn Sunday, October 17th, this writer hosted – along with the lovely Jonna Jackson – the tenth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival Awards. Held at an intimate location in the mountains above Burbank, CA, the stormy evening celebrated the ten days of original horror programming which had preceded it, most notably director Chris Smith’s apocalyptic Black Death and Yann Gozlan’s French-shocker Caged (Captifs), two features which proved to be festival-judge favorites.

Screamfest, which is spearheaded by founder and director Rachel Belofsky, has built a reputation over the last decade as having its finger on the pulse of the horror genre. Recent films programmed at Screamfest that have garnered a lot of attention include Let the Right One In, Trick r Treat, Splinter, Martyrs, The Signal, and Paranormal Activity.

Below is a full list of the evening’s winners.

  • Best Film: Caged (Captifs), director Yann Gozlan
  • Best Short: The Legend Of Beaver Dam, directed by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion
  • Best Director: Chris Smith, Black Death
  • Best Cinematography: Sebastian Edschmid, Black Death
  • Best Actor: Sean Bean, Black Death
  • Best Actress: Zoe Felix, Caged (Captifs)
  • Best Editing: Olivier Gajan, The Pack
  • Best Special Effects, The Pack
  • Best Make-Up: Needle
  • Best Musical Score: Christian Henson, Black Death

    Visit Rachel Belofsky’s Screamfest LA online for more!

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