Here Are the Winners of SCREAMFEST 2018!
Screamfest, “America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival” just wrapped in Los Angeles after running from October 9th-18th. The event was hosted by horror icon, Lin Shaye who encouraged attendees to kick off the festivities by screaming at the top of their lungs!
“Screaming is good for the soul,” said Shaye. “I am extremely excited and honored to serve as this year’s Screamfest ambassador and scream with all of you! I’m thrilled to support and celebrate a space where filmmakers, actors, and fans can unveil their hard work, and celebrate the horror genre.”
While every film screened in 2018 was fantastic, we’re pleased to share the winners of this year’s Screamfest below.
Screamfest 2018 Winners:
Best Editing – Nik Voytas – Pledge
Best Cinematography – Davide Piazzolla – You Die
Best Musical Score – Klas Persson –Draug
Best Makeup – Josh & Sierra Russell – Open 24 Hours
Special Effects – Crazy Pictures – The Unthinkable
Visual Effects – Gajjar Parth – Tumbbad
Best Actress – Suzanne Voss – Dementia II
Best Actor – Thomas Hedengran – Draug
Best Short – I Am The Doorway – Simon Pearce
Best Screenplay – Dead Strays by Neil Chase
Best Animated Short – La Noria
Best Director – Daniel Robbins – Pledge
Best Picture – Tumbbad
In 19th-century India, a scheming man becomes obsessed with finding the mythical treasure of his ancestors.
CONGRATULATIONS 2018 AWARD WINNERS!
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is the largest and longest running horror film festival in the United States. Paranormal Activity was discovered and premiered at the festival in 2007. Some of the largest horror online publications have called it the “Sundance of Horror”. Screamfest premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers. Many of the filmmakers have garnered distribution and representation as a result of the festival. Screamfest launches careers. Film entries are accepted in the categories of Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Special Effects and Musical Score. In addition, there are special categories for Best Animation, Best Short, Best Documentary and Best Student Film. Screamfest was formed in August 2001 by film producers Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry. We are very proud that the majority of the films showcased now have distribution.
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