Screamfest announced their 2023 winners.
Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a female-run 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.
Screamfest hosts monthly screenings year-round such films include “Mom and Dad” starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair and many retrospective screenings.
Short Film Audience Choice Award: Red Velvet
Best Screenplay: Fragments by Jake Moses
Best Student Short – Voyager dir. 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 dir. Mathieu Tur
Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include “Tigers Are Not Afraid.”, “The Wretched”, “We Summons the Darkness”, “Pledge”, “The Master Cleanse’, “Tragedy Girls”, “American Mary”, Paranormal Activity,” “30 Days of Night,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Human Centipede.”