Shriekfest, the 19th annual Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competiton was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, once again hosted Shriekfest Sept 26-29th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened 48 films and had 40 screenplay finalists. Denise Gossett, who has been voted Most Influential Woman in Genre by SyFy Wire says
“I’m so very proud of all of these talented people. It is an honor to know them.”
“Making Monsters” directed by Justin Harding & Rob Brunner took the prize for Best Horror Feature Film, “Volition” directed by Tony Dean Smith took the Best Sci-Fi Feature Film Award, and “Greenlight” directed by Graham Denman took the Best Thriller Feature Film Award.
“OverKill” directed by Alex Montilla took the Best Horror Short Film Award, “We Die Alone” directed by Marc Cartwright won the Best Thriller Short Film Award and “Peep directed by Zachary Dehm took the Best Super Short Film Award.
The winner of the Best Horror Feature Screenplay went to “The Blood-Red Night of Hatchet Valley” written by Edward Martin III, the winner of the Best Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay goes to “Dark Noise” written by Christopher Allan Poe & Jen Badasci, and the winner of the Best Thriller Feature Screenplay goes to “Agriturismo” written by Nick Rufca. For a complete list of all of the winners please go to www.shriekfest.com.
If you are on the East Coast, the 3rd Annual Shriekfest Orlando will be on Nov 2nd.