SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION WORLD PREMIERE
ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS AT CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION
HOLLYWOOD – Oct. 24, 2015 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, celebrated its 15th year in Hollywood this October. The film festival opened with the critically acclaimed anthology film Tales of Halloween on Oct. 13 and closed it with the much anticipated final chapter of the Paranormal Activity supernatural horror film series, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension on Oct. 22. Also on Closing Night, film festival award winners were presented the coveted Screamfest Skull Award for acknowledgment in various filmmaking categories.
The 2015 Screamfest Horror Film Festival award winners are:
BEST SHORT: “Daddy’s Little Girl” (Director: Chad McClarnon)
BEST STUDENT SHORT: “Massacre in San Jose” (Director: Edgar Nito)
BEST MUSICAL SCORE: “The Hallow” (Composer: James Gosling)
BEST EDITING: “Patchwork”
BEST MAKEUP: “The Hallow”
BEST ACTRESS: Tory Stolper (“Patchwork”)
BEST ACTOR: Neville Archambault (“Slumlord”)
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: “The Hallow”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “The Hallow” (Cinematographer: Martijn Van Broekhuizen)
BEST DIRECTOR: Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”)
BEST PICTURE: “Patchwork”
BEST SCREENPLAY: “Blackvoid” (Screenwriter: Joseph J. Greenberg)
“This was an exciting year for Screamfest. We’re extremely pleased with this year’s selections and the audience’s reactions to them,” expressed Rachel Belofsky, founder and director of Screamfest Horror Film Festival. “This year’s Best Picture winner, ‘Patchwork,’ was definitely a fan favorite. We’re very proud of all the festival filmmakers and congratulate the winners.”
Screamfest Horror Film Festival ran from Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Throughout the year, Screamfest fans can view updates from alumni filmmakers and “like” the fan page at www.facebook.com/Screamfest and follow on www.twitter.com/Screamfest. For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com.
Among Screamfest sponsors this year were Destination America, Shock Top Wheat Beer, Bricktown Brewery, Birns & Sawyer Inc., Write Brothers, Dapper Cadaver, Inktip and Verena King Public Relations via King Social, LLC. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and is a member of Melies d’Or European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
ABOUT SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a 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. Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include Paranormal Activity, 30 Days of Night, Trick ‘r Treat and The Human Centipede. For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com.