Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competiton was a huge success! Denise Gossett, festival director, once again hosted Shriekfest Oct 5-8th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Shriekfest screened 48 films and had 40 screenplay finalists.
Gossett says “I’m so very proud of all of these talented people. It is an honor to know them.”
“Gnaw” directed by Haylar Garcia took the Grand Jury prize for Best Horror Feature Film, “Curvature” directed by Diego Hallivis took the Best SciFi Feature Film Award, and “The Glass Coffin” directed by Haritz Zubillaga took the Best Thriller Feature Film Award.
“Burn” directed by Judson Vaughan took the Best Horror Short Film Award, “The Things They Left Behind” directed by Sara Werner won the Best SciFi Short Film Award and “Classified” directed by Kevin McMahon and Andy Dylan took the best Super Short Film Award.
The winner of the Best Horror Feature Screenplay went to “The Heebies” written by Andrea D. McGee, the winner of the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature Screenplay goes to “Remote” written by Marc Roussel, and the winner of the Best Thriller Feature Screenplay goes to “Rational Panic” written by Robert Rhyne.
2017 Shriekfest Winners
Best Horror Feature Film
“Gnaw” directed by Haylar Garcia
Best Thriller Feature Film
“The Glass Coffin” directed by Haritz Zubillaga
Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
“Curvature” directed by Diego Hallivis
Best Horror Short Film
“Burn” directed by Judson Vaughan
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
“The Things They Left Behind” directed by Sara Werner
Best Super Short Film
“Classified” directed by Kevin McMahon & Andy Dylan
Best Horror Feature Screenplay
“The Heebies” written by Andrea D. McGee
Best Thriller Feature Screenplay
“Rational Panic” written by Robert Rhyne
Best Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay
“Remote” written by Marc Roussel
Best Short Screenplay
“Dark Hour” written by Edward Martin
Best Music Video
“Chainsaw” by Craven Band, directed by Erick Melchiorri
“Scream Queen Wanted” directed by Shane Cole
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