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Shriekfest Announces its 2017 WINNERS!

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
directed by Haylar Garcia

Best Thriller Feature Film
“The Glass Coffin”
directed by Haritz Zubillaga

Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
directed by Diego Hallivis

Best Horror Short Film
directed by Judson Vaughan

Best Sci-Fi Short Film
“The Things They Left Behind”
directed by Sara Werner

Best Super Short Film
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
written by Marc Roussel

Best Short Screenplay
“Dark Hour”
written by Edward Martin

Best Music Video
by Craven Band, directed by Erick Melchiorri

Best Commercial
“Scream Queen Wanted”
directed by Shane Cole

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