HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: STILL

Best Performances: THE PROWLER

Best Cinematography: OTHERS LIKE YOU

Best Music: The music from SHELTERED

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos from each film:

festival posterKONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterOLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterOTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
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festival posterTHE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterKLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
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festival posterSTILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
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festival posterSHELTERED, 9min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
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The HORROR/THRILLER APRIL 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “ENTRAPMENT”.

Every film showcased was about a situation where the world was closing in on the characters.

The Horror/Thriller Festival is definitely a shift in tone in comparison to all of the other events we do. It’s a whole new crowd that shows up, as some of our regular attendees chose to skip the scary film night.

So the moderation Q&A with the audience is vastly different than the rest. Our resident “Horror/Thriller” moderator Amanda Lomonaco has a tough job – but she’s a fan first and LOVES this genre. Horror fans can get to the point quick and fast on their opinions of the films showcased.

There is the sense of ownership that goes on with the fans of horror. They are giving a piece of their lives (a major hobby) to this genre and in exchange they demand high quality in return. This is also true for the hardcore sports fan, wrestling fan, and comic book fan.

I can stack this lineup of terrific horror/thriller short films that we showcased at the April 2017 Festival with any other festival and short film lineup out there. These were 7 amazing shorts that the audience really loved. Just watch the feedback videos and hear what the crowd had to say about them.

Two more Horror/Thriller Festivals to come in 2017.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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February 2016 Short Film Festival Highlights

The theme of the FEBRUARY Horror/Thriller 2016 FILM FESTIVAL was:
“GOOD IS BAD”.

Every film showcased on the night was about a character twist. It’s never what you think it is.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film shown at the festival


festival posterCANTATA IN C MAJOR
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7min, USA, Horror/Musical


festival posterTIME TO EAT
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4min, USA, Horror/Comedy


festival posterBALLERINA
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5min, USA, Horror/Thriller


festival posterSILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW
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14min, UK, Horror/Thriller

festival posterCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
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13min, USA, Horror/Family


festival posterVICIOUS
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12min, UK, Horror

festival posterTHE ART OF GESTURE
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16min, France, Horror/Thriller

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: VICIOUS

Best Overall Performances: Actors from CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

Best Cinematography: CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

Best Music: The music from VICIOUS

Here’s the summary of each film:

– THE ART OF GESTURE: In a disused chapel, a man is being tortured in a strange way.

– VICIOUS: A woman returns home late one night to find her front door unlocked.

– CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR: A boy is divided between this father and daughter.

– SILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW: Lucette’s obsession for her dummy Hugo starts to strain her relationship.

– BALLERINA: A woman at home alone encounters a malevolent presence in the form of a… music box?

– TIME TO EAT: A mischievous boy’s trip to the basement leads to a monstrous revelation.

– CANTATA IN C MAJOR: Six-hundred-five film clips are assembled and used to create a piece of electronic music.

Playing at Feb. 25th Horror Film Festival – SILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW, 14min, UK, Horror/Thriller

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SILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW, 14min, UK, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Scott Lyus

As their relationship grows, Lucette’s obsession for ventriloquism and her dummy Hugo starts to strain her relationship with Jace. To Luctette Hugo is more than just a dummy, he’s her best friend and represents her ambition as an artist, to her, he’s very much real.

Silently Within Your Shadow – Director’s Statement

Silently Within Your Shadow is my attempt at creating a story driven horror film, with strong characters, that doesn’t rely on blood and gore.

I wanted to dig into the heart of an artist, in our case a ventriloquist performer, and see how deep her love for her art ran; and explore the effects on her relationship with her boyfriend and the horror that provides.

-Scott Lyus

Key Cast

Bill Moseley
Sophie Tergeist
Byron Fernandes

Film Type: Short

Runtime: 14 minutes 2 seconds

Completion Date: July 1, 2015

Production Budget: 4,000 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Color: Color

 

Playing at Feb. 25th Horror Film Festival – BALLERINA, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

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BALLERINA, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Marc Thomas

A woman at home alone encounters a malevolent presence in the form of a… music box?

Film Type: Short

Runtime: 5 minutes 51 seconds

Completion Date: September 22, 2015

Production Budget: 0 USD

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Canon 5D

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color:Color

GHOST Stories from the Writing Festival

Submit your Horror Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://festivalforhorror.com/

Watch the best of GHOST Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film Moderation videos from the festival.

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – FEATURE: FLEET WEEK: EVANESCENCE
December 2014 Reading
Written by David Redstone


festival posterBEING
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2015
Animation/Experimental, 2min, China

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

ACTORBEST SCENE – Unlikely Angels
October 2015 Reading
Written by Anne Nemes

ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL Reading: DIARIES OF KARMA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Bam

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
August 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Herold

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Gregory Lane

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – A Ghost Story of Christmas
December 2015 Reading
Written by Eddie Yaroch

Watch HORROR Stories from the Writing and Film Festival: