HIGHLIGHTS: August 2020 HORROR Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST HORROR FILM: MELODY
BEST THRILLER FILM: FROM SHADOW
BEST PERFORMANCES: NUMEROUS DUO
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: THE FIFTH DENTIST

Theme of night: Unique surroundings

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterNORMAL PORN FOR NORMAL PEOPLE, 4min., Australia, Experimental

festival posterBITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD, 16min., France, Horror/Thriller

festival posterNUMERUS DUO, 7min., USA, Horror

festival posterTHE READING ROOM, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterTOGETHER, 7min., Ukraine, Horror/Thriller

festival posterMELODY, 20min., Canada, Horror/Thriller

festival posterEAVESDROPPING, 16min, USA, Thriller/Noir

festival posterTHE FIFTH DENTIST, 3min., Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterFROM SHADOW, 20min., New Zealand, Horror/Thriller

festival posterSUSHI NIGHT, 9min, USA, Horror

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Director Biography – Fabio Soares (BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD)

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Art Director educated at the Applied Arts in the first place, Fabio Soares revealed hisself in advertising during 10 years, through collaborations with international brands as: Orange, Samsung, Johnnie Walker, Cannes Festival, LG, iDTGV, SFR…

Nowadays Writer/Director, his second movie “Bitch, Popcorn & Blood” has been selected more than 110 times in festivals all around the world, and most recent movie “I Will Crush You & Go To Hell” 32 times awarded.

“A study in the result of neglect and abandonment issues”
Oaxaca / Mexico
5 stars out of 5

Horror Festival Testimonial – June 4 2020

 Filmmaker Francis Galluppi (HIGH DESERT HELL)

I wish I could’ve been there to help answer some of the questions but it felt amazing to watch the audience put it together. Especially to hear people’s own interpretation of certain things.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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Horror Festival Testimonial – June 3 2020

Interview with Filmmaker David Rawlings (SLASHED!)

Really pleased. I was glad to see that audience members really enjoyed it and understood the direction. My favourite moments are when we flashback to the “80s” and it was great to see the audience to get a kick out of that. Thank you for all your kind words.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

 

HIGHLIGHTS: October 2019 HORROR Film Festival (Toronto)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: S
BEST PERFORMANCES: HIGH DESERT HELL performers
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: NIGHT OWLS
BEST MUSIC: S

Theme of night: Seclusion. (Or, trapped in a strange place)

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterS, 29min., Spain, Horror/Thriller

festival posterNOCTAMBULOS (NIGHT OWLS), 8min., Spain, Horror

festival posterTHE ESCAPE ROOM, 17min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterHIGH DESERT HELL, 17min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterKUSHTAKA, 16min., USA, Horror/Thriller

The 21st event in Toronto in 2019.
12 more festival events in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

S Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2019 HORROR Festival

S, 29min., Spain, Horror/Thriller

Directed by Juan José Patón

Mary, a recent graduate, travels to Spain for an internship at a mental hospital. In addition to facing the difficulties of living in a foreign country, she will meet the first patient she must treat. This will affect her in a way she hadn’t expected.

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Night Owls Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2019 HORROR Festival

NOCTAMBULOS (NIGHT OWLS), 8min., Spain, Horror

Directed by Romén Rivero

In the middle of the night, a group of teenagers practice skateboarding without notice that somebody is watching them from the shadows. One of the girls separates from the group to return home through the lonely streets of the city and someone follows her.

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High Desert Hell Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2019 HORROR Festival

HIGH DESERT HELL, 17min., USA, Horror/Thriller

Directed by Francis Galluppi

Four young adults venture to a remote location in the high desert of California and are mysteriously preyed upon.

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Escape Room Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2019 HORROR Festival

 

THE ESCAPE ROOM, 17min., USA, Horror/Thriller

Directed by Bessy Adut

“Escape Room” is an award winning film (best screenplay, best editing, nominated for best film, best music score and best acting) about a brilliant student who is bullied in high school and suffers from OCD reluctantly joins her popular friends at a horror-themed Escape Room game. When the group realizes that a revenge-seeking Game Master has set them up in a custom-made deadly trap, the five teenagers start turning on each other. They have to join forces in order to get out of the room alive. The theme involves love, trust, teen issues and the importance of friendship. It is our hope to inspire audiences to pursue the idea of standing up for one another when confronted with adversities caused by a valued one.

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Director Biography – Cameron Currin (KUSHKATA)

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Cameron Currin is an up and coming self taught Director, Cinematographer, Writer and Editor. His first short film “Kushtaka” was filmed in Kodiak AK, but he has worked on other productions including several Youtube channels, a locally broadcasted television crime series, and more. He is an active duty member of the United States Coast Guard, and looks forward to working on more productions as his retirement draws near.

Director Statement

Thank you for looking at my profile. If you would like to speak with me, you can email me at cameroncurrin180@gmail.com. If you are interested in what I am currently up to, follow me on my website http://www.cameroncurrin.com

I look forward to a future of interesting and creative productions, and would love to discuss or help others live out their passions too.