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Screamfest Award Winners 2017

DEAD ANT WINS BEST HORROR COMEDY

The winners for this years Screamfest have been announced and two films swept through the festival snagging a number of awards. One being TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID which one best overall picture. Other winners include titles such as THE LAPLACE’S DEMON and TRAGEDY GIRLS. Check out all of the festival winners ahead and look for these titles in the distribution circuit in the near future!

America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers and actors Thursday during the fest’s closing night. Screamfest, which ran from Oct. 10 – 19, 2017 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to horror film enthusiasts and general audiences.

As voted on by a jury panel, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID received the most awards of the night with five: Best Picture, Best Director – Issa López, Best Actor – Juan Ramón López, Best Actress – Paola Lara and Best Editing – Joaquim Marti.

THE LAPACE’S DEMON received four awards for Best Musical Score by Duccio Giulivi, Best Visual FX by Giordano Giulivi and Alessandro Zonfrilli, Best Special FX by Giordano Giulivi and Best Cinematography by Ferdinando D’Urbano.

The closing night’s ceremony also honored Marianne Maddalena with a Career Achievement Award. A film and television producer, she often collaborated with prolific genre filmmaker Wes Craven.

Comprehensive List of Screamfest 2017 Winners:

Best Picture – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Horror Comedy – Dead Ant

Best Director   – Issa López – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Actor – Juan Ramón López – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Actress – Paola Lara – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Career Achievement Award – Marianne Maddalena

Best Musical Score – Duccio Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Editing – Joaquim Marti – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Visual FX  – Giordano Giulivi & Alessandro Zonfrilli – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Special FX   Giordano Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Cinematography – Ferdinando D’Urbano – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Makeup – Creature Effects – Tragedy Girls

Best Short – Holy Fatma – Please Love Me Forever

Best Unproduced Screenplay – U-666 by Jacqueline Perez

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