2017 Women in Horror Film Festival Winners

2017 Women in Horror Film Festival Winners

Women in Horror Film Festival Announces 2017 Winners!

From the press release:

The Women in Horror Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, September 21, in scenic Peachtree City, GA. Dozens of filmmakers, as well as special guests Mylo Carbia, Amanda Wyss, Heather Langenkamp, Sonya Thompson, Marianne Maddalena, Trina Parks, Lynn Lowry, and Jen & Sylvia Soska, were in attendance at the opening night party and throughout the weekend’s events.

Over the course of three days, five features and dozens of horror shorts were screened to horror fans. Vendors from across the country presented and sold horror merchandise. Industry pros presented workshops and panels. After parties closed the bar every night, the most notable of which was Saturday, September 22, when Ross Childress and Shane Evans, previously of rock band Collective Soul, reunited for a private show to attending filmmakers, guests, and fans.

The spirit of the festival was that of camaraderie and support. Festival Directors Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright emphasized that the event was about community. Sylvia Soska remarked, “That fest was pure magic,” and Amanda Wyss said the weekend was “amazing and inspiring.” Many filmmakers and screenwriters lamented that they did not want the weekend to end. As the festival drew to a close, it became time to see who would take home a Lizzie, the coveted custom award for Women in Horror Film Festival. All Lizzies are hand-painted and custom engraved, ensuring that no two Lizzies are ever alike.

The winners for WIHFF 2017 are as follows:

INDIE SPIRIT AWARD

Murder Made Easy

FEATURE FILM

Runner up – Buzzard Hollow Beef

WINNER – Ruin Me

INTERNATIONAL SHORT

Runner up – Alfred J Hemlock

WINNER – NASTY

THRILLER SHORT

Runner up – Suffer The Little Children

WINNER – Scratch – Film

COMEDY SHORT

Runner up – Humbug

WINNER – From Hell She Rises

MICRO SHORT

Runner up – Marco Polo

WINNER – The Chute

HORROR SHORT

Runner up – Liz Drives

WINNER – Creatures of Whitechapel

BEST SOUTHEASTERN SHORT

Runner up – Huff & I’ll Puff

WINNER – 106 White Lake

STUDENT FILM

Runner up – Satanica

WINNER – Chasing Jenny

AUDIENCE CHOICE

WINNER – Unbearing

BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER – Lucy Campbell for Squeal

BEST WRITING

WINNER – Melissa Penton Lyons & Edward Lyons for Alfred J Hemlock

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER – Michael Swaigen for Satanica

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Sushi Soda & Sally Thompson for Little Lamb Movie

BEST FX
Kaye MacDonald for UNDRESS ME

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC/SCORE
Michael Damon for Lou Simon’s 3

BEST ACTRESS
Astrida
Auza
for Suffer The Little Children

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY

Runner up – The Pardoner by Colin Harker

WINNER – Hospitality by Hannah Robinson

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY

Runner up – God’s Work is Never Done by Tara Carre Hall

WINNER – Devil to Pay by Julie Moran & Kemmy Moran

Submissions for Women in Horror Film Festival 2018 open on FilmFreeway on October 1st. Interested artists can submit their work here: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIHFF and check out full details at wihff.com.