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
Runner up – Humbug
WINNER – From Hell She Rises
Runner up – Marco Polo
WINNER – The Chute
Runner up – Liz Drives
WINNER – Creatures of Whitechapel
BEST SOUTHEASTERN SHORT
Runner up – Huff & I’ll Puff
WINNER – 106 White Lake
Runner up – Satanica
WINNER – Chasing Jenny
WINNER – Unbearing
WINNER – Lucy Campbell for Squeal
WINNER – Michael Swaigen for Satanica
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sushi Soda & Sally Thompson for Little Lamb Movie
Kaye MacDonald for UNDRESS ME
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.
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