Horror fans have another reason to be scared this Halloween season, as Screamfest honored the top movies, filmmakers and actors during its closing night award ceremony this past Thursday. The festival, which ran this year from October 10-19 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, had its jury panel vote for the award winners.
‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ received the most awards of the night with five, including Best Picture, Best Director – Issa López, Best Actor – Juan Ramón López, Best Actress – Paola Lara and Best Editing – Joaquim Marti. ‘The Laplace’s Demon’ was also highly praised, as it was honored with four awards, including 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 ceremony also honored Marianne Maddalena with a Career Achievement Award. As a film and television producer, she often collaborated with prolific genre filmmaker Wes Craven.
Screamfest has launched many careers by providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to horror film enthusiasts and general audiences. It’s also America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival.
Below is the complete list of the Screamfest 2017 award 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