[Film Festival] Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017 Announce Award Winners



Marianne Maddalena Honored with Career Achievement Award

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Oct. 19, 2017 — 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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Screamfest is sponsored by Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, Dapper Cadaver, Screenplay.com, InkTip, Elma, Horror Pack, SellAScript.com, Screen Queensland and Simple DCP. Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror and science fiction genres a venue to have their work showcased in the film industry. Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include “Paranormal Activity,” “30 Days of Night,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Human Centipede.” For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com or email info@screamfestla.com.

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.