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    BHFF | 2020    

Online | November 27th -30th

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It's The British Horror Film Festival's eleventh year and we have an amazing and horrific line up!

There are a number of awards up for grabs at the Festival, including the prestigious British Horror Award for Achievement in Film on a Low Budget and our new

Rising Star Award for upcoming talent in the industry.

These films were screened online from the 27th through the 30th of November.

    The Official Selection    

The Blood List

The Film Festival Guild Blood List is for screenplays of outstanding quality.

These pieces are up for both the title of Best Screenplay as well as

four Runners-Up positions. Nominations coming soon!

Winners will be announced the week of December 1st.

Feature Films

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8

(75m)

Director: Harold Holscher

Producer: Jac Williams

Cast: Tshamano Sebe, Inge Beckmann, Keita Luna, Garth Breytenbach, Chris April, Luxolo Ndabedi & Owam Amey

Bankruptcy forces William Ziel to return to the farm he inherited from his estranged father in an attempt to start a new life with his young, fragmented family. Lazarus, the farmhand who took care of William’s father in his lonely final hours, reappears soon after William, Sarah and adopted daughter Mary, arrive at Hemel-op-Aarde.

A supposed chance meeting between Mary and Lazarus develops into a bond between two kindred spirits. But Lazarus, the old soul who struggles to find peace in this place of sad memories, carries a dark secret that constantly haunts him: the demon child with its insatiable appetite for human souls that weighs so heavily in the sack he carries everywhere he goes.

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Til Freddy

(72m)

Director: Viljar Bøe

Producers: Karl Oskar Åsli & Mikkel Dueholm Danekilde

Cast: Nicolai Narvesen Lied, Viljar Bøe, Simen Stensheim Jørgensen, Peter Emong & Nicholas Vedi

 

Freddy is going on one last camping trip with his closest classmates. Before the trip, he finds a box with letters that claim to tell the future. The message is clear: One of his friends is going to kill him.

Short Films

Exit

(Ivan Basov, 21m)

 

With the deadline looming ahead, a small team of construction workers isn't too happy to find an anomaly in the house they're renovating. Especially one that breaks the laws of physics. But maybe there’s something to be gained from this? Like a finder's fee… Or nightmare fuel.

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Monnalisa

(Giovanni Bucci, 6m)

 

"Monnalisa", directed by Giovanni Bucci, is a visually stunning feast for the eyes, with atmospheres that normally belong to fashion films, paired with cinematic camera work and beautiful color grading.

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Gholü

(Leo Nicholson, 2m)

 

A day in the life of a complicated cannibal.

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Gold

(Gi Gonzales, 5m)

 

Five kids are approached by a stranger to play Russian Roulette with a twist.

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Green Cobra

(Sigurd Culhane, 14m)

 

GREEN COBRA is the genre-bending story of a hit-man…excuse me, “Life Ending Technician.” Who details, to a documentary film crew, her rise in a mostly male dominated field, on the backdrop of a typical day on the job; which consists of Russian mob clients, disturbing methods of torture, and maybe one too many bad ex-boyfriends.

Live Forever

(Gustav Egerstedt, 3m)

 

A musical love letter and tribute to the poor victims in horror films that didn’t make it to the sequel. In an anthemic song the dead unite across genres and time.

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Mermaid in a Jar

(Malakias, 5m)

 

Mermaid is in a jar, and unless I loosen the top she’s not coming out to kill me

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Misha

(Andrew Jeffrey, 8m)

 

Misha’s only daughter, June, is very sick. After five days at home, June’s school reports her absence to the state, prompting agents from the Bureau of Order and Safety to investigate the nature of June’s illness. When the agents arrive, an exhausted Misha faces the reality that the agents are there to determine whether or not she and June are modern day witches.

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OverKill

(Alex Montilla, 15m)

 

'OverKill' is a film with a comedic take on a familiar setup: when too-woke-for-their-own-good college kids are terrorized by an unstoppable masked killer, the final girl must outsmart him to survive. Only in this movie, the killer literally cannot be stopped (or killed).

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Payback

(Sidney van den Hout, 7m)

 

A man wakes up in a room. He has no idea where he is. Who did this? He finds out soon enough.

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Platform

(Mark Pluck, 8m)

 

A man must face the haunting consequences of surrendering to his carnal desires.

Polter

(Álvaro Vicario, 10m)

 

José faces a paranormal event that breaks into his home. As he fights for his life against the supernatural powers, Jose will have to discover the secret behind the phenomena if he wishes to regain control of his home.

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SNAKE DICK

(David Mahmoudieh, 8m)

 

Jill's got the snake. Julia's got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness...

Sorcerer

(Tom Hughes, 6m)

 

When his wife is killed, a former soldier must seek a Sorcerer to resurrect her, or lose her forever.

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Struwwelerror

(Lenny Heller, 45m)

 

The three siblings Luca, Maxine & Theo are left alone at home. Their parents have taken away the family’s router on long overdue holiday. Without any internet access, the kids are forced to run free in their deluded state of minds.

Events quickly evolve, bloody and evil, for real.

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Swipe

(Niels Bourgonje, 6m)

 

A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to her.

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The Altruist

(Matt Smith, 35m)

 

Two characters are forced to navigate a stark and brutal calculus in hunger, sex and death when routine facility maintenance veers wildly towards conflict and the instinct for self-preservation.

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The History of Monsters

(Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz, 20m)

 

Haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin, an isolated woman finds a stranger in the woods and struggles between her safety and her sexual desires.

WORK SAMPLE

(Garry Savenkov, 9m)

 

Middle Ages:Hans comes to an job interview for executioners. After a short conversation, he has to prove himself and demonstrate a sample of work!

    The Awards    

2020

Best Feature Film

*8*

To Freddy

Best Short Film

Exit

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Monnalisa

Gholü

*Green Cobra*

Live Forever

Mermaid In A Jar

Misha

OverKill

Payback

Platform

Polter

SNAKE DICK

Sorcerer

Struwwelerror

Swipe

The Altruist

WORK SAMPLE

Best Student Film

*Exit*

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WORK SAMPLE

Best Music Video

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Monnalisa

*Gholü*

Sorcerer

Best Director

*Sigurd Culhane (Green Cobra)*

Álvaro Vicario (Polter)

Ivan Basov (Exit)

Best Cinematography

*SNAKE DICK*

Green Cobra

Platform

The Altruist

Best Music

*8*

Swipe

SNAKE DICK

Best Sound Design

8

Platform

The Altruist

*Polter*

Best Actor

Nicolai Narvesen Lied (To Freddy)

*Tshamano Sebe (8)*

Vitt Ray (Exit)

Best Actress

Poppy Drayton (SNAKE DICK)

*Daiva Johnston (Misha)*

Colleen Foy (Green Cobra)

Best Supporting Actor

*Anatoly Gushin (Exit)*

Micah Fitzgerald (SNAKE DICK)

Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll (Misha)

Best Supporting Actress

Keita Luna (8)

Taylor Belle Puterman (Misha)

*Sierra Pond (SNAKE DICK)*

British Horror Award

(best achievement on a low budget)

*Exit*

Platform

SNAKE DICK

To Freddy

Rising Star Award

Matt Smith (The Altruist)

Ivan Basov (Exit)

Sigurd Culhane (Green Cobra)

*Mark Pluck (Platform)*

Best Screenplay

Faithful Shadow written by Kevin J. Howard

Study in Blue written by Patrick Clement

*The Fallout written by Dominic Flanagan*

The Harvest written by Steven Wishnoff

The Psycho Path written by Johnathan Dinkin & Catherine Brinkworth

Wicked Season written by Amy Acosta

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