BHFF | 2010
Pier Theatre, Bournemouth | Saturday, October 30th
The British Horror Film Festival is in its first year and what an incredible line up it has! Organised by the Film Festival Guild it therefore has links to festivals around the world and is on course to become the number one UK horror festival on the indie scene!
The Festival provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to have their films screened at great red carpet-style venues to a passionate audience of film professionals, film students, journalists and the general public. The Festival aims to promote and support independent filmmaking.
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.
The Official Selection
(Phil Tippett, 4m)
As the sun goes down in the dark and terrifying Mutantland, hunters are lured into a forbidden zone in their quest for food only to find themselves candidates for the main course.
(L. Whyte, 4m)
Little Bo Peep has slaughtered her sheep, and doesn't know where to hide them.
(Prano Bailey-Bond &
Jennifer Eiss, 14m)
Maura Jameson visits a deserted country house to perform a structural survey for the new estate agent. Upon finding a man hanging by his necktie in the foyer, she calls the police
A road trip leads to a wild ride through hell.
Director: John V. Soto
Writers: Anthony Egan & John V. Soto
Producer: Deidre Kitcher
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Ben Mendelsohn & Nathaniel Buzolic
After the death of his father, archaeology student Ben Rutherford inherits an 18th century mechanical device known as "Le Vaudo Mort". At a party at Saint Mary's college, he flaunts the machine in front of a group of his closest friends. Later he later discovers that the machine may harbor supernatural powers, but things take a sinister turn for the worst when the contraption is stolen.
Director: Mark McQueen
Writer: Bart Ruspoli
Producers: Bart Ruspoli, Jonathan Sothcott & Freddie Hutton-Mills
Cast: Craig Fairbrass, Danny Dyer & MyAnna Buring
As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. In his way aren't only the flesh eating super athletic cannibals as humanities greatest danger, are people themselves!
Director: Dean Francis
Writer: Clive Hopkins
Producer: Michael Robertson
Cast: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Bob Morley, Sophie Lowe & Georgina Haig
In medieval England fallen under the shadow of the Black Death, a young monk called Osmund is charged in leading a fearsome knight, Ulric and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer.
Director: Nick Cohen
Writer: Nick Cohen
Producers: Taylor Brown, David Cohen & Nigel Thomas
Cast: Ashley Hamilton, John Noble & Lara Cox
A group of college students book a bargain dream holiday to a remote tropical island, little knowing that they have been lured there by the island's evil owner to fulfill an ancient voodoo prophecy. Soon, what appears to be paradise is transformed as friends and siblings are pitched against each other in a desperate fight for survival.
Devil's Playground (Dir. by Mark McQueen)
Mutant Land (Dir. by Phil Tippett)
Best Student Short
Needle (Dir. by John V. Soto)
Best Special Effects
Needle (Dir. by John V. Soto)
Danny Dyer (Devil's Playground)
Marysia Kay (Short Lease)
Best Supporting Actor
John Noble (VooDoo Lagoon)
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Marais (Needle)
Mark McQueen (Devil's Playground)
Jonathan Sothcott, Freddie Hutton &
Bart Ruspoli (Devil's Playground)
Nursery Crimes (Dir. by L. Whyte)
British Horror Award
(Best achievement on a low budget)
Short Lease (Dir. by Prano Bailey-Bond &
Best New Screenplay
Unseen (Written by Kristi Barnett)