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    BHFF | 2010    

Pier Theatre, Bournemouth | Saturday, October 30th

BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre
BHFF Venue | Pier Theatre

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    

Screening 1

BHFF Short | Mutant Land

Mutant Land

(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.

BHFF Short | Nursery Crimes

Nursery Crimes

(L. Whyte, 4m)


Little Bo Peep has slaughtered her sheep, and doesn't know where to hide them.

BHFF Short | Short Lease

Short Lease

(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

BHFF Short | Roadkill




A road trip leads to a wild ride through hell.

Screening 2

BHFF Feature | Needle



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.

BHFF Feature | Needle

Screening 3

BHFF Feature | Devil's Playground

Devil's Playground


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!

BHFF Feature | Devil's Playground

Screening 4

BHFF Feature | Black Death

Black Death


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. 

BHFF Feature | Black Death

Screening 5

BHFF Feature | VooDoo Lagoon

VooDoo Lagoon


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.

BHFF Feature | VooDoo Lagoon

    The Awards    

Category Judging

Best Feature

Devil's Playground (Dir. by Mark McQueen)

Best Short

Mutant Land (Dir. by Phil Tippett)

Best Student Short


Best Cinematography

Needle (Dir. by John V. Soto)

Best Special Effects

Needle (Dir. by John V. Soto)

Best Actor

Danny Dyer (Devil's Playground)

Best Actress

Marysia Kay (Short Lease)

Best Supporting Actor

John Noble (VooDoo Lagoon)

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Marais (Needle)

Best Director

Mark McQueen (Devil's Playground)

Best Producer

Jonathan Sothcott, Freddie Hutton &

Bart Ruspoli (Devil's Playground)

Audience Award

Nursery Crimes (Dir. by L. Whyte)

British Horror Award

(Best achievement on a low budget)

Short Lease (Dir. by Prano Bailey-Bond &

Jennifer Eiss)

Best New Screenplay

Unseen (Written by Kristi Barnett)



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