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    BHFF | 2011    

Empire Cinema, Leicester Square | Friday & Saturday, October 14th & 15th

The British Horror Film Festival is in its second 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 fast becoming 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 festival will also be showing its line-up simultaneously in Bournemouth at the Dance Pavilion's state of the art theatre!

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

The Reverend

(98m)

Director: Neil Jones

Writer: Neil Jones

Producer: Burn Hand Film Productions​

Cast: Stuart Brennan, Tamer Hassan, Shane Richie & Rutger Hauer

A Reverend begins his first day at his new parish only to be bitten by a vampire. His faith is soon tested when his thirst for blood and an encounter with a prostitute gives him a thirst for justice.

Screening 2

Kill Keith

(93m)

Director: Andy Thompson

Writers: Pete Benson, Tim Major & Andy Thompson

Producer: Tim Major

Cast: Marc Pickering, Susannah Fielding & David Easter

Kill Keith: Volume 1. Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin is a household name and has been at the top of his game for nearly 40 years. He's an all round entertainer and has lived with us via our TV screens on Swap Shop as kids through to GMTV as parents. He is undoubtedly a national treasure, and for nearly four decades has been much loved by viewers young and old.

Screening 3

Tell Him Next Year

(David Margolis, 12m)

 

A little boy is faced with a terrible dilemma - whether to kill his parents, or Father Christmas and his elf...

Solving Problems

(Filipe Maciel, 14m)

 

We all have baggage. Maggie's is worse than most.
Starring: Romola Garai, Imogen Stubbs.

Merry Little Christmas

(Jose Manuel Marin Minguez, 20m)

Cristina and her mother live in an inner world of fear and pain, after the brutal beatings from their father and husband; Pedro. 

Rise of the Appliances

(Rob Sprackling, 10m)

 

When machines rise up and take over the world, an inept family from a council estate in South Wales must struggle to survive the attacks of their Dyson and XBox!

Le Miroir

(Sebastian Rossignol, 8m)

 

After a horrible accident, a disfigured actress retreats to her ocean home, unaware of what lies in wait...

Envy The Dead

(Isa Swain, 10m)

 

A dark horror from Bahrain that is quickly becoming a firm festival favourite. 

Facing Rupert

(Gregory Erdstein, 6m)

 

An impressive debut short film about the revenge of an unborn twin!

Screening 4

The Holding

(89m)

Director: Susan Jacobson

Writer: James Dormer

Producer: Alex Boden

Cast: Vincent Regan & Terry Stone

In the countryside, lonely farmer Nancy raises her daughters Hanna and Amy with financial difficulties in her farm with her only employee Cooper. Her neighbour Karsten and his son intend to buy her farm and are pressing the family in an abusive way.

Screening 5

Stalker

(77m)

Director: Martin Kemp

Writer: Martin Kemp

Producer: Jonathan Sothcott

Cast: Billy Murray & Jane March.

A writer struggling with her second novel is terrorised by her homicidal PA.

Screening 6

The Hike

(83m)

Director: Rupert Bryan

Writers: Rupert Bryan & Ben Loyd-Holmes

Producer: Ben Loyd-Holmes

Cast: Tamer Hassan, Ben Loyd-Holmes, Zara Pythian & Barbara Nedeljakova

A girls camping trip gets out of hand when they meet a group of guys, also enjoying a weekend up the mountain. But are they alone....

    The Awards    

Category Judging

Best Feature

Stalker (Dir. by Martin Kemp)

Best Short

Tell Him Next Year (Dir. by David Margolis)

Best Cinematography

The Holding (Dir. by Susan Jacobson)

Best Music

Kill Keith (Dir. by Andy Thompson)

Best Actor

Vincent Regan (The Holding)

Best Actress

Kierston Wareing (The Holding)

Best Supporting Actor

Billy Murray (Stalker)

Best Supporting Actress

Barbara Nedeljakova (The Hike)

Best Director

Martin Kemp (Stalker)

British Horror Award

(Best achievement on a low budget)

Rise of the Appliances (Dir. by Rob Sprackling)

Best New Screenplay

The Unseen (Written by Dan Clifton)

The After Parties for the Film Festival Guild events are legendary and this one will be no less! The evening will be hosted by Cafe De Paris, just off Leicester Square, where the audience will be able to rub shoulders with the stars in an exclusive VIP section of the night club and dance and party until the early hours of the morning!

    The After-Party    

Cafe De Paris | Coventry, London

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