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    BHFF | 2018    

Cineworld, Leicester Square | Saturday, November 24th

London's prestigious Empire Cinema in Leicester Square plays host to the British Horror Film Festival. The biggest premieres from all around the world takes place here, from Harry Potter to James Bond and now you have the chance to premiere here as well!

With regularly Sold Out Screenings, an always packed Award Ceremony and the sparkling After Party, the next festival is set to be even bigger, giving film makers more exposure, more reviews & horror fans a chance to see the 'next big scary thing' first!

    The Official Selection    

Screening 1

Saturday, November 24th | 12:00pm

The Familiar Fingers

of Culture

(Conscian Morgan, 20m)

 

This film is a dark psychological horror that explores our societies’ extremes through Brooke;

a high-class escort and mother of one.

Another Game

(Riyad Barmania, 9m)

 

A short atmospheric horror film. A group have signed up to a mysterious lottery with disturbingly high stakes, where their thirst for dominance blinds them to the risk they take.

First

(Darcia Martin, 9m)

 

Two people walking in a dark, eerie woods. They’re brother and sister. One of them is getting married, one of them is harbouring a secret. And then there’s the deep, dark hole – one of them has to go down.. Who’s going to be first?

The Entity

(Martin Laurence, 7m)

 

A dark spirit from Sarah's past comes to haunt her every move.

Meat

(Josef Bates, 7m)

 

A young man, unable to connect with his vegan parents, is forced to hide his carnivorous nature. As he finds satisfaction from within, however, we see this is tearing him apart. Piece by piece.

Screening 2

Saturday, November 24th | 1:45pm

Oscar's Bell

(Chris Cronin, 12m)

 

Duncan (Paul Bullion, Peaky Blinders) and his dog Oscar have gone on their weekly camping trip into the wilderness together. However, when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back.

Sweetie

(Ethan Evans &

Sean Toshach, 11m)

 

Two unexpected trick-or-treaters torment an isolated farmer after he has no treats to offer.

All You Can Carry

(Andrew Rose, 11m)

 

A young boy and his parents race against dawn to escape home as the reality beyond their scavenged life finally catches up with them.

Rearview

(Chase Casanova, 4m)

 

A woman sees a strange figure behind her car...

Doris

(Hayder Hasen, 12m)

 

When single mum Karen and her baby visit their elderly neighbour Doris, Karen soon realises things are not at all what they seem. Doris has plans for Karen and the baby and enlists a group of elderly cohorts to see her plan through. 

Screening 3

Saturday, November 24th | 3:15pm

Baghead

(Alberto Corredor Marina, 15m)

 

Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.

There's A Monster Behind You

(Evan Richards, 10m)

 

London. Over three consecutive days, two roommates hang out together at various times of the day, doing different activities. As each day progresses so does the suspicious behavior of one of the roommates and the monster that could affect both of their lives.

Isabelle

(80m)

Director: Rob Heydon

Writer: Donald Martin

Producers: Rob Heydon, Joni Sighvatsson & Sid Ganis

Cast: Adam Brody & Amanda Crew

A young couple's dream of starting a family shatters as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive an evil presence that wants nothing more than their very own lives.

    The Awards    

Nominations & Winners

Best Feature Film

*Isabelle*

Best Short Film

The Familiar Fingers of Culture

The Entity

*Oscar's Bell*

Sweetie

All You Can Carry

Meat

Doris

First

Rearview

Another Game

There's a Monster Behind You

Baghead

Best Student Film

Sweetie

*All You Can Carry*

Best Cinematography

Baghead

Oscar's Bell

The Entity

*All You Can Carry*

Best Music

*First*

Sweetie

There's a Monster Behind You

Another Game

Best Director

Chris Cronin - Oscar's Bell

Ethan Evans and Sean Toshach - Sweetie

Alberto Corredor Marina - Baghead

*Riyad Barmania - Another Game*

Best Actor

Oliver Walker - Baghead

Adam Brody - Isabelle

*Paul Bullion - Oscar's Bell*

Zaqi Ismail - Meat

Best Actress

Amanda Crew - Isabelle

Dianne Persad - The Entity

*Emma Connell - The Familiar Fingers of Culture*

Charlotte Hunter - Doris

Best Supporting Actor

*Julian Seager - Baghead*

Stephen Schreiber - The Familiar Fingers of Culutre

Kevin L. Johnson - All You Can Carry

Ewen MacIntosh - Doris

Best Supporting Actress

Pat Boothman - Baghead

Claire Bronson - All You Can Carry

Millie Reeves - Another Game

*Natalie Oliver - Baghead*

British Horror Award

(best achievement on a low budget)

*Meat*

Another Game

Sweetie

All You Can Carry

Best Unproduced Screenplay

*Amen Evil, The Possession by Steven Williams*

    The After-Party    

Graphic Bar

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The After Parties for the Film Festival Guild events are legendary and this one will be no less! The evening will be hosted by Graphic Bar, just off Leicester Square. Here the audience will be able to rub shoulders with the stars, have a drink on us, dance and party until the early hours of the morning!

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