This past weekend we hosted our third Shudderfest Independent Horror Film Festival at the Somerville Theater (55 Davis Sq, Somerville MA). This was also the first year we ever co-presented a program, as we were fortunate enough to host HP Mendoza's spectacular supernatural tale I Am A Ghost as part of the Boston Asian Film Festival.
Voting on winners wasn't easy as we had four very diverse features and slate of shorts to choose from. Our goal with every screening we host is to have someone walk out believing they've just seen their new favorite movie, and I'd say we accomplished that task many times over this year.
Without further ado, here are the winners:
Best Picture: AMERICAN MARY
Best Short Film: VICKI (dir. Bill Palmer)
Best Director: Jen & Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY)
Best Screenplay tie: I AM A GHOST (HP Mendoza) & AMERICAN MARY (Jen & Sylvia Soska)
Best Special FX: Jon Breznan & Jenny Cassady (AMERICAN MARY)
Best Actor: Jamie Dufault (MURDER UNIVERSITY)
Best Actress: Katherine Isabelle (AMERICAN MARY)
Best Soundtrack/Score: Tim Fife & Tim Lang-Grannan (MURDER UNIVERSITY)
Chris and I would like to thank all the filmmakers for the privilige of showing your work.