The fifth annual Horrorant Film Festival in Greece wrapped up last week. With completion of the genre festival comes the announement of the competition winners.
Giddens Ko's Mon Mon Mon Monsters won best film at the fest. The Taiwanese vampire flick has been impressing festival audiences around the world and this is its third award.
Spreading out the love, no singular film won more than one award. Argentinian director Marcelo Schapces won the best director award for his film Necronomicon and German screenwriter Arend Remmers won the best screenplay award for his work on Adolfo Kolmerer and William James' Snowflake.
Other winners from Iberoamerican countries included our friends with What the Waters Left Behind for best special effects and Trauma for best cinematography. Two more winners from the region included Sofia Del Tuffo for best actress in Lucifernia and best original music went to Manuel Riveiro for his work on The Inhabitant.
Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi won the best actor award for his role in the Romanian horror flick The Wanderers: The Quest of The Demon Hunter. Finnish director Roope Olenius rounded out the European winners in the major categories with the First Look Award for his film Tuftland.
All the winners are listed below in the official announcement.
Horrorant Film Festival “FRIGHT NIGHTS”, one of the fastest up and coming genre film festivals in Europe, just completed its fifth run with great success, giving the Greek audience a full week packed with suspense, excitement, and of course, pure entertaining horror.
Twenty-five feature films from 14 countries were screened in Athens in the International Competition section and competed for the Horrorant awards, making the judges’ mission extremely difficult.
The award winners were announced last Thursday, and the Taiwanese teen horror Mon Mon Mon Monsters was chosen for the Horrorant Best Film award. Marcelo Schapces won the Horrorant Best Director award for Necronomicon, while Arend Remmers took the Horrorant Best Screenplay award for Snowflake. No movie managed to win more than one award, which displays that the competition was really tough.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Horrorant Best Film award: Mon Mon Mon Monsters, dir: Giddens Ko
Horrorant Best Director award: Marcelo Schapces (Necronomicon)
Horrorant Best Screenplay award: Arend Remmers (Snowflake)
Horrorant Best Actor award: Lior Ashkenazi (The Wanderers)
Horrorant Best Actress award: Sofía Del Tuffo (Luciferina)
Horrorant Best Cinematography award: Sebastián Ballek (Trauma)
Horrorant Best Special Effects award: Coty Parasito, Franco Burattini, Rodrigo Guerechit-Ratti, Simon Ratziel, & Román Kampelmacher (What the Waters Left Behind)
Horrorant Best Original Music award, sponsored by Scapetune: Manuel Riveiro (The Inhabitant)
Horrorant First Look award: Tuftland, dir: Roope Olenius
Horrorat Special Mention award: Stop Over in Hell, dir: Víctor Matellano
1st Horrorant Best Foreign Short: Out of Darkness (Skickelsen), dir: Jonas Gramming
2nd Horrorant Best Foreign Short: Drops (Gotas), dir: Sergio Morcillo
Horrorant Best Greek Short: A Child Outside, dir: Panos Eliakopoulos
Sixty-four movies in total were screened during the 5th Horrorant Film Festival, breaking our record, but what was most important was the exquisite quality of the movies, that satisfied the horror-hungry greek audience.
2019 is not that far away and preparations for our sixth year have already started. Join the Horrorant experience!
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