Diabolical news for IMPRINT

Diabolical Horror Film Festival film festival - nominee laurel
Diabolical Horror Film Festival film festival – nominee laurel

I’m very happy to learn that IMPRINT was nominated for an award – for Best Short Script – at this year’s Diabolical Horror Film Festival 2021. Congrats to the other nominees and the winners.

Not too shabby. 🙂 And a good kind of Diabolical.

Also, for one of the other festivals that IMPRINT is in competition – the BE AFRAID HORROR FEST in Gorizia Italy – Please find the complete program here. And the festival teaser here. – it looks like an excellent line-up.

Latest festival news – MR CLEAN and IMPRINT

October was a busy month, but sadly not in the way we wanted. There was supposed to be a live event for Halloween here in Sweden and then that sadly didn’t happen. What was annoying is that there was an event to go to in the US on the same day and we opted for the local event, because it would have been the first Swedish screening – and then by the time we found out the local event wasn’t happening it was too late to go to the one in the US… doh!

However, other than watching bucketloads of horror films for Shocktober / 31DaysofHalloween – there has been some good news.

MR CLEAN is having a busy time of it with online screenings. The short horror film was part of the FIXION Fest Halloween special /especial de terror: https://www.fixionfest.com/noticias/especial-de-terror-halloween-2021/ where it was being screened for free. But sadly that short run / possibility to see the short is now over. However, MR CLEAN is also going to be screened on the FILMIN LATINO platform, which is run by the Ministry of Culture of Mexico, and will be visible from November 17 to 21, 2021 (to anyone using a VPN to get around the geoblocking – you’ll need to appear to be visiting and watching from within Mexico).

Also, the short script for IMPRINT has been selected to two more festivals – which now makes it 29 selections in total – and IMPRINT is now an official selection of the Diabolical Horror Film Festival and the prestigious New York City Horror Film Festival.

IMPRINT movie official poster with latest laurels
IMPRINT movie official poster with latest laurels

IMPRINT is a finalist

The short script for IMPRINT has made it to the finals of the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) in the ‘Best Short Script’ category. It’s incredible, but great news that the short script is doing so well with 27 selections, numerous awards and festival placings. I know competition is tough, but fingers crossed.

IMPRINT is a finalist in the Swedish International Film Festival
IMPRINT is a finalist

And in other news, we’ve begun discussions with some potential cast members and are looking to progress the project and edge it towards development / pre-production.

IMPRINT and COMFORT HIM news

Yet more festival news to share – we’re so very grateful for such kind treatment from festivals, especially as we have had a few more rejections too.

Firstly, the dark horror short screenplay for IMPRINT has been officially selected to the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF)! That’s great news, as it’s the 25th selection! and it is the same festival that has already selected and bestowed awards upon MR CLEAN and COMFORT HIM 60. So fingers crossed that this script makes it further into the competition. And congrats to the other selections! We hope to meet you all at the screening in Arvika, Sweden.

COMFORT HIM has also been put through to the finals of the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in the Best Experimental Film category. That’s also great news, because MR CLEAN and IMPRINT also won awards at this festival and it’s the 23rd festival selection. So fingers crossed that this film also gets screened live in Indonesia / makes it through to the winning selection. Congrats to the other finalists!

The live event screening in Indonesia is from 29th to 31st October 2021, from 1pm – 3pm and here’s the link – https://fb.me/e/ZH77EemC?ti=wa

Comfort Him - poster with laurels
Comfort Him – poster with laurels

MR CLEAN picks up an award and IMPRINT is a semi-finalist

This morning, I woke up – after a much appreciated good night of sleep – to the news that our unproduced dark horror short script for IMPRINT has been selected and put through to the semi-finals of the Sell Your Screenplay Six-Figure Screenplay contest. That was a lovely surprise, as I’d actually forgotten about submitting. And that’s 23 selections so far.

You can also read the list of semi-finalists here: Announcement

IMPRINT announcement of semi-finals on SYS website
IMPRINT announcement of semi-finals on SYS website

That was pretty cool. Definitely.

But then… before I even had the chance to announce that, and the fact that it had just been confirmed as an official selection at another fest, we then learned that MR CLEAN had picked up it’s 13th award, for ‘Best Short Film’ at the Red Moon Film Festival. That was most unexpected and very much appreciated.

It’s been a very good week and we’re extremely grateful. Thank you very much.

IMPRINTs 11th award and COMFORT HIM’s fest latest

IMPRINT – our unproduced dark horror short script picked up its 11th award – for Best Short Horror Script (under 30 pages) – at the Horror Film Awards. That’s huge news! We’re very happy that the script continues to pick up some awards, despite some major A-list festival rejections.

Horror Film Awards - Best Horror Script laurel
Horror Film Awards – Best Horror Script laurel

And despite the films being snubbed by every Scandinavian region festival to date, the 60 second version of COMFORT HIM has been officially selected to the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF). Double cool! This means that the curse of being ignored by Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish and Estonian fests to date has officially ended. It doesn’t mean they won’t reject again. But it’s huge. Also, as this fest has a live screening planned in October for the winners, you can bet your butt that we’d love to get a chance to be invited to screen COMFORT HIM in front of a live festival audience – which would technically be the Swedish premiere. So fingers cross we win.

There’s more news coming… so watch this space.