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!
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
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.
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.
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 life in the MR CLEAN short yet! We just found out that we’re an official selection of the SEVRED LIMBS FILM FESTIVAL 6: THROW ANOTHER HEAD ON THE BARBIE! which sounds like a perfect festival to enjoy a bit of gore among horror friends. And best of all it’s going to be free! Many thanks to Neal Jones who is running the festival.
Here’s a link to the event page on Facebook: CLICK HERE
That makes it the 24th official film festival selection for our multi award winning horror short MR CLEAN. Wow!
It’s been a good week and I’m very happy to share that IMPRINT has won it’s 8th award and been selected to and has placed in its 16th festival, and MAGIC IS MURDER, has been selected to its second festival.
IMPRINT picked up an award for Best unproduced script at the Florida Shorts fest. It has also now been selected and is in the finals of the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in Indonesia, where there is stiff competition, but the judging won’t conclude until the end of July.
The feature comedy horror script for MAGIC IS MURDER has been selected to it’s second film festival at Cult movies International Film Festival. There is some exciting news around casting (and hopefully some other news) which we hope to be able to share soon. But I’m very happy that this script that I co-wrote with Simon O’Kill is also doing well in its’ festival run.