SCREAMFEST HANDS OUT SKULLY AWARDS AT CLOSING NIGHT OF 12th ANNUAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

American Mary Takes Top Prize as Best Picture With Jen & Sylvia Soska Taking Best Director Honors

Press Release

Los Angeles, CA., October 22, 2012 – The 12th Annual Screamfest® Horror Film Festival ended its ten-day run with the winners of the famed “Skully” Award announced at the closing night party held at Trader Vic’s in the Downtown LA Live complex. The 10-pound prize, created in 2004 by Academy Award® -winning Special Effects wizard Stan Winston went to American Maryfor Best Picture and twin sister team Jen & Sylvia Soska taking the Best Director honors.

All Skully-winning films will be shown Sunday at the LA Live Regal theater.

Below is a complete list of winners:

2012 Screamfest Film Awards

 

BEST PICTURE: American Mary

BEST DIRECTOR: Jen & Sylvia Soska – American Mary

BEST ACTRESS: Katharine Isabelle – American Mary

BEST ACTOR: Pierre-Francois Legendre – Fear of Water

BEST HORROR – COMEDY: Killer Kart

BEST MUSICAL SCORE: Jamie Blanks – Crawlspace

BEST STUDENT SHORT: Eaglewalk

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Post Human

BEST SHORT: Incident on Highway 73

BEST MAKEUP: MastersFX – American Mary

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Brian Pearson– American Mary

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: Justin Dix – Crawlspace

BEST SCREENPLAY: The Gaslamp Horror/ Jeremy D. Christensen

BEST EDITING:  Marc Steinicke – On Air

 

Screamfest®, the preeminent horror festival in the country, and what the LA Weekly calls “the best place to get a jump on tomorrow’s cult hits” presents the festival in Los Angeles every October. Screamfest is sponsored by FearNet, Screenplay.com, Moviola, Baseline, IndieDCP.

For additional information, please contact info@screamfestla.com or visit screamfestla.com

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