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Screamfest: ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Takes Home 5 Awards Including Best Picture at Closing Night Ceremony

By: J. Carlos Menjivar

Screamfest 2017, which ran from October 10 to 19 at the TCL Chinese Theaters, is now over. Apart from announcing winners at the festival’s Closing Night Ceremony the film festival honored the late horror director George A. Romero with a triple-feature that included Night of the Living Dead (free screening), Day of the Dead, and Creepshow. The 17th annual film festival has introduced many up and coming filmmakers and their  films as well as continuing to pay  tribute to to some of the classic horror that has shaped and influenced the genre.  This year saw the world, American, and Los Angeles premiere of many films including: Leatherface, The Laplace’s Demon1922Dead AntThe LodgersRuin Me, Tragedy Girls, and much more.

Skully, Screamfest Award

Annually the festival brings films from around the world, both in feature and short format. The two biggest winners this year were Tigers Are Not Afraid, which took home five awards, including Best Picture, and the Italian feature The Laplace’s Demon which received four awards. Also during the closing night ceremony film and television producer Marianne Maddalena was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Below are all the winners for Screamfest 2017:

Best Picture – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Horror Comedy – Dead Ant

Best Director   – Issa López – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Actor – Juan Ramón López – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Actress – Paola Lara – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Career Achievement Award – Marianne Maddalena

Best Musical Score – Duccio Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Editing – Joaquim Marti – Tigers Are Not Afraid

Best Visual FX  – Giordano Giulivi & Alessandro Zonfrilli – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Special FX   Giordano Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Cinematography – Ferdinando D’Urbano – The Laplace’s Demon

Best Makeup – Creature Effects – Tragedy Girls

Best Short – Holy Fatma – Please Love Me Forever

Best Unproduced Screenplay – U-666 by Jacqueline Perez

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Keep the Fear Alive! 

‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Best Picture Winner at Screamfest 2017

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