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2017 Award Winners
Best Overall Film: "Devil's Whisper" AND "West Skerra Light"
Best Overall Script: "The Necromancer's Guide to Success"
Best Feature Film: TIE - "Devil's Whisper" AND "West Skerra Light"
Best Micro Film: "Time to Eat"
Best Short Film: "Riven"
Best Ohio Film: "Dark of the Night"
Best Feature Script: "The Necromancer's Guide to Success"
Best Short Script: "The Emaciated Man"
Viewer's Choice Award: "Devil's Whisper"
FX Winner: Daniel Blain Click
FX Runner Up: Amber Burns
Scream Queen: Marissa Semon
Scream King: Landon Knoblock
Best Cinematography in a Feature Film: Patrice Lucien Cochet, “Devil's Whisper”
Best Cinematography in an Ohio Film: Greg Kraus, “Dark of the Night”
Best Cinematography in a Short Film: Bo Webb, “Agatha”
Best Director of a Feature Film: Greg Hemphill, “West Skerra Light”
Best Director of an Ohio Film: TJ Cooley & KC Allen, “Dark of the Night”
Best Director of a Short Film: Jonathan Martin, “Creatures of Whitechapel”
Best Lead Actor: Justin Marshall Elias, “Danger, Dames & Dangerous Games”
Best Ohio Lead Actor: Randy R. Fabert, “Dark of the Night”
Best Lead Actress: Jenny Curtis, “Postpartum”
Best Ohio Lead Actress: Audrey Stith, “Down the Stairs”
Best Supporting Actor: Lewis Howden, “West Skerra Light”
Best Ohio Supporting Actor: Demond Ballou, “Banger”
Best Supporting Actress: Krishna Smitha, “All the Wrong Friends”
Best Ohio Supporting Actress: Meka Butler, “Haunt Me”


Top 10:

1. Brooke Mitchell - US, Alabama
2. Carlos Vielma - US, Florida
3. Sofia Barcala Velasco - Spain

4. Sandor Gyorfi - United Kingdom
5. Andy Kotz - US, Minnesota
6. Landon Knoblock - US, New York
7. Alexander McMillan - US, Pennsylvania
8. Alioune Kone - France
9. Brian Jilg - US, Virginia
10. Joseph Pacilio - US, New York

Honorable Mentions:
Adam Hudson - US, Florida
Carlos Nunez Medina - Spain
Carolyn Barela - US, California
Daniel Beja - France
Emilia Takayama - Finland
Joanna Moradiellos - Australia
John Driscoll - US, New Mexico
Julia Marczuk - Poland
Maki Leonce Roux - France
Michael D. Jones, Sr. - US, North Carolina
Ondrej Timpl - Czech Republic
Palocco - Germany
Philipp White - Canada
Raul Carreira - Portugal
Roman Jarema - US, Ohio
William Thony - US, New York


Feature: Horror

1. Devil's Whisper
2. Tempus Tormentum
3. Besetment
4. Blessed Are the Children

Feature: Horror, Foreign
1. Sinester Circle
2. La Casa De Los Opas
3. Memory of August
4. Madayen

Feature: Horror-Comedy
1. West Skerra Light
2. Danger, Dames & Dangerous Games
3. Black Holler

Feature: Sci-Fi
1. The KAOS Brief
2. Brute Sanity
3. Subconscious Reality

Feature: Student
1. Afterthought

Feature: Suspense-Thriller
1. Insomnium
2. The Atoning
3. All The Wrong Friends
4. Banger

Feature: Suspense-Thriller, Foreign
1. Mystery Zone: Soul Eating Hill
2. Todo acaba al final del dia
3. El nido del trauma

Micro: Experimental
1. Token
2. Divination

Micro: Foreign
2. La cena

Micro: Sci-Fi
1. Strange Harvest
2. Monster

Micro: Thriller
1. Phobia
2. The Stranger
3. Checked Out
4. The Woods

Micro: Horror
1. Ding Dong
2. Paul's Bad Day
3. Fiend
4. Debbie Lynn

Micro: Horror-Comedy
1. Time to Eat
2. Last Call

Music Video
1. Beyond the Ocean Floor
2. Vicious Minds Project

Short: Experimental
1. 2AM
2. finis'
3. Do You Want to See Her?

Short: Horror
1. Those Among Us
2. Agatha
3. The Catalyst
4. The Vanity

Short: Horror, Foreign
1. Riven
2. Astrid
3. Void Chair
4. Massage

Short: Horror-Comedy
1. Girl #2
2. The Call of Charlie
3. Born Again
4. The Anthesis of Man

Short: Horror-Comedy, Foreign
1. Claire & Bruno: a story of love and fresh meat
2. Textile

Short: Sci-Fi
1. Zone-84
2. District Quarantine
3. Sputnik
4. Death Lies on Her

Short: Sci-Fi, Foreign
1. Adam Peiper
2. Graffiti
3. Memory

Short: Student
1. Creatures of Whitechapel
2. Limbus
3. After October
4. D*ckeaters

Short: Suspense-Thriller
1. White Drift
2. Postpartum
3. Anywhere I Lay
4. Down the Stairs

TV Pilot
1. Barry Baker:Aspiring Serial Killer
2. Aunt Jean
3. The Camera

Web Episode
1. The Review
2. Clever Girl

Honorable Mentions: Film
A Father's Day
A Game of Chess
A Little Slice
A Menacing Proposal
A Peculiar Thud
Beyond the Doors
Black In Red Out
Blurred Vision
Bride of Frankie
Curse of the Fur Beast
Dark of the Night
Dead Sunrise
Deja Vecu
Evil Rising
Happy Home
Haunt Me
I'll Get You Harry!
Inside Ben
Killer Workout
Krampus 2: The Devil Returns
Monsters Among Men
Mother's Milk
My Radical Valentine
Rhyme Slaya
Sam the Vamp
Sexy Teenage Werewolf Rampage 4
The Cursed Man
The Ghost Knows
The Lurking Man
The Phantom Hour
The Sound of Fear
Vegetarian Zombies
We Want You
Willow Falls
You're F**k'n Dead!


Feature: Fantasy
1. The Necromancer's Guide to Success
2. Zackary Rose
3. The Gingerbread House Protocol
4. Witch Wind

Feature: Horror
1. The Surge
2. Dark are the Woods
3. The Valley of Blood
4. Feral

Feature: Horror-Comedy
1. Vermin
2. I Would Kill for That
3. Watermelon Feet
4. Timmy Cooke: A Love Story

Feature: Sci-Fi
1. Titan
2. Cover Crop
3. The Enochian Wars: Armageddon Unleashed
4. Dakota Caves – 2 Miles

Feature: Slasher
1. After School
2. Slaughtered Lambs
3. Slasher Flick

Feature: Suspense-Thriller
1. The Twin Within
2. Twincarnation
3. Open Casket
4. Roommates

Short: Horror
1. The Emaciated Man
2. The Damned Thing
3. A Road to Nowhere
4. Skinwalker

Short: Horror-Comedy
1. Deep Dish Apocalypse
2. Medicine Show Blues
3. House Rules
4. Crazy for the Blonde

Short: Sci-Fi
1. Enemy Unseen
2. Black Waters
3. A.L.P.H.A.

TV Pilot
1. Mythos
2. Nobody's Tracks
3. Hollow

Web Episode
1. Special Delivery
2. Devil
3. Night Watch

Honorable Mentions: Script
Dead Wake
Evil Rising
Hiroshima Skies
Honor Killing
Hunting Party
The Intruder
Santa Klawn
Voodoo High
Witch House


Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Daniel Maitland, “All the Wrong Friends”
Gaspar Quique Silva, “La Casa de los Opas”
Jamess Rewucki, “Tempus Tormentum”
“Mystery Zone: Soul Eating Hill”

Best Cinematography in an Ohio Film

Andrew Boylan, “Haunt Me”
Greg Kraus, “Down the Stairs”
Jim Higgins, “Mother's Milk”
Mike McNeese, “Born Again”

Best Cinematography in a Short Film
Goof de Koning, “Riven”
Nico Van Den Berg, “Time to Eat”
Nono Arruga, “Zona-84”
R. Jason Ball, “Creatures of Whitechapel”

Best Director of a Feature Film
Adam Ripp, “Devil's Whisper”
Dorian Fernández-Moris, “Sinister Circle”
Michael Williams, “The Atoning”
Scott Powers, “Insomnium”

Best Director of an Ohio Film
Jason Tostevin, “Born Again”
Jim Higgins, “Mother's Milk”
Linda Gabriele, “Down the Stairs”
Parker Brennon, “Haunt Me”

Best Director of a Short Film
Corey Norman, “White Drift”
David Jeffery, “Girl #2”
Richard Bakewell & Lale Arpaci, “Postpartum”
Sjoerd de Bont, “Riven”

Best Lead Actor
Brad Pennington, “Insomnium”
Clint Browning, “Insomnium”
David Kukla, “Hindsight”
Drew Maniscalco, “Addicted”

Best Ohio Lead Actor
Jon Hodges, “Down the Stairs”
Kip Bennett, “Clever Girl”
Randall Greenland, “Born Again”
Scott Massey, “I'll Get You Harry!"

Best Lead Actress
Abby Wathen, “Besetment”
Katy Yoder, “Girl #2”
Lorna Craig, “West Skerra Light”
Virginia Newcomb, “The Atoning”

Best Ohio Lead Actress
Crissy Kolarik, “Vessel”
Mia Jones, “Rhyme Slaya”
Susan Adriensen, “Willow Falls”
Tifani Ahren Davis, “Clever Girl”

Best Supporting Actor
Akanimo Eyo, “The KAOS Brief”
Daniel Lench, “The Lurking Man”
Rick Macy, “Creatures of Whitechapel”
Rick Ravanello, “Devil's Whisper”

Best Ohio Supporting Actor
Andrew Herriage, “Banger”
Brian Spangler, “Born Again”
Christopher Butturff, “Down the Stairs”
Jeff Potts, “Willow Falls”

Best Supporting Actress
Lorraine McIntosh, “West Skerra Light”
Shanna Vincent, “Danger, Dames & Dangerous Games”
Tessie Santiago, “Devil's Whisper”
Yan Luyang, “Mystery Zone: Soul Eating Hill”

Best Ohio Supporting Actress
Angela Randle, “Banger”
KateLynn E. Newberry, “Rhyme Slaya”
Marissa Semon, “Infected”
Susan M. Martin, “Willow Falls”

*All submissions must receive a score of 85 or higher to qualify for an award.*

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