(October 24, 2021 Cincinnati, Ohio)- Headline: Winners Announced at the Frightfilm 2021 Competition The winners of the third annual Frightfilm Competition were announced Sunday October 24th at the Federal Warsaw Incline Theater during the awards ceremony. The event was hosted by Jeff Winkelman one of the founding partners. “Our judges had lots of challenges this year when scoring the films. Again this year they told us that the quality of the films was excellent. Said Frightfilm co-founder Bill Anderson. He went on to say, “In one of our categories the judges couldn’t and wouldn’t break a tie. We think that’s just great!”.
Each year, filmmakers are required to incorporate three predetermined items in their films. This year the films needed to incorporate jumper cables as a hand prop, a dramatic shadow shot and as always, a line of dialogue from a classic horror film.
Industry professionals served as judges in sixteen different categories. “In addition to the awards determined by our judges, our audience members chose two “Audience Favorites” who also received Skelly Awards." Jim Timmerman, co-founder went on to say, “The winner in the Group B category won by only one vote!”
The Skelly statuette is the award presented by Frightfilm Competition for outstanding achievement in horror short film-making. Jeff Winkelman, co-founder, summed up the event saying, “Again this year all our filmmakers where very creative and very safe. They created a thirteen minute horror film in less than two months and during a pandemic. Each of them should feel special for the accomplishment.“
The following Skelly Awards were present at the 2021 Frightfilm Award Ceremony.
BEST PICTURE, “Psycho Bastard”, Fear Fanatics
BEST DIRECTING, “Moth”, Ian “Q” McCue
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, “Jumper Guy”, Vernard S. Fields
BEST EDITING, “Psycho Bastard”, Doug Strong
BEST ACTOR, “El Duende”, Monty Almoro
BEST ACTRESS, “Moth” India Jade McCue
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, “A Walk in the Park”, Dan Kuhlman
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, “Moth”, Taylor Abigail Rice
BEST SOUND DESIGN, “Moth”, Ian “Q” McCue, Bryce Maysona & Patrick Guerreau
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC, “Moth”, Jordan Rice and “The Artist”, Chris Schaffer
BEST MAKEUP, “Psycho Bastard”, Kira Wilson, Angela Tunstall & Dawn Marie Hughes BEST SCREAMPLAY, “Jumper Guy”, Vernard S. Fields
BEST POSTER, “Psycho Bastard”, Doug Strong
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS, “Psycho Bastard”, Doug Strong
AUDIENCE CHOICE, GROUP A, “Psycho Bastard”, Fear Fanatics
AUDIENCE CHOICE, GROUP B, “Moth”,
As part of the Frightwrite Screamplay Competition the following awards were presented earlier this year at the Frightfilm Competition Kick-Off.
Best Screamplay, “Better Dead”, Christian Appleby
Best Horror Concept, “The Invitation”, Adam Rawls
Feauring Dan Kuhlman, the winner of
Best Supporting Actor.
Nominated for Supporting Actress and Best Actor
Nominated for Best Actor
Nominated for Best Make-up & Wardrobe
Monty Almor is the winner of Best Actor.
Nominated for Make-up & Wardrobe and Special Effects
Vernard S. Fields is the winner of Best Cinematography and Best Screamplay.
Nominated for Best Poster, Cinematography, Directing, Editing and Best Picture
Best Directing by Ian “Q” McCue,
Best Actress, India Jade McCue,
Best Supporting Actress, Taylor Abigail Rice,
Best Sound Design by Ian “Q” McCue, Bryce Maysona & Patrick Guerreau,
Best Original Music by Jordan Rice,
Audience Choice Group B.
Best Picture by Fear Fanatics,
Best Editing by Doug Strong,
Best Makeup by Kira Wilson, Angela Tunstall & Dawn Marie Hughes,
Best Poster by Doug Strong,
Best Special Effects by Doug Strong
and Audience Choice Group A.
Featuring Best Original Music by Chris Schaffer