From The Nightshift: Buffalo Screams Awards

The Insomanic attended Buffalo Screams which was a four day film festival that showed 33 independent movies from all over the world. Most of the fare was horror but there were some crime dramas and a violent western for good measure. Greg Lamberson and Emil Novak chaired the festival and worked long and hard hours to get it running as smooth as clock work. Actress Debbie Rochon, filmmaker Brett Kelly and animator Mike Boas were among the guests.

The festival had some showcase films to anchor the festival: “Slime City Massacre, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, Under the Scares, The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow, The Defiled and Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore”. And featured many premieres, both to the Western New York region and the World. The festival was well recieved by the movie makers and local audiences. And there will be a festival coming next year.

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 (Short film shown for Debbie Rochon’s Award)

Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival AWARDs 2010

Best Horror Feature
El Monstro Del Mar!

Best Horror Short
The Familiar

Best WNY Horror Short
Davis

Best More than Horror Short
Damn Your Eyes (Western)

Best More than Horror Feature
Triptosane (Science Fiction)

Best Director
El Monstro Del Mar! Stuart Simpson

Best Screenplay
The Familiar Kody Zimmermann

Best Actor
Eyes Beyond Daniel Reininghaus

Best Actress
True Nature Marianne Porter

Best Editing
Davis Aaron Doolittle, Dominic Luongo,Chris Santucci

Cinematography
True Nature Marco Fagnoli, Evan A. Nesbitt

Best Special Make-Up Effects
M Emma Julia Jacobs

Best Special Visual Effects
The Black Cat Carl Caprino

Original Screenplay Competition
“Desert Dogs” by Weston Ochse

Best WNY Feature
House of Horrors: the Movie Dan Monroe

Special Awards to:
Debbie Rochon for her dedication to excellence in independent film making.
Genre Spirit Award to Brett Kelly.

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