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