The 2018 Festival has come and gone, and we had a blast! We hope everyone else did, too. We’d like to thank all of our special guests for being incredibly gracious, our filmmakers and writers for their enthusiastic participation, the cast and crews of our independent features, our volunteers for their tireless work, and all press and attendees who came through the door and created the show through their love for the horror and sci-fi genres.

After three days of genre goodness and makeup demos, we capped it off with an awards ceremony for the indie writers and filmmakers who impressed us the most. So without further ado, we’d like to present our 2018 award winners.

Best Feature - Horror

BUTTERFLY KISSES

Best Feature - Comedy

KILLING DIAZ

Best Actor

Andrew Keegan, LIVING AMONG US

Best Short Film

LUNCH LADIES

Best Documentary

MONSTER KIDS: THE IMPACT OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

Best Short Sci-Fi

IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING

Best Short Horror

SE BUSCA NIÑERA
(“Babysitter Wanted”)

 

Best Editing

MY DARLING ALEX

WHERE THE DEVIL RESIDES
by Travis Heermann

SCREAM QUEEN
by Walter Cabell

INFINITY
by Chris Bonneau

 

WHISPER IN THE WOODS
by Denis St. John

HAG
by Chad Stroup