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And the Winners Are: 2012 Edition

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The winners for the 2012 edition of Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival were announced at a dinner ceremony held at The Screening Room Cinema Cafe in Amherst, New York on Sunday, October 21st.  Forty-seven films screened, and over thirty awards were handed out.  Honorary Chairperson Debbie Rochon and Special Guests Paige Davis and Sam Qualiana helped present the awards, which included the Genre Spirit Award for Rochester, New York filmmaker Chris Seaver.

 

Best Western New York Genre Film (any length)

The Camper

 

Best Horror Feature

Exhumed

 

Best More Than Horror Feature (Science fiction)

Rat Scratch Fever

 

Best Thriller

Billy's Cult

 

Best International Feature

The Caretaker     

 

Best Multi-Media Project

The Outlaw

 

Best Grindhouse Film

Community Service: The Movie

 

Best Original Screenplay Competition (Feature)

Killer Rack

Paul McGinnis

 

Best Medium Length Film

Blood for Irina

 

Best Horror Short

Whom God Helps

 

Best International Horror Short

Shadow of the Unnamable (Germany)  

        

Best Horror Comedy Short          

Monophobia

 

Best More than Horror Short

A Private Place

 

Best Original Screenplay Competition (Short or medium length)

Demon Song

Christopher Wroblewski

 

Best Director, Feature

Richard Mar-Griffin, Exhumed

 

Best Director, Short or Medium Length Film

Chris Alexander, Blood for Irina

 

Best Screenplay, Feature

Stephen Twardokus, Revenant

 

Best Screenplay, Short or Medium Length

Jesse Vigil, Midnight Daisy

 

Best Ensemble Cast

Exhumed

 

Best Actor, Feature

Ian Brooker, The Casebook of Eddie Brewer

 

Best Actress, Feature

Tasha Tacosa, Rat Scratch Fever

 

Best Actor, Short or Medium Length

Ryan Andrews, Prodigal Son

 

Best Actress, Short or Medium Length (tie)

Justine Llanes, Birthday Boys

Mayra Rodriguez, Hell’s Belles

 

Best Cinematography, Feature           

Ken Willinger, Exhumed

 

Best Cinematography, Short

Javier Lorente, Historia Muerta         

 

Best Editing          

Derek Cole & Stephen Twardokus, Revenant

           

Best Special Make-Up Effects

Ron Chamberlain,Demon Messenger

 

Best Special Visual Effects

The Caretaker      

     

Local Hero Award

Paul McGinnis

 

Faux Grindhouse Trailer Award ($500 prize)

Motherfucking Zombie Killers

 

Filmmaker to Watch Award

Alex Aronson

Kellen Pembleton

 

Best Student Film

Kitchen Kombat  

 

Genre Spirit Award

Chris Seaver

 

See you next year!