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2020 Award Winners And Nominees!

2020 AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES


BEST FEATURE NOMINEES

THE FIELD
WOE
FUN.
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
THE HUNTRESS: RUNE OF THE DEAD


BEST SHORT NOMINEES

NUMERUS DOÚ
BACKWARD CREEP
THE SEAHORSE TRAINER
SOLSTICE
TWO SHERIFFS



BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEES

RICARDO BONISOLI & BABAK BINA - THE SEAHORSE TRAINER
NICK FIORELLA - NUMERUS DOÚ
JORDAN PFELFER - NECROMANTIC
RASMUS TIRZITIS - THE HUNTRESS: RUNE OF THE DEAD
RENAY ABSALYAMOV - TWO SHERIFFS



BEST WRITER NOMINEES

TONIA KEMPLER - LEORA
AARON ROWE - BONDO
CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE - BACKWARD CREEP
QUARXX - A TEMPORARY VOID OF REASON
TATE BUNKER & ANTHONY WOOD - THE FIELD



BEST ACTOR NOMINEES

ANDREAS RYLANDER - THE HUNTRESS: RUNE OF THE DEAD
JOSEPH MILLER - CASSETTE
DYLAN RAY OWN - CHEAP DEVILS
CHARLES GRAHAM - TWO SHERIFFS
SWIRL - HEINOUS SOUND



BEST ACTRESS NOMINEES

AMANDA MARKOWITZ - THE VOICES
OPHELIA LANIGRO - A TEMPORARY VOID OF REASON
DANNY BROWN - ORISHA
ALYSSA TALBOT - WALK AWAY
ASHLYNN YENNIE - THE SPRINGFIELD THREE



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINEES

TWO SHERIFFS
SOLSTICE
CHEAP DEVILS
PASTICHE
THE SEAHORSE TRAINER



BEST EDITING NOMINEES

CHEAP DEVILS
TWO SHERIFFS
SOLSTICE
THE SEAHORSE TRAINER
THE FIELD


BEST SOUND NOMINEES

TWO SHERIFFS
SOLSTICE
PASTICHE
THE SPRINGFIELD THREE
CAMP WEDDING



BEST MUSIC NOMINEES

MARK OF THE ROUGAROU
A TEMPORARY VOID OF REASON
TWO SHERIFFS
SOLSTICE
THE SEAHORSE TRAINER



BEST SPECIAL FX NOMINEES

MAERE
FUN.
THE SEAHORSE TRAINER
BACKWARDS CREEP
NUMERUS DUÓ



DIRECTOR'S CHOICE NOMINEES

HEINOUS SOUND
FINALLY, YOU
NUMERUS DOÚ
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
DEATH DROP GORGEOUS



SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALISTS

THE VISION OF SARA LYLE BY LEONARD VARASANO
NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING BY MICHEAL HOGAN
CRIPPLED BY ZAK SEIDMAN
GHOST CHICKEN BY VINCENTE DISANTI
FUN AND GAMES BY WES WORTHING


CONGRATS TO ALL OF OUR AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES!


*Award Winners will be announced at the end of the festival. Winners in attendance will be presented a certificate. Those not in attendance will be sent a digital certificate to print by email. Winners will also be posted on ChicagoHorrorFest.com within 48 hours of the close of the festival.
 
** Our Selection / Awards Procedure: Festival Director / Producers make official selections for the festival by vote. Official Selections are then screened/graded by 5 different judges and given an overall grade on a 10 point scale for each of the qualifying award categories (with the exception of the “Directors Choice Award”). All judges points are then added together to give it a grade. The top 5 films by grade points in each category are then considered an award nominee and listed on this page. The film with the highest grade in each category is considered and announced that category’s award winner at the festival. In the event of a tie for highest grade, the festival director and festival producer will vote on the tied films giving the majority vote the award. In the event that one of the festival production staff are involved in one of the films involving a tie, a 3rd party will be selected to vote in place of the production staff member involved.
 
**** The Festival Directors Choice Award nominees are the Film Festival Directors top 5 choice films of the festival. The Directors Choice Award is presented at the festival to the Directors favorite film of the festival. (Any film that the festival director is personally involved in at any level is not eligible for this award.)