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  • New York, United States November 2014, TBA
  • Call for Entry Deadline: September 2014, TBA
    Late: Sept 15th. through Oct 15th
  • Festival Data:
    • Established: 2002
    • Attendance: 2000
    • Media Attendance: 100
    • Accredited Industry Attendance: 200
    • Total Number of Films Screened: 57
    • Total Screenings: 57
    • # of Shorts Screened: 40
    • # of Features Screened: 17
    • Competitive
    • Has Panels
  • Festival Website:
    http:/ / www.nychorrorfest.com
  • Festival Description:

    America’s largest and most recognized genre film festival focusing solely on Horror, Thrillers, and Science Fiction. The NYCHFF celebrates both the horror classics we grew up with and the new horror films & filmmakers who created them. Each year the NYCHFF fills the city with special screenings, parties, celebrity guests and free giveaways. The New York City Horror Film Festival is the Halloween time event not to be missed! For full festival information, submissions, lineup, tickets, and details about the huge, open-to-the-public kickoff party, visit www.nychorrorfest.com. The New York City Horror Film Festival is presented by MooDude Films. Sponsored By: Dark Castle Entertainment and HorrorNet.TV

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  • Email:NYCHorrorfest(at)aol.com
    Phone:(201) 666-6729
    Mailing Address: NYC Horror Film Festival P O Box 8582
    Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677


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  • - The Festival Also Unveils Their Redesigned Website -
    - Welcomes new Programming Director, Joseph B. Mauceri -

    "Each year we strive to make the festival a bigger and improved event, and the 2008 festival is shaping up to be the best event yet. We are extremely excited about all the new developments and that all begins with the new look of our website," said Michael Hein, Festival Director.

    Designed by Face3media, www.NYCHorrorfest.com is completely redesigned with a cutting-edge and fresh new look. In addition to submission information, visitors will also find industry news, rundowns of past festival, and much more content for both industry professionals and genre fans.

    The 2008 festival kick’s off with its call for submissions by also welcoming new Programming Director, Joseph B. Mauceri. Joe’s staggering credentials include; film producer, radio host, film critic, and Executive Editor of FearsMag.com.

    The New York City Horror Film Festival (www.NYCHorrorfest.com) was established in 2001 by Festival Director Michael J. Hein. The festival is dedicated to the international genre film community. There are no restrictions on the films that are screened at the festivals. The program includes films screened both in and out of competition. The Festival jury presents awards to films in the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Actor / Actress, Best Screenplay for films showcased, and Audience Choice. The NYCHFF also presents an annual Lifetime achievement award. Past recipients include director George A. Romero, Special Effects Artist and Director Tom Savini, Producer and Director Roger Corman, and Producer and Director Mick Garris.

    The festival runs a full week in Oct. The 2008 call for films is now officially underway and runs until Sept 15th, 2008
  • Best Feature: "BOTCHED"
    Directed By: Kit Ryan (UK)
    Starring: Stephen Dorff, Jaime Murray, Jamie Foreman

    And you thought you were unlucky?
    During a heist in Russia, a professional thief (Dorff) finds himself dealing with twin serial killers, insane hostages, double-crossing psycho Russian hardmen, and the real possibility of a horrible death.

    Best Short: "CRITICIZED"
    Directed By: Richard Gale (USA)
    Starring: Brian Rohan and John Lynd

    A prominent film critic writes a scathing review of a new
    horror film, and is abducted by the film's mentally unstable director, who subjects him to an eye-opening experience.

    Best Cinematography: "NOBODY"
    Directed By: Shawn Linden (Canada)
    Starring: Costas Mandylor, Ed O'Ross

    A nameless assassin is hunted through the dark streets of an empty city, pursued by the mysterious man he has just killed..
    This film noir nightmare is set in the 1950's on a cold winter nightthat never seems to end.

    Best Actor: STEPHEN DORFF in "BOTCHED"
    Directed By: Kit Ryan (UK)
    Also Starring: Jaime Murray, Jamie Foreman

    Best Actress: Masha Wattanapanich in "Alone"
    Directed By: Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom (Thailand)

    "Alone" tells the story of Pim who moved from Thailand to Korea to escape the guilt of being the surviving half of a conjoined twin. Flashbacks to Pim's childhood show how the bittersweet relationship with her sister and thier commitment to stay together forever leads to a deadly end. Subtitled

    Best Special Effects: "SEED"
    Directed By: Uwe Boll (Canada)
    Starring: Will Sanderson, Brett Boyce

    After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive,
    he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

    Best Screenplay: "DEATH OF A GHOST HUNTER"
    Directed By: Sean Tretta (USA)
    starring Patti Tindal, Mike Marsh, Davina Joy and Lindsay Page

    In 2002, renowned "ghost hunter" Carter Simms was offered five thousand dollars to conduct a paranormal investigation of the famous Masterson House. Joined by a videographer, a reporter and a spiritual advocate, Carter attempts to prove the existence of life after death...
    She succeeded.

    Audience Chpoice: "DARA"
    Directed By: Timothy Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel (Indonesia)
    Starring: Shareefa Daanish and Mike Muliadro

    Dara is everything that almost any man could wish for. Never mind her charm or her superbly fine cooked meals, because unbeknownst to her many swooned suitors lies a secret so gruesome that no one ever lived to tell the tale.This is a sweet tale about the daily life of Dara, being a woman whose passion includes cooking fine cuisine, romantic dinner, torture and mass bloodletting. Subtitled

    Best Comic Book: "JOHNNY GRUESOME"
    written by Gregory Lamberson
    Based on the novel by Gregory Lamberson

    Published by Bad Moon Books
    "A Day For Damnation" Illustrated by Kelly Forbes
    Page One illustrated by Martin Blanco
    Cover and Interior Art by Zach McCain

    Best Manuscript:
    Best Overall: "Dose"
    Written By: James T. Nelson

    Second Place: "The Cow"
    Written By: Brothers Cleveland

    Third Place: "Y"
    Written By: BC Furtney

    Honorable Mention: "The Horrifying Ordeal Of Pilar Mallard"
    Written By: BC Furtney
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