CINEPOCALYPSE Film Festival Announces 2017 Award Winners

The 2017 Cinepocalypse Film Festival has officially wrapped-up after 7 nights of blood, guts and genre film. Rising from the ashes of the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, Cinepocalypse celebrated it’s first year as the Midwest’s largest gathering of horror films and fans alike. Included in this year’s program were NOFS favourites Tragedy Girls, and King Cohen, as well as special screenings of Katherine Bieglow’s Near Dark (1987), and Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977, Presented in 4K). The closing night ceremonies included a full lineup of awards (below), including lifetime achievement awards for two of cinema’s most respected artists: Larry Cohen & Antonio Fargas.

A truly original voice in genre film, Writer/Director/Producer Larry Cohen is known for his bold, audacious style and hands-on approach. A maverick in all respects, Cohen’s work included the films: It’s Alive (1974), The Stuff (1985), Q: The Winged Serpent (1982). Likewise, Antonio Fargas become well known for his work in off-beat America Cinema. Know by most for his character Huggy Bear in television’s Starsky & Hutch,fans of Blaxploitation will no doubt recognize Fargas for his roles in Foxy Brown (1974) and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988).

   

Our full coverage of the Cinepocalypse Film Festival can be found HERE.

Feature Jury Awards:

 

Special Jury Prize – Most Badass Performance
Lora Burke
Poor Agnes
Directed by: Navin Ramaswaran

Best Actress in a Feature
Sandra Escacena
Veronica
Directed by Paco Plaza


Best Actor in a Feature

Jon Oswlad
Lowlife
Directed by Ryan Prowes

Breakthrough Filmmaker(s)
Arend Remmers & William James
Snowflake

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Best Cinematography
Mariel Baqueiro
Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse
Directed by Lukas Feigelfeld

Best Director
Ryan Prowes
Lowlife

Best Feature
Lowlife
Directed by Ryan Prowes

 

Short Jury Awards:

Special Jury Prize – Best Special Effects
The Dollmaker
Directed by Al Lougher

Best Short
Your Date is Here
Directed by Todd Spence

Best Director
Laurel Vail
What Metal Girls Are Into

 

Audience Award:

Best Feature Film
Snowflake
Directed by Arend Remmers & William James

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Jonathan is Co-Host and Co-Creator of Nightmare on Film Street. He’s also a coffee grinding, craft beer drinking, bearded lady in disguise. His favorite horror movies are Evil Dead 2, The Thing, & Videodrome.