Another banner year of blood, baddies, and bold cinema recently came to a close at the Overlook Film Festival. Held in Louisiana’s creepy little corner of New Orleans, The Overlook Film Festival presented some of the year’s most talked about horror and genre films including the world premieres of Brandon Christensen’s Z, Chelsea Stardust’s Satanic Panic, and the US premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.
This year’s festival winners included Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night, Abdelhamid Bouchnak’s Dachra, and Shinichiro Ueda’s One Cut of The Dead. View all the award winner of this year’s festival below.
Overlook Features Awards
The Overlook Features Jury consisted of Rolling Stone’s Film/TV editor David Fear; writer, director and fashion photographer Carter Smith; and BuzzFeed News’ critic & culture writer Alison Willmore have reviewed 23 feature-length films during the festival in order to select the 2019 Jury Award, Scariest Film, and Honorable Mention awards.
Jury Award: The Vast Of Night, Dir. Andrew Patterson
Scariest Film: Dachra, Dir. Abdelhamid Bouchnak
Honorable Mention: One Cut Of The Dead, Dir. Shinichiro Ueda
The Feature Film Audience Award went to ONE CUT OF THE DEAD directed by Shinichiro Ueda, while the runner up went to THE VAST NIGHT directed by Andrew Patterson. The Audience Award for ShortFilm went to NOSE NOSE NOSE EYES! directed by Jiwon Moon, with the runner up being SUICIDE BY SUNLIGHT directed by Nikyatu Jusu.
Overlook Shorts Awards
The Audience Award for ShortFilm went to NOSE NOSE NOSE EYES! directed by Jiwon Moon, with the runner up being SUICIDE BY SUNLIGHT directed by Nikyatu Jusu.
Short Film Jury Prize: Valerio’s Day Out, Dir. Michael Arcos
Scariest Short: Nose Nose Nose EYES!, Dir. Jiwon Moon
Honorable Mention: Under Covers, Dir. Michaela Olsen
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