Halloween International Film Festival 2017 Award Winners Announced

The 2nd Annual Halloween International Film Festival returned to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina for three days, October 26-28, featuring a total of 46 Official Selection independent films from eight different countries around the world, as well as a special Showcase Selection screening of the new sequel The Houses October Built 2.

 The 2017 award winning films have been announced, with two new categories added this year for Breakthrough Filmmaker and Scariest Film.


Best Feature Film –SIGHTINGS (dir. by Dallas Morgan)

Best Short Film – IN MY ROOM (dir. by Michael Trainotti)

Best Actress – JORDAN PHIPPS (Close Calls)

Best Actor – STEVEN BERKOFF (Steven Berkoff’s Tell Tale Heart)

Best Halloween Film – THE HAUNT (dir. by Isabel Cueva)

Best International Film – CHARISMATA (dir. by Andy Collier and Toor Mian)

Best North Carolina Film – TABLE 51 (dir. by Joe Day)

Breakthrough Filmmaker – ROB COUSINEAU (Future)

Scariest Film – BALLOON (dir. by Mitchell Slan)

In addition to the screenings, over a dozen local and visiting filmmakers attended the event and participated in Q&A sessions with the audience, as well as nightly meet and greets and photo ops on the Orange Carpet.

We have loads of video highlights from the film festival live Q&As and photos from the Orange Carpet that we will be sharing in the coming weeks, so keep watching Halloween Daily News for more from the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival.


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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.