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Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Ten Winners…

Another successful night and a truly global event. That’s how we could describe Wednesday’s Hellfire Short Film Festival 10th Round. The UK, USA, Canada, Spain and Belgium were all represented on a night where the films threw up a few surprises.

A WW2 veteran, Frankenstein’s monster and Christian newlyweds surrounded by dildos. The films really were at opposite ends of the spectrum.

The following short films were screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 10th Round:
(in screening order)

‘Devil Town’ by Nick Barrett (London, UK)
‘Sentience’ by SJ van Breda (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
‘E-delivery’ by Young Gul Cho (New York City, NY, USA)
‘Ace’ by A D Cooper (London, UK)
‘Bride of Frankie’ by Devi Snively (Cleveland, OH, USA)
‘Your Date Is Here’ by Zak White & Todd Spence (Valley Village, CA, USA)
‘Misappropriation’ by Ana Maria Ferri (Valencia, Spain)
‘The Honeymoon’ by Ruth Pickett (London, UK)
‘The Silence Between’ by Piet Meersschaut (Gent, Belgium)

After each short film was screened the audience voted on six categories, Director, Acting, Editing, Story/Script, Visuals and Soundtrack. Each category was to be given a score out of five with the totals added up to give the overall score out of 30.

And the winner, with the score of 23.05 out of 30, and going through to the Grand Final, is:

‘THE HONEYMOON’
by Ruth Pickett
(London, UK)

Watch the trailer here:

“A newlywed Christian couple go on their honeymoon to what they believe to be a quaint B&B in the Welsh countryside. But the cottage turns out to be a sex den, and events go horribly wrong.”

Ruth Pickett and her team, renowned for their comedic short films, are now triple winners at Hellfire Short Film Festival with their previous entries ‘One Under’ and ‘The Mishap’ also in the Grand Final.

The runners up who both join our Wildcard table are:

‘Bride of Frankie’ by Devi Snively (Cleveland, OH, USA)
‘Your Date Is Here’ by Zak White & Todd Spence (Valley Village, CA, USA)

Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank you to everyone who submitted their films to the event. Also a big thank you to our loyal supporters who turn up every month and make the Hellfire Short Film Festival what it is.

Next Up:

Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Eleven
Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JU
Wednesday 30th August 2017, 7pm

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Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Nine Winners…

Exorcisms, Donald Trump, duck love and David Bowie’s spacesuit were all on show at this month’s Hellfire Short Film Festival.

As is customary we screened nine short films from around the world including a record five British short films. The others were sent in from Germany, India and the USA.

The following short films were screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 9th Round:
(in screening order)

‘Fake Men’ by Martin Gentner (Frankfurt, Germany)
‘Say It’ by Shoneel Shrikant Yallattikar (Maharashtra, India)
‘Coming Home’ by Shiva Rodriguez (Ormond Beach, Florida, USA)
‘Date & Time’ by Craig Nobbs (New York City, NY, USA)
‘Stella Erratica’ by Ben Barton (Folkestone, Kent, UK)
‘Holy F__k’ by Chris Chalklen (Sutton, London, UK)
‘The Mishap’ by Ruth Pickett (London, UK)
‘The Perfect Gift’ by Ryan Enever (Shipdham, Norfolk, UK)
‘Draft Eight’ by Chris Chalken (Sutton, London, UK)

After each short film was screened the audience voted on six categories, Director, Acting, Editing, Story/Script, Visuals and Soundtrack. Each category was to be given a score out of five with the totals added up to give the overall score out of 30.

And the winner is…

With a score of 23.34 out of 30 it’s…

‘THE MISHAP’
by Ruth Pickett
(London, UK)

“A dark comedy about Dorothy, a middle-aged housewife who receives some devastating and decidedly unusual news from Britain’s most awkward Policeman.”

Watch the trailer here:

The runners up who both join our Wildcard table are:
‘Holy F__k’ by Chris Chalklen (Sutton, London, UK)
‘The Perfect Gift’ by Ryan Enever (Shipdham, Norfolk, UK)

Congratulations to our finalists and their respective cast and crew.

Next Up:
Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Ten
Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JU
Wednesday 26th July 2017, 7pm

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Hellfire Short Film Festival 8th Round Winner is…

If we could describe the evening as a physical object it would be the comedy/tragedy greek theatre masks as both laughter and tears were in full flow at tonight’s Hellfire Short Film Festival. Read more

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Short Film Fest 8th Round Lineup Announced

Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time….

We’re just hours away from the 8th Round of the Hellfire Short Film Festival and we’re delighted to announce this evening’s lineup. Who will be joining last month’s winner Alastair Train’s ‘Osteopathy’ (pictured)? You decide!!

Title (Director)

Dark Light (Nick Busch)
Ice Cream for Breakfast (Geena Matuson)
Under The Apple Tree (Erik van Schaaik)
Hair of the Dog (Kyle A. Smith)
Rambling On (Nicole Pott)
Synesthesia (Alison Kohlhardt)
Annie Waits (Marnie Paxton-Harris)
Fireplace (Muhammad Bayazid & Samid Safi Bayazid)
The Elephant in the Room (Mark Singer & Jamie Terry)

The event kicks off at 7pm and is free admission as always.

Venue:
Lime Bar Cafe
46 Tontine Street
Folkestone
Kent CT20 1JU
UK

Find the venue on Google Maps

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It’s A Splendid Affair

It was a night for new faces at Wednesday’s Hellfire Short Film Festival. As well as our regular attendees we are delighted that several new faces turned up for an evening of celebration of international short films.

As is now becoming the norm we had nine incredible short films to screen including our first Iraqi submission. Also in the lineup was a comedy short film from Paris, and a mix of British and US entries.

The following short films were screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 6th Round:
(in screening order)

‘A Splendid Affair’ directed by Laurent Ardoint (Paris, France)
‘Pearl Island’ directed by Dana Karim (Salaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan)
‘American Zombies’ directed by Joe Bowes (Waukesha, WI, USA)
‘Bosatsu – Year of the Dragon’ directed by Siddarth Ahluwalia (San Francisco, CA, USA)
‘All In A Day’s Work’ directed by Andy Coughlan (Hythe, Kent, UK)
‘The King’ directed by Jehan Bokhari (London, UK)
‘Jack & Jill’ directed by Nicholas Hearst (London, UK)
‘Dress Rehearsal’ directed by Michael Boston (Burbank, CA, USA)
‘Multi Story’ directed by Kieran Chauhan (Leicester, UK)

After each short film was screened the audience voted on six categories, Director, Acting, Editing, Story/Script, Visuals and Soundtrack. Each category was to be given a score out of five with the totals added up to give the overall score out of 30.

And the winner, with the highest score ever received (26.8 out of 30) and going through to the Grand Final, is:

‘A SPLENDID AFFAIR’
by Laurent Ardoint (Paris, France)
Watch the trailer here:

Bande Annonce “Une Bonne Affaire” (Trailer “A splendid affair”) from Laurent Ardoint on Vimeo.

The runners up who both join our Wildcard table are:

‘PEARL ISLAND’ by Dana Karim (Salaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan) (24.8)
‘ALL IN A DAY’S WORK’ by Andy Coughlan (Hythe, Kent, UK) (23.6)

In a day of records ‘Pearl Island’ is also our highest scoring runner up and on any other night would have won the round but for the success of ‘A Splendid Affair’.

Congratulations to Laurent Ardoint and his cast and crew, we hope to see you at the Grand Final later this year (date TBA). And congratulations also go to Dana Karim and Andy Coughlan and their respective cast and crew.

NEXT UP:

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
Hellfire Short Film Festival Round 7
As we enter our second year we will celebrate all that has been achieved and a look back at all the winners throughout the past twelve months. Please join us!

Wednesday, April 5 2017 @ 7pm
Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JU

Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Five Winners Are Announced

Wednesday 25th January saw the return of the Hellfire Short Film Festival and what a night it was! A great selection of nine short films ranging from horror and sci-fi to drama and comedy ensured a truly mixed bag of quality productions. Read more