Our submissions are now open! Deadline is July 29th 2013. Click the submissions tab at the top menu for full details.
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We had a fantastic time this year and everyone who came and supported the festival made it the busiest one yet, so thank you!
The winners are as follows:
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NEW FEATURE
1st Place: Sightseers
2nd Place: American Mary
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST CLASSIC FEATURE
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
MELIES D'ARGENT WINNER FOR BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM plus ABERTOIR PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
1st Place: Nostalgic Z
2nd Place: Love Bug
3rd Place: Attack of the Brain Suckers
Also special thanks to Dan Griffiths for the winning bid in our charity auction of "Dr Phibes" ale:, proceeds to the British Royal Legion.
And finally, if you liked our poster, courtesy of our artist Peter Stevenson, a downloadable high res version can be found by clicking HERE :-)
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Abertoir is proud and honoured to be an adherent member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. With some 20 festivals represented, on the European continent as well as supporting members in Asia and North-America, and a joint audience of approximately 600.000 spectators, the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) has become one of the most powerful tools to promote the originality and creativity of the European fantasy film industry.
Present in 16 countries, it has developed a tight network of festivals that allows films to reach foreign audiences more easily and offers them a potential visibility among the public, press and professionals that it cannot find in film markets.www.melies.org Read the Full Story
Executive produced by John Landis, this heart-warming horror film follows Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, as he sets out to kill those he deemed responsible for his miserable life.
However a straightforward plan is never a straightforward plan, as he soon has to start juggling a new romance, an estranged daughter keen to learn more about the father she never knew, and the local sheriff sleeping with his mother. Stars Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick and Lucy Davis.
“I’ve always been attracted to films that effectively mix genre. That’s exactly what Ryan Levin’s screenplay for Some Guy Who Kills People offered -- a unique mix of thriller, comedy and drama elements -- all beautifully balanced. The possibility of making audiences laugh one moment, scare them silly the next, and ultimately have them genuinely invested in the characters was challenging and intoxicating. It was exactly the film I had been searching to make for many years.” Jack Perez, Director