Hellfire’s a Hit, Man – again!

Shooting it’s way to Lime Bar Cafe in Folkestone again on Wednesday evening was the Second Semi Final of the Hellfire Short Film Festival sponsored by Punky! Radio. Eight short films from around the world gained their second chance to make it to the final. Who won? Read on.

Throughout the first season of the Hellfire Short Film Festival we’ve screened 163 short films from a pool of over 3,000 submissions. 143 countries have been represented.

Semi Final 2 lineup:

Pearl Islands by Dana Karim (Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan-Iraq)
The Broken Places by Andrew S. Ritchie (British Columbia, Canada)
All In A Day’s Work by Andy Coughlan (Kent, UK)
Knock Knock by Alastair Train (London, UK)
Holy F__k by Chris Chalklen (London, UK)
Infinite by Connor O’Hara (Surrey, UK)
Brian and the Grim Reaper by Even Skilleter (London, UK)
Annie Waits by Marnie Paxton-Harris (London, UK)

Also screened, but not part of the competition, was a teaser trailer by Kent filmmaker Steve Davis called ‘No Glory’.

First of all we’d like to thank everyone who has submitted their films to the Festival. Similarly we’d like to thank each and every person who has attended our events over the past 19 months.

The finalist is…

With a score of 22.34 out of 30 the winner of the second semi final and therefore becoming the fifteenth finalist is:


Written by Paul Kavanagh and directed by Andy Coughlan.
Starring: Ben Shockley, Paul Kavanagh and Mark Benton.

Congratulations to the team and we look forward to seeing you at the final.

Next Up:

The third and final semi final of the Hellfire Short Film Festival is next. The date will be announced in due course. The vent takes place at the usual venue, the Lime Bar Cafe, Folkestone.