What’s it all about?
Hellfire Film Festival are proud to host the first ever Hellfire SHORT Film Festival Grand Final.
Over the past eighteen months we’ve received 3,300 submissions from 141 countries, we’ve screened 163 films over 12 rounds, 3 semi finals and now we’re finally here, it’s the Hellfire Short Film Festival Grand Final!
And the WINNERS are…
Muhammad & Samah Safi Bayazid
Director of Photography: Salama Abdo
‘A Splendid Affair’
Writers: Laurent Ardoint, Stéphane Duprat, Florence Roux
‘The Barber’s Cut’
Editor: James Gilmore
‘A Splendid Affair’
Music: Stéphane Duprat, Rodolphe Perroquin
The winner of this award was voted on by the festival’s audience
‘All in a Day’s Work’
Writer/Director: Andy Coughlan
The Hellfire Short Film Festival is a monthly screening night of short films from around the world submitted via FilmFreeway. Each short film is voted on by the audience and the winner of each round goes through to the Grand Final.
The Grand Final
Sixteen films were screened over the course of the five hour event at The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space in Folkestone on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. All were vying for the coveted Hellfire Short Film Festival Best Film trophy. The best part of the evening is that it’s YOU who got to decide who wins.
There were also six more trophies up for grabs, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Soundtrack and Best Screenplay. These were decided by our judging panel.
Gary JJ Spate
Gary is a Folkestone-based film producer and formerly an award-winning TV producer. Since Hellfire’s inception he has been the Executive Director and hosts all of its events.
Steve is a Kent-based film director. His first feature film ‘Christmas Slay’ was the third most watched film on Amazon Prime USA in December 2015 and most watched Christmas film. He is currently working on a World War Two feature film called No Glory.
With over 15 years’ experience in the film industry working as a freelance makeup artist Kate has worked for huge production companies such as 20th Century Fox (Logan Wolverine) through to small indie film makers making both low and high budget films. Kate specializes in horror and special effects as well as stage, theatre and TV makeup. Her gallery and up to date blog can be viewed on theatricalmakeupartist.com.
Frank is a highly experienced and award-winning actor and stand-up comedian having appeared in several movies over the years including ‘A View To A Kill’, ‘Rise of the Krays’, ‘Dead Wish 3’, ‘Shed of the Dead’ and the starring role in ‘Christmas Slay’. He has also appeared in several TV commercials including the Ted Baker ads. He also appeared in Eastenders as a stripper and kissed Dot Cotton!
Ben is a Folkestone-based filmmaker whose recent film ‘Stella Erratica’ hit the national tabloid headlines when it was revealed the late great David Bowie funded it. An avid maker of Super8 films Ben brings his aesthetic eye to the judging panel.