2023 Official Award Winners
There are so many incredible entries, the task of sorting, judging and curating from the massive pool of creativity and talent that we see with each festival run is monumental. There are so many good choices, and simply not enough awards every year.
That said we would like to thank all of the filmmakers who submitted their projects for the '23 Festival. Your dedication to the craft speaks volumes and we wish you much success with your future films.
And now, it is with great pride that we announce the winners of the 2023 Macabre Faire Film Festival Awards!
Best Costume Design Short Film
Best Costume Design Feature Film
Best Sound Short Film
Best Sound Feature Film
Best Soundtrack Short Film
Best Soundtrack Feature Film
Best SPFX Short Film
**Greed & Gore**
Best SPFX Feature Film
Best VFX Short Film
Best VFX Feature Film
Best Editing Short Film
Best Editing Feature Film
**The Harrisville Haunting: The Real Conjuring House**
Best Screenplay Short Film
Best Screenplay Feature Film
Best Cinematography Short Film
Best Cinematography Feature Film
**Ghosts of The Void**
Best Supporting Actress Short Film
**Christine Lutete - Maryla**
Best Supporting Actress Feature Film
**Stephanie Kirves - The Pumpkin Man**
Best Supporting Actor Short Film
**Seo Yuduck - The Masterpiece**
Best Supporting Actor Feature Film
**Jackson Jones - Followers**
Best Actress Short Film
**Karina Kolokolchykova - Broken Wings**
Best Actress Feature Film
**Robbie Barnes - Eleanor**
Best Actor Short Film
**Patrick Devaney - Follower**
Best Actor Feature Film
**Michael Reagan - Ghosts of The Void**
Best Director Short Film
**George Coley - Leech**
Best Director Feature Film
**Jeremy Spencer & Michael Su - LadyKillerTV**
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
**Still Up There**
**The Harrisville Haunting: The Real Conjuring House**
Best Super Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Congratulations to All!!!
And The Winner is...
**Best Costume Design**
**Best Costume Design, Best SPFX, Best VFX, Best Director - Jeremy Spencer and Michael Su, Best Feature Film**
"After you have been to hell, you just want to go home."
The Return is a short historical action drama that takes place 1000 years ago with a very diverse band of young warriors - men and women - arrogantly and naively sailing off to war. Expecting a victorious return in a few weeks, the few remaining warriors limp back home after three years of hell. Fearful of what they will find, they experience a very emotional reunion with loved ones, with tears of joy for the living, and cries of sadness for the dead. Their leader, Erik, searches for his bride and finds a shocking surprise.
Parody of classic horror. A couple go to a cabin for the weekend. When a TV starts playing crazy, horror parodies, strange occurrences start happening.
A man digs own his destiny in the middle of the desert.
**Best Sound, Best Soundtrack, Best Actress - Robbie Barnes, Best Screenplay**
Emily is a woman with a dark secret that has plagued her since birth and she has been ostracized for it. When she meets Victor, she falls in love and is desperate to hide it from him so he doesn’t abandon her as well. As he restores her hope and is a beacon of light, will the curse she carries ultimately cost him his life?
A storie between two realities, a ruthless killer (Julio Ramírez), living in a videoclip where he tortures his victims while he sings. Gabriela (Marta Rito), the victim who is smartest than him but not enough. And Reyes (Alicia Ballesteros), the police woman that will find the key to solve this. Three stories that will grow giving to a mystery where the differences between the murderer and his victims will be difficult to tell apart.
Greed and Gore
Five criminals pick the wrong safe house to lay low after robbing a bank.
Synopsis expanded: After a bank robbery doesn’t go exactly as planned, a crew of five pick a last minute safehouse to lay low with their take and a hostage. But the safehouse isn’t so safe… Greed & Gore, a film by Adam Kirkey, is a mash of horror and thriller, with practical effects that will please all genre fans. It stars Julie Mainville (Butchers, The Good Doctor), Krishan Dutt (The Boys), Matthew Bell (Curse of the Anti-Quenched), Monica Zelak (Curse of the Anti-Quenched, Chronicles of Blood, The Enigma), and breakout stars Curt Derosier and Nick Dewolfe.
After discovering her boyfriend’s plan to propose on their weekend vacation, a young girl undergoes a crisis of commitment which attracts the attention of a sinister local cult.
**Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Actress - Karina Kolokolchyvoka, Best Foreign Short**
A psychiatrist and his patient have a deep conversation about the philosophy of good and evil and the remote possibility of the existence of God. The dark past of the patient emerges, testing the very reality of the conversation.
**Best Editing, Best Documentary**
The Harrisville Haunting: The Real Conjuring House
Four paranormal researchers and YouTubers document the paranormal claims of the former Arnold family farmhouse built in 1736. Now known as the Harrisville Farmhouse and the inspiration for the well known movie "The Conjuring". Are the extreme Paranormal claims from the film real? Come along with researchers Matt Benton, Joe Vitale, Bill Cook, and Eric Conner as they delve into this mysterious haunting and share their incredible findings and evidence.
After being attacked one night, Diana believes that something must change and decides to do her justice. This is why she names herself "Dana", meaning "the one who does justice"
**Best Cinematography, Best Actor - Michael Reagan**
**Best Supporting Actress - Christine Lutete**
Ghosts of The Void
Spending the night in her car, a newly-homeless woman wrestles with exhaustion, her crumbling marriage, and the threat of mysterious, masked strangers.
During a trip to Poland, two young American influencers are sent by their employer to photograph an old uninhabited mansion resembling a haunted house deep in the forest. Inside the mansion, the two young girls are confronted by some very strange phenomena...
**Best Supporting Actress - Stephanie Kirves**
The Pumpkin Man
Cromwell is a town whose history is intertwined with that of a local legend; The Pumpkin Man. Most people don't believe the tales, but when Catherine Quinn discovers the missing piece of the legend, she and her friends will come face to face with the Demon of Fall... Kürbis.
**Best Supporting Actor - Seo Yuduck**
The music video director receives a high-budget proposal from a mysterious artist.
When the director visits his studio in the woods, a strange big guy who introduces himself a choreographer, musician, and performance-r, welcomes and asks him to appreciate his pieces of work.
The director is forced to be a critic of his works, but the big guy turns him down impolitely and justifies himself with excuses. The meeting breaks down when the big guy finally makes an unrealistically low offer.
When the director decides to leave, the big guy stops him to show the masterpiece of life.
**Best Supporting Actor - Jackson Jones**
As the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, the past rises from the dead to claim its revenge. A year after surviving a brutal attack, a social media influencer and her friends find themselves once again in the crosshairs of a dangerous and relentless dark web cult, thirsting for retribution and willing to stop at nothing to get it.
**Best Actor - Patrick Devaney**
A survivor of a cult is interrogated by a determined detective to understand the disturbing mindset of the cult's activities and its evil leader.
**Best Director - George Coley**
**Best Student Film**
An old man living on his own begins to suspect that intruders are taking over his home.