Purgatory Film Festival

Run by filmmakers, for filmmakers.

Purgatory Pictures Ltd has been up and running for a couple of years now and, having travelled the world - taking our products to film festivals, we have finally decided to launch our own festival. Although this is our first year, we have a lot of experience with how festivals run. What makes them work, what people enjoy and what they don't.

It might seem strange; filmmakers launching their own festival but, for us, we believe it is the most natural thing to do given our passion for films of all genres.

The Festival will run on a yearly basis during the second to last weekend of October. Close enough to Halloween that people are craving their horror but not on Halloween, ruining people's parties and although this is our first festival, we plan to grow it on a year to year basis. The dream is to grow it to a level where we invite traders to come down and join in too, turning it into a festival-convention (but for the first year, we are only showing the films and holding the awards). 

The entry fees will always be kept modest to ensure costs are covered and all winners, no matter where they are in the world, will win themselves a physical trophy at no additional cost to their entry fee.

For transparency, the Film Festival will be run through filmfreeway. All those who are selected will be given 2 x free tickets to the event. At the end of the evening, the awards will be given out. This part of the festival will be filmed with the footage uploaded to our site for all to enjoy.

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PREVIOUS FINALISTS & WINNERS

OCTOBER 2021

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FINALISTS (winners marked with *)

 

FACT OR FICTION? The Norfolk Sea Creature

Dir: Jordon Thomas Sendall 

 

Social Media Monster *

Dir: Peter John Ross

 

 

 

BEST SHORT FILM FINALISTS (winners marked with *) 

 

I Am The New Adjani

Dir: Khady N’ Diaye 

 

Rosie

Dir: Mark Shaba 

 

Faces *

Dir: Iván Sainz-Pardo

 

Perturbado (Disturbed)

Dir: Fernando A. Fisher

 

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (winners marked with *)

 

Axis - Larwood & Koh

Dir: Luke Dale

 

KLAÜD *

Dir: Aurélia Mengin

 

 

BEST WEB-SERIES or WEBISODE (winners marked with *)

 

Jesus & Squad

Dir: George Leonard

 

Halos, Horns, & Tacos  *

Dir: Christopher Sheffield

 

BEST FEATURE (winners marked with *)

 

Choir Girl

Dir: John Fraser

 

Johnny

Dir: John Charles Gerald

Black Secret

Dir: David Petrucci

Tales of the creeping death *

Dir: John Williams

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Perturbado (Disturbed)

Dir: Fernando A. Fisher

BEST ACTOR

Perturbado (Disturbed)

Dir: Fernando A. Fisher

BEST ACTRESS

I am the new Adjani

Dir: Khady N'Diaye

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY

Room Service

Written by Nieves Garcia Perchin

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY

The Minefield

Written by Quinn Redeker, Jason Skorski

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS! If you haven't already passed your address to us, for your trophy, please do get in touch: info@purgatorypictures.co.uk

 

Submissions are now open for 2022