Miles Robbins & Adam Egypt Mortimer of DANIEL ISN’T REAL at 2019 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival - Photo By Conor Scharr
Miles Robbins & Adam Egypt Mortimer of DANIEL ISN’T REAL at 2019 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival – Photo By Conor Scharr

DANIEL ISN’T REAL was awarded best picture and best director at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival which closed out the fourth edition on October 24th with a sold-out screening of Joe Begos’ VFW.

The Head Trip Jury which focuses on genre films that push outside the bar of horror cinema awarded Jagoda Szelc’s MONUMENT top honors and a trio of awards for SWALLOW including best actress, best screenplay and best production design.

Top honors in the short film category went to Branden Cronenburg’s mind-fuck of a short film PLEASE SPEAK CONTINUOUSLY AND DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCES AS THEY COME TO YOU.

HORROR FEATURE COMPETITION

Best Picture – DANIEL ISN’T REAL dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer

Best Director – Adam Egypt Mortimer, DANIEL ISN’T REAL

Best Screenplay – Johannes Nyholm, KOKO-DI KOKO-DA

Best Actress – Nina Medeiros, THE FATHER’S SHADOW

Best Actor Stephen Lang, David Patrick Kelly, William Sadler, Fred Williamson, George Wendt, Martin Kove VFW

Special Jury Award – KOKO-DI KOKO-DA dir. Johannes Nyholm

Best Gooey Effects – GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR dir. Travis Stevens

Audience Award – VFW dir. Joe Begos

HEAD TRIP FEATURE COMPETITION

Best Picture – MONUMENT dir. Jagoda Szelc

Best Director – Ramon Porto Mota, THE YELLOW NIGHT

Best Cinematography – Matthew Macar, THE LONG WALK

Best Screenplay – Carlo Mirabella-Davis, SWALLOW

Best Production Design – Erin Magill, SWALLOW

Best Sound Design – Rafal Nowak, MONUMENT

Best Actor – Yannawoutthi Chantalungsy, THE LONG WALK

Best Actress – Haley Bennett, SWALLOW

Special Jury Awards

Best Film Within a Film – ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

Best Performance of a Dog – Toto the Guinea Pig, ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

Best Ensemble – Cast of MONUMENT

Audience Award – SWALLOW dir. Carlo-Mirabella Davis

SHORTS COMPETITION

Best Short – PLEASE SPEAK CONTINUOUSLY AND DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCES AS THEY COME TO YOU dir. Brandon Cronenberg

Best Performance – Lisa Smit, LILI

Best Supporting Performance – Felicity Steel, MIDNIGHT TALK

Best Director – Nico Van den Brink, THE BURDEN

Best Screenplay – Yfke Van Berckelaer, LILI

Best Cinematography – Matthew Lynn, INFERNO

Best Editing – Maïlys Degraeve, SWITCH

Best Score – Kenya Gillespie, JEREMIAH

Best Sound Design – Matt Davies and Cazz Cerkez, SKIN OF MAN

Best VFX – Cristina Asenjo and Antonio Naranjo, STIGMA

Best WTF Short – VALERIO’S DAY OUT dir. Michael Arcos

Special Jury Award – GIRL IN THE HALLWAY dir. Valerie Barnhart

Audience Award – BATHROOM TROLL dir. Aaron Immediato

HOME INVASION SHORTS

Best Film – THE MUFFIN MAN dir. Ethan Blum

Best Director – Carlen May-Mann, THE RAT

Best Actress – Ella Rae Peck, BRAIN JAIL

Best Actor – Peter Vack, DEEP TISSUE

Special Jury Award – LAUNDRY NIGHT dir. A.K. Espada

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