Dinner in America
Dinner in America

NIGHTSTREAM, formed as a banner uniting five US genre festivals – Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights – came to a close with Adam Rehmeier’s DINNER IN AMERICA winning the festival’s Audience Award.

“I’m thrilled Dinner in America resonated with NIGHTSTREAM’s audience the way it did, that this film is bringing people some much needed respite from the chaos of 2020,” says Adam Rehmeier in acceptance of his award. “Thank you to all of the people who have reached out to share how deeply they’ve connected with Patty and Simon. Your words are the cure for the pandemic blues. Hats off to all five festivals for coming together to create such a beautiful monster!”

See the full list of short film winners below.

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: SHORT FILM JURY WINNERS

Best New England Short: Darling Pet Monkey, dir. Jim McDonough
Runner-up: Life is a Burger, dir. Patrick O’Brien

Special Jury Award: Changeling, dir. Faye Jackson
Runner-up: Gacha Gacha, dir. Dave Jackson

Best of Fest Short: Diabla, dir. Ashley George
Runner-up: The Haunted Swordsman, dir. Kevin McTurk

BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: SHORT FILM JURY WINNERS

Best Short: Killing Small Animals, dir. Marcus Svanberg

Best Director: Jean-François Leblanc, for Landgraves
Best Cinematography: Mateusz Klimek, for Attachment
Special Jury Award for Best Bad Douchebag Boyfriend: Don’t Text Back!, dir. Kaye Adelaide and Mariel Sharp
Special Jury Mention: 4×6, dir. Jamie Gyngell

BHFF Home Invasion Winners

Best Short: The Three Men You Meet At Night, dir. Beck Kitsis
Best Director: Mary Dauterman, for Unfinished Business
Best Performance: Stella Baker, for The Three Men You Meet At Night
Special Jury Award for Editing: Alex Trierweiler, for Shut Eye
Special Jury Award for Sound: Maximilian Clark and James Wu, for Lose It
Special Jury Award for Art Direction: Nicole Smith, for The Howling Wind

NORTH BEND FILM FESTIVAL: SHORT FILM JURY WINNERS

Cinema Vista + Chaos Internal

Best Short: Your Last Day on Earth, dir. Marc Martinez
Honorable Mention: Your Monster, dir. Caroline Lindy

Best Director: Kaye Adelaide and Mariel Sharp, for Don’t text back!
Best Actor: Denis Lavant, for Figurant
Best Actress: Alexandra Nell, for Abduction

Jury Mention for Best Cinematography: Joey Liew, for Eyes of Eidolon
Jury Mention for Production Design: Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, for Dark Water

Something Strange + Transient Territories

Best Short: She-Pack, dir. Fanny Ovesen
Honorable mention for the astute use of genre to speak about human rights and for the amazing use of sound/music to embrace its subject matter: Snowflakes, dir. Faye Jackson

Best Director: Thea Hvistendahl, for Children of Satan
Best Actor: Nicolás Schujman, for In The Dark Park
Best Actress: Ruth Ramos, for Diabla

Special mention for a brilliant ending: Diabla, dir. Ashley George
Best Special effects: Thaumar Rep, for Heat
Best ensemble cast: She-Pack, dir. Fanny Ovesen

OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL: SHORT FILM JURY WINNERS

Grand Jury Prize: Bad Hair, dir. Oskar Lehemaa
Special Mention: Changeling, dir. Faye Jackson
Scariest Short Film Prize: Abracitos, dir. Tony Morales
Special Mention: Pulsión, dir. Pedro Casavecchia

POPCORN FRIGHTS: SHORT FILM JURY WINNERS

Animation Domination: A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie, dir. Dylan Chase.
Homegrown, 100% Pure Fresh Squeezed Florida Horror: Culpa, dir. Miguel Ferrer
International Midnighters: Swipe, dir. Niels Bourgonje
Midnighters: Waffle, dir. Carlyn Hudson
Scariest Film Award: Abracitos, dir. Tony Morales

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