Thursday, April 26, 2018

Unnamed Footage Festival Award Winners

We are still reeling with the amazing response we got for the Unnamed Footage Festival! We met a lot of great people and made some new friends in this whole process, and of course, we got to share some tragically underrated films with the bay area's horror audience. 

Now, it's time to make the long awaited announcement of who the hell won the audience and jury awards?!? We had some very open minded (but in some cases pretty stubborn) audiences, and the same goes for the jury, so I have been just as excited to see how this all turns out as you have, so let's take a look!

Audience Awards

Best Short

Internet Story (2010)
If you STILL have not seen this film, fix that right now, please! It's on Adam Butcher's YouTube and Vimeo channels, and it's such an interesting and well crafted journey that reels you in the moment it starts, then leaves you chilled when the screen goes black afterwards.

In fact, I'll even include it!

Internet Story from Adam Butcher on Vimeo.

Best Feature

Butterfly Kisses (2018)
I don't think there are any surprises with this one, as Butterfly Kisses even had me questioning how much of it was real, and I saw it at a film festival! I mean, the main character is so simultaneously unlikable but also completely relatable that he just has to be real. This film was immaculately crafted both as a documentary and also a horror film, so it attacked you from both angles and there was no escape. Congratulations!

Jury Awards

Best Short

Two Guys Break into Thorpe Park (2014)
Less than three minutes of adrenaline fueled adventure and adolescent stupidity as two guys break into an amusement park after hours. Needless to say, things go very wrong! From the always unpredictable mind of Lee Hardcastle, it definitely stands out both on his YouTube channel and also in our programming! Check it out below.

Best Feature

The Triangle (2016)
A little sci-fi and a lot of chin scratching come with this lesser known film called The Triangle, but it's one of the features that our jury just couldn't get out of their heads! It was filmed entirely in the desert, and all of the actors were basically playing themselves which gave this film an incredibly authentic feel. And I don't know how these filmmakers found so many people willing to live in the Montana desert for this long, but I'm glad they did! 


You can also check out the latest episode of the Overlook Hour for the first official announcement of the UFF winners, along with a fantastic interview with Adam Butcher!

(Also available on iTunes)

Thanks for a successful first year everyone!


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