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BEST FILMS 2019

Only exceptional films are selected for screening at the film festival every year,  

every  film selected  is considered a winner.


Congratulations to the festival  favorites (listed below) for 2019... 



BEST HORROR FEATURE

MY SOUL TO KEEP  Like many 9-year-old boys, Eli Braverman believes something menacing lives in his basement. When his older sister leaves him home alone one night, Eli discovers if this evil is real or all in his head. What Eli confronts may end up being far more terrifying than even his worst nightmare. Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, Justin Clugston Hynous, Yolanda Kennedy 


BEST THRILLER SHORT

CEMETERY TALES: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS  Set in 1949, a Hollywood star mourns the loss of her beloved sister on the one-year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Time is running out. Will justice be served? Tick tock, tick tock... Traci Lords, Bruce Davison, Michael Broderick Chris Roe, Matt O'Neill


BEST HORROR SHORT

 LOBISOME  Jorge and Iván receive a simple assignment: steal a briefcase and deliver it to their client in the bathrooms of an airport. What they did not imagine is that the briefcase contains a thousand-year old curse. Juan De Dios Garduño, Hugo González, Antonio de la Fuente, Israel González.


BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER

TO YOUR LAST DEATH  After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father’s bloodlust and the Gamemaster’s ever-changing rules to save her siblings as she relives the worst night of her life First-time Filmmaker, Jason Axinn, Cindi Rice, Paige Barnett with Bill Moseley, William Shatner


BEST THRILLER FEATURE

Artik A comic book obsessed serial killer's sinister plan to train his son to be his replacement is interrupted when the young boy lures a well-meaning stranger, Holton, back to their secluded farm threatening to expose their families terrifying secret. Tom Botchii, Jerry G. Angelo, Erik Bernard First-time Filmmaker


BEST HORROR STUDENT

BIRTH Years ago, in the basement of the Ravencrest Hospital, a deal was made to spare the life of a young child. In exchange for his life, he must give up the soul of his first born, and the time has come for that price to be paid. Ozlem Altingoz


BEST SCI FI SHORT

ETERNITY Once upon a time in the near future humanity overcomes death by digitizing humans’ souls so they will be granted with Eternity. But what happens if Eternity faces Love? Anna Sobolevksa, Vladimir Yatsenko First-time Filmmaker


BEST ACTOR in a FEATURE

Jerry G Angelo in ARTIK


THANKS TO ALL THE FILMMAKERS WHO MADE THE FESTIVAL ONE TO REMEMBER




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SPECIAL THANKS TO

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DEBI FENDLEY

STEVE LOWRY
GREG AND CAROL FOX
AMERICAN AWARDS
ROCKET FIZZ PAM

 GRACE BROWN                                 

 WILL'S CINNAMON SHOP                   

MCLARDS BBQ SCOTT
SUPERIOR BREWERY KATI
HOT SPRINGS HOTEL AND SPA 

JOELLA

ABBY BEAVER

ASHWEE

Central Theater Teens

MATT CRUZ

THE EDGE

DJ Taylor

COREY & PATRICK

THE CITY OF HOT SPRINGS

Peggy and Bette Volland

Henderson and National Park College

Christina Streeter

NPC Makerspace

John Burton

AMY HALE

KLAZ

FOUL PLAY


All the volunteers who help to

 make the festival unforgettable!  

THANK YOU.. 

HSHFF CREW


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