Awards & Competition
Black Dragon (Rong đen)
Directed by Alexander Thompson
BEST OF THE FEST
Narrative Feature | Skullie Award | $1,000
"Black Dragon (Rồng đen)" | 2022 | Directed by Alexander Thompson (USA)
Vietnam, 1968. A feared American colonel nicknamed “the Black Dragon” by Vietnamese locals must face his inner shadow when his platoon presents him with a captured Vietcong girl who harbors some very unusual powers. A Jungian psychological thriller/parable examining the capacity for monstrous evil lurking within us all, the film is loosely inspired by the My Lai Massacre, one of America’s most pernicious wartime atrocities. Hailing from the producer of “Cabin Fever”, the film stars Matthew Del Negro (Scandal, The Sopranos, West Wing, City on a Hill, Wind River) and Celia Au (Lodge 49, Nora From Queens, Wu Assassins).
Submitted by Braden McClain
PITCH COMPETITION WINNER
Narrative Pitch Competition | Skullie Award | Consulting Package with Blood Oath
"Rusalka" | Braden McClain (USA)
A story drawn from Slavic folklore. Thirty years after being sent to prison for avenging his sister's murder, a man returns home to discover he is being hunted by a malevolent spirit.
All You Can Eat
Directed by Kieran Reed
First-time Feature or Short Film Director | Skullie Award
"All You Can Eat" | 2022 | Directed by Kieran Reed (UK)
A young waitress at a fast food diner has a bad feeling about things going on behind the chrome and neon facade of the diner. She finally believes she has the proof she needs to bring this secret to light, but unseen evil forces are unleashed in a blood thirsty attempt to stop her.
Directed by Carlota Pereda
Narrative or Documentary Feature | Skullie Award
"Piggy" | 2022 | Directed by Carlota Pereda (Spain)
An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life.
What Killed Timmy Benson
Directed by Nick Cremers
Narrative or Documentary Short | Skullie Award
"What Killed Timmy Benson" | 2022 | Directed by Nick Cremers (Netherlands)
In a sleepy snow-covered village, a young playful Timmy Benson is being watched by a dark presence from the past.
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