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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Sean Kelly

BITS 2014: Wrap-Up

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The third annual edition of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival has come to a close.  This was my second year covering the festival and my first actually attending most of the screenings in person.  I ended up seeing practically every film at the festival, with me only missing one of the shorts.  There was undoubtedly an improvement in quality between this year and last and it will be interesting to see how this festival grows in the years to come, especially since it has already practically outgrown its current  venue of the Carlton Cinema.

Now it’s time for me to list my favourite films, as well as list off the official award winners.

Top Three Feature Films

Top Three Shorts (Short Showcase)

  1. The Makeover
  2. Malleus Maleficarum
  3. Damned Selfie

Top Three Shorts (Pre-Feature)

  1. Serpent’s Lullaby
  2. O Come All Ye Zombies
  3. The Resurrections of Clarence Neveldine

The Bloodies Award Winners

  • Best Film – Bloody Knuckles
  • Best Short – Greater Than
  • Best Actor – Julian Richings – Ejecta
  • Best Actress – Alysa King – Berkshire County
  • Best Director – Chad Archibald and Matt Weile – Ejecta
  • Best Screenplay – Matt O'Mahoney – Bloody Knuckles
  • Best Cinematography – Cameron Tremblay – Black Mountain Side
  • Best Special FX – Bloody Knuckles
  • Best Music Score – Chris Alexander – Queen of Blood
  • Best Poster – Kyle Hytonen – Massacre at Femur Creek

For all intents and purposes, this concludes my coverage of the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival.  However, I should note that I did nearly a dozen filmmaker interviews during the festival’s media day and I hope to start rolling them out within the next couple days.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).