Best Horror Short Film

The Smiling Man Nominated for Best Horror Short Film at North Hollywood Cinefest 2016

Aww snap! It's an honor for us to announce that we are in competition for Best Horror Short Film at the North Hollywood Cinefest this year! We will be screening in Shorts Session 7 on Monday, March 21 at 9:30pm at the iconic Laemmle Noho 7 theaters in North Hollywood.

Check out the other nominees here:!2016-award-nominees/c1933

About the North Hollywood Cinefest

Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles, the North Hollywood CineFest has established itself as a premiere event for independent cinema from all over the world.

By combining a vibrant local social scene with a state-of-the-art cinema, every filmmaker and film lover is sure to be impressed and delighted with the location. The combination of great film screenings, press and red carpet events, parties, seminars, all offered in this seven-day event, is what makes this a dynamic and must-go film festival.

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The Smiling Man nabs Honorable Mention for Best Horror Short at the Macabre Faire Film Festival 2016

What great news! Out of 146 amazing genre films from all over the world, The Smiling Man gets to bring home an Honorable Mention for Best Horror Short back our NY premiere at the Macabre Faire Film Festival! 

Huge thanks to co-founder Elsie Ginsberg and her awesome crew for putting together an amazing fest that Newsday Entertainment calls "Sundance with fangs!"

About the Macabre Faire Film Festival

A judged film festival that provides a venue for showcasing your films within a celebratory & respectful environment, where fans can enjoy the independent films entered by those who passionately craft your Strange-ifical, Weird-ifical, Horror-ifical, Sci-fi-tastical, Fantastical and Macabre-licious films. The opportunity to win awards, increase film visibility via press and possibly obtain distribution is always part of the equation with the Macabre Faire Film Festival.

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The Smiling Man Nominated for Best Horror Short Film at Shriekfest 2015!

We are thrilled to share the news that The Smiling Man is nominated for the Best Horror Short Film award at Shriekfest 2015! The Smiling Man screens at 2pm on Saturday October 3 at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, California! We will be screening with a great selection of horror shorts in what MovieMaker Magazine calls one of the "13 Horror Film Festivals To Die for" and also one of the "Top 5 Coolest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festivals!"

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About Shriekfest

Shriekfest is an international film and screenwriting contest celebrating the work of independent artists in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy film genres. Los Angeles’ longest-running horror festival, Shriekfest is now celebrating it’s 15th year. Superior screening facilities, parties, and panels make this a wonderful networking experience for all. Awards will be given in most categories and prizes include cash, product awards, trophies, etc. The festival will be taking place in early October. More information about Shriekfest can be found on,, and