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SIREN (2019) Film Festival Run

by Christopher Beaubien • December 15, 2020 • Start the Discussion!

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My latest short movie SIREN (2019) is having a successful film festival run this year.

Here are the accepted film festivals and awards garnered:

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

The Rio Grind Film Festival
Winner for Best Cinematography

Montreal Requiem Fear Fest
Winner for Best Actress (Dalit Holzman)
Nominated for Best Canadian Short Film

GenreBlast Film Fest
Nominated for Best Cinematography

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival
Nominated for the Best International Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Actress (Dalit Holzman)

Shockfest Film Festival
Winner for Best One-Sheet Movie Poster
Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Director’s Reel

Mumbai International Cult Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Awards:
Best Thriller Short and Best Cinematography Nominated for Best Editor and Best Sound Design

Underground Indie Film Festival
Winner for the Most Creative Film Award

Genre Celebration Festival
Nominated for Best Horror Short and Best Cinematography

Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
Nominated for the Best International Film Award

FILM FESTIVALS ACCEPTED

HARD:LINE International Film Festival
Splat!FilmFest – International Fantastic Film Festival
A Night of Horror Film Festival
Portland Horror Film Festival
 Idaho Horror Film Festival
Russian International Horror Film Awards
NOX FILM FEST Salto International Horror and Fantasy Film Fest
FIXION Fest, Fantastic & Horror Film Festival
Apulia Horror International Film Festival
Cinemafantastique 5
Nox Film Fest: Salto International Horror and Fantasy Film Fest
The Dark Hedges International Horror Film Festival
Dead in Decatur Presents: The Art of Fear
Dead Northern Horror Film Festival
New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
Haunted House FearFest
New West Film Fest
Siding Festival of Film
Rock And Metal International Film Festival
CRASH – International Fantastic Film Festival
The Sick ‘n’ Wrong Film Festival
Genre Star (Formerly Known as Slash Night)
Glasgow Horror Festival
LA Underground Film Forum (Honorable Mention)
Boobs and Blood International Film Festival (Finalist)
Hollywood Horrorfest (Finalist)
JellyFEST – Season 6 (Semi-Finalist)

SYNOPSIS

Driving on a highway late at night, distracted driver April (Dalit Holzman) and her combative lover Brooke (Erin Morgan) are pulled over for speeding by two sinister police officers (Eryka Alanna and Madison Isolina). During a strange and increasingly frightening interrogation, the two women find themselves under the power of a supernatural force that changes everything they ever knew about themselves… and each other.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) 2018 Capsule Reviews

by Christopher Beaubien • October 15, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

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ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Zhangke Jia’s Ash is Purest White bares witness as a young couple’s commitment to a criminal code and each other is thoroughly tested by the passage of time. The finest moments are when Tao Zhao’s character improvises her inspired grifts. The latest by Zhangke Jia doesn’t rise to the sublime and astonishing developments of his previous masterwork Mountains May Depart (2015), which will blow your mind by taking its premise farther than most filmmakers dare. The proverbial volcano in ASH trembles, but doesn’t erupt. In a riveting fight sequence, you will also see how motorcycle helmets can be put to brutal use.

AT WAR

Stéphane Brizé’s Measure of a Man (2014) stars Vincent Lindon as an unemployed family man enduring many indignities in a jobless market. The latest At War is a thematic continuation where Lindon leads a workers’ strike against capitalist exploits and gaslighting. Like a fly-on-the-wall Frederick Wiseman doc, At War is full of long-held meetings that gradually deepen with ideological conflict, obstruction and clarity. It is a slow burn where tempers, betrayals and resolve rise to a boil. A demanding and enraging experience.

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One More Week…

by Christopher Beaubien • January 16, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

It’s official!

The NSI Online Short Film Festival will screen Socket (2016) on January 22nd.

Click HERE where my short film will be made available.

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Two Weeks From Now…

by Christopher Beaubien • January 08, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

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SOCKET (2016) Is Going to Cinema New York City!

by Christopher Beaubien • August 04, 2017 • Start the Discussion!

The film festival Cinema New York City has officially selected my new short film Socket (2016)!

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My producer Matt Seeley (Hamster Wheel) and I are thrilled to be included in the film festival’s lineup.

So what’s Socket about?

A doctor punishes a photographer for ridiculing her amateurish attempts at his profession.

You can read more about it HERE.

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