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Announcing the winners for Sinister Nights, Rue Morgue and Slasher’s “Quarantine Short Film Competition”

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | News

Sinister Nights and the SIN Film Festival, with Rue Morgue and Slasher, are excited to announce the winners of the Quarantine Short Film Competition!

The contest launched at the beginning of April. Participants from around the world had the month of April to produce a 7-minute (or less) short. 117 films were submitted from 10 different countries. The films were evaluated over the month of May. On June 1st, the Top 12 shorts were posted publicly. The public was able to view and evaluate (score) each film. These votes were aggregated and the films were ranked based on score.

The top scoring film determined the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD. The BEST OVERALL AWARD and the MOST CLEVER AWARD were determined by the SIN Film Festival judges in cooperation with the Quarantine Guest Judges (made up of filmmakers, actors, artists, writers, and influencers across the horror genre). Below are listed the winners and nominees for the BEST OVERALL and MOST CLEVER awards as well as the winner and 1st and 2nd runners up for the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD.
Each title is listed with its director(s).

Best Overall Winner: MOAN (Carter DeLaat)

Best Overall Nominees: Home Sweet Home (Eric Yoder), Spectrum (John Genesis), Front Line Worker (Carol Hatch), Wiped (Dina Maragos), I’ll Be Right Down (Dan Dillard), Will You Be My Quarantine? (Randy Gonzales/Erika Rae), Hot Mess (Jason Hendricks/Brooke Dengler/Debra Tucker)


Most Clever Winner: HOT MESS (Jason Hendricks/Brooke Dengler/Debra Tucker)

Most Clever Nominees: Self-Isolation (Daniel Richardson), Screen Time (Roger Francis Cook), Will You Been My Quarantine? (Randy Gonzales/Erika Rae), Front Line Worker (Carol Hatch), Wiped (Dina Maragos), Home Sweet Home (Eric Yoder), Spectrum (John Genesis), Delete (Ruben Rodriguez)


Audience Choice Winner: WIPED (Dina Maragos)

Audience Choice 1st Runner Up: FRONT LINE WORKER (Carol Hatch)

Audience Choice 2nd Runner Up: WILL YOU BE MY QUARANTINE? (Randy Gonzales/Erika Rae)


Congratulations to all the winners!

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