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Winners Announced for 2003 Fest


New England's oldest and largest film festival dedicated to the spooky and macabre took off October 23rd. Noted for its presentation of restored work, including silent films with live accompaniment, the four day Festival is based at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence. Features included a restored classic silent film, celebrity guest appearances, a booksigning, a gallery exhibition, and a ghost walk tracing the life of HP Lovecraft.

(October 26, 2003) - Winners for this year RI Horror Film Festival were announced at a ceremony at the close of this year's event, Sunday, October 26, 2003. Many of the filmmakers were present during this year's screenings.

According the Shawn Drywa, the Festival Director, "This was our best year ever. The crowds were strong and attendence levels were up.


"It was a pleasure to be able to have such high quality programming in this genre and to see the level of support it receives."


The winners of this year's Festival:


Best Feature:
Ghost of the Needle
, Director Brian Avenet-Bradley

Best Short: (A tie between)
Filthy, Director Andy Lalaino &
William Wilson, Director Nicholas Davis

Best Special Effects:
Headhunter, Director Adam Alleca. Special effects by Matthew Morgan

Best Director:

Blood of the Beast, Director Georg Koszulinski

For more information, write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840. Telephone: 401-861-4445. E-mail: info@film-festival.org

The main RIIFF will take place August 10-15, 2004 in historic Providence, and throughout state of Rhode Island.