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East Anglian film makers compete for horror award

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 October 2018

Film makers across East Anglia compete in Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market. . Photo: Culture Works East

Film makers across East Anglia compete in Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market. . Photo: Culture Works East

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Film makers from across East Anglia will be battling it out for the coveted ‘Golden Shuck’ at this years Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market on October 26-28.

The Golden Shuck award for best short horror film at the Fear in the Fens festival, Downham Market. Photo: courtesy of Kit LewisThe Golden Shuck award for best short horror film at the Fear in the Fens festival, Downham Market. Photo: courtesy of Kit Lewis

Eight makers have entered their short horror films in to this year’s festival and for the first time, the public will be able to choose their favourite and who will be awarded the Golden Shuck.

Festival curator, Kit Lewis of CULTure Babylon said: “This is our third Fear in the Fens Festival, and showing local films has always been an important part of the event. East Anglia has a remarkable landscape and is home to some incredibly creative and talented people.

”While the festival itself gives local film makers a rare chance to put their work on the big screen, the award is intended to both encourage and recognise creativity, and to give the winner something they can use when promoting their films to festivals, film distributors and within the industry generally.”

The award has been sculpted and cast by Christine Pike of FreyasDottir Designs and the design and development has been supported by Norfolk County Council’s Arts Fund.

Mr Lewis said: “We chose the image of Black Shuck for the award because it is an iconic part of East Anglian Folklore and embodies the sense of mystery and foreboding that is still associated with the Fenland landscape.”

To be considered for selection, the films submitted have to be either shot in East Anglia, or made using East Anglian acting or technical talent.

Fear in the Fens is three days of classic and new horror films, fascinating talks, and live performance.Tickets start from just £5 and can be bought from:

www.fearinthefens.com and from No 8 The Old Bookshop, The High Street, Downham Market.

The eight short films nominated are:-

Black Shuck

Dir: Josh Trett Trett Films (15) - www.trettfilms.com

The Runner

Dir: Alex Mccranor Script: Benjamin Peel (15)

Don’t go Down to Wildor

Dir : Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton (15) - www.bloodycuts.co.uk

The Last Journey.

Dir: Nick Boulter Script: John West (15)

Hunted

Dir Laurence Scott (15) - www.offsetfilms.co.uk

Routine

Dir: Jonnie Howard (15)

BRINK

Dir: Jonathan Blagrove (15) - www.codafilms.co.uk

Escape

Dir: Bradley Collins/Tom Offord (15) - Formulated Films

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