Screamfest Horror Film Festival has announced the first wave of the 2017 lineup and the festival ambassador. The festival will run from October 10-19, 2017, at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Film festival badges are currently on sale to the general public at screamfestla.com and individual film tickets will be available soon. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan will serve as ambassador for the festival.
See below for the press release and film announcements.
Dominic Monaghan to Serve as Festival Ambassador
America’s largest and longest-runningfilm festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film lineup. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from October 10-19, 2017, at the TCL Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers — providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, TV’s Lost) will serve as this year’s festival ambassador and commented:
I am extremely honored to serve as this year’s Sreamfest ambassador. I applaud Screamfest and its Founder and Festival Director Rachel Belofsky for embracing the work of filmmakers and actors in the horror genre. I’m a big fan of this space, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of a fest that truly acknowledges unique and creative work.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival will offer unique access to some of the most creative forces in the horror genre through film screenings, Q&As, and conversations with some of the most captivating artists working in the industry today. Founder/Director Belofsky commented:
We are thrilled to partner with Dominic Monaghan at this year’s Screamfest. He is an amazing actor and filmmaker who understands the vision of this festival. His experience in the industry alone, I am certain, will inspire other actors, filmmakers, and horror film enthusiasts.
The festival is best-known for discovering Paranormal Activity in 2007. Other past premieres include 30 Days of Night, Let the Right One In, The Grudge, The Fourth Kind, The Collection, Trick ‘r’ Treat, The Human Centipede, and Diary of the Dead. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, John Landis, and James Gunn are just some of the filmmakers who have supported the festival year after year.
Film festival badges are currently on sale at screamfestla.com and individual film tickets will be available end of September 2017. All screenings are open to the general public. Winners will receive a 24-karat gold dipped skull trophy designed by the legendary, Academy award-winning special make-up effects creator, Stan Winston, who partnered with the festival until his passing.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival is proud to announce that the following films have been admitted to the festival –- the first wave of the 2017 line up.
More film announcements for the Screamfest Horror Film Festival after the jump…