Purgatory Pictures Ltd has been up and running for a couple of years now and having travelled the world. taking our products to film festivals all over, we have finally decided to launch our own festival.

Although this is our first year, we have a lot of experience with how festivals run. What makes them work, what people enjoy and what they don't. Furthermore, members of our company are award-winning filmmakers themselves.

It might seem strange; filmmakers launching their own festival but, for us, we believe it is the most natural thing to do given our passion for films of all genres and our desire to connect with as many new filmmakers as possible, as well as showcase the work of others.

The Festival will run on a yearly basis during the second to last weekend of October. Close enough to Halloween that people are craving their horror but not on Halloween, ruining people's parties and although this is our first festival, we plan to grow it on a year to year basis. The dream is to grow it to a level where we invite traders to come down and join in too, turning it into a festival-convention (but for the first year, we are only showing the award winning films and holding the awards). 

The entry fees will always be kept modest to ensure costs are covered and all winners, no matter where they are in the world, will win themselves a physical trophy at no additional cost to their entry fee.

For transparency, the Film Festival will be run through FilmFreeway.

All those selected will receive a laurel for their posters.
All winners will receive a trophy.

2021 winners:

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Social Media Monster
Dir: Peter John Ross

BEST SHORT FILM
Faces
Dir: Iván Sainz-Pardo

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
KLAÜD
Dir: Aurélia Mengin

BEST WEB-SERIES or WEBISODE
Halos, Horns, & Tacos  
Dir: Christopher Sheffield

BEST FEATURE
Tales of the creeping death
Dir: John Williams

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Perturbado (Disturbed)
Dir: Fernando A. Fisher

BEST ACTOR
Perturbado (Disturbed)
Dir: Fernando A. Fisher

BEST ACTRESS
I am the new Adjani
Dir: Khady N'Diaye

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
Room Service
Written by Nieves Garcia Perchin

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
The Minefield
Written by Quinn Redeker, Jason Skorski

Judges' decisions are final.
Filmmakers agree that their film is okay to be shown at the festival if marked as being a "finalist".
Multiple entries are welcome.
Only submissions via FilmFreeway are accepted.
Winners will be uploaded to the Purgatory Pictures website.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Khady N'diaye

    Thanks for the selection. It was a great honor .

    October 2021
  • Thank you for the Official Selection of my frantic witty absurd surreal comedy script/screenplay Loonatoona
    https://filmfreeway.com/projects/813691

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting to our festival, and giving us a review. Congratulations on your script! Look forward to hearing more from your world.

  • Positive experience, great communication, solid crew, thank you very much!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the review, and for trusting us with your project!

  • David Petrucci

    I was really happy to have my film BLACK SECRET Finalist at your Festival. Keep discovering Independent Films. Cheers.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the feedback on our festival, and submitting to it. We look forward to hearing more from your filmmaking journey.

  • Dexter Williams

    I want to thank the Purgatory Film Festival for making my feature script "Mistresses of Sleep" an Official Selection. I'm honored and humbled by the recognition. I would highly recommend this film festival if you are looking to submit a horror film or script. Thank you again for recognizing my script.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the review, and for submitting to our festival! We're glad you had a positive experience with us and, we enjoyed reading your script!