Purgatory Pictures Ltd has been up and running since 2018. With six feature films behind us, we have travelled the world, taking our products to film festivals all over, when we have finally decided to launch our own festival. We are now in our third year...

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.

Presently an online event, the Festival will run on a yearly basis during the second to last weekend of October. As we continue to grow, we plan to grow it on a year to year basis with the dream being to grow it to a level where we invite traders to come down and join in too, turning it into a festival-convention.

With regards to the entry fees, we will always be keeping them modest to ensure costs are covered but not putting filmmakers out of pocket. 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.

2022 winners:

BEST DOCUMENTARY 
The Voice of Thaïs
David Casals Roma

BEST SHORT FILM 
Doghouse
Anabel kutay

BEST MUSIC VIDEO 
Belphegor
Thomas Keplinger
 
BEST WEB-SERIES or WEBISODE 
Good Morning RIP
Luke Jacunski

BEST FEATURE 
The Ugly Truth
Krishna Ashu Bhati

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Fragments
Lucas Vossoughi, Artur Golczewski

BEST ACTOR
MOVE
Alexander De Rita


BEST ACTRESS
MOVE
Rebecca Tarabocchia

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
Old Friends
Sian Walker

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Terror London
Terry Clark

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
  • We feel honored to be selected in the Purgatory Film Festival with „Witches of Everland „🤗

    December 2022
  • Rebecca Tarabocchia

    Thank you Purgatory Film Festival for the amazing awards! It's been a pleasure participating in your film festival! :)

    November 2022

  • It was an honor that my script was selected by the festival. I wish the festival a long life.

    October 2022
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    October 2022
  • Ben Erwin

    Very honoured to have had my short screenplay be an official selection at the Purgatory Film Festival!

    October 2022