HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST, the home of the PRICE AWARD, has announced that it has to postpone all its screenings and live events until next year. That means the coveted PRICE AWARD, created in honor of VINCENT PRICE and presented by his daughter VICTORIA PRICE, will also be postponed till August 2021. Previous award recipients include horror icons SID HAIG, CASSANDRA PETERSON and JOE DANTE.
Festival founder, Miles Flanagan states, “It’s so disappointing to everyone involved, but all live events are suffering the same.” The festival had considered outdoor screenings but, as Flanagan explained, “We need to be able to screen at least 12 hours a day, so obviously outdoors wasn’t going to work.”
The festival is still committed to judging all the 2020 entries and will announce winners online. Plus officially selected 2020 films will be screened at the next festival.
Finalists announced July 27th 2020.
Winners announced August 8th 2020.
This Year’s Official Selections/Winners screened Aug 2021.
2020 WINNERS will receive prizes, awards and benefits from our many sponsors (TBA) at our postponed screenings and events next year.
2020 Certificates and Laurels will be sent to finalists and winners online, Sunday Aug. 8th.
2020 WINNERS will still be offered the opportunity of having their work distributed worldwide (non-exclusive) through our unique partnership with FilmFest Distribution (see www.filmfestdistribution.com for more details).
“Next year’s festival will screen all the finalists from 2020,” states Flanagan. “We plan to split the event into 2 halves, one for 2020 and the other for 2021. That way everyone can still do the red carpet, have photos taken and network.”
THE OFFICIAL NOTICE from the festival:
The health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and volunteers is always our number one priority. Unfortunately due to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, and circumstances beyond our control, film screenings and live events at HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST 2020 have to be postponed this year.
We will still judge all entries, as we believe it’s important that filmmakers’ work is recognized without delays and that filmmakers get the laurels and awards they need to promote their work this year.
We decided against an online version of the festival’s screenings and events for 2 reasons. Nothing beats actual in-person events, where attendees can mix and socialize. That’s the heart and soul of any festival. And secondly video piracy is an issue with online screenings.
Be safe and well.
HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST Team