About the event
In October 2020, the Hellifax Horror Film Festival screened 52 horror shorts over 3 days to hundreds of film fans. A screenplay competition resulted in a Top 10 list of the top new voices in horror screenwriting. We shared the work of filmmakers from around the world – making Hellifax truly an international festival.
In October 2021, Hellifax is expanding to include horror feature films in addition to shorts and a screenplay competition. The fest will be two days jam-packed with the best in new horror entertainment.
Halifax Nova Scotia (exact location TBD)
16-17 October, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday)
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Bente Maalen is a film producer with the production company Blaane Film, and is a founder and Producer of Ramaskrik Horror Film Festival in Norway. She had her debut as a producer with two short films in the fall of 2019 and has several feature films and tv-series in the pipeline.
An actor, director, screenwriter, dancer and choreographer born in Montreal and grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia. He is an African-Nova Scotian, most known for his directorial feature debut, Black Cop (TIFF 2017) and his recurring role on Trailer Park Boys.
Writer-director of the award-winning horror short GAME. Also the writer of the horror feature THE CORRIDOR (IFC Films), which won Josh the “Next Wave— Best Screenplay Award” at Austin, Texas’ influential FANTASTIC FEST.
Donna Davies is a writer, producer, director, and owner of Ruby Tree Films. Davies has made dozens of award-winning films that have screened at festivals internationally and aired on networks such as CBC, Bravo, The Movie Network, IFC, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Starz, and EPIX.
An experienced festival programmer and founder of ScreenAnarchy.com, Todd joined XYZ Films in 2009 as Head of Int. Acquisitions. He's served as producer or EP on a wide range of Cannes, Toronto and Sundance titles such as THE RAID, SPRING, BUSHWICK, XX and many more.
Associate Programmer – Britney Canzi is an emerging latinx producer and writer. Professional actor/voice actor in the Film and Television industry for over ten years. She studied screenwriting at George Brown College. In 2019 she produced and acted in the horror-comedy short film Presents (Gold for est Comedy – Royal Wolf Film Fest). In 2018 she produced, wrote, and acted in the horror short film Nuisance.
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About the event organizers
Angus Swantee is a life-long fan of the horror genre. As a filmmaker, his work has screened at over 100 festivals worlwide, winning a number of awards. After attending horror festivals in Canada and the US and discovering the close-knit horror community, he wanted to help build a similar experience for horror fans in Nova Scotia. He c0-founded Hellifax in 2020.
Some of his films can be seen on YouTube.
Walter Forsyth is a filmmaker, programmer, film fan and co-founder of Hellifax. He currently works for the Lunenburg Doc Fest, has programmed for the Atlantic International Film Festival, co-founded the Canadian Surf Film Festival, volunteered for the Sundance Film Fest and initiated the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, now in its 14th year.
Details about his film work can be found on the website for his production company Georgeous Mistake.