Thanks to everyone that tuned in for this years Virtual Festival. Our amazing jury picked the winners for Feature Film, Short Film, and Wisconsin Short Film. We also awarded Best Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress, supporting role, gore, and cinematography. These were difficult decisions and congratulations are in order for everyone who submitted this year for all the truly great films. Without further ado here are the winners.
Feature Film Winners
Jury Award Winner - Cactus Jack
Best Director - Cactus Jack
Best Screenplay - To Freddy
Best Actor - Cactus Jack - R. Michael Gull
Best Actress - Cohabitation - Tiffany Streng
Best Supporting Actor - Directed by Evil - Tim Coyle
Bet Supporting Actress - Companion - Anna Flynn
Best Ensemble - To Freddy
Best Gore - Directed by Evil
Best Cinematography - Parallel Minds
Short Film Winners
Jury Award Winner - Mamma, Don't Go
Best Director Winner - Sundown Trail
Best Director Nominees
The Guard Station
Momma, Don't Go
Best Screenplay Winner - Big Wheels and Little Brother (TIE)
Best Screenplay Nominees
The Dead Hands of Dublin
Make a Wish
Best Actor Winner - Bloodshed - Brune Verdoni
Best Actor Nominees
Aspirant - Michael Cortez
Big Wheels - Andrew Bee
The Guard Station - Jayden Arts
Song of the Common Loon - Brian K. Landis
Sundown Trail - Mason McNulty
Best Actress Winner - Little Brother - Hattie Winston
Best Actress Nominees
Aspirant - Talia Goodman
Celebrity Stalker - Inja Zalta
Goodbye - Shelby Hightower
Siren -Erin Morgan
Best Supporting Role Winner - Make a Wish - Josephine Change
Best Supporting Role Nominees
Big Wheels - Mark Rival
Little Brother - Deniro Farrar
POSSESSIONS - Christine Woods
Siren - Madison Isolina
Sundown Trail - Joshua Loren
Wellness- Sonja Inge
Best Ensemble Winner - Big Wheels
Best Ensemble Nominees
Best Gore Winner - Hospital Dumpster Divers
Best Gore Nominees
The Guard Station
Momma, Don't Go
Best Cinematography Winner - Sundown Trail
Best Cinematography Nominees
The Guard Station
Momma, Don't Go
Wisconsin Short Film Winners
Jury Winner - Alien Abduction
Best Director - The Box Fort
Best Screenplay - Mime Sublime
Best Actor - Love Me Tinder - Mickey O'Sullivan
Best Actress - Contaminated - Maegan Rebecca
Best Ensemble - Mime Sublime
Best Cinematography - The Box Fort
We are excited to announce the selections for the 6th Annual Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival and it is our largest selection of films yet. This year we have more features, more shorts, and more short blocks. No matter what your genre interests are you will find them at this year's festival. And if you want to watch everything we got a great deal. The Nightmare Pass is only $60 and you get access to every movie. tdff2021.eventive.org/passes/buy
Cactus Jack - 80 minutes - Dir. The Thornton Brothers
When an amateur documentarian sets out to make a film about a man who hasn't left his mother's basement in six months, he discovers the recluse is in fact a vile doomsday hatemonger. The tables are turned when the maniac snaps, imprisons him, and takes control of the cameras to start a vitriolic, venomous podcast-making enemies far and wide and promising violent retribution.-
Trailer - https://youtu.be/cRQJFntJG3E Tickets- https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2021/play/60a090ce75d7180308b119f3
Cohabitation - 86 minutes - Dir. Lauren Barker
While former paramedic Emily tries to live a low-key life to cope with her PTSD, her new roommate has other plans--and a long-held vendetta against medical personnel.-
Companion - 100 minutes - Dir. John Darbonne
In a post apocalyptic world everyone must find their own way to survive. Married couple Gus and Ella face increasingly difficult decisions and must deal with the guilt those decisions have brought. But there is no time to think about such things as evil companions are out there praying on people's fear.
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/476911111
Directed by Evil - 61 minutes - Dir. Timothy Nennig
A comedic parody of American horror tropes, in which an unfortunate crew struggles to record a b-horror film at a cabin in the woods, until something evil awakens!
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/513608333
Parallel Minds - 86 minutes - Dir. Benjamin Ross Hayden
In the near future, technology firm Red-Eye is on the verge of developing a revolutionary contact lens that records human sight to replicate memories. The device uses an artificially engineered intelligence known as U.R.M.
When the company’s lead researcher is strangely murdered at the time of the technology’s release, Thomas Elliot (Greg Bryk), an old-fashioned police detective investigates with intrepid researcher Margo Elson (Tommie Amber Pirie) who are drawn into searching deeper to apprehend the illusive digital shapeshifter.
Both soon are terrifyingly threatened by memories of their past the deeper they continue to seek in uncovering what this dangerous artificial intelligence is trying to consume.
Tickets - https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2021/play/60a08c6f6de8a3008d715ee1
To Freddy - 71 minutes - Dir. Viljar Bøe
Freddy is going on one last camping trip with his closest classmates. Before the trip, he finds a box with letters that claim to tell the future. The message is clear: One of his friends is going to kill him.
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/443411051 Tickets- https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2021/play/60a08c152742d700455c8603
Twisted Animated Short Films - 67 minutes
Some think animated films are just for kids, these films aim to prove that notion wrong.
Twisted Comedy Short Films - 86 minutes
If you consider it horror comedy or comedy horror the Twisted Comedy Short Films has what your are looking for.
Twisted Paranormal Short Films - 82 minutes
More than just a normal ghost story, these films will have you cringing in delight.
Twisted Reality Short Films - 94 minutes
It maybe set in the future or in current times but these films will push the limits on what we consider possible.
Twisted Suspense Short Films - 77 minutes
These films will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for what will happen next. There will be no relaxing during these shorts.
Twisted Thrillers Short Films - 86 minutes
Looking for murder, mayhem, and gore? Then these are the shorts for you.
Twisted Wisconsin Short Films - 76 minutes
Wisconsin is home to some of the best twisted filmmakers. We like to showcase these homegrown talents.
Want to know the best way to see the films. Here is how we recommend you do it. Of course the best way to do it is get a pass and have access to everything. https://tdff2020.eventive.org/passes/buy/nightmare_pass. and then follow the schedule below.
7 pm - Twisted Thrills Short Films (107 minutes) https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2020/play/5f35a3b49c5c070078e480be
9 pm - Twisted Thrills LIVE Q&A - https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2020/play/5f55a61f9f9a9000939bb84b/5f55a61f9f9a9000939bb84e
10 pm - H0us3 w/ pre-recorded Filmmaker Q&A - (104 minutes + Q&A)
5 pm - Twisted Wisconsin Short Films (116 minutes)
7 pm - Twisted Wisconsin LIVE Q&A
9 pm - Misfit Heights (98 minutes) followed by LIVE Q&A
Midnight - Spook Show Shorts ( 71 minutes) - These shorts are best viewed late and in the dark. But if you want to watch them right before the Q&A then start them Saturday 10/3 at 3:50 pm.
10 am - Twisted Animation Shorts (107 minutes)
12 pm - Twisted Animation LIVE Q&A - https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2020/play/5f4948092f505837c7dd46b0/5f49487307ca3e2badce9731
2 pm- Exit (80 minutes) followed by LIVE Q&A
5:00 pm - Spook Show LIVE Q&A - https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2020/play/5f494a612f505837c7dd4963/5f494ac020b6090029f6dbf3
7 pm -LIVE Q&A w/ Lloyd Kaufman
9 pm - VHS Massacre Too! (77 minutes) followed by LIVE Q&A
11 pm - Twisted Reality Shorts (108 minutes) - If you want to watch them right before the Q&A then start them 10/4 at 2:12 pm.
10:30 am - Twisted Comedy Shorts (94 minutes)
12 pm - Twisted Comedy LIVE Q&A - https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2020/play/5f4952d76a8be800450547de/5f49567ce57c3b0030b3e8e7
2 pm - Discussion on 80’s Horror
4 pm - Twisted Reality LIVE Q&A - https://watch.eventive.org/tdff2020/play/5f49568cbb63bb006ae93304/5f4956f020b6090029f6ea4a
6 pm - Slashening: The FInal Beginning - (80 minutes) followed by LIVE Q&A
Thursday April 16th, 2020
7pm- H0us3 - Dir. Manolo Munguia- 104 minutes A group of former computer science classmates from university, along with their couples,meet for dinner after being out of touch for several years. During the meal, one of them confesses to having decrypted one of the internet’s most secret files and shows them the augmented reality application found within. Upon trying to alter it, the group will unleash conflicts and events with unexpected consequences, which will only get worse by the second.
9pm-Twisted Thrills - 107 minutes - A selection of spine tingling films guaranteed to raise the hair on your arms and heart racing. These films have suspense, mystery and murder.
Friday April 17th, 2020