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James Nesbitt wins Best Actor for "Outcast" in NY

The 9th annual New York City Horror Film Festival concluded last night and the final order of business was the handing out of awards. The prizes wound up being widely distributed among the independent fright features shown over the five-day events.

The selections of the judges (full disclosure: this writer was one of them) were as follows:

Best Feature: Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland’s YELLOWBRICKROAD (pictured below)

Best Director: Stevan Mena, BEREAVEMENT

Best Actor: James Nesbitt, OUTCAST

Best Actress: Emilie Dequenne, THE PACK (LA MEUTE)

Best Screenplay: Franck Richard, THE PACK (LA MEUTE)

Best Cinematography: Marco Cappetta, BEREAVEMENT

Best FX: Jenn Rose, KISS THE ABYSS

Best Short Film: Dennison Ramalho’s NINJAS

Audience Choice Award: Bill Palmer’s THE LIVING WANT ME DEAD

Wizard World Award: Karni Baghdikian’s WRITTEN BY

Congrats to all the winners; you can find more info on the festival at its official website.