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RevengeFest is a film festival specializing in genre movies by minority filmmakers.

Established in 2020 by seasoned filmmaker Michael Viers and film critic Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczynski, RevengeFest began as a shorts film festival. The two have larger plans for it as a traditional festival with a focus on Science Fiction, Horror, Romantic Comedy, Noir, and other genres of movies. RevengeFest exists primarily to champion films made be BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, NonBinary, and Female creators.


RevengeFest Audience Choice Award

RevengeFest 2020 (Spooky Edition) had two awards this year: the Jurors’ Choice and the Audience Choice award. After tallying votes from our ticketholders, we are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Audience Choice award is “Grave Sight” by Walter Forsyth, Craig Gunn, Pamela Segger, and Angus Swantee. We’re thrilled about all of…

RevengeFest Juror’s Choice Award

RevengeFest (Spooky Edition) took place on October 30th and offered two prizes this year, an Audience Choice and a Jurors’ Choice award. We were thrilled to show 13 short horror films by filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds. Through these shorts we showcased a wide variety of Horror, each more skillfully brought to the screen…

October 30th: RevengeFest 2020

Tomorrow begins RevengeFest 2020 (Spooky Edition), a 2 hour film block of short Horror films. We have a spooky lineup of 13 films this year, with a Jurors’ Choice and Audience Choice prize to give away. Tickets are available through EventBrite, and only ticketholders will be able to vote for the Audience Choice award. We’re…

RevengeFest 2020 Jurors

Filmmakers for RevengeFest’s Spooky Edition are elligible for a $100 Jurors’ Prize. We’ve selected a fantastic jury of film critics, filmmakers, Horror aficionados, and all-around great people.


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