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Updated: February 24, 2015

Granite Planet International Film Festival announces winners;  Local Film receives Audience Choice Award

St. John's, NLThe first-ever Granite Planet International Film Festival took place over the weekend to a modest audience. While the turn out was small, the enthusiasm of those who attended was high to ensure a repeat performance in upcoming years.

Mere hours before the Academy announced the recipients of their Oscar awards, GPIFF judges Tara Murphy, Kerri MacDonald, Ian Vatcher and Michael Worthman announced their picks for the best performing films at the festival.

The winner for Best Sci-Fi was: e-Social from Greece
The winner for Best Fantasy was: Aún hay tiempo (Still in Time) from Spain
The winner for Best Horror was: Timothy from Spain
The winner for Best Short Film was: Aún hay tiempo (Still in Time) from Spain
The winner for Best Feature Film was: Cycle, from Hungary/UK

The festival audience voted for their favorite film this weekend, and once the votes were tallied, the winner of the Audience Choice Award was: Me2, a science fiction short by Newfoundland and Labrador's own Martine Blue.

The festival's reviewer, Chris Stevens, will begin launching reviews of all the films screened at this event in the upcoming week, which will be available on Granite Planet International Film Festival's website.

Announcements regarding the Festival for 2016 will be available at


Posted: January 14, 2015

granite international film festival judgesGranite Planet International Film Festival launches inaugural Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival

St. John’s, NLThe first ever Granite Planet International Film Festival is scheduled to take place at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Bruneau Centre from Friday, February 20th to Sunday, February 22th, 2015.

The film festival, formerly an evening-long segment of Sci-Fi on the Rock’s annual sci-fi/fantasy/horror festival, is now offering its own weekend of imaginative works from all over the world. The festival will include feature-length motion pictures as well as short films, with over 30 films on the roster.    

Industry Professional judges will include cinematographer Ian Vatcher, writer Kerri MacDonald and make-up artist Tara Murphy. In addition to the prizes awarded by the judges, festival patrons are entitled to vote for their favorite film to receive the Audience Choice Award.

Granite Planet International Film Festival wishes to acknowledge Take the Shot Productions and IATSE 709 for their kind support from the beginning of planning stages. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Justin Foley, Executive Director.

volunteersA number of volunteer opportunities exist for this event if interested please contact Volunteer Coordinator,
Sara Burke, at [email protected] for more details.

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  1. Thanks so much for spreading the word about us! 😀

    Comment by Justin — January 25, 2015 @ 7:13 pm

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