5th Annual Shriek Week
Kids' Scary Film Festival
for young filmmakers ages 6-17
and see the winners....
People's Choice Winner (voted by you!): The Zookeeper
Judge's Choice: Wish Upon a Star Wars
Age Group winners:
Be Careful What You Wish For, The Zookeeper, The Clown Woods
Thank you for supporting young filmmakers.
Meet Our Judges
Joe Menendez (joemenendez.com)
Award-winning filmmaker, and South Florida native, Menendez is both a successful feature film director and a prolific television director/producer. Menendez has directed multiple episodes of the one-hour drama FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: The Series for Robert Rodriguez and his El Rey Network, multiples of the new Amazon Series JUST ADD MAGIC and the Prequel Series plus the "uncensored" episodes for the 2nd season of HULU's hit drama series EAST LOS HIGH. His feature film credits include LADRONES (THIEVES), and LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON (TO ROB A THIEF), which opened at the time to a record-grossing opening weekend at the box-office for a Spanish-language film in the U.S.
Naqi Khawer (nnmediapro.com)
Naqi is a digital film graduate from Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has proven his passion of creative filmmaking by writing, producing and directing several short films, recognized and awarded at international and domestic film festivals.
Stacey Steele and Carl Rimi (team judges)
Stacey Steele has been entertaining crowds as a singer, actress and comic for over 20 years - with experience in everything from character acting and drama to comedy and improv, and from hosting fashion, award and radio shows to being a pageant queen and expert fitness instructor.
Stacey has toured the United States with various bands, traveled internationally with Sweet Adelines where she performed with the choir, as a soloist and in an award winning quartet. Now you can catch Stacey doing her Broadway review, Stacey Steele Live, for South Florida audiences with her father, violinist Sammy Weber.
Carl Rimi is an actor and writer, known for Adopted (2016), Love and Hostages (2016) and Before I Come Back (2016). His credits include Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, NBC, CBS, ABC Family and the hit television series Burn Notice. Carl is currently working on Henri, a feature film along with Eric Roberts and Robert LaSardo. He is also shooting GymBrats 2.0, a web series about wannabe actors who like to pass the time hanging out at their local gym. The show was created, produced and directed by Mr. Rimi and Ms. Stacey Steele.
Winner - 2015 Judges' Choice by Sage - "Misconception"
Winner - 2015 People's Choice by Justin - "The Haunted School of Bloodwood Middle"