SMILE (2021)

When a young woman struggles to smile,
her depression becomes something truly monstrous.

Writer / Director:  Joanna Tsanis
Starring:  Konstantina Mantelos (Anna), Ashley Laurence (Mom [Voice]), Tyler Williams (Moros)
Producers:  Zeus Kontoyannis, Adrian Bobb
Cinematographer:  Jason Han

FESTIVALS
FANTASTIC FEST (2021)
SITGES FILM FESTIVAL (2021)
TELLURIDE HORROR SHOW (2021)
KNOXVILLE HORROR FEST (2021)
SCREAMFEST LA (2021)
SCREAMFEST NEW ORLEANS (2021)
NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL (2021)
BLOOD IN THE SNOW FILM FESTIVAL (2021)
RAZOR REEL FILM FESTIVAL (2021)
MONSTER FEST (2021)
MORBIDO FILM FEST (2021)
VANCOUVER HORROR SHOW (2021)
FILMQUEST (2021)
SPLAT!FILM FESTIVAL (2021)
SASKATOON FANTASTIC FEST (2021)
ROME FILM FESTIVAL (2021)
BUENOS AIRES ROJO SANGRE (2021)
NOX FILM FEST SALTO (2022)
FINAL GIRLS BERLIN ( 2022)
MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
MIDFEST WEIRDFEST (2022)
BRUSSELS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
HARDLINE FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
FANTASPOA (2022)
CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
LANDSHUT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
PANIC FEST (2022)
CRYPTICON SEATTLE (2022)
CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FEST (2022)
THE OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
CHATANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
PORTLAND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
GROSSMANN FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
RAVENHEART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
FRIGHTFEST (2022)
HORRORHOUND (2022)
GENRE BLAST (2022)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD CINEFEST (2022)
HORRORIGINS (2022)
NIGHT OF HORROR (2022)
MAYHEM (2022)
FERATUM (2022)
DENVER FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
FESTIVAL DE CINE FRIKI (2022)
ATLANTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
HORRORHAUS (2022)
TERROR IN THE BAY (2022)
HELLIFAX HORROR FEST (2022)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
AUDIENCE AWARD ‘BEST SHORT’ – THE OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
WINNER ‘BEST SHORT’ – HELLIFAX FILM FESTIVAL (2022)
WINNER ‘BEST MINI-SHORT’ – TERROR IN THE BAY (2022)
WINNER ‘BEST SCARE’ – VANCOUVER HORROR SHOW (2021)
WINNER ‘BEST PRACTICAL FX’ – HORROR HAUS (2022)
WINNER ‘BEST POSTER’ – GENRE BLAST (2022)
NOMINEE ‘BEST HORROR SHORT – NIGHTMARES (2021)
NOMINEE ‘BEST MAKEUP’ – FILMQUEST (2021)
NOMINEE ‘THE MINERVA AWARD’ – FILMQUEST (2021)
NOMINEE ‘BEST MICRO SHORT’ – TERROR IN THE BAY (2022)

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