Presented by Creeker Films in collaboration with the NB Film Co-op, the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival (DBFF) is a three-day online celebration of horror, showcasing some of the most sinister horror films from around the world and the people who make them.


We love all things horror, from splatter to slasher, especially films that challenge expectations. We want films that take no prisoners and go all in! If it's a splatter film, we want blood, guts and body fluids! If it's a supernatural story we want spooky atmosphere and amazing production value! Basically, we’re looking for horror films that kick ass!


At DBFF we welcome filmmakers’ who understand the importance of good acting, stellar lighting, cinematography and detailed production design. 


We are huge fans of horror films like The Babadook, It Follows, and The VVitch.  We'd love to see horror shorts that make you think and carry themselves with intelligence. 


Does your film have what it takes to be awarded Best Film at the Demonic Brilliance Film Festival?​


*NEW* Due to popular demand, we're adding 'Best Quarantine Film' to our awards! If you've been staying creative while self-isolation, social distancing, etc, we want to see your films!


Awards will be given out (if applicable) in all major categories including:

Best Actor

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

Best Screenplay

Best Supporting Actor

Best Sound Design

Best Music Score

Best Effects

Best Makeup

Best Costume Design

Best Picture Editing

Best Film

NEW: Best Quarantine Film

Selected films will be available for viewing for three days through the DBFF website.

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Jared Carney

Festival Director


Jared Carney is a writer & director from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and is a Film Production graduate from the University of New Brunswick. He has been a Features Writer for Horror-Movies.ca and Numero Cinq Magazine.


He was awarded the Short Film Venture Grant in 2017 for his project Infinity Land and was recently awarded the 2019 CBC NB Joy Award for his newest short film.


His works include a Stephen King adaptation entitled “The Man Who Loved Flowers” which has screened in Europe & at the World Horror Convention and "Dark and Stormy Night" which has screened at over 15 film festivals worldwide.


His latest film "Monday" was met with huge success at the 15 Second Horror Film Challenge. The horror genre in particular has always piqued Jared’s interest and many of his influences stem from both classic and new-age horror cinema.


Jared has been an active member of the NB Film Co-op since 2009 and is currently serving as Vice President. Jared also has professional grip and production assistant experience on commercial shoots with Studio M, WestJet, Outreach Productions, The Amazing Race Canada, and The Food Network.

Ashley Phinney

Festival Lead


Ashley Phinney is a filmmaker and teacher with a passion for cinematography. She has a degree in Media Arts and Cultures (Film Production) from the University of New Brunswick, is an active Film Co-op member and has been volunteering and working in the provincial film community for the past few years.


Ashley has been involved in outreach projects promoting film and education in the community including the 'Cyber Violence Research Project,' 'What’s Up Doc?’ and 'Young Citizens’ programs.  


Ashley was nominated for Excellence in Cinematography in a NB Short Film for her work on Tracey Lavigne’s award-winning short “Glitter” in 2017 and has been nominated for her cinematography in other films.  

Ashley received the Brian Carty Film Volunteer Recognition Award at the 2019 Silver Wave Film Festival. 


Cat LeBlanc

Festival Lead


Cat LeBlanc has been Membership Services Director at the NB Film Co-op for over 20 years. She assists members with their film/video productions from development to distribution. 


Cat was awarded the CBC Pioneer Award at the Atlantic Film Festival in 2010 and was one of four women from Atlantic Canada presented with the 2011 WAVE Awards for film, TV and new media, honouring women in the industry for their accomplishments, vision, leadership and dedication.


Cat is also a composer, singer, musician and, filmmaker and has done music residencies in Banff and Italy.