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PUFF
Legacy Award

Given since 2017, the annual Legacy Award at PUFF is bestowed upon a filmmaker or industry professional who has made significant contributions to the world of weird independent cinema.

Recipients have demonstrated an incredible commitment to the art of filmmaking, a willingness to take risks and challenge the status quo, and a dedication to telling authentic and meaningful stories that push boundaries.

The PUFF Legacy Award also celebrates the geeky collective spirit of the work we as a festival strive to share. It honors the passion, creativity, and resourcefulness that are required to bring a project to fruition, as well as recognizing the vibrant community of filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals (from Philadelphia and beyond) that keep PUFF running year after year.

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Legacy Award Recipients

2017

Eric Walkuski (Editor-in-Chief)

John Fallon (Contributor)

Arrow in the Head

Horror Reviews & News

2018

Joe Augustyn 

(Screenwriter/Producer)

Night of the Demons (1988)

Night of the Demons II (1994)

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2019

Harry Guero 

(Co-Founder/Programmer)

Exhumed Films

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2022

Logan Fry

(Filmmaker)

Prolific Local Talent;

featured NINE TIMES at PUFF 

(so far!)

2023

Christopher Tait

(Filmmaker)

Due to the scaled-back versions of PUFF and industry-wide uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, Legacy Awards were unfortunately not awarded in 2020 or 2021.

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