Things that go bump in the night will be honored at the first ParaPod Awards, set for Saturday, April 1 as part of the ParaPod Festival in Santa Clarita, Calif.
The awards honor the influencers and content creators who work in the paranormal genre. “As a content producer and host myself, being able to create a platform to celebrate the paranormal genre and those content creators who are working in it has been a long-time goal,” says ParaPod founder Tony Sweet. “Influencers, podcasters, documentary filmmakers, television producers, and hosts who dare to cover topics like UFOs or Bigfoot often get overlooked by mainstream awards shows, and I want to change that.” Podcasters whose content covered the paranormal were asked to submit their work in various categories via the ParaPod Festival website.
A committee of listeners rated the podcasts in their selected categories to create a list of finalists. The finalist podcasts were then listened to and rated by a second committee to determine the nominees.
The podcast nominees for the ParaPod Awards are: In the category of Best UFO Podcast: In the category of Best True Crime Podcast: In the category of Best Ghost Podcast: In the category of Best Spiritual/Psychic Podcast: In the category of Best Podcast Host(s): In the category of Podcast of the Year: Documentary filmmakers worldwide submitted their short-form and feature-length paranormal films via FilmFreeway.com to be viewed and rated by a viewing committee, who determined which films would be official selections.Read more on deadline.com