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Fantastic Fest 2014 Announces the Fantastic Fest Awards


 

Austin, TX - Monday, September 22, 2014 - Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year's Fantastic Fest Award winners. It has been an outstanding year for features & shorts, making the job of honoring a select crop all the more difficult, but our esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best films of the festival.

The audience awards are presented by accounting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter (http://www.mlrpc.com/) who provided the certified tabulation of ballots this year and are the exclusive accounting sponsor of Fantastic Fest. Dell Precision is the presenter of the prestigious "Next Wave" Award, which honors emerging filmmakers. The winners of the "Next Wave" feature awards are presented with a new Dell Precision mobile workstation.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary film critic Leonard Maltin by Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League and his longtime friend Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and SXSW.

AUDIENCE AWARD (Presented by Maxwell Locke & Ritter) THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (director Isao Takahata)

"NEXT WAVE" SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION PRESENTED BY DELL PRECISION
Best Picture: IT FOLLOWS (director David Robert Mitchell)

Best Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky (THE TRIBE)

Best Screenplay:David Robert Mitchell (IT FOLLOWS)

Best Actor: Lou Taylor Pucci (SPRING)

Best Actress: Amy Everson (FELT)

FANTASTIC FEATURES
Best Picture:ALLELUIA (director Fabrice Du Welz)

Best Director:Fabrice Du Welz (ALLELUIA)

Best Screenplay:Tetsuya Nakashima, Maiko Tedano and Nobuhiro Monma
(THE WORLD OF KANAKO)

Best Actor: Laurent Lucas (ALLELUIA)

Best Actress: Lola Dueñas (ALLELUIA)

HORROR FEATURES
Best Picture: THE BABADOOK (directed Jennifer Kent)

Best Screenplay: Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK)

Best Director: Martín De Salvo (DARKNESS BY DAY)

Best Actor: Noah Wiseman (THE BABADOOK)

Best Actress: Essie Davis (THE BABADOOK)

GUTBUSTER COMEDY FEATURES
Best Picture:DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD (director by Tommy Wirkola)

Best Director:Hans Petter Moland (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)

Best Screenplay: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen and Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD)

Best Actor: Pål Sverre Hagen (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE)

Best Actress: Sylvia Hoeks (BROS BEFORE HOS)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Best Picture: KUNG FU ELLIOT (director Jaret Belliveau)

Best Director: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp (THE CREEPING GARDEN)

SHORT FUSE: HORROR SHORTS Winner:
THE STOMACH directed by Ben Steiner Runner-up:
INVADERS directed by Jason Kupfer

FANTASTIC SHORTS Winner:
THE VOICE THIEF directed by Adan Jodorowsky Runner-up:
MY FATHER IS A BIRD (director Boaz Debby) and SOLITUDO (director Alice Lowe)

DRAWN AND QUARTERED: ANIMATED SHORTS
Winner: THE CHAPERONE (director Fraser Munden) Runner-up: DAY 40 (director Sol Friedman)

FANTASTIC ARCADE
Best in Show: BANANA CHALICE (developed by Kyle Reimergartin)

MERCADO FANTASTICO
Gold Prize: HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga)
and THE TURNED (director Andrés Rosende)

Silver Prize: FIERCE (director Francisco Lorite)

Bronze Prize: HURT (director Pablo Proenza)

Special Jury Mention for "Keeping the Spirit of the 80's Alive":
THE SHADOWDWELLERS (producer Erick Salomon)

Jury Award for Work in Progress, and Chemistry Award:
FRONDOSO EDEN DEL CORAZON (director Juan Manuel Fodde)

Morbido/Latam Consultation Award: EAT ME (director David Michán)

Invited to Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires for Blood Window / Beyond the Window Coproduction Meetings:
HAVANA VAMPIRE TERRITORY (director Carlos Lechuga) and THE SHORE (director Juan Felipe Orozco)

Invited to Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires for Blood Window / Bloody Work in Progress:
SCHERZO DIABOLICO (director Adrián García Bogliano)

KING OF SHAKEYFACE
Andrew Todd

About Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, RED DAWN, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 & 4, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND and RED while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Andy and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Karl Urban, Josh Hartnett, The RZA, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. Fantastic Fest also features world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films. Fantastic Fest has seen the acquisition of many titles, including BULLHEAD, KILL LIST, MONSTERS, KLOWN, THE FP, PENUMBRA, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, VANISHING WAVES, COMBAT GIRLS and I DECLARE WAR. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Alamo Drafthouse has been named the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly, Wired and TIME. Variety included Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals We Love," and was also named one of the "25 coolest film festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine.