Fantasia 2016 wrap-up


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The 20th edition of the
Fantasia International Film Festival just concluded after three weeks with a total of 209 screenings (including 19 world premieres), document.write(“”); over 100,000 spectators, and a near-record number of special guests (700 international guests, including some 400 film industry professionals like Guillermo Del Toro and Takashi Miike). This years’ awards are:


CHEVAL NOIR

  • Best Feature: TRAIN TO BUSAN by Yeon Sang-ho
  • Best Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa for CREEPY
  • Best Screenplay: E J-Yong for THE BACCHUS LADY
  • Best Actor: Franko Dijak, GORAN
  • Best Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, THE BACCHUS LADY
  • Special Jury Prize: THE LURE (Poland, dir.: Agnieszka Smoczynska)

NEW FLESH AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE

  • MAN UNDERGROUND by Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine
  • Special Jury Mention: Lily Mae Harrington (SOME FREAKS)

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

  • Best International Short: A NEARLY PERFECT BLUE SKY (France)
  • Special Jury Mention for Best Emerging Short Filmmaker: Tanya Lemke for STATIC (Canada)
  • Special Jury Mention for Aesthetic Innovation: ESTATE (France / Belgium)

SATOSHI KON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ANIMATION

  • Best Animated Feature: PSYCHONAUTS, THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN (Spain, dir: Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero)
  • Best Animated Short: STEMS (U.K., dir: Ainslie Henderson)
  • Special Jury Mention for Synergy of Narration and Art: CLOUDS (Canada dir: Diego Maclean)

BARRY CONVEX AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE

  • FEUILLES MORTES by Thierry Bouffard, Carnior et Edouard Tremblay

PRIX AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) 2016

  • THE WAILING by Na Hong-jin

PRIX SÉQUENCES

  • WE ARE THE FLESH by Emiliano Rocha Minter

PRIX L’ÉCRAN FANTASTIQUE

  • BEFORE I WAKE by Mike Flanagan

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best European / North-South American Feature

  • Gold : Tie between HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Dir: Taika Waititi) and UN PETIT BOULOT (Dir: Pascal Chaumeil)
  • Silver : THEY CALL ME JEEG (Dir: Gabriele Mainetti)
  • Bronze : Tie between KIKI: LOVE TO LOVE (Dir: Paco León) and THE LURE (Dir: Agnieszka Smoczynska)

Best Asian Feature

  • Gold : KING DAVE (Dir: Daniel Grou)
  • Silver : FEUILLES MORTES (Dirs: Thierry Bouffard, Carnior, Edouard A. Tremblay)
  • Bronze : tie between ÉCARTÉE (Dir: Lawrence Côté-Collins) and OPERATION AVALANCHE (Dir: Matt Johnson)

Best Documentary Feature

  • FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK  (Dir: Adam Nimoy)

Best Animated Feature

  • SEOUL STATION (Dir: Yeon Sang-ho)

Best International Short

  • Gold : SNAKEBITE  (Dir: Tim Hyten)
  • Silver : NO TOUCHING (Dirs: Adam Davis, Will Corona Pilgrim)
  • Bronze : L’OURS NOIR (Dirs: Méryl Fortunat Rossi, Xavier Seron)

Best Quebecois Short

  • Gold : CARNASSE (Dir: Francis Bordeleau)
  • Silver : CAUCHEMAR CAPITONNÉ (Dir: Jean-Claude Leblanc)
  • Bronze : BULLSHIT (Dir: Marc Wiltshire)

(Sources: press releases, Screen Anarchy)

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