The Jury Awards are online and listed following this year’s virtual 24th run for the Fantasia International Film Festival. On Friday, the Audience Awards were officially announced, including features like Slaxx, Special Actors, Come True and documentary Hail To The Deadites, as well as rafts of shorts that made their way to the festival this year.
Read on, and stay tuned for the 25th run when Fantasia returns to its usual bearings in Montreal!
September 4, 2020 – Montreal, Quebec – The Fantasia International Film Festival wrapped its 24th edition earlier this week on Wednesday, September 2, presented as a cutting-edge virtual event that showcased 104 features – including 25 World Premieres – and over 200 shorts.
Following the juried winners that were announced on the festival’s closing night, Fantasia can now reveal the results of its audience awards polling.
And the winners are:
BEST ASIAN FEATURE
Gold – SPECIAL ACTORS (Japan, Dir: Shinichiro Ueda)
Silver – I WEIRDO (Taiwan, Dir: Liao Ming-Yi)
Bronze – BRING ME HOME (South Korea, Dir: Kim Seung-woo)
BEST EUROPEAN / NORTH-SOUTH AMERICAN FEATURE
Gold – THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (USA, Dir: Ryan Spindell)
Silver – THE COLUMNIST (Netherlands, Dir: Ivo Van Aart)
Bronze – THE DARK AND THE WICKED (USA, Dir: Bryan Bertino)
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE
Gold – Tie – THE OAK ROOM (Dir: Cody Calahan) and SLAXX (Dir: Elza Kephart)
Silver – COME TRUE (Dir: Anthony Scott Burns)
Gold – FEELS GOOD MAN (USA, Dir: Arthur Jones)
Silver – CLASS ACTION PARK (USA, Dirs: Seth Porges, Chris Charles Scott)
Bronze – HAIL TO THE DEADITES (Canada, Dir: Steve Villeneuve)
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Gold – HOMO ERECTATTOOS (South Korea, Dir: Kim Tae-woo)
Silver – THE OLD MAN MOVIE (Estonia, Dirs: Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi)
Bronze – GON, THE LITTLE FOX (Japan, Dir: Takeshi Yashiro)
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Gold – DEAD BIRDS (UK, Dir: Johnny Kenton)
Silver – DOWNS OF THE DEAD (Norway, Dir: Even Husby Grødahl)
Bronze – ABRACITOS (Spain, Dir: Tony Morales)
BEST CANADIAN SHORT
Gold – DON’T TEXT BACK (Dirs: Kaye Adelaide, Mariel Sharp)
Silver – NIGHT SHIFTS (Dir: Finn Wolfhard)
Bronze – REGRET (Dir: Santiago Menghini)
MOST GROUNDBREAKING FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
COME TRUE (Canada, Dir: Anthony Scott Burns)