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Fantasia festival award winners announced

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The 2013 edition of Montreal’s Fantasia festival has come to a close, and once again, a great time was had be all who attended this wide-ranging showcase of international genre cinema. That goes double for those who won the fest’s awards, which were just announced and are listed past the jump.

The many screenings, including a number of world premieres, attracted a record 125,000 patrons to Fantasia this year, and the Frontières International Co-Production Market resulted in a number of production partnerships; look for reviews and interviews from the fest to continue on this site in the coming days. The Fantasia award winners are:

New Flesh Award for Best First Feature: CHEAP THRILLS by E.L. Katz

Special Mention: HALLEY by Sebastian Hofmann

Cheval Noir Award for Best Film: BIG BAD WOLVES by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

Best Director: Hou Chi-Jan for WHEN A WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP

Best Screenplay: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado for BIG BAD WOLVES

Best Actor: Cho Jae-hyun for THE WEIGHT by Jeon Kyu-hwan

Best Actress: Nathalie Boutefeu for LES GOUFFRES by Antoine Barraud

Special Mention: ACROSS THE RIVER by Lorenzo Bianchini and LES GOUFFRES by Antoine Barraud

Audience Awards

Best Asian Feature
Gold: HK/FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO by Yuichi Fukuda
Silver: LESSON OF THE EVIL by Takashi Miike
Bronze: HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS by Lee Won-suk

Best International Feature
Gold: CURSE OF CHUCKY by Don Mancini
Silver: OXV: THE MANUAL by Darren Paul Fisher
Bronze: BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix Van Groeningen

Best Canadian or Quebec Feature
LES 4 SOLDATS by Robert Morin

Best Animation Feature
THE GARDEN OF WORDS by Makoto Shinkai

Guru Prize For Most Energetic Film
HK/FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO by Yuishi Fukuda

Most Innovative Film
OXV: THE MANUAL by Darren Paul Fisher

Best Short Film
Gold: LE CHEVREUIL by Rémi St-Michel
Silver: L’ÉTRANGER by Olaf Svenson
Bronze: JACK ATTACK by Antonio Padovan and Bryan Norton

Best Documentary
REWIND THIS! by Josh Johnson

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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