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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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